In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (8:17): In this week’s news segment, an article from The Atlantic, “College Admissions Hysteria Is Not the Norm”, by Alia Wong. A focus on highly selective schools obscures the experience of the vast majority of American undergraduates. Ms. Wong wrote this piece as a great reminder to us all that the majority of students are not facing the ultra-stressful admissions process in trying to get into highly selective schools – which tends to dominate media headlines (Length 19:22).
Chapter 98 of 171 Answers (27:39): We are in Chapter 98 of 171 Answers we we’ll be talking about why the EFC can sometimes say that families need to pay an outrageous amount of money.
This week’s question (43:21) wants to know how boarding schools prepare kids for college.
This week’s interview (1:00:39) Mark continues his interview with Emily Griffin, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, at Amherst College in – How can you evaluate and fully utilize a college’s career center – Part II. Emily answers the following questions:
Emily shares the top skills that employers are looking for.
How can you evaluate the various career centers as part of my college process?
Can you trust the statistics career centers put out about the percentage of students with a job after 6 months? (Length 24 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:27) is Department of Education’s Net Price Calculator Center: https://collegecost.ed.gov/net-price
College Spotlight (1:27:17) :College Spotlight: UAB
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