6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

For many students, summer represents a time to build upon classroom knowledge by extending oneself academically in a summer learning program. Choosing the right summer learning program for your child can be difficult, as programs vary not only in focal topics, but also in length, size, and quality. Taking your child’s interests and academic strengths into account, as well as consulting other parents whose students have gone through programs of interest in previous summers, is a great way to begin narrowing down your search for an appropriate summer learning program. To narrow your search even further, consider the following list of summe ... Read More About 6 Summer Learning Programs for Students of All Ages

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

A summer business program can provide students with a miniature version of business school, condensed for a short period instead of one, two, or three years. It’s like an MBA in a box. These programs, which range from one week to four months, can occur in-person or online and offer a crash course on what to expect from a full-time MBA program. Should you sign up for the experience? Before you submit your application, here are a few questions and answers to help you learn more about summer business school programs. Who are these programs for? Summer business school programs are targeted at college students and recent college graduates. ... Read More About What to Know About Summer Business School Programs

What is the Grad School Application Process?

What is the Grad School Application Process?

Applying to grad school is a great time of anticipation as you look forward to the next step in your career. However, it can also be a daunting process, whether you’re a current undergrad or have been out in the working world for a year or more. The good news is that you’ve been through the undergrad application process before, which is similar, and you’re likely to have materials you can draw from to help you present the best grad school applications possible. Not sure where to begin, however? Below is a breakdown of the grad school application process: 1. Researching prospective schools and requirements The application c ... Read More About What is the Grad School Application Process?

Columbia University: A Student Perspective

Columbia University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Gabriella specializes in algebra tutoring, geometry tutoring, trigonometry tutoring, and a number of other areas. She is currently a junior at Columbia University majoring in biomedical engineering. See what she had to share about Columbia University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Gabriella: Columbia University is in uptown Manhattan in the Morningside Heights district. The undergraduate campus is fairly small, but very welcoming. Although it is in a very urban environment, Columbia Univer ... Read More About Columbia University: A Student Perspective

What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

The following is a guest post written by Tiffany Sorensen, a tutor and contributing writer with Varsity Tutors. There are a few points I wish someone had shared with me before I agonized over picking my college major. In hindsight, what felt like an impossible choice at the time was really not such a life-or-death matter. Here are three things you should know about picking a college major: 1. It is not the biggest decision I will have to make When the time comes to pick your college major—whether you are a high school student filling out college applications or a college student nearing the end of sophomore year—you should reali ... Read More About What I Wish I Knew About Picking a College Major

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