Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

Counseling Advisory Team: My Experience in the First Year

A recount of the first year of working with an advisory team – the benefits and pitfalls… I recently wrapped up my first year of having an advisory council or team. After getting through the college application season in the fall and coming into a new position with basically no counseling program in place – I wanted to get things rolling the right direction. With a goal set reaching a RAMP award in the next 5 – 7 years,…

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

#ASCA14 – ASCA Tips for the Noob

…Whether you are a counselor with your first job, an excited graduate student, or a counseling sage – the first time to a large conference can be an overwhelming experience unless you come prepared. In this article, I will help you optimize your experience to get the most from #ASCA14 as you can with 4 major tips….

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: The First Steps

…You have had a school counseling blog for some time now – or perhaps you took the advice of some of the presentations at #ASCA14 and have started down that road recently. Either way, you will reach a point when it is time to expand, grow, and work with more scalability. As a beginner – you too could use these tips, but it will most likely take some investment on your part (both time and money)….

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…

1 Simple Survey to Help Connect Students with Caring Adults

1 Simple Survey to Help Connect Students with Caring Adults

I want to share with you a step by step guide to creating a tool that we, at my school and other schools in my district, use a ton since we have had it implemented. I cannot take credit for the idea – a colleague in our district had the idea – but I cannot just sit on a great opportunity like this. School counselors know that relationships reign king (or queen) in our line of work. A number of indicators with research backing show that students…

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Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your…

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

The Road to Naviance – Part 1: Where to start

As a techie Counselor, I naturally was drawn to the software suite that is Naviance.  Naviance is a well rounded package that allows school officials, counselors, students, and parents to research, plan, and proceed to apply to colleges around the globe. I knew when I started that I wanted to try to get Naviance into my new school. I needed to know where to get started in making that happen. I used the contact option on Naviance’s…

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