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New England Business Schools

Posted by Neal Schwartz on July 07, 2019

Three Business Schools – Babson, Bentley, and Bryant

I recently visited these three New England schools known for Business.  They each have some unique characteristics.  The key selling point is that these schools all deliver on the goal of preparing students for a job or career that matches the college investment. Many parents since the 2008 recession have looked toward more “practical” colleges for their children’s future.

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Topics: college, internships, college major, business schools, Bryant, Bentley, undergraduate business schools, Babson, Andrew Heath, David Heath, Boston Business Schools, Deca, Bombas

College term abroad has evolved

Posted by Neal Schwartz on June 14, 2019

Study abroad is more goal directed, shorter in duration, and less about just learning a language. 

When I was in college, I didn't take advantage of study abroad programs.  Today, most every top school makes study abroad an integral part of their college "pitch".  

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Topics: term abroad, college, study abroad, internships, college major

Bribery Scandals, College Debt, Adversity Score, Oh my!

Posted by Neal Schwartz on May 29, 2019

                  

Right on the heels of the College Bribery Scandal is the SAT Adversity Score.  Just when parents are absorbing the meaning of the college admissions missteps, there appears to be a new concern.

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Topics: college prep, college process, SAT/ACT, college scandal, college cheating scandal, college bribery scandal, SAT prep, adversity SAT score, operation varsity blues, environmental context dashboard, SAT adversity score, college board

Are test prep classes as good as private lessons?

Posted by Neal Schwartz on April 25, 2019

                             

This question comes up every year, along with the dandelions and daffodils.

The end of every school year tends to bring a barrage of academic review and prep classes held at local organizations such as religious institutions and colleges. There is often a buzz about whether the class will close out, since everyone your child knows seems to already be registered. So, it begs the question: Is a Regents/Finals class the best thing?

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Topics: college prep, SAT/ACT, NY State Regents, SAT prep, ACT prep, High School Finals, test prep classes, one-on-one tutoring, private tutoring

The lesson from Tiger’s Win in the wake of the College Scandal

Posted by Neal Schwartz on April 22, 2019

                            

“The biggest takeaway for me is the reminder of the truism that golf is the sport most like life, because it is played on an uneven surface and everything is on you. So good and bad bounces — and self-inflicted mistakes — are built into the game. And so much of success in golf, as in life, is about how you react to those good and bad bounces. Do you quit? Do you throw your club? Do you cheat? Do you whine? Do you blame your caddie?”   - Tiger Woods and the Game of Life, by Thomas Friedman, NY Times 4/15/2019

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Topics: college admissions, admission advice, college prep, college advice, college process, college selection, college scandal, college cheating scandal, college bribery scandal, golf analogy

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