Author archives for cbromm

    Going From Manager to Mentor

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    Going From Manager to Mentor

    Transitioning from high school to college is not only hard on the students, it can also be extremely difficult for the parents. The kids are looking forward to the independence of college and their new chapter. That’s not to say there isn’t a bit of anxiety with this BIG step, but it’s truly something they are excited to begin.

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    Why Summer College Visits Are Best for Your Student

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    Why Summer College Visits Are Best for Your Student

    In today’s college landscape, a 4-year degree now takes, on average, six years to achieve. As parents with kids prepping for college, we have to be extra mindful of the school they choose or face spending a couple thousand dollars (or more). 

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    Why the Ivy League May Not Be For Your Student

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    Why the Ivy League May Not Be For Your Student

    When one hears the term “Ivy League,” most people immediately make associations with other phrases, such as best of the best, elite, cream of the crop, etc. 

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    Book Review of “College Secrets of Highly Successful People”

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    Book Review of “College Secrets of Highly Successful People”

    One of the guiding principles behind Center for College Solutions is to help families during the daunting college process. It’s for this reason that I have no problem promoting the work of other college advisors if I truly believe in what they stand for – it’s not just a karma thing, it’s the right thing to do. 

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    Insights on Recommendation Letters for College

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    Insights on Recommendation Letters for College

    I’ve spoken in the past about approaching college planning like a project manager.  There are many steps to take, lots of aspects to “manage” and there’s an order to which your efforts should unfold for your project to be a success, just as in a kitchen remodel. 

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    Why Your Student’s Motivation Matters

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    Why Your Student’s Motivation Matters

    How does someone get away with bribing coaches and taking tests for students, while saying this is just “how it’s done these days?”    Apparently there are quite a few parents that actually believe attending and graduating from certain “name brand” colleges will translate into future success for their children.

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    Cashflow for College

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    Cashflow for College

    Retirement is a distant and theoretical concept for most people. College, on the other hand, is more like a freight train picking up momentum and heading right at us. When suddenly confronted with the overwhelming reality of college costs, parents take action. 

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    Being the College Project Manager

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    Being the College Project Manager

    College is a multi-year project that is 5 – 7 times more expensive than the average kitchen remodel. But like a remodel, it takes planning to pull it off successfully: an investment of time, expertise and money in advance. 

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    The Importance of College Test Prepping

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    The Importance of College Test Prepping

    When students knock on the doors of colleges, they don’t come empty-handed. They come with what I call their “college capital” – their high school transcript, unweighted grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores. 

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    Be Honest – College Can Be Challenging

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    Be Honest – College Can Be Challenging

    First-time college students and their families are often thrilled about getting accepted to college. Finances and maintaining good grades during college are typically some of the challenges that come to mind for most families but, beyond that, the future appears rosy. 

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