College Interview FAQ

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Tools to help you succeed in college admission interviews A strong interview can be a big plus in the college application process—a chance for you to share your interests, your personality, and your excitement about the colleges you’ve chosen. Now that the college application season is underway, we wanted to share our answers to a… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »

Writing College Essays that Count

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  Spotlight on New Undergraduate Majors Throughout the college essay and application process, we think a lot about how you can make a lasting impression by differentiating yourself. But it is important not to forget that colleges are trying just as hard to impress you: to stand out from other schools by highlighting unique strengths,… Read more »

Five Things to Consider When Planning Your Summer Activities

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  Planning for summer activities!   It’s the dead of winter, so of course you’re thinking about summer! Many students ask us how their summer activities fit into their overall educational planning. Here are five suggestions from the Marks Education Counseling Team: Time to give back: Summer is a great time for service work. Wondering… Read more »

Meditation Three-part Series: Part Two

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In our second part, Sarah Newport talks about her favorite meditation app, Calm.   The benefits of meditation can’t be overstated. Studies show that regular meditation practice reduces stress, anxiety and other mental health issues such as phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. It promotes positive thinking, increases attention span and focus, reduces memory loss, fights… Read more »