044: Thaddeus Stevens and the Best of Both Worlds with Warren Taylor

    Links to material in or related to this conversation: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Manufacturing Expo/Careers in Manufacturing (podcast episode) Millersville University Drexel University Temple University California University of Pennsylvania Have a question about Thaddeus Stevens or careers in technical (STEM) fields?  Leave a question or comment below, and Warren will answer it […]

040: How to Take a Semester Off and Still Graduate on Time with Hannah Shade

So, what do you do when you discover that you don’t have any classes to take next semester?  That you’re so advanced in your program that you’ve temporarily run out of classes to take?  If you’re Hannah Shade, you go to Germany and work as an au pair, of course! Hannah shares her discovery of […]

039: Academic Success Through Personal Success with Dr. Cherita Weatherspoon

When students aren’t performing well in the classroom, the first solution offered is usually to study harder, put in more time with an instructor, or cut out extracurriculars.  However, as Dr. Cherita Weatherspoon shares in today’s episode, sometimes the path to academic success is being blocked by personal debris. Dr. Weatherspoon has worked in higher […]

037: How to Discover What You Want to Do with Your Life

One of the biggest barriers that students face when choosing a college is answering the question, “What am I going to do with my life?”  If they decide to attend college,  unless they have answered that question, they risk missing out on the best that college can offer.  So, how can you figure out what […]

036: The Benefits of Accountability with Dave Dempsey

Dave Dempsey is no stranger to accountability.  As an athlete in high school he was accountable to his teammates and his coaches, and he always delivered.  But college was different because he was only really accountable to himself, which made for a difficult beginning… Dave shares his journey at Drexel University from a rocky freshman […]

035: Should I Transfer to Another School? with Joe Golonka

Should I stay or should I go now? Joe Golonka, a senior at Penn State University, started his college education at Bloomsburg University, leaving Bloomsburg after his sophomore year.  In our conversation he breaks down his reasons for leaving Bloomsburg and offers suggestions to students considering a similar move. Four questions to ask yourself if you’re […]

How Your Values (Should) Influence Your College Choice

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney Note: This is one part of the comprehensive True North program offered by My College Life Coach.  A podcast episode on this topic can be found here. One of the key beliefs that informs our approach to career development and college […]

026: Making Your Mess Your Message with Adam Carroll

What happens when you wake up and realize that you’re not where you want to be in life?  What if you’ve done everything that you’re “supposed to” and it isn’t that great?  You have two options: bury your head in the sand or change and use the experience to help others – you make your […]

023: Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week with Kevin Chen

Are you interested in a career in business?  If so, what if you could “try it on for size” for a week to see if you like it before committing to the major in college?  Then you need to check out Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week! Kevin Chen takes a break from his classes at UC […]

022: Making College Work for You with Riana Catanzaro

While some students find the school that captures the perfect combination of personal preferences and career preparation, others are faced with the reality of giving up certain things that they want in a college in order to get what’s most important. Riana Catanzaro, who will graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in just three years, offers […]