What we're thinking

8.32 Is it time for fall break yet?

Today is a holiday in the United States. It's Labor Day, the third day of a long weekend. It's customarily celebrated with outdoor barbecues and beach parties, as we send off summer. Before you put those sunglasses away for another year, let's talk vacation. Athena...

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8.31 Back to school freak-out

Hi! Everybody ready for a brand-new school year? Click on the image for my personal perspective, from my recent visit to the Harvard Club of New York. If you're reading this message as text, click here to see the video . Athena Advises Those of you who attend...

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8.30 Wall Street ahead? Urgent advice!

Hi! Are you aiming at a career in finance? Business of any kind? We have some urgent advice for you as school begins. Click on the image or text link below for Athena Mentor's advice--direct from Wall Street. Yes, that is a bank vault in the background. If you're...

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8.28 The Princeton Review’s top colleges

What else comes out in the summer? The Princeton Review rankings! Need some beach reading? Here are the top three colleges in a few of the less predictable categories, as reported in USA Today online on August second. If you don't know these schools, perhaps it's time...

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8.27 August first! The Common App is live

The Big Day has arrived! The Common Application is up and running. Did you turn immediately to this year's prompts for the Personal Statement? Did you race through the prompts and yell, "Number four! I know the answer to that one!" Before you dash off an essay, click...

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8.26 Countdown!

Hey there, you in the pool! That's right: you! Athena Advises Yes, we have one more summerly week before the Common Application for 2017-18 goes live. You could spend the week under water. Or you could check out a few cool moves that will make sure you're in better...

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8.25 What are CEOs reading this summer?

Every summer, McKinsey & Co. interviews a number of CEOs of global corporations to ask what they are reading. This summer, 15 of the world's most powerful business and military leaders named a total of 51 books, ranging over history, politics, memoir, business,...

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