Today’s interview is with a woman who has over 25+ years of experience in the role of the high school counselor, college administration and now as a college and career coach with her own business. www.collegeandcareermatters.com
Dr. Tawna Schmidt talks at length about the role of the highs school counselor, how their “additional” responsibilities keep them from helping students and how to maximize this relationship.
The typical counselor to student ratio (1:250) is an indication that these professionals are overwhelmed with their current duties but they are the first contact most students have with the college admission process.
We welcome to The College Money Maze Podcast a guest expert and fellow podcaster – Gretchen Wegner. She is a co-host of the College Prep Podcast and is also an Academic Life Coach.
Gretchen is an Academic Life Coach and Creativity Consultant that specializes in the “Anti-Boring” approach to studying and creating better life skills. She is fascinated with the
interplay between our brains and our bodies and uses her theatrical experience in her coaching with students. She talks at great length about the difference between a “tutor” vs. “academic life coach”.
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Her tips for not-stressing out on the admissions tests:
On this episode of the College Money Maze Podcast we introduce you to Charlie, Todd’s son (Ellen’s favorite nephew, shhhh! Don’t tell her other nephews). Charlie and his sister, Jordan is the main inspiration for us doing this podcast. This is a one-on-one interview between Ellen and Charlie. She gets him to talk briefly about his current interests in school and which courses he has chosen for his sophomore year in high school.