Career Opportunities for Fine Arts, Music, Theater Majors

Dear Estelle. Is there a job market for graduates of fine arts, writing, and performance majors? Many high school graduates are interested in creative careers focused on theater, music, or … Continue reading

Competition for the Common Application

Dear Estelle. Lately there’s been talk that the Common Application is no longer the only show in town when it comes to applying for college. How will that affect how … Continue reading

Planning for College Early: The Upside

Dear Estelle. We have a serious, mostly all A’s, 10th grader who runs varsity track and attends Interlochen Music Camp every summer. Her older brother, a college sophomore, counsels her … Continue reading

College Spotlight: Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland

Are you looking for a unique college experience at a college which emphasizes academics and encourages athletics (D3) and community service; A school which requires travel abroad and has a … Continue reading

Making THE Decision with Good Multiple Choices

Dear Seniors: Last December you were unhappy and concerned because you were deferred by your early decision school and thought you probably weren’t going to be accepted anywhere. You then … Continue reading

Social Media: The Pros and Cons for the College-Bound

It has become apparent over the past few years that our lives are no longer private. If we engage in social media we are only 4.3 degrees of separation from … Continue reading

Senioritis Rampant!

Dear Estelle. With college applications complete, a few acceptances, and half of second semester gone, our senior has assumed a new personna. She no longer gives adequate time to homework, … Continue reading

Advice to Qualify for “Best Applicant” Status

Do you have a laundry list of suggestions you give to your clients sothey qualify for “best applicant” status. We know that grades and test scores are most important just … Continue reading

The Case for Early Decision (ED)

With fall and a new school year comes the recurring dilemma facing college-bound seniors of whether to apply “early decision.”  My counsel, because Early Decision is binding has always been … Continue reading

Do It Now! Your College Checklist

Dear Estelle. With college quickly approaching for our college-bound freshman what tips do you have for making his freshman year productive and successful emotionally and academically. He has good common … Continue reading