Tag: counselors

Creative College and Career Prep Ideas for Students

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Founder and Lead Counselor, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates

Keeping your students engaged and focused on college and career prep can be hard. Here are some creative event ideas from a fellow counselor to help you. read more

How Do I Help Students Brainstorm College Essay Ideas?

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When it comes to brainstorming admission essay topics, you should keep it simple. Check out these exercises that can help counselors and students work together! read more

Shoutouts for National School Counseling Week 2021

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School counselors have been there every step of the way during this roller coaster of a year. Check out why students are appreciative of all their hard work! read more

Connect With School Counselors During COVID-19

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Senior Assistant Editor, CollegeXpress

Students should connect and engage with their counselors during this hard time--about anything! Here's why and how to reach out about important topics. read more

What Counselors Are Doing to Help Students at Home

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The coronavirus may have shut high schools down, but counselors are still available to help when you need it. See how you can work with yours remotely now! read more

Showing Counselors Appreciation for National School Counseling Week

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It's National School Counseling Week! We asked students in the CollegeXpress community what they appreciate about their school counselor, and here are some of the amazing responses. read more

Changing School Cell Phone Policies Now

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Coproducer, "Screenagers"

Students are more distracted than ever by their phones. If you're worried about cell phones in class affecting your students, here's a policy that can help. read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays. read more

Should You Hire a College Consultant for Your Student?

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

If the recent admission scandal has you questioning college counselors, you're not alone. Read on for the facts about real college counselors and what to look out for. read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more