In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (7:51): In this week’s news segment, an article from New York Times, “As Students Struggle With Stress and Depression, Colleges Act as Counselors”, by Brad Wolverton. This article dives into the efforts made by schools to address the increasing need for mental health services for college students. Wolverton shares several examples of how colleges are investing in their counseling staff and resources, forcing many schools to rethink their treatment strategies (Length 11:40).
Chapter 99 of 171 Answers (19:31): We are in Chapter 99 of 171 Answers and we’re talking through what you need to know about the very-important FAFSA.
This week’s question (29:49) is from Gail from New Jersey and she wants to know if it is a bad strategy to apply to one school in the early decision round – and wait for that decision, before applying to other schools.
This week’s interview (43:19) Mark concludes his interview with Emily Griffin, Director of the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, at Amherst College in –
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (54:17) is the book, “Enough as She Is” by Rachel Simmons. The subtitle is, “How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives”. Mark regards this book as one of the most profound books he has read in his life. He does something he has never done before, he implores every parent of a daughter and every college counselor to purchase this book and read this book.
College Spotlight (1:08:19): is Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.
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