YCBK8: Using Internships and Shadow Days to Confirm Your Kid’s Career Interest [Transcript]
YCBK9: Necessary Job Skills for the Future

YCBK8: Using Internships and Shadow Days to Confirm Your Kid’s Career Interest

In this week’s episode…

In the News (1:45): A university’s controversial move caused hundreds of students to get their offers revoked – targeting those that were most vulnerable in their applications.

Suhauna Hussain
This article titled “What happens when a college accepts too many students”, was written on August 1st, 2017 and published in Chronicle of Higher Education.

In this week’s book discussion (14:47): of Chapter 8 of 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions, answers the question, “How can I use shadow days and internships to confirm my areas of interest”.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark helps us determine how why our kids need to identify internships and opportunities to shadow professionals. Mark and Anika discuss the difference between shadow days and internships. They also discuss how students can find shadow days and internships. Mark and Anika discuss how we all know adults who get into their thirty’s and realize that they are not happy and they have selected the wrong career (Length: 6:17)

This week’s question (21:04) comes from Dawn in Ohio.

She wants to know, what can she do to help her daughter to understand that she needs to get started in the college process now. Dawn knows the benefits of starting early from the experience with her older child but her child isn’t listening to her when she says it is time to start. (Length 11:30)


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