First-Generation Perspectives

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Michael Szarek, Founder of College Counseling for the Rest of Us, joins Admissions Live and reveals what the college admission process looks like through the eyes of first-generation families. From college search to those critical moments in the final decision making process, we discuss their concerns and offer strategies to help recruit this growing population of prospective students.


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Virtual College Counseling for $100 an Hour via The Chronicle of Higher Education
Is College Worth It?  by Debra Sanborn
Five questions with Seth Godin  from Rob Zinkan

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