Tag: College Advising Corps

December 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.

November 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.

Victoria Larson teaching a class
October 17, 2019

The Life of a First-Year Adviser

Being a first year adviser, the transition has been a little overwhelming. The days really seem to fly by, especially since I keep myself busy meeting students, planning for future events, and engaging with parents.

September 3, 2019

The First Week of School—2nd Time Around

The College Advising Corps is a great program in working on improving the college-going culture in high schools, but it only works if the students actually see what you are doing.

A seagull flies across the ocean
August 29, 2019

Birds

By Michelle Chafin, North Duplin Jr./Sr. High in Duplin County I grew up in Jacksonville NC. It was a military town, so there was a lot of change going on around me. I rarely felt

July 16, 2019

Education NC features College Advising Corps

A good advisor can mean the difference between going to college or not. In the words of Nicholas Bryant, a high school senior in Duplin County, “If it wasn’t for [my advisor], I probably wouldn’t have gone to college anywhere.”

March 7, 2019

Scholarship Essays: One Student at a Time

By Jasmine Kamiab, College Adviser for James Kenan High in Duplin County They insist they will not attend college if they have to borrow student loans. Their fear of student debt is understandable, especially considering