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Tag: College Advising Corps

James Kenan College Adviser, Kris McDaniel, and James Kenan Staff tabling an event this year.

Feb 17, 2021

School Staff Spotlight: James Kenan High

College Advising Corps adviser Kris McDaniel writes about the teachers who have gone above and beyond to help their students. 

Staci Knighton, college adviser for North Moore High, helps students complete college applications.

Jan 29, 2021

Coat Yourself In Confidence

Staci Knighton, College Adviser for North Moore High in Moore County, N.C. It’s one thing to give advice to your student, dispensing thoughtful words of wisdomabout life after high school — but try applying those same suggestions to your own life, and it’s not the same. As an adviser, I am my students’ biggest supporter.… 

College advisers in Duplin County, N.C. hosted a drive-in event to help high school students apply for college

Jan 13, 2021

Broken Pipes Can be Repaired

Chris Walls, a college adviser for NC State's College Advising Corps, compares the work of teachers to that of plumbers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A graduation cap that reads "My grandparents crossed oceans so I could cross the stage"

Jan 12, 2021

How Being a First-Gen Student Influenced My Advising

Annie Miya, an NC State graduate who now works for the NC State College Advising Corps, writes how her experiences as a first-generation college student inspired her to help others. 

College advisers in Duplin County, N.C. hosted a drive-in event to help high school students apply for college

Dec 11, 2020

Meet NC State’s College Advising Corps

The NC State's College Advising Corps is hiring recent college graduates to work as college advisers in North Carolina high schools. Learn about the NC State CAC as well as three NC State alumni who are currently working in the program. 

Franklin County college advisers volunteered their time to provide meals to local first responders.

Dec 8, 2020

When College Advising Takes a Back Seat

Ally Pearsall, a college adviser at Franklinton High School, shares some of the additional ways college advisers can help students and the communities they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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. 

Oct 20, 2020

Virtual appointments and drive-through sessions: How college counselors are helping students complete the FAFSA

NC State College Advising Corps advisers are using technology to get high school students to complete important FAFSA information.