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The bell tower in front of blue skies

Nov 30, 2020

‘Remember the Pep Talk’

College advisor Aliaha Austin writes on the importance of advising work and keeping spirits up during a pandemic. 

Nov 5, 2020

Finishing the FAFSA: Why is it Important?

What is the FAFSA? Why is the FAFSA important? Answering these questions, or variations thereof, is one of my daily tasks. I don’t mind answering it at all, though, because by answering that, we as college advisers have the opportunity to help students gain access to post-secondary education.  FAFSA stands for the Free Application for… 

A group of high school students

Oct 20, 2020

“I’m Not Sure If You’re Princeton Material”

Jordan Bingham, college adviser for Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Duplin County, N.C., writes about the importance of believing in students and their dreams. 

Two TikTok videos side by side commenting on college planning and FAFSA

Oct 13, 2020

Using TikTok/Social Media to Educate Students

Cindy Cortez, college adviser for East Duplin High School in Duplin County, N.C., writes about using TikTok to help students with college applications and FAFSA. 

Sep 14, 2020

Instagram Advising

Christian Moorer, college adviser for West Bladen High School in Bladen County, N.C., uses Instagram to engage students and get them excited about college. 

College adviser Cierra Harris works with her students at J.F. Webb High School

Mar 26, 2020

Working With High School Juniors

Cierra Harris, college adviser at J. F. Webb High School in Granville County, writes about the importance of preparing high school juniors for their senior year. 

Mar 3, 2020

Being an Adviser in Your Own Community

A college adviser from a rural North Carolina high school returns home to help inspire students. 

Feb 13, 2020

College Acceptances: More Than Just an Envelope

Being a college adviser means celebrating all students' successes and being their biggest cheerleaders. 

Dec 12, 2019

Supporting First-Generation College Students

Navigating college life can be nerve-wracking, even with the support of family members and friends who are having or have had similar experiences. Being the first person in your family to attend college can be described in one word: revolutionary. 

Nov 21, 2019

The Importance of Adaptability in Student Advising

When you walk into the school building for the first time and see all those young faces looking back at you, as unsure of themselves and as unsure about the trajectory of their lives as you once were, you honestly believe that you will be doing the bulk of the educating.