College and Career Choices
Start the conversation about your students' future aspirations with these texts. Build their knowledge of what college is really like, how to prepare, and how to succeed in their future pursuits.
How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'
This informational text discusses the obstacles Native American teenagers face when applying for college and how a program called College Horizons helps.
Want to Get Into College? Learn to Fail
Angel B. Pérez
A dean of admissions dispels the myth that students should showcase perfection on a college application, and explores the relationship between past failures and college success.
Mentors play critical role in quality of college experience, new poll suggests
Leo M. Lambert, Jason Husser, and Peter Felten
Leo M. Lambert, Jason Husser, and Peter Felten discuss the benefits of having a mentor in college.
Why double-majors might beat you out of a job
Matthew J. Mayhew and Benjamin S. Selznick
Matthew J. Mayhew and Benjamin S. Selznick discuss why employers are interested in double-majors.
Making college more affordable: more than one funder has to step up
Jill Tiefenthaler, President of Colorado College, discusses how different funders could help make college more affordable.
Making college matter
Leo M. Lambert and Peter Felten
Leo M. Lambert and Peter Felten discuss how students can make their time in college matter.
Making college more affordable: What needs discussing is the total cost of a degree
The president of Pennsylvania State University discusses how we can make college more affordable.
Avoid high student debt and dropping out by asking these 4 questions about any college
Jake Murray discusses four important questions students should ask about any college they consider attending.
The myth of the college dropout
Jonathan Wai and Heiner Rindermann
Jonathan Wai and Heiner Rindermann discuss the success of college graduates and college dropouts.
Women's colleges play a unique role in quest for equality
Kimberly Wright Cassidy
Kimberly Wright Cassidy discusses the accomplishments of women’s colleges.
Making college more affordable: The importance of pre-collegiate preparation
Reynold Verret discusses how we can make college more accessible for students of various social and economic backgrounds.