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5 Myths About Career Assessments

5 Myths About Career Assessments

Some independent educational consultants specialize in interest, personality and career assessments. Many students just don't know where to start in picking a major or exploring careers. The most respected website to check out is O*Net.gov.   A thorough career assessment with a qualified counselor can be very helpful. There are some common myths about career assessments that should be debunked.  Let's consider some that we often hear: Myth #1. “I already know what I want to be/major in.” If you really do know what you…

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Get More From College Admissions Fairs

Get More from College Admissions Fairs

Here are my tips for success as you visit local College Fairs (or College Expos) this spring and summer: 1. Arrive early so that you get a head start on the popular schools. Parking can be difficult! Allow for extra time! Admissions counselors at college fairs talk to many people in a short time, so catch the important ones early. 2. Bring with you a sheet of mailing labels (like Avery labels) on which you've printed your name, address, phone…

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How To Decline A College Acceptance

How To Decline a College Acceptance

You're Admitted--How to Tell Your Colleges "No Thanks" You've received lots of college acceptance letters and have made that perfect choice.  Now that you’ve decided on the college you DO want, how do you politely decline those other offers of admission?   The most courteous thing to do is contact the admissions counselors from the schools you are declining. When you extend that courtesy, it allows another student to fill your spot. A simple email would suffice. Just write a short email to each of…

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Meet Stephanie Kennedy

Meet Stephanie Kennedy

Stephanie is president of Kennedy Educational Services and co-founder of My College Planning Team.  Stephanie holds a Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Development. A former admissions counselor, her team now helps students identify their passions and find the colleges that are the best fit academically, socially, and with career focus.   She has 18 years’ professional experience in college admissions and administration at several leading universities including the University of Miami, Northeastern University, Texas A&M University, and…

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