Education Articles

Academic Advising 101: How to Make the Most of a Campus Visit

One of the most effective ways for students to get a first-hand feel for college campuses and narrow their perspective college lists is to spend time planning a variety of campus visits. This is also a key way students can show “demonstrated interest” in a college, an aspect that is considered in admissions, especially at smaller or lesser … Read more

Encouraging the Right Post-High School Educational Experience for Every Student

Pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree after high school is the cultural norm in the United States, and a decades-long “college for all” campaign has made it a national issue. As a result, most jobs, even those not necessarily requiring an advanced degree, still have a large proportion of four-year degree holders. As reported by The New … Read more

A Closer Look at College Rankings

There are so many college rankings these days it can be hard to keep track (everyone is #1 in something, right?). Anyone familiar with the college application process is aware of influence college rankings can have over parents and students. While rankings certainly offer a place to start when researching schools, it is important to note … Read more

The Crucial Link Between Arts Education and Innovation

Last year, Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun presented at the National Coalition for Girls’ Schools annual conference on how social media can contribute to girls’ interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The acronym STEM has long been ubiquitous here in Silicon Valley, and STEM has been a long-standing educational agenda … Read more