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Author: Nate Giess

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Nate Giess recently graduated from Wellesley High School. This fall he will attend Emory University, where he hopes to study business administration.

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 10 a.m. by Nate Giess | View Comments
What I Learned During My Summer Internship Experience

This past summer I worked at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MassHort) for my first-ever paid internship. Over the summer, I not only worked in the gardens that the Society maintains, but also served as a Greeter for the gardens, distributing information, answering guest questions, and selling memberships to MassHort. While I have interned at other organizations before, I had always received at least some guidance through the process, whether from a guidance counselor, or a larger internship placement program. However this year, the process of finding a summer job (and then conducting myself at that job) was left largely to ...

Posted June 29, 2014, 11 a.m. by Nate Giess | View Comments
My Pre-College Summer Program

The summer of my junior year I chose to apply to a summer business course offered by a prominent university. I decided to try the course in hopes of discovering more about my own interest in business as a potential college major and future career. Up until that summer, I had taken one Entrepreneurship class at my high school, which I enjoyed immensely, but I was unsure whether I really liked the subject material. And so with that in mind, I decided to complete the short application and see what would happen. The pre-college coursework reflected what I'd learn in ...

Posted May 26, 2014, 11 a.m. by Nate Giess | View Comments
10 Tips for Managing College Application Stress

Applying to colleges can be an extremely stressful ordeal. As someone who just completed the process, I would be lying if I told you anything else. However, while the stress of applying to colleges cannot be completely eliminated, you can manage it and prevent it from becoming overwhelming with these tips. 1. Start in the summer. Seriously. If you have not started on the process yet, finish this article and get to work! While it might seem like there are weeks or months until you really need to buckle down, any work you do early will pay huge dividends when ...