Posts From the monthly archives: "February 2015"

Allow me to be perfectly frank: I hate networking. When I say “networking,” I am referring to the practice of meeting as many people as you can within your given profession with the hopes that someday, one of these connections …

Businesswoman Assisting Customers

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?

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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

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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

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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 …

Jenny

The Scientific Method: Conclusion

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And now, the end.

We’ve been working our way through the college admissions process using the scientific method as our guide. We’ve touched on the question, observation, hypothesis, and experimentation. And now, the conclusion.

The conclusion phase is where you …

WACAC Nation,

As Terri and I rang in 2015 on New Year’s Eve, we said “Wow!  This is the year of the NACAC Conference!”

It is a steady run from here to October 1-3, 2015 and the SD National Conference.  …

Free Resources- Financial Aid

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It is that time of year again and I don’t know about you, but Financial Aid makes me nervous. I have taken courses, attended workshops, read books and viewed tutorials, but in no way do I consider myself an expert …

Welcome Nevada

Hello Nevada! — Events

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Hello Nevada!! As we move into spring,  not only we will begin to hear birds chirp and see blossoms bloom,  but we will also hear politicians chirp and see them bloom in the news.   The Nevada Issues committee has a …

Peggy

As I write this, I am awaiting the arrival of this year’s District Directions participants, the middle and high school counselors from the Vista Unified School District near San Diego. Of the many endeavors through which WACAC supports professionals who …