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12 Months, 12 Tips for Juniors To Master Your College Journey + Get Great Choices

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2016 5:36:55 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in how to, College

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by Carol Barash, PhD, founder and CEO, Story2, and author of Write Out Loud

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3 Tips to an Interview that Lands the Job with Storytelling

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2016 4:30:00 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in career

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What is your Story? How Employers see you from your resume and cover letter

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2016 2:56:28 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in career

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Writing essays to get into selective summer programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2016 3:33:52 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in how to, College

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Juniors: What you need to be doing NOW to get ready for college admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2016 5:38:56 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in how to, College

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Didn't Get What You Wanted in Early Decision? Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2015 4:27:11 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in college applications, college admissions, College, early action

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Deferred means the school needs more information to decide whether to admit you.  This is where student leaders regroup and show colleges more about who they are. This Slideshare helps you identify the steps you need to take to keep your applications on track for success in the regular admission pool.

 

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Are My Admission Essays Done? A Quick, 5-Step Checklist Before You Press Submit

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2015 11:06:00 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in College, admission essay

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Want a Break From the Classroom? Take a Gap Year!

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2015 10:10:39 PM / by Jacob Green

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Learning isn't one size fits all! Each person learns in different ways, bringing those unique learnings and experiences into life. School is no exception. For many students, hitting the pause button before or even during college to explore a gap year creates a wealth of new experiences. Whether that means starting their own business or traveling the world, students complete their gap years feeling refreshed and ready to return to school.

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Seniors: Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Break With These 3 Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2015 10:20:00 AM / by Jacob Green posted in storytelling, advice, college process

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By Jacob Green, Content + Community Coordinator, Story2
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With Thanksgiving Break coming up next week, it’s a good time to take a step back from the grind of Senior Year. You’ve been working hard on your classes, extracurriculars, and college essays, so you deserve the time off! Of course, you should still leave a little time for your college applications, so here are 3 tips to help you get the most out of your Thanksgiving Break, while still leaving you plenty of time to relax and feast:

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10 Secrets to Get Your Supplemental Essays Right!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2015 5:29:00 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in College, Essays, supplement essays, college essay

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By Carol Barash, PhD, founder and CEO, Story2
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Most students spend too much time on their personal statements and not enough time on their supplemental essays for individual colleges. They turn to their supplements late in the game--just a couple days before they are due--producing poorly researched, poorly written essays when they are speaking to individual colleges. Don’t make this mistake!

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