Want to help fix the big problems?
When students ask me for a direction for a major or career, I often show them the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals), established in 2015 as a call to and plan for every nation to work together on the world’s most pressing problems. At least one of the goals (examples include Health and Human Well-Being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Climate Action, and Decent Work and Economic Growth) usually grabs their
Here’s to the newest juniors: the Class of 2023
I’m excited to connect with my soon-to-be juniors as their summers begin! What can the class of 2023 expect about the college process? We predict that most colleges, except for the Florida state system, will remain test optional, though there’s a small chance some schools may return to requiring test scores. Remember that most students who apply to the most competitive colleges (especially those now called “highly rejective”) have continued to submit test scores. The essay is
Congratulations, Class of 2021...Class of 2022, It’s Your Turn
Some of my 2021 students will graduate next week! I am glad I got to know so many of them well. These relationships can become intense for a year or two. The students who begin working with me as freshmen and sophomores generally don’t feel the full brunt of “college stress” until midway through junior year. My priority is helping students balance their lists, finetune their essay drafts, complete applications, strategize on where to send test scores, and do Naviance-relate