August 24, 2011

Student Success: Carlos Rodriguez Pursues Passion for Helping People

Carlos-Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez, a native of Mexico City, grew up wanting to be just like his parents – his father is an emergency room physician and medical examiner and his mother is a general physician. Carlos pursued his bachelor’s in biology at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, but ultimately decided to forgo…

August 22, 2011

How Do I Apply to College?

How-do-I-apply-to-college

You don’t apply to college very often, so it can appear a daunting task, even if you are applying to a community college where no admissions essay is required. Many people are the first in their family to apply to college. Others applied once – 20 years ago. Still others, out of high school for […]

August 17, 2011

5 Tips to Make a Successful Transition to College

Successful-transition

Goodbye, high school. Hello, college! Maybe those are words you’ve been wanting to shout from the rooftops for a long time now. Maybe you’re secretly terrified about going to college. Whatever your excitement level, the truth is that transitioning to college is not without its challenges. What can you do to prepare? Here are some […]

August 15, 2011

How Can I Support my Student Through College?

Support-my-student

My sister was the first in my family to go to college, and my Dad and I didn’t know how to support her. We rarely visited her on campus (I am not sure we ever did her first year!), and we didn’t attend the homecoming football game where she was recognized as a campus leader […]

August 10, 2011

How do I let Sarah (or Johnny) go to college?

Letting-Sarah-go

Your child is going to college! Since birth, this is what you’ve been preparing her for – becoming an independent adult who is ready to leave the nest. I have a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old. At every stage of parenting I ask other parents, “Is this next stage easier?” I often get the same response […]

August 8, 2011

Why is College Orientation so Important?

New Student Orientation

I remember the mixture of excitement and nervousness I felt as the start of college drew near. As one of the first in my family to go to college, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I went to orientation with an eagerness to know more about college life. College orientation helped to ease my […]

August 3, 2011

Why do I need to know math?

Math-for-life

We recently took up some grass to expand our perennial garden. The question was: How much mulch to cover the area to a depth of 3 inches? I’m glad I paid attention in my math classes. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some math teachers say: “Mathematics has a pervasive and essential […]

August 1, 2011

10 Ideas for your Summer Bucket List

Summer-bucket-list

In about a month’s time, colleges in Colorado will start their fall semesters. So time is ticking down on getting in all those summer activities. If you haven’t filled your Summer Bucket List, here are a few Web sites that may help you out. Idea #1: Plan your adventure with the Colorado Tourism Guide: More […]

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