Archives for category: Academic Advising

College-Ahead“I don’t have to worry about college applications until senior year.” Wrong. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Courtney Tran, academic, instructor, tutor, and UC Berkeley student, explains what you need to do, what you don’t need to do, and how to Make the Best of the Application Season.



When students begin their journey in the post-secondary world, they’re full of questions regarding academics, housing, financial aid… etc. So why do we often feed these young adults with the same routine answers when each individual is different and has different needs?


Penn State’s The Mentor discusses changing the paradigm of Academic Advising to Holistic Mentorship. A wonderful read for those working in Student Services; the article below speaks to those who would like to change their professional practice to meeting students social and emotional needs.

From Advising to Mentoring: Shifting the Metaphor