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College Scoops helps parents and students find the right college fit. We are focused on all things college-related, whether you are in high school or graduating from college. We connect and engage with students, parents, educators, entrepreneurs, and authors who share their advice, guidance, and lessons learned. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


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College Scoops helps parents and students find the right college fit. We are focused on all things college-related, whether you are in high school or graduating from college. We connect and engage with students, parents, educators, entrepreneurs, and authors who share their advice, guidance, and lessons learned. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support






Episode 152: How to Apply to College in the US as an International Student with Guest Annabella Goshen

Navigating the college application process can be confusing- even more so if a student wishes to study in a different country. Today’s guest, Annabella Goshen, works with students across the globe to help them with the paperwork, interviews, and deadlines when applying to colleges as an international applicant. Her insights and advice will provide students and their families with all the information they need to navigate the college admissions process. --- Support this podcast:...


Episode 151: Fearless Interviewing for Teens with Guest Kim Duckworth

Interviews don’t have to be intimidating, in fact, they can be fun. Today’s guest, Kim Duckworth, has both given and trained teens for interviews for over a decade. She gives advice on how students can nail an interview through practice and preparation. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 150: Insights from a Parent of College Recruits with Guest Lesley McShane

Being a parent of a collegiate athlete is far from easy. It can mean a lot of traveling and a lot of difficult decisions when deciding on colleges. Today’s guest, Lesley McShane, is both an athlete and the mother of two students who pursued collegiate sports in their college careers. She gives tips and tricks to parents on how they can make the process easier for their students and themselves. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 149: How Universities are Using High-Impact Practices to Launch DEI programs with Guest Kate Lewis

What are some steps universities are taking to implement DEI programs? How do universities support and help international students acclimate to campus life? Kate Lewis joins us today as she worked at Penn State in student affairs counseling international students and LGBTQA+ students. Kate sheds some light on how higher ed is trying to roll out programs that will support a diverse and ever-changing student population. --- Support this podcast:...


Episode 148: Parents Helping Other Parents with Guest Casie Fariello

Parents are willing to do anything for their loved ones. They are the support system that their children lean on when times get hard. But that is far from an easy job. As today’s guest, Casie Fariello knows, parents need a safe platform where they can find others who share their struggles. Casie shares some advice she has learned from her own journey and what inspired the creation of Other Parents Like Me. --- Support this podcast:...


Episode 147: Staying Mentally Fit with Guest Scott Lutostanski

Staying fit is not just about working out. It also means maintaining good mental health. Today’s guest, Scott Lutostanski, can attest that a healthy mind leads to healthy habits. He gives advice to parents and students on how to be successful in college by staying mentally fit. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 146: Advocating for Your Healthcare Needs with Guest Gerene Keesler

Being independent at college includes knowing how to advocate for your needs. Today’s guest, Gerene Keesler, shares her inspirational story of how her ability to advocate for herself paved the way for her success in college. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 145: Advice From a Former College Admissions Representative with Guest Beth Farias

The college application process can be difficult to navigate, so what better way to prepare your student than to hear advice from a person who has worked in admissions both as a student and as a professional? Today’s guest, Beth Farias, has seen both sides of the desk in college admissions. She gives advice on how parents and students can effectively navigate through the college admission process through the eyes of an admission counselor. --- Support this podcast:...


Episode 144: Tips for College Freshman with Guest Dr. Kerra Lynn Gazerro

The transition from high school to freshman year of college can be difficult. However, with access to the many resources available, students can create meaningful relationships with mentors who can help with the many challenges that come with change. In today’s episode, Dr. Kerra Lynn Gazerro gives advice to first-year students on how they can make the most out of their college experience. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 143: Self-Reflection and Your Personal Statement with Guest Kate Stone

Self-reflection is not easy, but it can be rewarding. As today’s guest, Kate Stone, has observed through her students, a vital part of the college application process is understanding yourself. She gives advice on how to build a strong sense of self-awareness and how those skills can enhance your application allowing you to stand out as an applicant. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support


Episode 142: Nailing Your Audition or Interview For a BFA Program with Chuck Erickson

Do you want to apply to a fine or performing arts program? The application process differs from other college applications requiring portfolios, auditions and interviews. It can be a daunting experience. However, today’s guest, Chuck Erickson, reassures us that as long as students are prepared and passionate about what they do, they will perform strongly. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support

Episode 141: Parents - This One's For You with Guests Vicki Nelson and Lynn Abrahams

The transition from high school to college includes a host of new challenges and experiences for students. Many of these situations have to be navigated between parents and their students. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Vicki Nelson and Lynn Abrahams, who speak from their personal and professional experiences on how parents can best support their college students. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support

Episode 140: Creating a Balanced College List with Marni Levine

When a student starts their college application journey, one of the most important steps they can take includes creating a college list. However, it can be difficult for students to craft a balanced list. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Marni Levine, an educational consultant, who gives advice on how to focus on the fit when students are selecting schools. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support

Episode 139: Parents - Listen Up! Tips on How You Can Help Your Student Find the Best Fit College with Guest Beth Pickett

There are many misconceptions about the college admissions process, as well as mistakes that parents can make while trying to support their student. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Beth Pickett, where she explains how parents can help their student find their best fit college. This decision can be made by considering a multitude of factors instead of just the prestige and ranking of a school. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/college-scoops/support

Episode 138: Top 3 Tips to Nail Your Interview with Guest Elizabeth Hofmeister

Whether you are in school or beyond, interviews can be nerve wracking because it can be hard to effectively communicate your skills and experiences under pressure. On today’s podcast, Moira speaks with Elizabeth Hofmeister, who has worked with countless students and professionals for many years, on how to nail an interview. She shares with us tips and tricks on how to make yourself a memorable candidate and stand out in the interview process. --- Support this podcast:...

Episode 137: How is the Lack of Connection to Community Negatively Impacting Our Students with Guest Noa Bejar

Mental health has become an increasingly popular topic as stress among high school and college students is at an all time high. While overcoming this obstacle can be difficult, finding a school community that supports your academic and social ventures can be helpful. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Noa Bejar, who has been working with students for almost 14 years. She shares with us the importance of community support and advice on how students can stay connected with their peers. ---...

Episode 136: How To Find The Best Fit Boarding School with Guest Lisa Spengler

Finding a boarding school that is the right fit is rarely an easy task for students as they are trying to find their own identity at a young age. For some, boarding school presents an appealing next step to one’s educational career. Our guest on today’s podcast, Lisa Spengler, shares with us her experience working with students who are considering boarding schools. She helps them identify goals and navigate expectations, while also emphasizing that finding the right fit is the key to...

Episode 135: Set Your Goals Before School Starts with Guest Dr. P (Dominique Padurano)

Regardless of if you are a student starting a new school year, an entrepreneur preparing to launch a small business, or seasoned academic, setting goals is a vital component of being successful. As our guest, Dr. Dominique P., founder of Crimson Coaching, will attest, goals with a plan will become reality. In this episode, Dr. P. gives advice on how to approach goal setting regardless of the environment you find yourself in. --- Support this podcast:...

Episode 134: Conversations Every Parent Should Have With Their College-Bound Student with Guest Karime Jankaukas

Going to college is a big step and can be an overwhelming process. Before students decide where they want to go, there are conversations that students and parents should have with each other, such as talking about finances, expectations, and safety. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Karime Jankaukas to talk about advice on how to have these conversations. While they may look different for each family, these conversations are nevertheless important to have before going to college so that...

Episode 133: Transitioning from High School to College Specifically for Students with Learning Differences with Stephanie Mitchell

The transition from high school to college can be tough for students, especially for those who have learning differences and need accommodations. On today's podcast, our Guest Stephanie Mitchell talks to us about what life as a college student looks like and the importance of adapting to its academic and social scene. She also dives into steps that can be taken before college starts in order to make the transition smooth. --- Support this podcast:...