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.
Episode 146: Advocating For Your Healthcare Needs
Being independent at college includes knowing how to advocate for your needs. Today’s guest, Gerene Kessler, shares her inspirational story of how her ability to advocate for herself paved the way for her success in college.
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!
Episode 145: Advice From a Former College Admissions Representative
The college application process can be difficult to navigate, so what better way to prepare your student than to hear advice from a person who has worked in admissions both as a student and as a professional? Today’s guest, Beth Farias, has seen both sides of the desk in college admissions
Episode 144: Tips for College Freshmen
The transition from high school to freshman year of college can be difficult. However, with access to the many resources available, students can create meaningful relationships with mentors who can help with the many challenges that come with change. In today’s episode, Dr. Kerra Lynn Gazerro gives advice to first-year students on how they can make the most out of their college experience.
Episode 143: Self-Reflection and Your Personal Statement
Self-reflection is not easy, but it can be rewarding. As today’s guest, Kate Stone, has observed through her students, a vital part of the college application process is understanding yourself. She gives advice on how to build a strong sense of self-awareness and how those skills can enhance your application allowing you to stand out as an applicant.
Episode 142: Nailing Your Audition or Interview For a BFA Program
Do you want to apply to a fine or performing arts program? The application process differs from other college applications requiring portfolios, auditions and interviews. It can be a daunting experience. However, today’s guest, Chuck Erickson, reassures us that as long as students are prepared and passionate about what they do, they will perform strongly.
Episode 141: How Best to Support Your College Freshman
The transition from high school to college includes a host of new challenges and experiences for students. Many of these situations have to be navigated between parents and their students.
Parenting in “Unprecedented Times”
As the new academic year begins, parents of children starting college for the first time, or those going back for another year, are helping their children move into dorms and new apartments, and experiencing goodbyes both joyful and tearful. But for some of these parents, this time of excitement and discovery comes with a specific set of fears and anxieties. When we hear about mental health in college, we tend to hear in broad terms about how the stress of university programs, and of the journey into independent living, affects young adults.