Shellee and Andrea discuss:
– Adulting doesn’t mean doing it on your own, but with resources.
– If your family has been your go to support, this is the time to shift your advocacy to professors and staff members that are trained.
– “What would you do?” scenario conversations need to begin as early as sophomore year in high school.
– Your high school has so many skills they need to learn before they go to college and the sooner we teach them, the better they will do.
– and much more!
Andrea Malkin Brenner, PhD is a college transition educator and author who travels across the country to speak with high school students and parents on the challenges related to college transitions. She draws on her 25 years of experience as a college professor, as the creator and director of American University’s first-year experience program, and as the faculty director of the college’s University College program. Andrea has received multiple awards for her teaching and program design.
Andrea is the creator of the Talking College card deck, the original card deck of discussion prompts for college-bound students and their parents (available in English and Spanish), and available for purchase on this site and on Amazon. She is co-creator of the upcoming Talking College Campus Visits Card Deck, which is available for pre-order on this site. Andrea is also co-author of How to College: What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There) (Macmillan), a student-facing book that guides high school graduates through their transition to college.
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