Diedre McPhillips explores why Canada is considered #1 by 18 to 35 year olds. “Of all Canadians between 25 and 34 years old, more than 50 percent own a home and nearly 80 percent are employed, according to a report from TD bank. Compare that to the lower rate of employment and homeownership of millennials… Read More
Viral Admissions Essay-Costco & Ivy
Viral Admissions Essay-Costco & Ivy Admissions officers explain how a high school senior’s viral essay helped her get into the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell and Stanford. High-school senior Brittany Stinson recently shared with Business Insider a humorousadmissions essay that got her into five Ivy League schools and Stanford. That essay — which got… Read More
Want your child to get into college and have a good life? Here’s how.
“On Parenting” writer Alison Slater-Tate, at the Washington Post suggests the increasing pressure to get into so called “Dream Colleges” may be creating an unnecessary arms race that can inadvertently place students at risk for prolonged anxiety, sleep deprivation and burn-out. The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s report “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the… Read More
International Students please thank Joe Rotman!
I believe the late, great Joseph Rotman would be thrilled to see our lobby efforts to extend work eligibility for Canada’s international Students praised by The Economist. “Canada, until recently an also-ran, now emulate Oz. In 2014 it set a goal of almost doubling the number of foreign students by 2022. It has streamlined visa… Read More
Highest & lowest-paying degrees
CTV News reports that new university graduates worried about high levels of student debt and bleak job prospects in a stagnant Canadian economy should be pleased to learn that bachelor’s degrees remain a valuable asset in the workforce, according to a new study. The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia’s annual “Putting Degrees to Work… Read More
Why College could be a smart choice
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The future of education
A provocative short clip from The Atlantic raises interesting questions about the future of the “Knowing-Doing Gap”. What will you need to know in the next 5 years let alone the next 100? Can you balance academic requirements with practical life? What about financial and employment demands with critical thought? Does quality of life =… Read More