Choosing a Major

A central part of the American college/university experience is the liberal arts curricula almost all schools incorporate into their education. College is training for your future job and adult life. Basic knowledge about a broad range of topics outside your field of expertise allows you to speak intelligently, think more critically, and lead an informed, thoughtful life. Continue reading “Choosing a Major”

Activities, your résumé, and honesty

Padding the CV – quality over quantity

I see a lot of high school students under the impression that the number of extracurricular activities is the most important. These students inevitably join 10 clubs, maybe even start their own, but do it for the college application. This defeats the purpose of the extracurriculars, and it is readily identifiable to the admissions counselors. Continue reading “Activities, your résumé, and honesty”