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Choosing a College Counselor

Many high school students will decide to hire an independent college counselor to supplement the support they receive from their high school counselor. Always setup an initial discussion with any potential counselor. The following questions will help you decide if a...

How Can Colleges Make an Impact?

High School Counselors can provide insight into what high school students want when they are interacting with college admissions officers. The counselors acknowledged that students are fickle. So, how can colleges make an impact with potential students? 18-year-old...

Increase Your Effectiveness as a High School Counselor

One of the main goals of a dedicated high school counselor is to guide students towards their future. The key to this is having the right information to provide to them. However, this can become rather challenging with how fast college expectations and requirements...

The journey from Freshman to Senior

Growing up as the youngest of the three siblings, I would always admire the independence my older sister had, how quickly she could come and go out of the house, leave and enjoy with her friends, and that is what made me look up to college years for as long as I can...

Time to change the role of Guidance Counselors

Times keep shifting, and the role of guidance counselors is yet again beginning to change. Moving away from a more holistic approach of a school counselor that works with students on their personal issues and problems, are now more involved and bogged down with...

LACK OF FUNDS IN STUDENT’S LIFE

Investigate discharged to stamp the second yearly Student Finance Day demonstrates a stressing extent of forthcoming college understudies holds profoundly misguided judgments about the understudy back framework. Just about 66% of 14-18-year-olds in England (63%)...

Challenges faced by students living in dorms!

Living in a school hostel or dorm is not only an experience on its own, but one of the most memorable times spent in college as well. For some, it is a daunting experience of coping with their fears and anxiety. For some, it is a phase in their lives they have been...

Top 20 Questions asked in High School Interviews

It’s that time of the year when schools start preparing students for their transition to High School. When students look back at their overall grades and start looking around for extra help to give them the push and motivation to improve their grades, and parents are...

Why students need High School Counselors?

Today’s students have numerous resources to help and guide them through their high school life, like family, teachers, public leaders, etc. But, one primary source of information that can be most beneficial for students is making use of their school counselors....

Planning a Career: What High School Students Need to Know

Some high school students have a pretty clear idea of what they want to do when they grow up. Some wish to become doctors, others engineers. Some share a deep desire to have a career in showbiz as an actor or a musician. For some high school students, however, the...

How to Survive Going Away to College: For Parents and Students

Come the final year of high school and students everywhere can be seen trying to find their footing amidst a whirlwind of college application submissions, counselor-student sessions and college preparatory classes. Such times prove to be challenging not just for...

Counseling and Admission: Your Ticket to College Success

High school counselors and college admission representatives play an integral role in shaping students’ futures by assisting them in making college-related decisions that are suited to them. At the end of every school year, it’s common to see high school seniors neck...

High School Counselors – Students’ Key to Success in College

According to a survey conducted by The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it is expected that between 2012 and 2022, job opportunities for high school guidance counselors will rise by nearly 12%. The survey cited an increase in student enrollments in a number of...

Education Woes: Challenges Faced by Asian-American Students

In an online conference held late last month, Michele Siqueiros, president for the Campaign for College Opportunity, highlighted a study conducted by a non-governmental organization that shed light on the various challenges faced by ethnic minorities, specifically...

Is the College Admissions Bubble About to Burst?

Parents all over the United States of America are hovering over brochures and pamphlets depicting images of students in front of green and lively trees. High school students are thinking about which activities are the “perfect” ones to take part in. Admissions...

4 Habits from high school that will fail in university

Most of your high school habits that you picked up will serve you well. But, the assumption that these will be able to perfectly translate to your university success would be a huge and costly mistake. Here are four simple habits that may have worked very well for you...

The Top 3 Easiest and Hardest University Degrees (Majors)

First and foremost let’s get something clear, there is no such thing as an “easy” college degree. Even after all of the TVC’s you have seen promising you a degree from the comfort of your living room. There is no such thing as an easy college degree.  It doesn’t...

Should College University Rankings matter?

  This is a question that I have heard far too often during my 20-year career as a guidance counselor. Almost every day a senior on their way out of high school and into the next phase of life comes to my office to ask a simple question. ‘Does the ranking of the...

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