It’s that time of year when high school seniors are graduating and as exciting as the time is, it’s one filled with mixed emotions. I remember celebrating my accomplishments while being a little anxious about what was coming next. After all, I was moving across the country for college and away from the place that had been home for 18 years as well as leaving a tight-knit group of friends to make new ones. I’m sure my parents had some mixed emotions as well.
A new study by Impulse Research found that parents and students have similar fears when it comes to heading off to college. Over 40% of students and parents surveyed are most worried about keeping in touch and connected with friends and family back home.
Whether you have a new high school graduate or a student who will be graduating soon, this new video from Microsoft is a candid look into the worries that parents and students have about going off to college. This universal story raises questions about how students can continue to stay connected with their parents while also taking on the new opportunities in college.
To help ease some school anxiety and help families stay in touch, Microsoft has the following tips and tools that can help!
- Stay connected visually thanks to weekly video chats with Skype on a Windows PC, Windows Phone or Xbox. Parents can check in on kids without making too many unnecessary visits to campus!
- Eliminate the worries that come with shopping for the perfect PC for your new grad. Get help from your local Microsoft Store and outfit your device with Windows + Office 365 (via Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal) to give your student all the tools they need to tackle late nights at the library, long lectures and grueling term papers, while leaving plenty of room for apps and entertainment to help them unwind. Find affordable, ultra-portable devices that fit their needs with the help of a Microsoft Store specialist like a Surface Pro tablet or Acer Aspires S7 PC.
- Organize with OneDrive. Your college student will be able to sync documents across their PC and Windows Phone and easily collaborate on group work – ensuring that they will never miss a paper or a deadline!
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