Category Archives: Career Planning

An Extra Year

The concept of taking an extra year during the course of one’s education is meeting with greater favor now than ever before.  Whether it comes as a repeat year when entering a competitive independent school, a postgraduate year of study, … Continue reading

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University of Louisville

Most people who associate University of Louisville with its prowess in the NCAA men’s basketball prowess might be surprised to know that it is a state-supported research university founded in 1798.  The 22,293 graduates and undergraduates may choose among twelve … Continue reading

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College is an Investment: Match School and Student Personality Types and College Affordability to Find the “Best Fit” School

Find your Best Fit College or University with our unique personality type and affordability match process. Personality Survey: Find My Spark Survey (FMS) Every student and every college has a unique personality. When the two are in sync, the college … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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Tough Times For Young Veterinarians

Animal-lovers in childhood often dream of making a career as a veterinarian. For years, this path, a highly selective and expensive one then and now, meant assured, steady work. Current trends in both the economy and education suggest that students … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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THE PERSON YOU WILL BECOME

     Life is long, but the time usually available to each of us to prepare for that long life is surprisingly short. Whether or not we choose to recognize this fact, time teaches us that we can either seize … Continue reading

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MAKE YOUR INTERNSHIPS PAY

 All internships pay dividends, in one way or another.  Some help to confirm your career path by providing a reasonable facsimile of productive, real world experience in a controlled dosage. Others offer exposure that will make you want to turn … Continue reading

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Quality Jobs and Internships For Students

Most college bound and college age students with whom we work are eager to work, if only to have a reliable source of spending money.  Some have computer, athletic, or language skills that make them marketable.  By selling their own … Continue reading

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Gap-Year “eye-openers” for a variety of parents

By Mark Greenstein, Founder and Lead Instructor – Ivy Bound / Rising Stars Gap year = fulfillment and success. Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed to me a personal desire to see his son do … Continue reading

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