Resilience? Resiliency? Just Keep Going
My recent pet peeve is the regular use of the term “resiliency” for “resilience.” Why was it necessary to switch to a longer noun instead of continuing to use a perfectly good one? What’s funny is that hearing “resiliency” causes people to think it’s the more correct choice, as I suspect many high school students do when they write “highschool” in their essays. Language has always evolved. There’s the story about the widespread scorning of presidential candidate Warren G. Har
Why Shouldn’t All Students Have the Opportunity to Succeed?
I’ve just returned from a Counselor Fly-in to High Point University, which is legendary for its opulent campus. It did not disappoint, as I was treated to accommodations in the on-campus hotel (lobby below), delicious meals (including dinner in the Prime steakhouse, where students learn to dress appropriately, put their phones away, and exercise proper etiquette), and genuine hospitality by the admissions staff, faculty, and employees. I enjoyed the snacks (no minibar charges
How to Get into Medical School
The wisdom of my peers is an invaluable asset in my business. I have been doing this work for 12 years–some of my colleagues have done it for 20 or more. Here, a top NYC consulting practice shares its experience and truth…it may surprise you: “Medical and dental school are a major part of our practice. In this past cycle, we have already have five clear admits to Harvard Medical School. One was a neuroscience major One was a fashion major One was a biological basis of behavio
Back to Campus
I’ve been gradually returning to campuses as schools have relaxed their visit policies. After visiting a few local colleges, I am planning a NYC trip this week. Next, I’m off to North Carolina mid-March and still deciding which driving-distance colleges to visit in April. After two years of virtual conferences, I can’t wait to attend IECA’s National Spring Conference in Philadelphia this May! I’m looking forward to meeting admissions reps (those I know and new) when I visit P