Posts by Kelsea Conlin:

Best Pre-Law Summer Programs – 2024

Posted on: 17 Jan 2024

Planning to become a lawyer? Although law school may currently feel like a foggy outline on the horizon, it’s never too early to start building skills and testing the waters before you commit. In addition to seeking out academic and extracurricular leadership positions, it’s important to spend time immersing oneself in the profession, whether it’s […]

Best Summer STEM Programs – 2024

Posted on: 17 Jan 2024

In the early 2000s, the National Science Foundation coined STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math. (It used to be SMET–decidedly less catchy.) Often used to define a curriculum that combines all four disciplines, the term has multiple variations, including STEAM (A=art) and STREAM (art & robotics), among others. STEM curriculums have become a core educational […]

Best Business Summer Programs for High School Students – 2024

Posted on: 17 Jan 2024

Have you been running lemonade stands since before you could walk? Selling an array of sought-after stickers on the kindergarten bus? Marketing your signature plant watering service through neighborhood door-to-door efforts? Perhaps you’ve always had a propensity for entrepreneurship and are eager to develop new skills in a formal environment. Or, perhaps business is a […]

11 Life Skills for Teens

Posted on: 21 Dec 2023

By the time our children are ready to fly the coop, we hope that we’ve done everything we can to raise smart, independent young people who are capable of fending for themselves. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, parenting concierge services for college students have started populating near a number of different campuses, raising […]

6 Best Common App Essay Examples – 2024 College Essays

Posted on: 17 Dec 2023

If there’s a surefire way to strike fear into the heart of a college-bound high school senior, it’s the prospect of writing a college essay. We can understand why: this is a high-stakes piece of writing that adds much-needed dimension and personality to your application’s quantitative elements, providing important insight into what type of student […]

7 Soft Skills for High School Students

Posted on: 09 Nov 2023

In today’s technology-centric and data-driven world, it’s easy to focus on the hard skills and competencies that you believe your child may need to land college acceptances and job placements, which may include coding languages, data analysis proficiency, or foreign language mastery. However, in order to succeed in college–and in any given career field, for […]

William and Mary Supplemental Essays 2023-24

Posted on: 27 Sep 2023

Founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the entire United States. With an acceptance rate that was 32% for the Class of 2027, W&M is a very selective school. It is even more challenging to gain admission into for out-of-state students. With that in […]

The Highlands Ability Battery: Concept Organization

Posted on: 27 Jul 2023

In our last post, we covered Classification, the first of five driving abilities measured by the Highlands Ability Battery. Today, we’re moving on to the next driving ability: Concept Organization. But before we dive in, let’s abide by the structure of Any Good Series and do a quick recap of the Highlands Ability Battery as […]