Early apps are in! Now what?

Congratulations for submitting your early applications! Perhaps you even have some rolling decisions coming back and you’re already feeling great. What happens next? Update your portal for each school’s application Spend the time to make sure each school has received all of the materials that they need in order to review your application by theirContinue reading “Early apps are in! Now what?”

To disclose or not to disclose?

Recently, I had the great opportunity to speak with a group of local families about the transition to college and best practices for student success. I always love connecting with students and parents and educating them on the ins and outs of college life, and this was a fantastic reminder that even though we mayContinue reading “To disclose or not to disclose?”

Help! My dream school deferred me…what do I do?

We’ve come to a tricky part of the admission process. Some seniors are seeing their friends receive acceptances while still waiting for their own to arrive. Others have received the news that they’ve been deferred from their top school and are uncertain what that means and what to do next. Deferrals can be rough inContinue reading “Help! My dream school deferred me…what do I do?”

Finish your Fall semester strong with these 4 strategies!

This has been a fall semester like none other. We’ve all been doing our best to simply make it work in the midst of a global pandemic. This is no easy task! Perhaps you’re back at school taking in-person classes this semester, or maybe you’re taking classes from the comfort of your childhood bedroom. NoContinue reading “Finish your Fall semester strong with these 4 strategies!”

What does a DIY project have to do with executive function coaching?

A topic I often focus on with students is project management, or how to break down a project into smaller, manageable pieces and set a corresponding timeline. Creating bite-sized tasks can make anything seem more approachable, and a good ole DIY project is no different. I’ve known I wanted to repaint this desk for myContinue reading “What does a DIY project have to do with executive function coaching?”

Senior Summer Send-Off #4 with Anna

To round out our Senior Summer Send-offs, we hear the experience and perspective of a recent graduate who made the decision to take a gap year.  Anna has deferred from Stanford University, and she’s excited to travel to Ireland this fall.  I hope you’ll find her insight as interesting as I have! Let’s dive inContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-Off #4 with Anna”

Senior Summer Send-Off #3 with Isaac

Isaac may be new to New Orleans, but between online summer coursework and an early move-in at Tulane University, he is well on his way!  Read on for Isaac’s recommendations for a successful transition to college and his reasons for choosing Tulane. How did you spend this summer? “Once my camp was canceled for theContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-Off #3 with Isaac”

Senior Summer Send-off #2 with Ryann

Ryann is counting down the days until she heads to the University of Maryland.  She is joining the Public Leadership cohort of the College Park Scholars program, and her enthusiasm for her upcoming drive to College Park is contagious!  Read more about her interest in Maryland, connections she’s already formed with classmates, and her recommendationsContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-off #2 with Ryann”

Senior Summer Send-off #1 with Josh

As incoming first-year students make their way to campus (or sit tight and log in from the comfort of home), I wanted to shed some light on different students’ experiences.  To kick off our senior summer send-off series, I connected with Josh, who is heading to Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan, a large stateContinue reading “Senior Summer Send-off #1 with Josh”

The ins and outs of pre-reading

In a recent student meeting with one of my college students, we focused our time on preparing for a writing assignment (write a rhetorical essay) based on an assigned reading (a case study about a woman who was terminated from her job after posting a disparaging remark on social media).  Many times, such as thisContinue reading “The ins and outs of pre-reading”