Here we are ending another academic year – Congratulations to all middle and high school students for what really is extraordinary given the unpredictable situation you’ve all experienced the past few months. Many of the roads to your educational goals have curved, changed and even filled with bumps and uncomfortable detours this past year. I don’t take the metaphor lightly- we have lots to talk about and my hats are off to all teens for navigating their academic and personal lives with grace and strength in the middle of a pandemic, school closings and social unrest within our communities. On top of all this, I’m sure some of you faced significant personal challenges and I wish you continued peace ahead. I would welcome the opportunity to offer support and guidance as you continue your high school experience and begin your undergraduate journey.
I know parents will agree with me when we all say we look to your generation as the shining example of hope for our future. Each young adult is endowed with incredible talents and gifts that will guide you to your place in our community and allow you to make your impact. Where might that be? Let’s Discuss!
My seniors ’21 just finished our college workshop working on their amazing essays sharing experiences that helped to define their identity and shape a place as a member of a college campus community in the fall of 2021. We continue onward with college specific essays and refining college lists as part of the research process. For rising high school freshman, sophomores and juniors- it’s your turn to continue to discuss your high school experiences and evaluate where you have been and where you are heading. ARE YOU ON TARGET? YOUR GOALS? YOUR COLLEGE PLAN?
Please schedule your appointment — we’ve wrapped up another academic year– what’s worked well for you and what needs to change as we head into the 2020-21 school year? – Learning /Courses last year and adjustments for 2020-21
– Testing schedule– especially for rising juniors ’22
– Summer Plans /Reading (I’ll be updating my reading list with new books shortly)
– Extracurricular Activities– recasting? Who Are You?
– College/Major Research- What Problem Do You Want to Solve? Do you Still want to be an “Astronaut, Physician, Fillmmaker…..?”
– Q & A about College Planning, COVID impact!
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read at least a dozen of my blog posts devoted to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on your college planning – related to courses, learning, SAT/ACT, AP exams, college visits and staying focused. I recently held three separate live conversations on College Planning and COVID-19 and hope you enjoy my recent interview and discussion.
I look forward to meeting you at your College Admissions Planning Session soon.
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Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Educational and College Admissions Consultant Professor Emeritus – Cornell Alumni Rep
Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D. is the founder and principal educational consultant of College Career Consulting, LLC. She has over 30 years of experience as a university faculty member and shares her knowledge, professional resources and support with students who are ready to advance their lifelong educational and career journeys.