Best college summer programs for high school students?
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What colleges offer well-known pre-college summer programs?
What do these programs have to offer?
What should a student look for when choosing a pre-college summer program?
Are there free vs paid summer programs?
The best summer programs for college students would be those which allow the students to experience the inside view of their prospective career area. Based upon my many years in Human Resources this involves getting to know oneself better to determine which might be the best career area to pursue and getting to know people who might be able to provide such experience by doing face to face personal interaction networking.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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