This year my advisory group at school is comprised of Juniors (11th grade students) who will be exploring their post-secondary options and applying to colleges. As I mentioned last week, one of the things that they will be doing tomorrow is Googling themselves as part of a lesson on digital footprints. Throughout the year we will be exploring many topics related to the college application process. Over the last few years I’ve gathered some Internet resource that could be helpful for students and their parents as they work through the college application process. Here are seven resources to help students and their parents select, apply, and prepare for college.
Unigo relies on huge database of student generated content for college reviews. Unigo has reviews written by students as well as video content. The value of Unigo extends beyond college reviews to first-hand accounts of mistakes made and lessons learned in the first year of college. Finally, as you might expect, Unigo has a social networking aspect through which current students and future students can connect. The video below, shot by Allen Stern of Center Networks, is an interview with Unigo’s founder in which he explains how the service was started and what the service does. The value of the video extends beyond an explanation of Unigo. The founder, Jordan Goldman, explains why he feels that a liberal arts degree has helped him in business.