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How important is networking during the college process?

Hi everyone! I've heard that networking can be important during the college process, but I'm not sure how significant it really is. Should I be actively trying to network with people at colleges I'm interested in or is it not that important?

11 months ago

Hi there! I understand your curiosity about the role of networking in the college process. Based on my experience with my child's college journey, I can say that networking can be helpful but isn't the most crucial aspect. It's true that connecting with people at your target colleges can give you a better idea of the school's culture, opportunities, and programs. It can also potentially make a difference in your application if someone within the college community can vouch for you. However, your primary focus should be on building a strong application, which includes good grades, extracurricular activities, and compelling essays. Remember that colleges are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate a genuine interest in their institution. Networking can be a bonus and give you an edge, but it won't make up for a weak application. So, while networking can be helpful, prioritize your academics and other elements of your application first. Good luck with the college process, and I hope this helps!

11 months ago

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