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Making College Possible, Emotional Learning, and Kanye West vs Everybody

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy, News & Events, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration

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In our latest episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we explore how emotions influence learning, and why there’s a college course centered around Kanye West. Plus, you’ll hear how one man is making college possible for those who never thought it could be.

College Planning: When's Too Early to Begin?

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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​First graders are preparing college wish lists. Fourth graders are taking campus tours. Recent news stories about college and career readiness programs in middle and even elementary schools have intensified the debate about how soon might be too soon to plan for life after high school. Parents ask all the time: When should my child start planning for college?

National Volunteer Week: Spring into Service with Hobsons and x2VOL

By Diana Agnon, Director of Sales & Marketing, intelliVOL

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Marketplace, News & Events, Self-Discovery & Career Exploration, Student Engagement

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It’s National Volunteer Week in the United States and Canada, so a wide array of organizations are hosting special events to promote volunteerism and engage local residents. The goal is to raise awareness about needs in our communities and encourage volunteerism year-round.

Make Campus Visits Count: Introducing ActiveMatch Events in Naviance

By Emily Goebel, Communications Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Naviance Network, News & Events

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​Even in the age of online discussions, virtual college tours, and electronic guidebooks, there is still no match for stepping foot in person on a college campus to evaluate whether a college is the right fit. For many students, a campus visit is critical to help them see that college could be a reality and to find the perfect campus environment for them.

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