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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a student starts their college application journey, one of the most important steps they can take includes creating a college list. However, it can be difficult for students to craft a balanced list.
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.
There are many misconceptions about the college admissions process, as well as mistakes that parents can make while trying to support their student. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Beth Pickett, where she explains how parents can help their student find the best fit college.
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.