The TakeAway Wk of 5/18
Here’s a summary of important articles from the past week that may give you more insight into the world of college life, admissions, financing, and parenting.
The R2C Takeaway: When the state of the economy was in a shambles not too long ago, the job market reflected that. College graduates could not get jobs and resorted to taking whatever they could find, which a lot of the tie was low-level, low-income positions. Now that the economy has been boosted, there are more high-level, higher-paying positions available and grads are finding it easier to obtain those spots.
The R2C Takeaway: Needing to sound bright and intelligent is not just a requirement of adults and college grads who are looking for jobs. High school and college students looking for summer positions and internships should be aware of the image they project during those interviews. You want to put your best face forward when you are being considered for jobs…and even during college interviews.
The R2C Takeaway: It’s hard to believe that “more teenagers die each year from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia and influenza combined.” And in spite of these harrowing statistics, the stigma attached to mental health issues still precludes people from addressing them. Talking with your teen, listening, communicating, and knowing the warning signs of depression are key.
The R2C Takeaway: Would it be nice to have a student who gets all As and never requires parental intervention or concern? Yes, but that student probably rarely exists. Having a student who is average is not a curse. Everyone progresses at his or her own speed and with the guidance and support of family ad professionals, all children can excel—ultimately, and in their own way.
The R2C Takeaway: Senator Bernie Sanders, the recently announced candidate for president from the Progressive Party has introduced a new piece of legislation that will give “give young people from low and middle-income families the opportunity of a lifetime: To attend public colleges or universities for free.” While this sounds great, it probably won’t have much steam, other than spurring on other Progressive Party supporters.