Hello Families,

It was a pleasure meeting you online Tuesday to provide an overview of the U.S. College Admissions pathway!

Parents, as a mother of 3 boys, I know the critical path to the finish line may feel like a daunting task.
BUT, It doesn’t have to be!

SUCCESS IS A GROUP PROJECT - and the Prepskills team is here to help!

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Posted on 23 Jan 2021 5:21 AM

Academic pressure can be a burden for even the brightest and most talented students out there. Sometimes this pressure can push you to reach your true potential, while other times it can limit your desire to give it your full effort and cause a lot of stress. Students at any point of their academic journey can experience this pressure and it’s good to know how to deal with it when it comes your way.

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Posted on 16 Dec 2020 6:05 AM
Virtual US College Expo Canada
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Posted on 02 Dec 2020 8:10 PM

Unibuddy today announced a new partnership with Prepskills. This partnership will support Canadian students who are looking to move to the US for college with their application process, by connecting them with a current student in the US – who has been through the journey before.

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Posted on 18 Oct 2020 2:23 AM

Joanna Severino, Founder & President of Prepskills and Justin Souto, a Sterling Hall School Grade 6 student joined us for a conversation about esports.

Justin likes video games, plays soccer and basketball in school and became interested in esports when he was about 4 years old and found he enjoyed playing sports (tennis) computer / electronic games.

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Posted on 21 Sep 2020 4:13 PM

Setting goals, taking action and making the best use of your time is an important skill set both as a student and in your career. Sometimes it just feels like there is not enough hours in the day to accomplish the actions you had decided were a priority.  Our friend Sam Demma shares some of his tips to Get more done this week using this simple productivity hack.

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Posted on 24 Jun 2020 1:59 PM

Thank you to The University of Kentucky (UK) for the interview so that we could learn more about UK. This interview also shares the most commonly asked questions that The University of Kentucky receives from Canadian students and Guidance Counsellors, and, what makes The University of Kentucky unique.

Here's what they shared with us:

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Posted on 04 Apr 2020 7:32 AM

If your US college or university 2020-2023 strategic plan includes expanding Canadian student enrollment, here are a few tips from the Canadian families and Counsellors we talk to on a daily basis:

1) Build a relationship - go beyond the email blasts, swag and mail outs. Instead of phone calls, consider doing video calls with the family. These dramatically (and quickly) increase trust, relationship building and confidence.

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Posted on 27 Mar 2020 7:57 PM

Life has changed a lot for us all in the past few weeks. As a mom of three boys and having been in the educational world for 25 years, I see the impact of social distancing and how relationships, connection, and information will help students and their families cope. While we are all being impacted personally, the global situation also creates different challenges across all industries, including international admissions, enrollment and student recruitment.

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Posted on 25 Mar 2020 6:59 PM

Most students don't realize everything that their tuition covers. Some of these are well-kept secrets and some are just things that students hear about once during orientation and then never think about again. Either way, us at US College Expo have created a list of some free things that you should be sure to check out during the school year!

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Posted on 26 Apr 2018 1:00 AM

Your first couple weeks of college is going to be a flurry of people knocking on your door asking you to come out to events. And while it will slow down once classes start to ramp up that constant buzz of activity dies down. So how are you supposed to get enough sleep, maintain a social life and get all of your studying done? Well, below are three tips for getting enough sleep while living on campus.

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Posted on 17 Apr 2018 8:53 PM

If you are looking to become a professional athlete or artists then America is the best place for you to study. There are tons of reason why from funding to job opportunities to specialized schools. Below are just three of the reasons why artists and athletes should study at an American College:

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Posted on 11 Apr 2018 12:08 AM

Studying abroad might seem like a great idea to you and a terrifying idea for your parents. Where you see excitement, growth and learning; they see danger, no supervision and parties. So, how can you convince your parents that studying abroad is right for you? Here are five tips to consider before bringing the idea up to your parents.

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Posted on 04 Apr 2018 2:49 PM

Bullet journaling has become a hugely popular form of planning, journaling and tracking. Just googling it shows you tons of photos of highly curated Moleskin notebooks from people with tons of artistic talent. But that’s no reason to be discouraged because, regardless of your artistic talent, bullet journaling will help you stay organized always. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should be using a bullet journal:

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Posted on 28 Mar 2018 6:17 PM

The idea of paying money for school can be daunting. But luckily there are thousands of people and companies willing to help students out with their schooling. Here is a list of five websites that are great for Canadian students looking to find American scholarships:

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Posted on 21 Mar 2018 4:29 AM

Making the transition from high school to university is tough. Especially when it’s your first time living away from home. Luckily, there’s an app for that, well actually there’s five. Here’s a list of the top five apps that will make your first year at college a breeze:


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Posted on 14 Mar 2018 12:38 AM

Since it’s graduation season, it’s the perfect time to share some words of wisdom. Many American colleges and universities have celebrities give commencement speeches to the graduating class. Here are some notable quotes taken from celebrity grad speeches in 2017.

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Posted on 14 Jun 2017 8:37 PM

Internships are a great learning experience. It’s basically your inside look into your future job! For many college programs, an internship is required to graduate. This often means that students are competing with thousands of other potential applicants for their ‘dream’ internship. That is why your application can’t blend in with the others. It needs to have elements that make you stand out from the crowd. These four tips can help you achieve that.

Customize Your Resume to the Job

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Posted on 07 Jun 2017 5:56 PM

Yes, everyone says that once you start university or college, that’s where the real work begins. Some students think that this means there should be no time for fun or going out. The truth is, it’s important to have a balanced social life as well. You need that time to wind down and do the things you enjoy. Giving your mind a break from the stress of studying and working on assignments is beneficial. While it may be hard for you to get involved on campus because of work and other commitments, if you do have the time in your schedule, joining a club will be worth it.

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Posted on 01 Jun 2017 4:22 PM

On May 3 Voice of America and George Washington University teamed up to hold a town hall targeted for international students. The town hall, titled Education Destination: USA, was held at George Washington University and streamed live internationally. It discussed some of the challenges and opportunities facing international students.

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Posted on 24 May 2017 6:26 PM