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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

Although I have completed my masters classes, I was thinking of taking a course in the MOOC world. A recent study discovered “which institution really had the smartest individuals.”

DedicateThis article helped me to narrow down my choice to MIT – the most intelligent in the US with students who have the best problem solving skills.

The 20 Smartest Colleges in America




“The price of his dream job was saying no to the many good, parallel paths he encountered.”

Probably one of the best articles I have read on career guidance in years. This brings clarity to my love of education and allows me to reflect on how I can best utilize my “highest point of contribution” in the field.

Harvard Business Review: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


Often I seek articles related to higher education. However, I stumbled upon an interesting read that highlighted the Top 50 Professors in business schools. I felt it was critical to learn about some of the innovative minds in MBA programs to better understand how they  blend their passions of the biz world into their field of education.

Poets and Quants features their top picks. They narrowed down the list by interviewing administration and students across the board. To read the full list of successful individuals who have found their way into the Top 50, see below:

The World’s Best Business School Professors




What drives you? What makes you feel alive? Tom Rath can help.

My career “spark” began in an adolescent development class in 2009. I knew I wanted to be part of an educational journey, but I was still maneuvering through “how.” I realized my purpose, passions and skills by speaking to mentors and by participating in a life-changing assessment: StrengthFinder 2.0.

This bestseller brings forth your 5 top talents and how they can be developed. Rath also gives you a clear way to look at your strengths personally and professionally (in the last year, I’ve bought 7 copes for fellow friends!). If you’re still struggling to narrow down how you can bring forth your best “self,” I encourage you to spend $14(-ish) dollars on Amazon.

Here is what I found out about me! My top StrengthFinder Themes are:


Happy Discovering!