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 […]

034: 529 Education Savings Plans Explained with Minh Lu

Are you thinking of saving for college but don’t know how to do it?  Then you’ll discover an excellent option in today’s episode as our guest, Minh Lu, shares details about 529 savings plans. Minh shares from his experience helping families plan for the ever rising cost of college and provides an overview of the […]

033: College Spotlight on Widener University with Sam Christie

Are you looking for a school with strong academics, Division III athletics, and a small-town feel with access to a major city?  Then Widener University may be the place for you! Sam Christie shares some great insights into what made Widener the perfect school for him.  Leave a question for Sam in the comments section […]

032: How Your Values Can Help You Choose a College

It may seem obvious that you should base your decision about which college to attend on what’s most important to you, for example on your values.  But how can you do that if you don’t know what your values are?  Today’s episode is a lesson in identifying your values so that you can make the best decisions in […]

030: The Scholarship System with Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson shared her inspiring story of paying for college entirely with scholarships in an earlier episode, but I didn’t want to leave you without a bridge from point A to point B!  Too many stories of success leave readers thinking, “Well, that’s great for them, but what about me?  How can I do that?”  Jocelyn […]

028: College Spotlight on Lehigh University with Derek Rush

Today’s College Spotlight features a graduating senior who grew up wanting to go to Lehigh… but didn’t love it during his first semester.  Derek Rush shares his story of how much Lehigh has helped him in today’s episode! Topics we discuss: The influence that family has on college attendance The importance of “finding your people,” […]

027: The D-I College Recruiting Process with Gabrielle Pakhtigian

When you play sports at a high level in high school you may have the opportunity to play in college, and the allure of Division I is enticing for students and their families, especially when scholarship money is available.  What can you do to increase your chances of playing D-I?  What can you expect from […]

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 […]