College…It’s not just an experience

Not so long ago college was not only a place to continue a youth’s education, it was a time for growth, maturity and to simply experience and enjoy life with a little more freedom. The rising costs of college coupled with the challenging economic times has, for most, completely changed the emphasis on what is most important about sending a child to college. Job security and economic independence are what families are now looking for from their tuition dollars. Mom and Dad are

How Self-Image Determines Your Child's Success in School, in Career, and in Life

One of the most asked question that both Tom and I hear is, "How can I make sure that my child will be successful?" With over 30 years of classroom experience of teaching and guiding my students, I feel comfortable offering the following advice: A GOOD SELF-IMAGE You may have heard of the best-selling book, Psycho Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz, M.D., F.I.C.S. Today’s field of psychology considers the book to be one of the most important ever written. It’s a refreshing look at

How Higher Ed Supports Its Students

Afraid of sending your child away to college? You don't have to be. Many colleges and universities have Student Success coaches to make sure that your child will have the support they need to be successful. This week's guest, Dr. Jenn McCluskey, is one of many professionals who have developed successful models/programs for their higher education institutions. As a higher education professional for more than 25 years, Dr Jennifer McCluskey is Maryville’s Vice President for

What Should I Know Before Pursuing a Law Degree?

Did ever think about pursuing a Law Degree but weren't sure about the how and the what was required? This week's guest Michael Chen serves as the Assistant Dean of Admissions at Western State College of Law. In this role he develops and implements initiatives necessary to achieve institutional recruitment and enrollment goals. Michael also represents the Law School by traveling nationwide to off campus recruiting programs, events and conferences. After receiving applicatio

5 Common FAFSA Myths

If you need to pay for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is your ticket to affordability. However, many myths continue to circulate that deter students from ever filling out FAFSA, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to lessen the financial commitment of a college education. Below, we dispel some of the most common myths about FAFSA. Myth # 1 My Family Makes Too Much Money to Qualify Currently, there is no income cut-o

Transitioning to College:Top 10 Tips for College Success

Transiting from high school to college can be a rocky road. Success in high school doesn’t always result in success in college. These 10 tips can help your transiting from a high school student to a college student with success. Remember: College may be another learning environment, but there are considerable differences. Most of the professors aren’t overly concerned with your success. You’re expected to take responsibility for your own success. Classes also move along much

Do You Need a Writing Coach? with Suzanne Davis

Suzanne Davis is a writing coach and tutor who helps high school and college students master the academic writing skills they need to excel in their classes. Another mission she has is to help students write compelling and memorable college admissions and scholarship essays that get them into their dream schools. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Listen to this informational College Financial Aid and Car

The Top 3 Tips from a Career Coach with Claudia Miller

Claudia Miller – College Financial Aid and Career Navigation with Tom & Maria Geffers and Seth Greene Episode 006 Claudia Miller Claudia started her career like many people do: in an entry-level role, not loving her job, and barely making any money. But unlike many of her colleagues at that time, she wasn’t willing to settle. While she’s certainly ambitious, and no stranger to hard work, the idea of working in a non-ideal situation for years on end to “pay her dues” or “slowl

Projecting Confidence - Even if You Don't Feel It in Choosing a Career or College

That old saying, “Fake it ‘til you make it,” has never been more meaningful than when dealing with confidence issues. Confidence is the most important personality trait you can develop in order to better deal with life’s transitions whether choosing a college or career and in both your personal and your professional – and to take risks to ensure your continued success. Having the confidence to apply for those colleges that seem out of reach is an important element in creat

What to do if your SAT or ACT was Canceled

Author : Jeb Applerouth Yesterday, The College Board and ACT, Inc. announced that in response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the SAT and ACT will be suspended until June. Students who were planning to take the makeup SAT on March 28, the ACT on April 4, or the SAT on May 2 will have to make adjustments to their testing plans. For students who had prepared or have been preparing for these tests for weeks or months, this decision, though necessary for public safet

So Your Student Didn’t Make Their Dream School

And it is all your fault for not being the perfect parent.... First step is… Set yourself free by forgiving yourself… No one is the perfect parent! By holding on to regret and disappointment with yourself, you are punishing yourself and ultimately your child. Just like everyone else in the world, you have made mistakes as a parent, but you must be willing to forgive yourself. Forgiving yourself is easy. You have everything to gain when you forgive yourself. You gain peace o