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College Confidential   CollegeView     May 2011

May is for getting your party on, and we’re not just talking about Cinco de Mayo—although an ¡Arriba! is certainly in order. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It’s also National Hamburger Month and National Tennis Month. If that’s doesn’t rouse your inner party animal, late spring is also a great time to celebrate the people who make all the difference in your college search: Teacher Appreciation Week, National School Nurse Day—Hey, that potentially crippling kickball sprain didn’t ice itself, remember?—and, of course, Mother’s Day all happen in May.

In the grand tradition of concerned parents, good moms like mommusic, mamom, and katliamom are beginning to wonder when the economy will start yielding career opportunities for their college grads. Such worrisome discussions have made career services a crucial college decision point in recent years. No time like the present for incoming freshmen to take a look at what prospective schools will be able to offer four years from now.

Speaking of great jobs, where would any of us be without the teachers and school administrators who serve as leaders, advisors, and surrogate parents to potential-riddled students everywhere? This May, whether you’re enjoying a sit-down with your favorite teacher to discuss your freshman fall schedule, leveraging the resources offered by your counselor, or planning your strategy for transitioning from high school to college, take a moment to remember all the little folks who have helped you along the way.

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