When college rankings don’t tell the full story

A friend mentioned to me this afternoon that her daughter is considering college engineering programs and I recounted to her enthusiastically my recent Yale undergraduate engineering tour experience. "It's fabulous," I encouraged her.  "You should take a look!"  My friend immediately dismissed Yale's engineering program based on its U.S. News & World Report ranking.  I have to confess … Continue reading When college rankings don’t tell the full story

An engineering tour at Yale

In my last post, I discussed making the most of the college tour.  Today, I went on one myself.  My oldest daughter and I are visiting old friends of mine in New Haven for the holiday weekend.  I decided to spend some time on campus, partly because I so loved my time at Yale that just walking … Continue reading An engineering tour at Yale

Campus “fly-in” invitations based on intended major

This third and final post on campus fly-in visits focuses on recruiting students with intended majors in particular areas, like STEM subjects and the arts.  Columbia Engineering Experience (at Columbia University in New York City) wants any high-achieving, rising senior with an interest in engineering and a solid mathematics and science background.  Why would one of the … Continue reading Campus “fly-in” invitations based on intended major