Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Antoinette, Apr 15, 2009.
Great advice! Thanks for sharing.
' "Kids look to their parents, more than anyone else, for advice, but smart parents will ultimately let the final decision belong to the student." '
Now to show this to my parents...
Antoinette - thanks for posting this.
Some very good points are made here about "fit" and of course allowing the student to decide.
Each candidate and parent should read this.
I particularly like this quote:
Absolutely - I frequently see those questions coming from candidates, "What can I do to make me "look" like a leader? Should I try to be captain of this or President of that?" Somewhere along the line, I hope and believe that admissions officers discover whether this is something the candidate is doing for their resume or is the leadership a natural progression of their interest and dedication to a sport or club. For example, did a student just join the chess club and become president in one year or did they have a long interest in chess club and move from membership coordinator to Vice President to President, etc. Do they take on leadership roles regardless of whether that leadership role has a title attached to it?
I think West Point Admissions is doing a great job getting their message out to propsective candidates.
Glad you guys are finding the article helpful!
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