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It’s staff move-in day at Wesleyan!

June 29, 2011

Our summer program participants arrive next week and we are all eager to meet them and get started! They will jump into SAT, SSAT, TOEFL, and admissions prep right away so we don’t have a minute to lose.

Summer Immersion College Preparation: Increase your chances of getting into the college of your choice

March 28, 2011

Summer is quickly approaching and Access America Prep is still accepting applications for its Summer Immersion College Prep Program. The applicant pool for colleges and universities all over the US has become increasingly competitive each year. Today, the most highly selective colleges in the country accept less than 30% of all applicants. AAP’s Summer Immersion Program is an excellent opportunity for students to get the edge on the college application process. The comprehensive program covers every aspect of the college application process including preparation for the SAT, TOEFL iBT, essay writing, interview coaching and college admissions seminars. The 4 week program takes place on the campus of Wesleyan University, giving students a closer look into life at one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in America. Click here for more information and FAQs about AAP’s Summer Immersion College Prep Program.

U.S. students click here to sign up!
International students click here to sign up!

Need a summer job?

March 6, 2011

If you’re on the hunt for summer internships it will definitely help to think outside of the box. The number of summer jobs available at large and well-known companies has decreased in the last year but opportunities are definitely out there. If you enjoy traveling you might consider gaining work experience abroad. There are a number of online resources that can help you find overseas programs that suit your interests, such as internabroad.com, studyabroad.com and http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/programs/teen-volunteer-abroad.aspx.

If you want to stay closer to home you might consider looking for job opportunities at startup companies. Internmatch.com connects students with internships at start-up companies and is a good tool for finding summer jobs. At a new company you’re less likely to be an office gopher, which is often the case at well-established companies, and more likely to get real experience and insight into different aspects of a particular business.

Tools for students in the digital age

February 28, 2011

The digital age has influenced the way in which students approach their studies. Laptops have made their way into classrooms, replacing pens and notebooks for some students; bibliographies are now sprinkled with citations from online resources and databases. Now there are even web apps to help the tech savvy student stay organized. If you fall into that category, check out notely.net.

Notely.net provides online tools including apps for note-taking, uploading links and files, and scheduling.
Notely.net demo:

Best music colleges

February 14, 2011

In honor of last night’s 53rd annual Grammy awards, I’ve put together a list of the nation’s top music colleges. Click on the links below to view more information on each school’s music programs.

Yale University
The Juilliard School
Berklee College of Music
University of Texas at Austin
Vanderbilt University
Bucknell University
Furman University
Oberlin College & Conservatory
DePauw University
Manhattan School of Music

Finally, If you’re a high school student interested in pursuing a career in music, you might consider spending a week of your summer at GRAMMY Camp. Click here for more information and/or to submit an application.

James Franco to teach students about James Franco

February 8, 2011

James Franco as proven himself to be quite the multitasker in the past year. Most recently, the famous actor/director/teacher/PhD candidate with an MFA from Columbia University, announced that he would be teaming up with Tyler Danna to teach a course at Columbia College Hollywood called Master Class: Editing James Franco…with James Franco. Maybe this wildly narcissistic move is his reaction to Yale’s veto of his proposal to teach a “very special class” this winter, or maybe he just thought it would be funny to teach a course about himself. Either way, he seems to be putting his degrees to use!

Mary-Kate Olsen college parody

November 8, 2010

Remember the media frenzy Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen caused when they announced that they were attending NYU in 2004? I’m not just talking about the tabloids… even the New York Times considered the Olsen twins’ college aspirations to be news worthy. Mary-Kate dropped out during the fall of her sophomore year because she didn’t feel safe among the students. Ashley dropped out at the end of her junior year. While browsing colleghumor.com’s video selection, I stumbled upon a series of videos dedicated to Mary-Kate Olsen during her year at NYU…

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