Many selective colleges are now accepting less than 20% of their applicants and some of the most competitive colleges are accepting less than 10% of their applicants.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2011
Beacon Wealth Management will launch its first Educational Conference on Thursday, April 7th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Yale Club of New York, located on 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, between East 44th and 45th Streets. The Conference will be both practical and constructive, giving attendees a unique opportunity to learn from 3 industry experts including Eric Greenberg, director and founder of Greenberg Educational Group, Lesley Mitler, founder of Priority Candidates, and Mark Germain, CFP®, MBA, CEO and founder of Beacon Wealth Management. Admission is complimentary and open to the general public.
According to Greenberg, applications to many selective colleges are at an all-time high while acceptance rates are declining rapidly. He added, “Many selective colleges are now accepting less than 20% of their applicants and some of the most competitive colleges are accepting less than 10% of their applicants.” Mitler also cited that a recent study from the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) reporting that more that 75% of those graduating from college in May 2010 who were seeking jobs were unemployed at graduation.
“Paying for college in today’s extraordinary economic environment also presents many challenges,” says Germain. “The cost of a four-year private college education continues to soar and has passed the $150,000 mark at many institutions, not to mention cuts in education budgets, state aid and university endowments caused by the recent recession. The goal of the Beacon Educational Conference is to present strategies to students and their families for maximizing college admissions, preparing to get hired, and financing the journey. It is a contemporary and important topic for anyone looking to be ahead of the curve.”
For more information or to register for the April 7th event, please contact Tina Powell at Tina(at)bwmllc(dot)com or visit http://www.beaconwealthmangement.com.
About Beacon Wealth Management
Beacon Wealth Management is a fiduciary, fee-based Registered Investment Advisory firm headquartered in Glen Rock, New Jersey with offices in New Jersey and Connecticut. The firm offers financial, estate, and retirement planning, investment advisory and money management services. For more information, please visit http://www.beaconwealthmangement.com.