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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A REWARDING COLLEGE EXPERIENCE?

Just who is responsible for a rewarding college experience? http://www.gallup.com/poll/168848/life-college-matters-life-college.aspx What catches my attention in this original study conducted by Gallup-Purdue is the obvious correlation between four-year graduation rates and the answers to the questions provided by the inaugural Gallup-Purdue … Continue reading

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Why Early Career Counseling Is Significant

Why Early Career Counseling Is Significant

With thousands of colleges nationwide, how does a student decide where to apply? There are many factors to consider – location, size, residential options, student body, religious background, and academic offerings, for instance. But when a teenager looks for colleges with a specific major in mind, what has led her to select that major in the first place? As a high school student it is hard to know what one wants to study, let alone what career to pursue. In some cases a student decides to follow in the footsteps of a parent or a favorite media character. Many students, on the other hand, seek a broad-based education without knowing how it could connect with their life and work post-graduation. Continue reading

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College Counseling: The Risk I Was Willing To Take After Turning 50

College Counseling: The Risk I Was Willing To Take After Turning 50

Although I dabbled in other fields, I landed in education because that’s what I knew and loved. The feeling I get seeing the smiles on students’ faces when they are accepted to their choice colleges is thrilling and the growth I witness through the college process as these young people are about to embark on a life of their own inspires me. Continue reading

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