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E1 - College Scoops

39 EpisodesProduced by Moira McCulloughWebsite

College Scoops is focused on all things college-related, whether you are in high school or graduating from college. We connect and engage with students, parents, educators, entreprenuers, and authors who share their advice, guidance, and lessons learned. Support this podcast:… read more

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Episode 39: Calling all Student-Athletes! Wondering What to do Now with Guest Chad Dorman

October 20th, 2020


Advice for student-athletes - the ramifications of COVID19 are still playing out now especially for the Class of 2021. With lost seasons, the cancellation of showcase events and invitation-only visits, no game tapes - …

Episode 38: Topics to Avoid in a College Essay with Guest Jaclyn Corley

October 15th, 2020


Jaclyn Corley, aka The College Essay Captain, has been a College Scoops supporter since we launched sharing her expertise in blog posts for College …

Episode 37: Three Gap Experiences You Want to Listen to with Guest Adelaide Hanson

October 13th, 2020


Students considering taking a gap year, listen up!

Adelaide Hanson took a gap year composed of 3 segments - Fall semester in East Africa, winter semester working at home, spring semester - backpacking Southeast Asia. …

Episode 36: Legal Documents Your College Student Should Complete Before They Leave for Campus with Guest Nara Herbowy-Callanan

October 8th, 2020


Navigating legal documents can be a daunting task, especially for parents and their young adult children. Attorney Nara Herbowy-Callanan will join us …

Episode 35: Looking for an Internship with Guest Mikala Bush

October 6th, 2020


Students are gearing up for internship interviews this fall so we reached out to companies who have renowned internship programs to ask them what they are looking for from candidates? How can students best prepare for …

Episode 34: Tips to Strengthen Your Executive Function Skills with Guest Christy McGarry

October 1st, 2020


There are ways we can support and help students perform to the best of their abilities in and out of the classroom by modeling good behavior and …

Episode 33: Everything You Need to Know About Applying from Abroad with Guest Elaine Seremetis

September 29th, 2020


Are you an expatriate or international student applying to a college or university in the United States? Today, college consultant Elaine Seremtis …

Episode 32: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Essays: Painting a Picture with Guest Lauren Dana

September 24th, 2020


“What makes my resume different? Will my essay just blend in? How can I stand out?”

Every applicant has stressed and obsessed with these questions. Fortunately, Lauren Dana will be joining us today to share her expert …

Episode 31: “How to be U-Niquely-U” with Guest Dr. Gena Lester

September 22nd, 2020


As a mom of 3 who has 'been there and done that' when her kids applied to college, Dr. Gena Lester joins us today to share her story and how she …

Episode 30: Introducing Students to Different Professions with Guest Jennifer Severini-Kresock

September 17th, 2020


What does a psychologist really do? How does one become a psychiatrist? What courses should students take in college if they want to be an engineer? …

Episode 29: How to Hit the Ground Running with Guest Elizabeth Pyle

September 15th, 2020


Keeping up with the academic challenges of college is demanding and requires organization, time management, and effort. Elizabeth Pyle, an education …

Episode 28: Staying Sane During the College Process from a Parent of 5 with Guest Nicole Smith

September 10th, 2020


The college journey can be stressful especially if you have more than one child - but 5? We are reaching out to parents who have been there and done …

Episode 27 : Standing Out in College Applications with Work Experience with Guest Laura Fortner

September 8th, 2020


How can real-world work experiences be a differentiator in college applications? Do you have a student who is a coder, interested in sports …

Episode 26: Thinking About a Gap Year with Guest Katherine Stievater

September 3rd, 2020


With colleges moving to an online or virtual environment this fall semester, many students and parents are trying to look at alternatives and …

Episode 25: Tips from the Essayists - Cheryl and Brian Klam

September 1st, 2020


The college essay is a daunting task for many seniors in high school with only 650 words to convince an admissions counselor to fall in love with …

Episode 24: How to Write a Killer Resume with Guest Emily Weiss

August 27th, 2020


Emily Weiss, a career consultant and resume guru, will join us today to discuss techniques, tools, and advice on how to hit the ground running …

Episode 23: Own Your Story with Guest Sydney Montgomery

August 25th, 2020


As the daughter of an immigrant mother and a military father, Sydney Montgomery knows first hand how daunting the college admissions process can be …

Episode 22 : Students Giving Back - Student Impact with Guest Ana Stanisavljev

August 20th, 2020


When COVID19 hit and college students were sent home, students were frustrated, disappointed, and angry. But some students turned that energy into …

Episode 21 : Lessons Learned from a Medical Emergency at College with Laura and Zane Dennis

August 18th, 2020


College is for many students the first time they are responsible for their physical health. Going to college there are a ton of legal and medical …

Episode 20: How to Empower your Teen with Guest Emma B. Perez

August 11th, 2020


We invited Emma B Perez, a mentoring coach to teens and young adults to share her framework, tools, and resources she uses as she guides young adults …

Episode 19: Create a Passion Project with Guest Julie Kim

August 6th, 2020


Does your student have a love of photography, gardening, or fashion? Julie Kim works with students to help them create passion projects which align …

Episode 18: Online College Webinars and the Virtual College Process with Guest Jenna Shulman

August 4th, 2020


College Admissions have been hosting virtual tours, information sessions and student panels during the last 6 months. College consultants are also …

Episode 17: Take charge of defining Yourself and Your Future with Guest Marsha Ray

July 30th, 2020


As a parent and educator, one of our objectives is to create a trusting, safe, and respectful learning environment for our kids and students to …

Episode 16: How to Tackle Alumni Interviews and the Essay with Guest Pat Berry

July 28th, 2020


A parent, writer, editor, alumni interviewer, and college application essay coach, Pat Berry shares her insights and tips on how to start writing …

Episode 15: Incorporating Mindfulness into High School and the College Admissions Journey with Guest Carolyn Caplan

July 21st, 2020


High schools and colleges are incorporating mindfulness and meditation into all aspects of their curriculum and colleges are investing in wellness …

Episode 14: Why I Choose a Gap Year with The BlissBean Founder, Beatričė

July 16th, 2020


We are interviewing students who have been on a gap year to share why they choose to take a gap year and what they would recommend to fellow students …

Episode 13: Parenting with Your Teen Founders Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman

July 14th, 2020


Parenting is not easy and given the last 5 months, we have all learned how to live, learn, and work with our kids some of whom have not lived in our house for a while. Knowing you are not alone and having a community to …

Episode 12: Meet Ethan Knight - The Executive Director and Founder of Gap Year Association

July 7th, 2020


With schools announcing their plans for the fall of 2020, many students and families are wondering what options are available for a gap year …

Episode 11: Advice for the Class of 2021 with Guest Deena Maerowitz

June 30th, 2020


The Spring of 2020 brought about many changes for college admissions and with that comes many questions from parents and students about what now? …

Episode 10: Choosing A Gap Year Program That's the Right Fit For Your Student

June 25th, 2020


Gap semesters and gap year programs have become more popular in the last ten-fifteen years with students finding value in taking an intentional gap …

Episode 9: Don't Panic! Tips for Students and Families Navigating the College Journey with Special Guest - Lee Norwood

June 23rd, 2020


How can parents support their students during the college admissions journey? What resources are available for students and families?  How to use …

Episode 8: How to Find Scholarships for College with Special Guest Monica Matthews

June 16th, 2020


College is expensive and now more than ever, families are working very hard to pay for college. Finding ways to pay for college takes time, energy, …

Episode 7: Testing - What Now with Special Guest Jen Henson

June 11th, 2020


With all the recent changes and disruption to the testing environment, we invited Jen Henson on our show to help clarify questions surrounding the testing environment. What are the recent changes to the ACT/SAT tests …

Episode 6 - Choosing a College that Supports Students with Learning Differences with Guest Debbie Cinquemani

June 9th, 2020


Choosing a college that supports a student with learning differences requires some additional information, a checklist to take on-campus tours, and, …

Episode 5: How Our Parents Helped Us Through the College Process with Special Guest Lilly Rosenberg and Kyra Hermans

June 2nd, 2020


We know the college admissions process can be stressful for not only students but parents as well. How can parents support their kids as they …

Episode 4 - Prepping for a College Interview with Patrick Meade

May 26th, 2020


What are the best questions to ask in every college interview? Are there different types of interviews offered at universities? How does a student …

Episode 3 - How Students Can Make the Most of Their Summer with Kate Sonnenberg

May 20th, 2020


Are your kids wondering what to do this summer? Many high school and college students are trying to find ways to continue to work, learn, and grow …

Episode 2 - How To Live Your College Admissions Story with Hamada Zahawi

May 19th, 2020


The thought of writing your college essay can be a daunting and unnerving task for everyone involved. How does one even start? What should the focus …

Episode 1 - The Story of College Scoops

May 19th, 2020


Moira McCullough, the founder of College Scoops, shares her story and how College Scoops started. 

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