List Building Toward Three Career Paths: Physical/Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training, written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb

Written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Becoming a doctor is not your only option! Explore careers in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training.  A torn ACL, repaired by surgery and followed up with months of physical therapy, is not an ideal experience for a high school athlete. However, an experience like this can increase…

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Undergraduate Pre-Health Tracks with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For incoming undergraduates, pre-health remains a very popular choice. According to data from the College Board, over 10% of students indicated that they planned to focus on “pre-medicine” requirements during their undergraduate studies. And that’s a very good thing because, with an aging population, we need and will continue to need more healthcare providers. Steady…

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10 Questions for a BSN Candidate with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For those considering a career in nursing, there’s no better way to learn than first-hand from an up-and-coming nurse. Several years ago, I never would have guessed that my daughter would go into nursing. Now, with just a couple months left in her training, she’s both excited and passionate about her career. See what Isabelle…

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VIDEO: HS Juniors! Three Things To Do NOW To Ensure Strong Teacher Rec Letters

Juniors have experienced online learning and cancelled or shortened extracurricular activities as a function of the pandemic.  Many report that they tell they hardly know the teachers who have taught them this year, and worry that their core teachers don’t know enough about them to write great letters of recommendation. Don’t despair!  CIT Consultant Robin…

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Insider tips for the week of January 10, 2022


  3 tips for having the scary college money talk – I’ve been shocked at how many families with HS students we’ve been meeting with lately have not talked about what they are willing or able to spend on college, both between the parents and with the student. We naturally avoid things that are scary,…

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Insider tips for the week of December 6, 2021

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  5 blunt truths about college – Marybeth Bock shares important insights every parent with a HS student should read (my favorite: not all professors are skilled teachers).  As a bonus, she also recommends 5 books to check out that expand on her points.   Maximizing your campus visit – Consider making a college visit…

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Insider tips for the week of August 2, 2021

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  3 college statistics to know if you want to pay less – Many families only look at college statistics in terms of getting into college, when they are just as important in determining how much they pay for college. DIY College Rankings covers three big ones to understand.   5 best essays – The…

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ACT canceled – What am I supposed to do?

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Your high school student wants to apply to Flagship U, which despite the growing list of test optional colleges and universities, still requires the ACT.  She was registered for an earlier test, but a global pandemic rudely interrupted our lives and the ACT got canceled. Okay, you thought, we’ll just sign up for the June…

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Insider tips for the week of May 31, 2021

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  College magic – Forbes has an excellent article on how college, if done right, can be a life-altering experience with lifelong benefits. Not enough students experience the most important elements of college, what researchers call the “Big Six.” The elements fall into two categories of relationship-rich and work-integrated. This is an important read as…

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