2016 Dare 2B Digital Conference & Innovation Challenge

In only a few short weeks the 2016 Dare 2B Digital Conference will commence. This is Silicon Valley's premier STEAM event. Its purpose is to give young women from 7th – 10th grade a taste of the widespread permeation of computer technology in our world today.  They’ll go over the basics of obtaining a future degree in computer science or … [Read more...]

The $75,000 Fifth Year of College

Guest blogger Lisa Marker-Robbins is the owner/CEO of LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, LLC). In Brian’s junior year of high school, he was determined to become a petroleum engineer, the highest paid field of engineering. This was fueled by his love of science and math as well as successfully navigating a college level first … [Read more...]

Tell Your Kids: Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  They dream big: Astronauts, firefighters, doctors, etc.  Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions. Common wisdom claims a student’s choice of … [Read more...]

Future Investing with Summer Programs and Internships

Seniors: With summer approaching, you and other high school students may first bask in the glow of three months away from essays and assigned projects.  Once that feeling subsides—particularly for all of you wonderfully ambitious students—you’ll wonder if any options exist to keep your mind stimulated, prepare yourself for their future careers, or … [Read more...]

Choosing a College Goal: Personal Interest vs. Career

Is career choice an either-or situation?  When students foresee the goal of their college education, they are caught in a tug-of-war between the sensible prospect of job security or a career path tailored to their passions and interests.  Rarely do they overlap. They may consider the kitchen their happy place, but know that majors in Culinary … [Read more...]