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Archive for June, 2013

June 27, 2013

Building a College Application Resume

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If you’re applying to college, chances are you’ve heard lots of advice. “Colleges like to see students do volunteer work.” “Leadership positions are important.” “You need to join lots of different organizations to look good for colleges.”

This whole idea of doing certain activities solely for the purpose of “looking good for colleges” is not a theory I subscribe to. At USC, it’s true that we are looking for students who are well-rounded; however it’s also true that we encourage students to pursue their interests.

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June 20, 2013

USCareer Center

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          When you come to USC, you will have access to many resources that will help you along both your academic and professional journey. Amongst these resources is USC’s centralized Career Center, where students have access to career counselors who will assist and guide them in a variety of ways.

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June 13, 2013

The Intangibles

     Vacations, summer camp, and summer jobs; we know that this is a season packed with tons of fun activities. With your schedule recently opening up, consider setting aside time to start thinking about the college application. Many of you are aware that the college admission process is becoming more and more competitive. There are plenty of tangible things you can do to present your best self to the admission office. You can take part in academic research, hold a leadership position at school, and, of course, strive to maintain excellent grades. However, in addition to these qualities, there are the “intangibles” that can further polish your application’s presentation.

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June 5, 2013

“School’s Out for Summer”: Tips for Visiting Colleges During Summer Break

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Summer is finally here! Or it will be soon for many high school students around the country. It’s finally time to relax a little bit from the challenges of AP courses, balancing the demands of various extracurricular activities, and finding time to complete homework, spend time with your family, and also have a social life. Summer is a well-deserved time to recover and reflect on the past academic year.

Believe it or not, this is also a great opportunity for high school students to begin or continue their college search process.

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