We at Chariot Learning talk a lot about how to make that glorious road to college as smooth and successful as possible. However, we’re usually focused on the stretch of road that leads up to admissions. Tests, grades, essays, and interviews obviously deserve serious attention and discussion, but what about the parts after those acceptance letters arrive?
Luckily, Mike Metzler has a lot to say about that final stretch of road that students travel from their homes to their freshman year dorms. Mike, a Rochester resident and heck of a nice guy, is the author of Carpe College, the fun guide to making the most of your college experience. I enjoyed this book and recommend it as a great gift for any high school graduate. I also recommend heeding Mike’s advice on how to optimize the college experience.
If you are (or know) an incoming freshman, make the next month count. Consider Mike’s suggestion to give your family the gift of one magical day of YOU:
Before you leave, this is the best gift you can give your parents. Sure, you’ve probably seen too much of each other, but its been mostly centered on you and your college-related stuff. The purpose of this day is to give them a great day with you on their terms where you can just enjoy each other and set the tone for a great relationship when you part company.
Check out all Seven Steps to Seize your Senior Summer at the Carpe College site!