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The counselor will see you now

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Choosing an academic major, or a set of college courses in a particular speciality, is not simple. Students often equate “academic major” as “career-training“, yet academic knowledge doesn’t always immediately translate into “job”. Often, students will still need to understand their aptitude, so they can find an application for what they know, or “to get …

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Seek Discomfort

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Soon-to-be college students would be wise to listen to college graduation speeches. Students can learn how to make more effective choices during college by heeding the advice of those who have achieved a degree of accomplishment and notoriety,  increasing their odds of realizing their vision and generally living more purposefully. In 2015, John Waters, film …

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Adulthood Delayed?

Moms On quarantine: Cook, Feed, Bath 22-year-old Baby, and repeat 🐼 Posted by Jafrin Joytee on Saturday, April 4, 2020 Many students, who while at college are “adults in training”, returned home for the remainder of the school year, finishing their studies online. Yet, the unintended consquence is reverting to childhood roles, letting moms “mother” …

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Grief

Sanika, a freshmen student at UC San Diego, reflects on her truncated first year of college. ——————————————————————————– I just finished doing panic grocery shopping with my dad in the midst of a pandemic in Sacramento.  A week ago, on Monday, I never thought I would even say this sentence. In fact a week ago, I was …

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Here Comes “The College Blues”

Just because a student starts college doesn’t mean that their mindset has caught up to being a college student. First thing last Monday morning, a first-day-of-college-classes student texted me: since she walked into a classroom, where the class lecture was already underway and was at the wrong classroom to boot. Embarassed, she worried that her …

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Guest Post: It’s Okay to Not Know

By Spencer Batute I’m not quite sure how to write one of these personal journey blog posts, as I still don’t feel like I’m at some end goal or vista point that I can look down from and spew some all-seeing knowledge. And I don’t know if I ever will be. But I think that’s …

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Advice for the First Year of College, by College Students

Guest Podcasters, Ally Jeffers and Mikala Rosaia, Santa Clara University Sophomores studying both Political Science and Communications, offer the following advice as they reflect on their first year of college. The pressure to establish new friend networks, while “declaring independence” from their families can have unintended consequences. So, listening to Ally and Mikala discuss the …

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Tied at the Hip: Modern-Day Parenting

“Helicopter Parenting” has become a norm, which can delay adult children taking responsibility for themselves. More colleges staff are now sponsoring a PTA-like “College Parent Groups”. Adult children can also tie themselves to mom and dad; some request editorial advice on college papers through Google Documents. And, as no parent wants their child to suffer, …

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Is College the New Speculation?

Often students earn college degrees to increase their likelihood of future financial stability.  Yet, as college costs are rising, students and their parents subsequently are borrowing more to earn said degree, thus students “spend” the equivalent of a few years’ of post-graduation wages while parents may delay retirement, the question is, “Is college worth the …

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Unleashed Brilliance AKA College Essays

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It’s always an honor to help render the seemingly impossible–RAW, NAKED TRUTH.   Related Posts“ARRRRGH! Why is High School So Stressful?!?” College Online = Digital Instruction + Childhood Redux Choosing a College for Job Potential in Its Location

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Move Along…Nothin’ To See Here

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How most seniors & their parents feel when asked about college applications Related PostsInstant Civics Lesson–Memorial Day & California’s Tuesday Primary Election Where is the “Middle” in Middle Class? The Modern “Starving” Student

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College Move-In Day

Meanwhile…. Cartoon courtesy: kxoj.com Photo courtesy: Mehr Sahota Related PostsMIT Admissions Honors Pi Day More 25 Year Olds Have Student Debt…And At Higher Average Amounts Do You Want to “Monkey Around” With Your College Essay?

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Ever Wonder Why The Dollars in Your Pocket Are Less?

Wonder no longer… Related PostsGuest Post: Life at A Large Public University…Reality vs. Myth Guest Post: Colleges Without Make-Up What the what?!? Pick A College Based on Surfing?

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College Application or Marriage Proposal?

Applying to college isn’t simple.  Metaphorically, choosing a college can be like an arranged marriage—parents are involved in the choosing process, lifelong expectations are being weighted and future prosperity is being forecasted. “Dowries” are paid in the form of tuition, room and board, books etc.   Students seek a college that’s the “right fit“, dating …

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College Admissions Season is Now Open

Is she mad? She just ate her first pop-tart! Related PostsYou Can Dish It. Can You Take It? Community College Transfers Increasingly Enroll at Multiple Campuses OH NO! Common Application Technical Glitches?!?