Arrive on time, come prepared, take a business card when you leave. These are the things you've probably heard you should do at your college admissions interview, but what about the things you should avoid? Read our list carefully—number three may surprise you!
Whether it's to meet new people, add to your resume, or feel more connected to your school, getting involved in your college community will be just as important as the classes you'll take. Even if you aren't sure which clubs and organizations you want to be part of just yet, there are a few ways you can go about joining them once you arrive on campus.
If this fall marks the start of your senior year in high school, there are a few things you should do that will make your year—and the imminent college search—a little easier. Even if you aren't a twelfth grader yet, it's never too early to start prepping. (Your future self will be glad you did!)
If your back-to-school to-do list looks anything like this—buy school supplies, sign up for fall sports, plan first-quarter schedule, enjoy the last few weeks of summer—you could be forgetting one major thing...campus visits! Frankly, there's no better way to test your fit at a school than by seeing it for yourself, and we think right now is the perfect time to come see Becker College. Here's why:
What schools are you looking at? What clubs do you want to join? What are you going to study? And so begins the typical stream of college search questions. Well, you probably know where you're looking, and you know which extracurriculars interest you, but choosing a major—that can take time. We realize that many soon-to-be college students don't have it figured out quite yet. That's why we go the extra mile to help you choose the field that suits you—and give you a year to do it.
The following post was written by Becker student, Emma Pedraza '18, on her own blog. We loved it so much, we reposted it here with her permission. Even if you're not a freshman yet, you'll still benefit from her advice one day soon. Enjoy!
With summer finally here, it may have dawned on you that your calendar is looking sparse. Sure, you deserve a relaxing summer before you kick off your college career, but it won't hurt to dedicate some time to earning a little bit of spending money. (You'll need it for late-night pizza runs, some new Becker apparel, and of course—textbooks.) Below are a few tips you can use to land that job at the last minute.
Whether you want to sharpen your mind before college or are just looking for a way to pass the time while you're vegging out on a hammock, these summer reads are sure to resonate for incoming students like you. (And you'll want to get a head start on number five!)
Before we can wish you a happy summer (and we're almost there!), all of us at Becker College want to say GOOD LUCK on your finals. If, like most students, your upcoming exams have you feeling uneasy, here's our advice for not only surviving finals week, but rocking it.
Like most high school students just starting out on the college search, you might be wondering how to make yourself more memorable to admissions committees. Of course, your academic achievements come into play, but there are other things you can do to make an impression, too...starting right now!