THE SEARCH FOR A COLLEGE ACADEMIC HERO
Last week I wrote about role models. This week I’m focused on academic heroes. My husband’s pure joy serves as the inspiration. We were visiting colleges in Houston this past weekend. In advance of our tours, Brad (above, right) did a little of his own research and found that one of his favorite speakers is on staff at Rice University. Brad reached out to Dr. James Tour (above, left) prior to our visit, and the professor invited Brad to visit his office. Brad was like a little kid in a candy store – so excited to meet his academic hero.
The experience was a timely reminder that students should seek out their own academic heroes. How do you find your academic hero? A good place to start is by exploring college programs. Is chemistry your thing? Most colleges have a chemistry program, but not all programs are alike. Do a little research and figure out which colleges have professors using chemistry in a way that intrigues you. The same holds true for any subject!
This season, I have seniors seeking a variety of programs. Chemistry, business, pre-veterinary, music, occupational therapy, and creative writing are just a few examples of the programs I am helping these students explore. The need to find an academic hero is just one of the reasons I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, a resource you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. Thanks for joining me!
Choosing a major is often the first step in finding an academic hero. The Princeton Review provides a good general overview of this process. You can find it HERE.
A RESOURCE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
College websites also serve as a terrific resource for information on majors and minors. A helpful exercise is searching for the degree requirements for your chosen major. Within this resource, you can review every class required to graduate with that particular major. Take a quick peek at the options at OSU and OU. Let me know if you need help finding this resource for another college. I am happy to help!
COLLEGE VISITS: Houston has been calling my name! As the fourth most populous city in the United States, it has plenty of college options to explore. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I share tidbits from my visits to Lone Star College, Sam Houston State, and Rice University.
FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Need some help navigating the high school journey? I’m here to help you build academic, personal development, and extracurricular strategies in an effort to achieve college and life goals. Plus, this is the perfect time to identify scholarships, internships, and summer programs. My goal is to help you plan for a variety of aspects so that you are positioned to make the most of high school opportunities and then poised to find and fund your ideal college experience. If you want to learn more, use the button below to set-up a no-cost / no-obligation call with me.
JUNIORS: Wondering how to best prepare for the college admissions process? Now is actually the perfect time to start making some key decisions about your college future. I would love to help you focus on the things that matter. Let’s ensure that you take advantage of the opportunities that will enable you to shine next fall. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s make a plan together!
SENIORS: Overwhelmed by the college admissions process? Give me a call! I am here to help with both! My goal is to help you find and fund the ideal college experience! And my approach is individualized for you – so it’s designed to keep you focused on the aspects that matter to your specific situation. Just click the button below to connect with me and let’s get started today!
BOOK OF THE WEEK: Looking for a way to explore which colleges offer the best programs? The Princeton Review publishes The Best 386 Colleges, and it has details you won’t find in other places. My favorite aspect is the lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 different categories. These rankings are based on students’ opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and more. It’s definitely worth exploring what college students have to say!
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