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Tag: College Advising Corps

Jul 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.” 

Mar 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 many of them come from low-income families; however, if students are so afraid to take out loans, why is it… 

Feb 11, 2019

Small Corps, Big Presence: Wolfpack Leads at College Access Summit

On Monday, January 28, 2019, more than 500 College Advising Corps advisers and program staff from across the country descended on New York City for the annual four-day national summit. 

Feb 11, 2019

Adviser Blog: My ‘Why’

Imagine a world where every student had the same opportunity to attend college. 

Jan 22, 2019

Finding a New Normal in a Community that Lost Almost Everything

Several months have passed since we returned, but there are still reminders of the storm everywhere. I will never forget the Wallace-Rose Hill Class of 2019 and the strength and resilience they displayed in the face of tragedy and loss. 

Jan 3, 2019

We all need someone to believe in us

One of the reasons the CAC advising model is so impactful is because the program hires recent college graduates to serve in our high schools. 

Dec 13, 2018

“Access Together” and Community Collaboration

There may be many days where we feel like a lot is on our shoulders (because it is) but it’s imperative that we remember the value of community collaboration. 

Among the numerous roles of a College Adviser, registering students for SAT and ACT increases students access to post-secondary institutions.

Dec 11, 2018

Finding My Way: The First Year College Adviser Experience

Serving as a College Adviser these past few months has been one of the most rewarding, yet challenging roles that I have experienced. 

Dec 6, 2018

Thank you, College Advising Corps

Learn what one of our college advisers are thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

Dec 4, 2018

Florence and the Countdown to College

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, many of our high schools closed for an extended period of time. With College Application Week (CAW) underway, advisors in closed schools are grappling with cancelation of their CAW plans and working to make the most of our time this week. College essay workshops, college rep visits, contests, parent…