I know that all of us are trying to wrap up school and work commitments as we get ready for Thanksgiving later this week.  After the big meal, and in between the shopping trips and football games, browse our November newsletter when you get a free moment. You’ll find our holiday gift guide for teens,

Thanksgiving Wishes

Monday, 25 November 2013 by

Dear Friends of P&A, At this time of year, we pause for a moment to reflect on the many reasons why we feel thankful. Hardworking students, supportive parents, and collaborative colleagues are at the top of our list. Thank you for being a part of the P&A family. All of our clients and partners enrich

Popp & Associates Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 by

I know that we have not even carved the Thanksgiving turkey, but since so many of you have been asking, let the shopping begin! Enjoy P&A’s recommendations for holiday gifts for the favorite teen in your life! Visit the online store UncommonGoods for creative ideas for both teen boys and girls. Don’t miss the PB

As we approach the last of the Round 1 ED/EA deadlines on November 15, we need to switch gears from focusing on early applications to work that needs to be completed for Regular Decision deadlines. This is an important time to stop and reflect on your college list and make sure it still feels right

As many of us know by now, the college admission process is very stressful for students and families. In fact, this is probably an understatement! Speaking as a college counselor,  I am very aware of how students are feeling and care about not only the quality of their applications, but also the strength of their

5 Tips to Ace Your College Interview

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 by

As the leaves change color and pumpkins start adorning doorsteps, college interview dates begin filling our calendars. I often find that students feel anxious before college interviews, but they always go smoother than anticipated. The college interview is an opportunity for students to learn more about a college of interest, and students should not see

Submitting Your Common Application

Monday, 21 October 2013 by

Given that the November 1 application deadline is quickly approaching, students have begun submitting Early Decision and Early Action applications using the online Common Application. As many of you know, there has been no shortage of articles in the media detailing the Common Application difficulties that students, guidance counselors, and teachers have been encountering.  Last

It’s hard to believe that we are already in mid October with the 1st set of application deadlines arriving 3 weeks from today! Many students are applying to colleges with November 1 deadlines, so here is a checklist of priorities to keep in mind for your Early Action and Early Decision schools. 1) High School

Popp & Associates entered the Intuit Small Business Big Game, a national small business competition, and we recently learned that we advanced to the second round! The winner will be featured in a commercial during the Super Bowl! Just a few seconds is all that is needed to vote for Popp & Associates and help

MIT Splash 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013 by

Students can visit MIT during Splash 2013 and take mini classes on numerous subjects. From November 23-24, thousands of high school students will gather on the MIT campus, where MIT students and community members will teach short classes on just about anything you can think of! During Splash, students can get their feet wet with