Category: Summer Planning

5 Must-Read Books for Your Summer Reading List

By IvyWise on Friday, July 10, 2020

Great Books for Students Looking to Expand Their Outside Reading Lists

Whether it’s bringing your books to the beach or curling up with your Kindle at home, every student should include independent reading on their agenda this summer. In addition to getting lost in a good story, reading can help students stay academically engaged and better prepared for coursework in the fall. 

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5 Tips for Making the Most of a Remote Internship

By IvyWise on Thursday, June 18, 2020

International Study TipsRemote Internships are a Valuable Opportunity for Students Looking to Get Ahead

Internships are a valuable opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience during the summer months. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these positions have shifted to virtual experiences in order to adhere to social distancing and safer at home orders.

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Staying Motivated While Social Distancing This Summer

By IvyWise on Monday, June 8, 2020

How to Stay Academically Motivated During Summer BreakKeep Motivation Levels High All Summer Long 

It can always be a challenge to maintain motivation during the summer months, some students may find it particularly difficult to stay engaged and on top of their to-do lists as they continue to socially distance.

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How to Create Summer College Prep Goals

By IvyWise on Monday, June 1, 2020

summer_activities_for_high_school_students.jpgMake the Most of The Summer By Creating New Goals

Whether you’re working towards a target score for the ACT or SAT or putting the finishing touches on your list of best-fit schools, every student needs concrete goals to work towards throughout the college admissions process. Nailing down objectives is particularly important during the summer months while students have time away from schools and activities that might make it difficult to get ahead.

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2020 Summer Program Cancellations and Updates

By IvyWise on Monday, April 27, 2020

AdobeStock_199020788Learn the Status of 2020 Summer Programs

Many high school students opt to attend summer programs hosted by various colleges to expand their horizons and deepen their knowledge while getting a taste of campus life. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a multitude of universities are either cancelling their courses or shifting them online.

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IvyWise Live Q&A: Coronavirus and College Admissions

By IvyWise on Friday, April 10, 2020

ivywise live counsellorsJoin Our Facebook Live Webinars April 15 & 17 to Learn More About How To Prep for College Admissions Process This Fall

Tune in to IvyWise Live on our Facebook page next week, where College Admissions Experts Christine, Scott, Nat, Zach, and Rachel will discuss how students can prepare for the college admissions process this fall and answer your most pressing college prep questions.

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Summer Planning 101: How to Get Started

By IvyWise on Friday, January 31, 2020

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Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Start Planning Your Summer Now

Although the summer season is months away, it’s important for students to get a head start on planning for the break. There are a multitude of different opportunities to consider and the sooner students get started, the more time they will have to pinpoint activities that are truly meaningful to them.

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Preparing for Back to School: How to End the Summer on a Positive Note

By IvyWise on Friday, August 9, 2019

Preparing for Back to School SeasonMake the Most of Your Final Days of Summer and Get Motivated for the Year Ahead

For many students, the final weeks of summer break are either here or fast approaching. Although it’s important to shift gears and prepare for the back to school season, students should also focus on making the most of their summer opportunities.

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4 Ways to Give Back to Your Community This Summer

By IvyWise on Friday, July 26, 2019

4 Ways to Give Back to Your Community This SummerMake a Difference in Your Community By Volunteering This Summer

Volunteer work can be a valuable opportunity for high school students to gain hands-on skills, expand their horizons, and make an impact. Between test prep and summer activities, it may feel challenging to find time in your summer schedule for community service, but most students would agree that it’s well worth the effort.

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Forget Summer FOMO: How to Feel Confident About Your Own Academic Choices

By IvyWise on Friday, July 19, 2019

Summer FOMOStop Comparing Yourself to Others and Get Excited About Your Summer Plans and Goals

Although the phrase “FOMO” may be relatively new, the idea of comparing yourself and your plans to those around you and worrying about falling short definitely isn’t. It’s human nature to want to join in and follow the group, but when it comes to preparing for college, students can’t be afraid to follow their own paths.

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How to Stay Academically Motivated During Summer Break

By IvyWise on Thursday, June 27, 2019

How to Stay Academically Motivated During Summer BreakDon’t Let Summer Brain Drain Take Over Your Time Off

For students across the US, it’s summer break time! Many are using this time to take a break from the rigors of the school year, but the lack of classroom time can lead to “summer brain drain” or the “summer slide,” where students lose some of the academic progress they’ve made over the previous school year. Staying motivated to continue learning, have a productive summer, and prepare for the next school year can be hard, but we’re here to help!

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How to Have the Best First Day at Your Internship or Job

By IvyWise on Friday, June 21, 2019

Best First Day at a Job or InternshipPut Your Best Foot Forward With These First Impression Musts

Whether it’s the first day of school or the start date at your internship or job, there’s no doubt that the beginning of something new can be intimidating. For students who are new to internships or just entering the workforce, the sense of anxiety can increase tenfold.

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These Thought-Provoking Podcasts Will Fight Summer Brain Drain

By IvyWise on Monday, June 10, 2019

Fotolia_193683179_Subscription_Monthly_M-1Stay Academically Sharp By Tuning into These Fun Podcasts

Once school is out for the summer it can be all too easy to go on autopilot. Even if you’ve planned a jam-packed summer break filled with internships, test preparation, or maybe working a part-time job, it is important to explore new learning opportunities, including podcasts.

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Exploring Your Interests Through Reading and Research This Summer

By IvyWise on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

AdobeStock_39655717Use Your Summer to Pursue an Easy College Prep Task

Summer break is a great time for students to relax, but summer shouldn’t be spent just lounging around! Students should use this break in their academic schedule to pursue their interests and one way to do that is through reading and research.

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7 Must-Read Books Students Should Pick Up This Summer

By IvyWise on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Summer Reading for StudentsRevamp Your Summer Reading List with These University-Approved Picks

Whether you’re graduating or simply transitioning to the next grade or class year, it’s essential for students to stay academically sharp throughout the summer break. Reading is one of the most impactful ways to fight summer brain drain and it can also be one of the most fun, as long as you choose the right books!

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5 Last-Minute Summer Activity Ideas

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5 Last Minute Summer Activity IdeasCreative Ideas for Summer Learning Experiences 

For students preparing for the college application process, summer break is an exciting opportunity to pursue new ways to learn outside of the classroom. Whether you get a job, focus on test preparation, enroll in an academic program, or start an internship, there are plenty of ways to broaden your skill set when school is out of session.

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How to Make the Most of Spring Break

By IvyWise on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to Make the Most of Spring BreakPlanning In Advance Is Key To Using Vacation Time to Your Advantage

For many students, spring break is right around the corner. Instead of hitting snooze and Netflixing all week, make strategic decisions to ensure your vacation is simultaneously productive and relaxing.

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How to Apply for Summer Internships

By IvyWise on Friday, March 1, 2019

How to Apply to Summer InternshipsFind an Internship That Aligns With Your Interests and Goals

Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience, enhance their skill set, and fight off summer brain drain. Unfortunately, finding a best-fit internship opportunity that aligns with your needs and goals can be challenging. 

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6 Tips for Planning a Productive Summer

By IvyWise on Friday, February 15, 2019

6 Tips for Planning a Productive SummerPrepare for Summer Break By Researching and Planning Ahead

If you think it is too early to start planning summer break, it’s time to reconsider! Planning meaningful experiences for June, July, and August can help high school students discover new passions, fine-tune ongoing interests, and gain inspiration for college applications and essays.

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