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Advice for High School Students About College Preparation and Career Exploration
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What type of undergraduate college degree is for me? What questions should I ask admission counselors? How will college prepare me for a successful career and the future of work? How can I be sure college is worth it and I’ll get a good return on investment?
With college search comes questions, and you need advice to help you succeed, follow your passion, and reach your goals as you start career exploration for high school students.
But not just any tips and advice. You want real tips from real pros.
Across the United States, around 19M students will attend colleges and universities this year. And, nearly 2M bachelor’s degrees will be awarded. So getting these questions answered ahead of time helps you hone your focus, make the right decision, and achieve the career of your dreams.
We’ve compiled the best college admission advice, career advice for high school students, tips for college and career planning, and college application advice—all in one place to make it easy for you to get your questions answered and start your journey!
College Admission Advice
How to Use Acceptance Rate and Class Profile to Guide Your College Search
Find out how you can use college admission statistics to guide your search, plus see the most recent Babson College acceptance rate and class profile.
Six Types of Questions to Ask a College Admissions Counselor
Don’t be shy! This is your chance to get as much information as you need, and could help you make the final decision. And, admission counselors love it when you ask questions.
Early Decision vs Early Action vs Regular Decision: What is the Best Way to Apply?
Understand the difference between early decision vs early action vs regular decision—learn how each option works before applying.
How to Write a College Essay: the Personal Statement and Writing Supplement
Write a catchy hook, keep it simple, and focus on you. Make it meaningful, personal, and well-written. Get creative, write an essay or create a video, and let your imagination soar.
When Preparing Your College Essay, Speak the Language of Admissions: Be Yourself
Gabrielle Alias ’20, a San Francisco, California native, reflects on why being herself led her to Babson. “It is so important to be true to yourself and speak from your heart. The admissions officers don't want to hear your resume, but what makes up you.”
Career Exploration and Preparation
Do I Need a Degree to Be an Entrepreneur?
Studying entrepreneurship in college is smart if you want to start a business in college or if you want to become a leader who can make an impact in any organization. See why.
How Undergraduate Experiential Learning Can Pave the Way for Your Success
Discover what undergraduate experiential learning really means and why it’s important to weigh the different types when looking at colleges.
Is College Worth It? Peeling Back the Curtain on Your Anticipated College ROI
The short answer is yes: college is worth it for most students—find out how you can determine if a particular college is worth it for you.
What Makes the Best College for Entrepreneurship?
Learn the ins and outs, and start with the rankings. Next, look at a school’s academics, faculty, and the resources they put towards the many facets of entrepreneurship.
Find the Best Undergraduate Business School for You
There are a number of factors to consider, but it ultimately comes down to fit. Learn how to go behind the rankings and make the most of your decision.
How to Make the Most Out of Your College Experience
Wendy Kahn ’22
“Stay open to people who are different from you, and get to know them. Getting to know someone who grew up with a different cultural background is amazing; the experience makes us better humans.”
Shruti Jain ’24
“That’s what being an entrepreneurial leader is—finding solutions, being unique and creative, and being someone who is supportive, inclusive, and understanding.”
Alicia Gaudet ’22
“The most important thing I have learned at Babson is that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. Babson has helped me realize how capable I really am.”
Sree Dasari ’23
“Tour a lot of places to see where you fit in. But, in terms of business and entrepreneurship, 100% Babson.”
The Babson Experience
Class of 2025 Profile: A Diverse Community that Raises the Bar
From class size, to admit rate, to scholarships awarded—discover how Babson brings together unique perspectives to solve global challenges, and get a feel for your class.Learn More
“I felt like Babson was a really inclusive environment and had a strong passion for diversity. I really admire how passionate the professors and administrators are, and all the resources available.”
Get to Know Some of the Undergrad School’s Star Professors
“Coming to the Babson community, I knew that I was going to be engaged but I didn’t know that I was going to have these kinds of experiences.”
Need More College Admission Advice?Meet the Admissions Staff, We’re Here to Help
Meet the team, explore financial aid, plan a visit, or ask us a question. We are here to help.
Take the Next Step
Babson graduates are career-ready and in demand. At Babson, you’ll gain a make-it-happen mindset, hands-on experience, and a deep bench of advisors, including faculty and 44,000+ alumni ready to help you succeed. Discover why Babson is right for you. Join the best school for entrepreneurship today.