Episode 144: Tips for College Freshmen

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

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

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.

Parenting in “Unprecedented Times”

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.

The Inside Scoops on Podcast Episode 106: What Students Should Consider When Taking the ACT/SAT Tests

The Inside Scoops on Podcast Episode 106: What Students Should Consider When Taking the ACT/SAT Tests

On Podcast Episode 106, Mike Bergin, the founding President of the Board of Directors of the National Test Prep Association, discusses how to prepare for the standardized tests that many colleges require students take upon applying. Many students fret over whether to take the ACT or the SAT, but the truth is that colleges do not prefer one over the other. Although they emphasize different skills and use different methods, both tests examine relatively the same material; students should take a series of practice tests before making a final decision. 

Episode 138: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Interview

Episode 138: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Interview

Whether you are in school or beyond, interviews can be nerve wracking because it can be hard to effectively communicate your skills and experiences under pressure. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Elizabeth Hofmeister, who has worked with countless students and professionals for many years on how to nail an interview.