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Friday, October 05, 2007

Q&A 101

Question #1: What are you going to do ___
(fill in the blank with 'when you grow up', or 'with your life', or 'after high school', or 'when you go to college', or something else.) It sends chills down my spine as I think back to when I was facing that question from my family and from myself. It isn't always easy to figure out.

If you are in the middle of this now, visit and click on 'choose a career'. You'll find a free assessment tool that will pick your brain and your heart to create a list of options that fit you. Very nice and very easy if you take the time to go to the website and do it.

Question #2: Which college is right for me?
That is also a tough one for many. It is important to spend time figuring out the answer to question #1 before answering question #2 or you could waste a lot of time an money at the wrong institution of higher learning. But once you have an idea or two about what you want to do you can then look to see which school(s) have the program that fits you.

FLASH: On Thursday, October 25 from 6 - 8 PM you can meet with representatives from 100 area colleges at the Clermont County Counselor Association College Fair. Even better, it is hosted at the Eastgate Mall, so you can shop for more than a college at the same time!

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Trippin in Adams County

I enjoyed a day full of college visits in Adams County, Ohio yesterday. The day started at North Adams High School, continued at Peebles High School and ended at West Union High School. I'll be back in Adams County at Manchester High School in a few weeks.

From a recruiting point of view, it is really nice how the schedule is set up to allow 3 visits in the same day. The other thing that I really like about going to Adams County is that each school holds a 'Senior Seminar' class where I get to make my presentation to the entire Senior class. That isn't the way most schools handle college visits, but it seems to me to be a very effective way to promote continuing education WHILE coaching high school students on everything from the application process to financial aid and specific college info. Personally, I wish ever school did it this way. Not just because I would see every student, though that would be nice, but because every student needs this information.

The hardest part about visiting the 4 Adams County high schools is that each building has the same exact design. I may be wrong, but I thinjk that the roof color is the only way to tell them apart. Each school has a large round general purpose room and each school uses this room for their Senior Seminar class. Why is this an issue? Because I sometimes forget which school I am addressing... and I don't want to reference the wrong mascot. Okay. it isn't a big issue, but it is funny like watching the movie 'Groundhog Day'. You just feel like you've already 'been there'.

Hats off to all our friends in Adams County. Thanks for making me feel welcome and for allowing me to tell you why UC Clermont is worth serious consideration.