#ASCA16 School Counselor Community Scholarship Donation Contest

#ASCA16 School Counselor Community Scholarship Donation Contest

Donate to SC|CS 2017 and Win! Happy ASCA 2016 school counselors. While I am #notatASCA16 this year, I am going to hold a contest that promotes good. Donate to the School Counselor Community Scholarship between now and Midnight PST on July 12th and if we can earn enough to sponsor at least one counselor scholarship ($369) – I will raffle off your choice of the following books to all who donated $5 or more. I will sweeten the pot and say…

The Counseling Geek Giveaway – Win $$$ for ASCA 2013

Yes – the opportunity for FREE money! Thanks to the supporters of the Indiegogo campaign that ended about a month ago, I can offer a small, but not insignificant scholarship to the ASCA 2013 National Conference in Philadelphia. I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship similar to this in 2011 that allowed me to make it up to Seattle and my experience was great. I know there are others out there who may have financial trouble…

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Follow-Up: My Interview Kit

Marketing Myself and Being Prepared On Tuesday, I posted a video blog about the process I took (and a process you can take too!) to construct a digital professional portfolio. This week I have been busy constructing my interview kit and I wanted to share that with you as well. Looking at it, I feel like it is a lot – but I think will be well prepared to answer the questions and show evidence with the arsenal I bring with me…

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

FREE MONEY! ASCA 2014 Scholarship Information [Lapsed]

You did not misread it – it is that time of the year. I am proud to announce the opening of the 2014 ASCA School Counseling Community Scholarship. Thanks to generous donations from companies like Hobsons and Universal Technical Institute in addition to donations from counselor colleagues (thanks to Erin Mason, Franciene Sabens, Matthew Meyers, Darrel Sampson, Cynthia Morton, & several other donors who wish to remain anonymous)…

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Interviewing: The Other Side of the Table

Today was a day of firsts… I had an exciting, albeit tedious, opportunity today to experience the “other side” of the interview table. I have had many past experiences being the one getting asked the hard questions, feeling somewhat awkward, and scrambling to think of “the right answer”, but before today I have never had the perspective of the interviewer. For those of you who have been on the interview…

Thank you, 唔該, Hvala, Dank u zeer, Merci beaucoup, Tusen Takk, Muchas gracias…

Thank you, 唔該, Hvala, Dank u zeer, Merci beaucoup, Tusen Takk, Muchas gracias…

Thank you to Best Master’s Programs in Counseling.com! Thank you to Dan at www.bestmastersincounseling.com for honoring The Counseling Geek in their list of the Top 30 Counseling Blogs of 2012. I appreciate all of those who take time to read the ideas and thoughts of this guy on a journey to finding out how to be a great school counselor! Check out the other top blogs for awesome reads too! On another note, don’t forget to enter…

Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!

Fundraising Update: Thank you to our supporters so far!

Update and recognizing donors thus far… I wanted to give the readers an update about the scholarship fundraising efforts. The counseling community has responded and have donated to support the effort of sending counselors to one of the best professional growth opportunities each year – the ASCA National Conference. At the time of this writing, we are 95% ($30 short of goal) to the goal of $700. I propose to raise that goal to $1050…

SC|CS 2015 Winners Announced – School Counselors heading to ASCA 2015 in Phoenix

SC|CS 2015 Winners Announced – School Counselors heading to ASCA 2015 in Phoenix

Announcing the 2015 School Counselor Community Scholarship Winners Starting in the fall of 2014, fundraising was started by Carol Miller and Jeff Ream to support the third annual School Counselor Community Scholarship (SC|CS 15) – a scholarship for school counselors by school counselors. The scholarship goes towards supporting counselors by paying for the registration cost of the American School Counselor Association national conference…

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

Building a Better Blog Series: Setting Up an RSS-Feed Driven Email List with MailChimp

The changer of worlds. Email. Apart from text messaging – the single most popular communication tool in the world. Quick, simple and to the point – email is the Cliff Notes of conversation. Delivered nearly instantly anywhere around the globe – to a single person or hundreds of thousands – email carries the news of pending deliveries, job openings, family updates and great inheritances from Nigerian princes. As school…

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