I'm just another voice of reason as you make your final decision. I'm speaking only from my experience and the things I've seen over nearly twenty years. Some of this you may already know but I'm sharing it anyway as I do with all my students. CHOOSING A COLLEGE/MAJOR: I recommend making a list of the things that you value, like 3-5 things that are "core values". Parents and students can both do this exercise. These should be values that are part of every day life NOT related
A colleague of mine recently shared this with me and I found it quite refreshing…..After a student submits their application to Western Washington University, the university responds with great advice to parents and their students as they await a decision. I think this advice is not only fitting after application submission but also now as students make their final college selection. I share this advice below. Be aware and engaged.
While I work with students from across the country, my home is in Macomb, Illinois. It is also the home of Western Illinois University. So, naturally I follow social media and community discussion boards to keep up with what’s going on around campus. I couldn’t help but notice wonderful closing remarks that were shared by the current WIU Student Government Association President, Grant Reed, at a recent open house event. We can all benefit from his "5 tips from a student to a