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How Preparing for Hurricane Sandy is Like Preparing for the College Search

A disaster plan for a hurricane is to safety as a path for the college search is to …? 

disaster plan for a hurricane:safety

path for college search:finding the colleges that are the right fit for you

This morning as I was walking the beloved dog, I mused on the need to be better prepared for the impending hurricane. To be sure, I had thought about, talked about, and even gathered some important items—just in case the electricity, heat, or heaven forbid, cell service didn’t work.

It was during my early morning walk that I realized I might not actually be as ready for the big event as I hoped… It then struck me that preparing for a hurricane is a lot like preparing for the college search and selection process… See what you think!

Yesterday, I…

Today, I was faced with increased winds and rain and I began to realize that I might not have thought this through, so I

and, the list goes on…

I am guessing that when thinking about the college search you

Then, when it’s time to really get down to the work of discovering the colleges that are the right fit, you begin to realize that you

So, in reality, you need to dig into the process, do the play/work of talking with your parents about finances and college tuition, discover colleges that are matches for your interests, strengths, needs and challenges, visit campuses, do interviews, and make the big decisions in consultation with your parents… This is your opportunity to step into your future—you need to be prepared.


PS: Written just before we lost power and internet