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Students, What Are Your VIPS?

VIPS are a student's values, interest, personality-style and skills - read on to see why they matter.

I’ve been feeling under the weather for the last couple days and today decided it made more sense to share a blog I wrote for Christine VanDeVelde and Robin Mamlet, co-authors of the book, College Admission rather than just put something out there that wasn’t my best effort. Whether you are a regular reader or are just stopping by for the first time, I appreciate the fact that you’re here. And I want to make sure I am always offering you something of value.

When I work with students, I try to get them to tap into their VIPS – values, interests, personality-style and skills. Why? Because when you know who you are and what you’re good at, your chances of finding success in your life increase significantly. And by success I’m not just talking about making a lot of money. Instead, I want my students to create lives for themselves where they find success in their work, their relationships and in life, in general.

Here’s the blog about VIPS. If you have any thoughts on it, please leave a comment below. If you think it makes a lot of sense, consider sharing it with someone you know.

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