In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (5:36): In this week’s news, a NY Times article “4 Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable” by Lara Takenaga of the New York Times. Student debt in the US has reached $1.5 trillion while many recent graduates in other countries have graduated debt free. Takenaga’s article shares from a selection of over 800 college students from around the world who shared how they were able to achieve $0 to minimal debt from their college degrees. Some of respondents are from countries like Taiwan, New Zealand, Turkey, Ireland, Brazil, Philippines, Scotland, and Denmark.Students should know the pros and cons of living both on and off campus. (Length 19:59)
Chapter 75 of 171 Answers (25:35): Mark helps us determine how our kids should go about understanding the academic requirements and steps that it takes to achieve the careers that they are considering, and decide whether or not they would want to stick with that relevant major in college. (Length 13:07)
This week’s question (38:42): This week’s question is from a listener who wants to know if there are any bad questions to ask an admissions counselor. Mark and Anika have a robust discussion of five or six different categories of bad questions. (Length 13:04)
This week’s interview (51:46) : Mark wraps up his interview with Steve Schwartz, host of the College of Admissions Toolbox podcast, in the final part of extracurricular activities and other factors that admissions offices use to decide who gets in. Steve has his own college admissions podcast and website which you can access here: http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/college-admissions-toolbox-podcast-college-applications/id101671581
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (67:41) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is the book, “The Gift of Failure, how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed by Jessica Lahey.
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