On Tuesday, I officially resigned from my job teaching college English. I’m sure that to many this sounds ridiculous. At my old job, I had a good salary, paid time off, insurance, and some job security (not tenure, but some security). I was using my English degree. I was doing what I always wanted to […]
When I started Dunce, I had an extremely high vision. Of course, I saw it as a way to help local students through the college admissions process and find the perfect college for them (it’s current state). But… In the back of my mind, my bigger vision for Dunce was a platform where we could completely shift […]
You have a lot of decisions coming up. Seniors – you’re in the process (if you haven’t already) of choosing which college you want to go to. Juniors – you’re in the process of putting together your college list, considering gap year options, and exploring careers. Or maybe you’re just figuring out who to go to […]
“TESLA. Welcome to Nevada”, reads a banner on a tall building in downtown Reno. “We need more skilled labor to meet the demands of new industry,” says the Economic Development Authority. “Hurry up! Catch up!,” we shout at our children. “Be trained to meet industry demands and you’ll have job security.” Here we go again… […]
I was a first generation college student. Neither of my parents earned a college degree. Much of the research out there says that first generation students have a more difficult time succeeding in college because their parents don’t have the knowledge or tools to effectively guide them. I experienced this. The summer before I entered […]
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Last week we sent you this New York Times article by Frank Bruni about how to survive the admission decision season. We’re in the thick of it now. The results of all the dreaming, planning, and hard work are arriving in email inboxes and snail mail letters. Sometimes, the result is acceptance into your first […]
We’re proud to feature our first ever Dunce Q+A. Every week or so, we’ll dip into the hat to answer one of your most pressing questions about college admissions and all that surrounds it. If you’d like to throw your question in, you can email us or ask us on Twitter @AlexJeanEllison #askdunce. This week, […]