Tag: discernment

Checklists and Soul Searches: Finding the Right School for You

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Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions, Vanderbilt University

Get out of the mindset that you are searching for the "one right college" and instead realize that you are building a list of colleges that make sense, given your own particular background and dreams for the future. read more

It's Okay to Be Undecided in College

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Have you ever been asked what you want to do with your life? Have you been asked this question hundreds of times? Do you feel unsure, insecure, confused, and overwhelmed? If you've ever felt any of those emotions, know that it is completely normal and that you are not alone! read more

How to Help Your Students Explore Majors and Careers

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For students trekking through the college admission process, getting accepted is only the first of many steps they'll take toward achieving their goals in life. Choosing a major and career path to pursue is equally important and can seem overwhelming to a teenager whose most pressing decisions thus far have been what movie to see or who to take to prom. read more

What is your process for helping students create the list of colleges to which they will apply?

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Finding colleges that will help students thrive depends on students reflecting on and identifying their aspirations, strengths, challenges, and personal preferences. read more