134 episodes

College Scoops helps parents and students find the right college fit. We are focused on all things college-related, whether you are in high school or graduating from college. We connect and engage with students, parents, educators, entrepreneurs, and authors who share their advice, guidance, and lessons learned. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/college-scoops/support

E1 - College Scoops Moira McCullough

    • Education
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College Scoops helps parents and students find the right college fit. We are focused on all things college-related, whether you are in high school or graduating from college. We connect and engage with students, parents, educators, entrepreneurs, and authors who share their advice, guidance, and lessons learned. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/college-scoops/support

    Episode 134: Conversations Every Parent Should Have With Their College-Bound Student with Guest Karime Jankaukas

    Episode 134: Conversations Every Parent Should Have With Their College-Bound Student with Guest Karime Jankaukas

    Going to college is a big step and can be an overwhelming process. Before students decide where they want to go, there are conversations that students and parents should have with each other, such as talking about finances, expectations, and safety. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Karime Jankaukas to talk about advice on how to have these conversations. While they may look different for each family, these conversations are nevertheless important to have before going to college so that students are set up for success.


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    • 36 min
    Episode 133: Transitioning from High School to College Specifically for Students with Learning Differences with Stephanie Mitchell

    Episode 133: Transitioning from High School to College Specifically for Students with Learning Differences with Stephanie Mitchell

    The transition from high school to college can be tough for students, especially for those who have learning differences and need accommodations. On today's podcast, our Guest Stephanie Mitchell talks to us about what life as a college student looks like and the importance of adapting to its academic and social scene. She also dives into steps that can be taken before college starts in order to make the transition smooth.


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    • 31 min
    Episode 132: Advice for your Freshman Year with Guest Dana Ponsky

    Episode 132: Advice for your Freshman Year with Guest Dana Ponsky

    Going into college as a freshman can be intimidating—Dana Ponsky joins us today to discuss the most common challenges that students face and how to overcome them. She shares her experiences as a college counselor to advise incoming freshmen on how best to find community, manage their time, money, and much more.


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    • 47 min
    Episode 131: Getting Ready For The Next Admissions Cycle with Guest Jill Yoshikawa

    Episode 131: Getting Ready For The Next Admissions Cycle with Guest Jill Yoshikawa

    The college admissions landscape is constantly evolving where students must be able to adapt to new trends and best practices. However, this may be difficult to anticipate or know what direction to take in the near future given the unpredictability of the admissions process. On today's podcast, we are joined by Jill Yoshikawa where she breaks down the future of college admissions over the next few years and how students and families can best prepare for it.


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    • 33 min
    Episode 130: Creating a Portfolio That Stands Out with Guest Kavin Buck

    Episode 130: Creating a Portfolio That Stands Out with Guest Kavin Buck

    How can a prospective student create a portfolio that stands out? What are admissions representatives looking for when reviewing a portfolio? When should a student start to create a portfolio? These are the questions Kavin Buck will answer today as he shares with us his experience as an admissions reader and evaluator for prospective arts students.


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    • 44 min
    Episode 129: How to Write A Killer LinkedIn Profile with Brenda Bernstein

    Episode 129: How to Write A Killer LinkedIn Profile with Brenda Bernstein

    Making a strong first impression, whether it is on paper or meeting someone new, is very important. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Brenda Bernstein to discuss how to create a killer LinkedIn profile. She shares with us several tips and strategies on how to start, writing a strong summary, and suggestions for selecting a professional photo. Make sure to grab a pen and get ready to take some notes!


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Trevor Oldham ,

Excellent advice!

Moira is an aweomse podcast host who shares great insights!

Lmm482120 ,

Excellent Advice

Moira offers excellent tips herself but also includes excellent guests on a wide variety of topics who can serve as a guide for college bound families. The SCOOP I wish I had when I was on this journey but glad I can help my kids with it now.

rkhanal13 ,

Amazing tips!!!

Moira just gets it!! The conversations and the topics are very tactical and actionable

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