Your College Bound Kid | Scholarships, Admission, & Financial Aid Strategies
Summary: Each Thursday, the "Your College-Bound Kid" podcast will discuss a hot college admissions article; answer a question from a listener; interview a "thought leader" in the world of college admissions and do a Spotlight on a college. YCBK combines in depth knowledge and insights about college admissions with a lighthearted easy to listen to style.
How and why your kids should identify internships and shadowing opportunities. Mark helps us determine how and why our kids need to identify internships and opportunities to shadow professionals.
Mark helps us determine how our kids should go about understanding the academic requirements and steps that it takes to achieve the careers that they are considering, and decide whether or not they would want to stick with that relevant major in college.
We talk about the tools that our kids can use to view salary projections, but the most eye opening is one that provides a snapshot of the cost of a college and the average salary that is made by its graduates.
How Can the Internet Help Me Learn What a Typical Day Looks Like in the Career I’m Considering? We discuss not only how information is available for our kids to understand exactly what they’ll be experiencing on the jobs they're considering; but also the value in them understanding the good, bad, and ugly of every job.
What Free Resources Can I Use to Identify What The Best Jobs Will Be in the Future? One mistake people make is that they don’t take a look at where jobs are headed. Anika and Mark talk about the online Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook and how it should be used to determine the growth rate for jobs that your kids are interested in pursuing.
How can self-inventory help my kid assess which careers they will find fulfilling? We’re all a little guilty of trying to live out our dream careers through our kids. We have fun talking about some key strategies to help your child determine what colleges majors and careers they will find fulfilling.
What free resources are available to identify my kid’s passions? To help our kids pick a major and career, we discuss some great tools that will help them make what can be a very tough decision. Making the best informed decisions on a major can ultimately save thousands of dollars in tuition that results when students jump from major to major, extending their time, and money, in college.
How should success be defined for our kids? Mark helps us define the success model that our students should look toward as we start the college journey. Yes, making money is important but there are other things that are very important that often go overlooked.
Welcome to Your College Bound Kid!