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Grad School Highlight: Counseling Students to the Next Steps

Grad School Highlight: Counseling Students to the Next Steps

I’ve often thought of advising as presenting our students with all the information and empowering them to make the best choice.  In some cases our interactions with students may be reactionary, they’re coming to us with a problem in need …
Are You Ready for the Job Fair?

Are You Ready for the Job Fair?

For the last few years, I have been volunteering as an Employment Coach for the San Jose State University Job/Internship fairs.  It’s almost spring, and it’s that time again!  I truly enjoy the opportunity to meet friendly and professionally dressed...
Indie Scene: Handle with Care

Indie Scene: Handle with Care

I spent a lot of time yesterday afternoon with a completely new student—nearly two hours, doing everything I could to get to know him. His mother hired me because she feels completely left in the dark: she’s from another country …
DEA Inclusion

DEA Inclusion

There’s a lot of research out there about a lot of things and sometimes it’s hard to figure it out what it all means. From measuring student achievement to comparing access to higher education between student groups and everything in …