025: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone with Joe Golonka

Episode 3 in a series of 6

One of the most exciting – and potentially scary – things about college is the opportunity each student has to step outside their comfort zone, to cross the threshold of the familiar and create a new life on campus.  However, many students aren’t as adventurous as they claim to be, and college can become just another […]

021: Owning Your Faith in College with Brian Stenson

Many Christian students and their families wrestle with this question each fall: Should I attend a Christian college or a non-Christian (secular) college?  How can I “keep the faith” while I’m at school?  Do I even want to?  Brian Stenson has a story that makes a vital point when considering this topic. Resources discussed during […]

020: How to Become a College Mascot with Paul Biedlingmaier

One of the coolest things about college is the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself, to contribute to the student body in a way that enhances everyone’s experience… even if no one knows you’re doing it!  How better to do that than as a college mascot? Paul Biedlingmaier shares his experience as […]

019: Student Success at Community College with Jenn Mullen

Montgomery County Community College‘s Jenn Mullen answers the question that many parents and students ask: What do I do if I’m not ready for the academics of college?  At least at MCCC, there’s a great answer! Jenn teaches a College Success class for students who score at “pre-college” levels on MCCC’s placement exams; simply put, […]

017: PA School for Global Entrepreneurship with Corway Chao

How can you get a taste of a career if you’re in high school?  Use your summer to participate in an experience that exposes you to different types of careers, people from all over the world, and real-life application of your skills.  Take a break from applying for summer jobs and listen to what Corway Chao […]

015: Finding Success through Failure with Joe Golonka

Episode 2 of 6 in a series

Are you so scared of failing that you are missing out on success?  Many students are conditioned to believe that doing something incorrectly or getting turned down is a sign of an inherent flaw, so they avoid doing anything that might not work out the first time.  In our interview today, Joe Golonka encourages us […]

014: Strategies for Paying for College with Adam Carroll

One of the biggest challenges that students and their families face when choosing whether or not to attend college (and after that, which college to attend) is how to pay for it.  It’s no secret that college attendees are seldom equipped to pay their school loan debt once they leave school and often struggle for […]

011: Plan B Path to College

Tom Bell, a senior at Drexel University, shares that his journey to college was not as smooth and straightforward as he thought it would be.  However, what he learned along the way can help all students who are choosing colleges or currently attending! Tom discusses some of the lessons that come with having one’s Plan A […]

010: The Benefits of Studying Abroad with Nichole Sickel from Arcadia University

Today’s guest is Nichole Sickel, a student at Arcadia University who jumped into a study abroad program with both feet… five days into her freshman year!  She shares her experience and the lessons she learned along the way in this interview. Nicole tells of being very hesitant to travel so far from home, especially in […]

007: Sorority as Community with Katie Depman

from West Chester University's Alpha Delta Pi

Today’s guest is Katie Depman, a freshman at West Chester University in the Philadelphia, PA area.  Katie shares her somewhat rocky transition from high school to college, including initially feeling homesick and isolated.  However, she credits her sorority with helping her create a community on campus, which has improved her college experience. She had some preconceived […]