Perspectives

College and Career Guide
Apr 1, 2021

As a first-generation college student, I know first-hand what it means to feel absolutely lost in the college application process. When I decided to a...

Adviser Perspective: FAFSA Completion - Thom Young
Mar 25, 2021

 I’ve been hearing the proverb “It takes a village” thrown around a lot lately, and, in my work, it can’t be more true. What do you do, t...

From K-12 to Higher Education: Applying to Graduate School While Serving as an Adviser
Mar 8, 2021

There is likely something ironic about the fact that while I was assisting students in applying for college, submitting their FAFSA, completing Reside...

Perspectives - How to Effectively Engage Parents and Families
Feb 26, 2021

When a student is considering their options for college, in most cases, they will have that conversation with their parents, due to the fact that they...

Advisers Perspective: Lila Sheon
Feb 18, 2021

“FAFSA State Champs!” our principal proudly hailed at an end-of-year staff meeting last year. While not entirely true, I am proud to say that Moun...

“Likes” in the Time of Cholera (Or Covid. Or Swine Flu. Or SARS. Or…)
Jan 5, 2021

Each morning, when I get to the school, the first ten or so minutes of my work day are spent scrolling through Instagram. In a barrage of posts, there...

Interview Experience - Tiffany Patterson & Abraham Howell
Nov 20, 2020

Tiffany Patterson, Franklin High SchoolIn early October, I was interviewed by two different news outlets in Franklin: Franklin Press and The Southern ...

Working at Home: Returning to my High School Alma Mater
Nov 11, 2020

A year ago, I never expected, as a double business major, to be working in education. One of my favorite quotes from Michael Chabon perfectly sums thi...

Pushing Through the Pandemic: College Fair Edition
Oct 30, 2020

Serving as an adviser with the Appalachian College Advising Corps has afforded me the opportunity to assist students in preparing for postsecondary ed...

Advisers Perspective: Alex Rangel
Oct 23, 2020

Coming into my role as a College Adviser from a social work background was very fitting. I knew that I wanted to help a population whose voice may oth...