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Changing the Perception – Indirectly

Changing the Perception – Indirectly

Noor Haddad, College Counselor Collegewise I’ve been struggling with the question – what’s your dream? Ever since I read Nikki’s blog post and was inspired and humbled by it, I have been thinking about the question on a daily basis...
Helicopter Educators

Helicopter Educators

By Amy Pimentel, Financial Aid Outreach Specialist College of the Sequoias   There’s been much discussion around the role of helicopter parents and overparenting, but I see high school and postsecondary institutions doing a lot of handholding and doing whatever...
The Financial Aid Talk

The Financial Aid Talk

By Amy Pimentel Financial Aid Outreach Specialist from the College of the Sequoias Community College, state college, and private college students have two things in common: one, they are chasing dreams; two, they worry about money. Granted, there’s the group...
DEA’s Lobbying 101

DEA’s Lobbying 101

By Lisa Sohmer, Consultant Sohmer College Counseling   Election days in 2016 and 2017 have, with great clarity, shown us the value and importance of interacting with our elected officials.  Living in the United States offers us the freedom to...
Student Mental Health: “Is Everything OK?”

Student Mental Health: “Is Everything OK?”

Noor Haddad, College Counselor Collegewise Mental health for high school students has been something I’ve made a significant effort to learn more about. Many of the students I work with have struggled with it, and are still struggling. When I...
Dreaming the Aloha

Dreaming the Aloha

By Nikki Kahealani Chun, Senior Associate Director, Caltech Diversity, Equity and Access Committee Ke welina, e aloha mai kakou. To understand the roots of this blog entry is to know a little bit about me and my positionality. I am...