Making Futures Blog

Blog categories

Tags

April 2016

By Robin Gee
Summers can be a time for rest and relaxation, but a few months spent wisely can give high school and even middle school students a boost to build college-level skills, explore potential careers or, in that final summer before college, to hit the ground running in the fall. A little preparation can...

March 2016

By Robin Gee
Graduates with study abroad experience on their resumes land their first jobs faster, earn higher starting salaries and are more likely to find jobs within their field, according to “ The Impact of Studying Abroad on Recent College Graduate’s Careers ,” a survey by the Institute for the...

February 2016

By Susan Pohorski
According to National Public Radio , parents are paying “executive function coaches” up to $6,000 to help their high school students get organized and become more successful in school and ready for college. Isn't this something parents should be doing? There are four areas of focus you can...
By Susan Pohorski
College Promise programs are creating a lot of buzz throughout the country. President Obama has proposed to make two years of community college free for responsible adults and several Wisconsin technical colleges are offering Promise programs to meet students’ unmet financial needs. However, many...

January 2016

By Susan Pohorski
What if there was a way to increase the probability that your child would enroll in college, make a smooth transition and graduate? Would you take advantage of it? Researchers have found that students who take college-level courses while in high school enroll in college without delay, take more...
By Susan Pohorski
Like many other professions educators have their own acronyms and insider language that can be confusing to the individuals they are trying to serve. Have you heard a teacher or counselor mention CTE? This refers to Career and Technical Education. “What is that?” you ask. Evolution of terms In the...
By Susan Pohorski
Are you among the 79 percent of parents of prospective college students who are questioning the return on investment of a college education? According to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep and Money magazine, only one in five parents surveyed think the cost of a four-year college degree is worth “the...
By Nathan Bossow
If you or your child received an email offering a 25 percent discount to any Wisconsin college, I’m guessing a majority of you would assume the email was a scam. However, a 25 percent off discount to a Wisconsin college is within reach of almost every high school student in Wisconsin. Despite the...
By Susan Pohorski
If your family is more like Modern Family than Home Improvement be prepared to explain the complex relationships to the federal government when your student applies for college financial aid. For first time filers, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be daunting. When your...

December 2015

By Susan Pohorski
If you and your child are looking for careers with a bright future, consider the many occupations in Information Technology, or IT. As parents, our job is to prepare our children for the future. To help them learn the skills necessary to live their lives independently. We want them to be able to...

Pages