Episode 151: Fearless Interviewing for Teens

Episode 151: Fearless Interviewing for Teens

Interviews don’t have to be intimidating, in fact, they can be fun. Today’s guest, Kim Duckworth, has both given and trained teens for interviews for over a decade. She gives advice on how students can nail an interview through practice and preparation.

Episode 150: Insights from a Parent of College Recruits

Episode 150: Insights from a Parent of College Recruits

Being a parent of a collegiate athlete is far from easy. It can mean a lot of traveling and a lot of difficult decisions when deciding on colleges. Today’s guest, Lesley McShane, is both an athlete and the mother of two students who pursued collegiate sports in their college careers.

Episode 149: How Universities are Using High-Impact Practices to Launch DEI programs

Episode 149: How Universities are Using High-Impact Practices to Launch DEI programs

What are some steps universities are taking to implement DEI programs? How do universities support and help international students acclimate to campus life? Kate Lewis joins us today as she worked at Penn State in student affairs counseling international students and LGBTQA+ students. Kate sheds some light on how higher ed is trying to roll out programs that will support a diverse and ever-changing student population. 

Episode 148: Parents Helping Other Parents

Episode 148: Parents Helping Other Parents

Parents are willing to do anything for their loved ones. They are the support system that their children lean on when times get hard. But that is far from an easy job. As today’s guest, Casie Fariello knows, parents need a safe platform where they can find others who share their struggles. Casie shares some advice she has learned from her own journey and what inspired the creation of Other Parents Like Me.

Episode 147: Staying Mentally Fit In College

Episode 147: Staying Mentally Fit In College

Staying fit is not just about working out. It also means maintaining good mental health. Today’s guest, Scott Lutostanski, can attest that a healthy mind leads to healthy habits. He gives advice to parents and students on how to be successful in college by staying mentally fit.

The College Interview

The College Interview

Many of you will have the option to do a college interview. Some of you will be required to do them. It’s an excellent way to demonstrate to the admissions counselor or the alumni interviewer that you are confident, capable, and able to articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely. Is it scary? Absolutely! The stakes are high when discussing admissions to college, being awarded a scholarship valued at thousands of dollars, and speaking to someone who is a stranger. Here’s the good news- no one knows you better than YOU!