Because my last gif post was so popular, I figured I'd do one more. I was looking for general Parks and Recreation gifs but then realized that pretty much all of the ones I identified with were of Ron Swanson. Not sure what that says about me... After receiving yet another email from a student... Continue Reading →
All higher ed professionals after attending a conference After spending 30 minutes gossiping with coworkers All emails going out to students right before spring break Me in my head when I see a student texting during my class Everytime, right before reading my advising satisfaction survey results Sunday vs Monday When your supervisor asks for... Continue Reading →
There’s a new tab on my blog, “FREE Downloadable Resources”, for all your template, worksheets, activity needs. It’s still new, so not much there yet. But check back often and let me know if you have something cool to add!
Since I began working in higher education, and this applies to pretty much any career field, I have noticed that there are constantly challenges to be tackled. Whether it's student retention, high D/F/W rates in STEM classes, students not reading their emails or the ongoing student debt crisis - there are always problems that need... Continue Reading →
Once you get to college, the primary method of communication with any college professional, from your advisor to your professor, will be done via email. Some might actually prefer you email them as opposed to coming by in person. Think of it as the college version of the why call when you can text movement! As such, it is important that you know how to properly communicate via email.
My heart felt heavy. I was sad and pissed at the same time. "You wait until the last minute to come see me, you see all of the students waiting out there, and then you have the audacity to mark ME as less than satisfactory?" was the refrain I played in my head for the next day and a half. The following morning, slumped in my office chair, head in my hands, I said to myself, "Sometimes I can't stand this job".
Most of the time I think to myself, "If only I could have met with my students before they even started college. That way I could have helped them prepare and assured them that they are indeed good enough to be here". And thus, this blog was born. My aim is provide resources and guidance to current high school students who want to go to college because I firmly believe that anyone who wants to go to college, should absolutely be able to. Not only that, they should be successful once they're here! I also wish to reassure those already in college, who doubt themselves and their abilities, because I believe that everyone is capable of succeeding in college as long as they have the tools and the support to do so.