In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (14:50): Dave and Mark discuss an article by Kevin Carey of Vox entitled, The Incredible Shrinking Future of College. The article was written on 11/21. (Length 40 minutes)
This week’s question (54:55): Lisa and Mark start a new four part series of bonus content.
Mark shares seven categories of students who often feel disillusioned with the college process, like it was unfair to them. Our goal is not to deflate but to help people to avoid the pitfalls involved in having unrealistic expectations. (Length 23 minutes)
This week’s interview (1:17:50): We continue with our interview with Alison Merzel, a former admission officer and a current independent college counselor in Ohio and a specialist and working with Jewish students.
Alison will be helping us to understand the challenges Jewish students face on college campuses, how to know if a college is a safe space for Jewish Students and how to support Jewish students. This is Part 3 of 3 (Length 20 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:23:58): Mark shares one of his favorite college admissions podcasts, Dartmouth University Lee Coffin’s podcast, “Admissions Beat” and he really encourages listeners to listen to the episode, “Inside the Admissions Selection Committee” that aired on March 21st
College Spotlight (1:37:40): Lisa shares her enthusiasm for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) for the College Spotlight. This in-depth Spotlight will air over two episodes, Part 2 of 2
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