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Author: Jason Bullock

Advice for Sexually Active High Schoolers

It can be a bit of a startling revelation for adults to find out that teenagers in their life are sexually active. I don’t even like that teenagers are legally allowed to handle food at restaurants. Now, this? But as a person of influence in a teenager’s life, your primary job is to help them Read More

Help Your Students Improve Executive Functioning Skills

You may be scratching your head – executive function skills?  Taken literally, the term seems to refer to something beyond a child’s immediate realm, and hardly something that needs improvement now.  Wouldn’t ‘executive’ function skills be better suited to briefcase-carrying corporate professionals? Actually, everyone would benefit from improved Executive Function Skills – especially children.  By Read More

How to Fight Against Discrimination in High School

As a counselor, it’s your responsibility to help each student succeed, whether that means helping them gain confidence and social skills, giving them tips for getting into college, or reporting the possibility of neglect to the appropriate authorities. Each student needs something different, and you have to be able to meet them where they are. Read More

How to Talk to Parents about Imperfect Essays

At least once a week, someone asks Susan or me a variation on this question: How do you talk to parents about imperfect essays? We nod because we get it. Parents often have unrealistic expectations, not because they are unreasonable, but because they don’t really understand the role of the college essay in the application package. Read More

New Scholarship for Student with Disability

Earning a college degree is more expensive than ever, especially for those with disabilities, who not only have to pay for typical college-related expenses like tuition and books, but other medical-related costs as well. Sleep Family is offering a $1,500 Scholarship to one deserving student with a disability. Eligibility Requirements Enrollment Status Applicants must be Read More

Tell Me Something Good! (And Pat Yourself on the Back)

We’re past the Nov. 1 deadline. Do you feel any relief? Will you be able to unwind for the short Thanksgiving break? We hope you give yourself a bit of time off, too (which means please try hard not to read student essays while roasting that turkey or watching football!) As we move into regular Read More

Geoscience: Providing Careers That Matter to Communities and Society

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has assembled an array of career-related resources to inform and guide young people about options in the geosciences as they consider their future careers. At present, most geoscience career resources are directed toward college students to guide their studies and preparation for working in a variety of geoscience-related fields. We Read More

  • Date November 8, 2022
  • Author Lindsay C. Mossa, Luc Charbonneau, Christopher M. Keane, Edward C. Robeck

Preparing Students for Future Online Degree Programs

As the world pushes past the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many virtual or remote adaptations that were propelled by necessity will likely increase in utilization even as the world opens up again. Higher education and being able to pursue virtually every type of degree online now, is a sizable example of this phenomenon. Obviously, Read More

How to Get it Right with the UC Personal Insight Questions

Imagine UC was a person. If we met face-to-face, what would you want us to know about you? These personal insight questions allow you to tell us. You could write about your creative side. Your thoughts on leadership. A challenge you’ve faced. Whatever questions you answer, make sure you show us your personality—just as you Read More

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