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Thanksgiving is around the corner and many of us have college students returning home for the long weekend. Personally, I can’t wait. I am getting ready to cook this entire weekend to make sure I have everyone’s favorite dishes ready to go. Enjoy this special time catching up with family and friends and cherish the time with your college students during the Thanksgiving break.
In between all the festivities, below are several interesting articles we gathered for our weekly roundup to enjoy.
1) Georgia Tech has a great Admissions blog to follow with a host of helpful tips, articles, and this very creative YouTube video which we loved!
2) For anyone who missed this article, “For Sale: SAT-Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity” about the College Board selling students data, read on.
3) Applying to college is not easy and the stress parents, students, colleges, and society place on this process can be overwhelming and downright disheartening. We enjoyed reading Kelly Corrigan’s latest article in the New York Times,, especially the last bit about creating a bumper sticker that reads, ‘My Kid Applied to College’, which focuses on the positive aspects of recognizing the accomplishment of students just applying to college.
4) Have you heard of I’m Shmacked? Beware of this digital media company. I’m Shmacked focuses on the party scene at colleges with current students “buying-in” to provide curated student content. Read more to find out what went wrong.
Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving!