Why You Must Find the Perfect College… for You!

Here are the facts: Each year more than one million students enter college as freshmen. Only 59% of them will graduate (64% at private schools) …within six years. Of those who graduate, only 27% work in their degree field. The average student loan burden is $27,800. These statistics are not designed to scare you; they […]

(Re)defining the Perfect College

A new way to look at an outdated paradigm

What’s the “Best” College? When I talk to students and parents about choosing a college, I use the term “best college;” while it is a familiar concept, using it in the way I do with my students will differentiate your approach to the college search from almost everyone else’s. Even better, once you determine to […]

046: Johns Hopkins University and Making the Most of the Perfect College for You

Mike Buxbaum is a junior at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, one of the best schools on the East Coast (okay, okay, the nation.  Relax.).  Mike’s journey to Hopkins is a great example of knowing what you’re looking for in a college and then making the most of it once you arrive.  During our […]

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 […]

043: Eastern University and Getting the Most Value from College with Jordan Norris

What’s even better than finding the college that is right for you?  Making the most of it once you get there!  If you’re looking for the maximum return on investment from your college experience, you’ll love today’s interview with Jordan Norris. This episode is the perfect marriage between finding a “best-fit” school and then making the […]

042: West Chester University and the Blueprint for the Perfect College

Today’s episode features a College Spotlight on West Chester (PA) University with Ethan Martin, which serves as a case study for how to choose the perfect college for you.  The interesting part is that Ethan didn’t know he was following a blueprint for success… but that’s also the scary part because so few people do! […]

041: What I Wish I Would Have Done When Choosing a College with Chris Jackson

As they say, hindsight is 20/20, so what better way to plan your college experience than to see college through the lens of someone who has already gone through the process of choosing, applying, and attending? Chris Jackson is a month away from his Master’s in School Counseling, so he is preparing to help students […]

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 […]