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?”
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?”
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!”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
In a recent webinar with admission representatives from across the country, I heard from directors and deans of admission from a variety of colleges and universities who shared that they will not be making their usual fall school visits in light of COVID-19. While this is, of course, both unsurprising and disappointing for rising seniorsContinue reading “Learn more and stand out when you can’t connect with colleges in person”
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