Is Your College Student Feeling the Sophomore Slump?
Career

Is Your College Student Feeling the Sophomore Slump?

“College sophomores are in a tough spot,” a mental health counselor recently told me. “The reasons are many, but they often revolve around making decisions about their future and they feel conflicted.” It makes sense: The newness of college has...
What Students Say about the First Year of College: Part II
College

What Students Say about the First Year of College: Part II

In my last blog, I wrote about what students say about the first year of college based on the themes that I have discovered in their written responses over my past four years at a university.  These themes–seven in total–have come from careful reading of...
What College Students Say about the First Year
College

What College Students Say about the First Year

Recently, I was invited to present at a conference for academic administrators and was told that I could speak on anything that related to my work with first-year students. I realized that over the past 20 years, I have had a unique opportunity to listen to what...
Are You Raising a Resilient Young Adult?
College / High School

Are You Raising a Resilient Young Adult?

It is the end of another school year and your student’s next academic steps are most likely far from their minds. Instead, they are thinking about sleeping in, starting a summer job, or just enjoying the lack of a schedule for now. I am sure that developing...
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