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Develop the skills, habits, and mindset you need to thrive during college and beyond. Each week, college success coach, Katy Oliveira and her guests share strategies, insights, and tools to help you improve grades, get organized, figure out your major and career, and maximize your investment in college.

Collegehood Advice Katy Oliveira

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    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Develop the skills, habits, and mindset you need to thrive during college and beyond. Each week, college success coach, Katy Oliveira and her guests share strategies, insights, and tools to help you improve grades, get organized, figure out your major and career, and maximize your investment in college.

    How to Build a Life Your Love with Jessica Thiefels

    How to Build a Life Your Love with Jessica Thiefels

    Are you building a life you actually love? One where you feel comfortable in your own skin, where you like how you spend your time, and you enjoy the people that surround you. 
    Many of us look to external factors to make us happy (or take the blame if we aren't). And yes...terrible external factors can make being happy or building a life you love more challenging...hello 2020. 
    But most contentment in life starts with your choices and your mindset.
    In this episode, author Jessica Thiefels shares how you can start building a life you love by asking yourself the right questions.
    You'll learn:
    What it means to live with intention Ways you can start living a more intentional life during college Questions you can start asking yourself to create a life you truly want visit collegehoodadvice.com

    • 22 min
    Why Even Liberal Arts Majors Need Tech Skills with Alex Valaitis

    Why Even Liberal Arts Majors Need Tech Skills with Alex Valaitis

    Have you ever thought to yourself…
    I’m not a computer person? I’m not into technology? I’m not a coder?…I’m into writing, art, psychology, history….
    For some reason we tend to get academically labeled. We’re a liberal arts person, or a math person, or a science person.
    The reality is to be successful in today’s ever evolving economy we all need foundational skills in writing, critical thinking, problem solving, math, and technology.
    We can no longer specialize in just one. Writers need a working knowledge of online platforms and mathematicians need to write.
    In this episode, author Alex Valaitis shares why it's important to build tech skills regardless of major and how to get started growing your tech savviness.
    What You’ll Learn:
    What does it means to be tech savvy
    Why it’s important to build your tech skills
    What steps you take to build your technology skills during college

    • 30 min
    How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with Joanna Lilley

    How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others with Joanna Lilley

    Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others?
    It can be really challenging, but it is absolutely possible to find ways to celebrate the wins of your friends while honoring your own.
    One of the top ways to get off the comparison train is to start defining your own success instead of allowing your parents, friends, or society to define it for you.
    Success comes in many shapes and sizes.
    In this episode, therapeutic educational consultant, Joanna Lilley shares strategies to help you free yourself from comparison by learning to define success on your terms.
    What You’ll Learn:
    Why success is subjective
    How to define your own success
    How to stay grounded when you experience setbacks and challenges
    Resources to help you define your own success
    This episode is for anyone who’s ready to stop comparing yourself to others and start defining success on your own terms.
    Links and Resources:
    www.lilleyconsulting.com
    Success is Subjective Podcast
    https://www.facebook.com/LilleyConsultingLLC/
    https://www.instagram.com/lilleyconsulting/

    • 27 min
    How to Transform Your Life By Dropping Your Drama with Annmarie Chereso

    How to Transform Your Life By Dropping Your Drama with Annmarie Chereso

    Have you experienced any drama lately?
    If you’re human, you’ve experienced drama. Drama is all around us. It’s in the news and in our day-to-day lives, especially in 2020.
    Drama can hijack your peace, amplify your stress, and exhaust you. But you don’t have to hold on to drama. You can lower stress and improve your overall quality of life simply by becoming aware of your drama and learning to let it go.
    In this episode, mindfulness teacher and leadership coach, Annmarie Chereso shares strategies to help you transform your life by learning to drop your drama.
    What You’ll Learn:
    Why is dropping your drama transformative Strategies and practices to help you to drop our drama Common setbacks you might encounter when working to drop your drama How to navigate through setbacks Resources and support to help you drop your drama This episode for anyone who wants to lower stress and improve the quality of everyday life. Links and Resources:
    annmariechereso.me : Website @annmariechereso :  Instagram

    • 32 min
    3 Ways Covid is Getting You Ready for College & Career

    3 Ways Covid is Getting You Ready for College & Career

    It’s probably the understatement of the year to introduce this episode by saying that COVID has disrupted our lives. And you might be wondering how on earth simply living through COVID could possibly prepare you for a successful college and career experience. You may even feel that COVID has ruined your college experience and thwarted your future opportunities.
    And that is an understandable, but I invite you to also consider how this experience may strengthen you. I’m a firm believer that most crummy situations include an opportunity for growth, and that the ups and downs of the last 10 months is no different.
    In this episode, I explore 3 skills that I’ve noticed COVID-19 is helping me build that you also need for college success:
    What You’ll Learn:
    How to grow your grit & hope.
    How to improve time management skills.
    How to become a better communicator and self advocator.

    • 22 min
    How Professors Grade Your Paper with Dr. Jamey Heit

    How Professors Grade Your Paper with Dr. Jamey Heit

    In this episode, educator and founder of Ecreé, Dr. Jamey Heit shares what he’s learned from grading over 30,000 student papers to help you write papers your professors will love.
    What you’ll learn:
    What a professor is looking for in a paper. How to write a strong introduction and conclusion. How to state a position and support it with evidence. What it means to analyze information in a paper. How to recheck your organization. How professors determine grades. Links & Resources
    Website: www.ecree.com Resources to help you college: https://collegehoodadvice.com/students

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

J. Lilley ,

Unbeatable resource

Katy has done a stellar job of looking at all dimensions of wellness for a young person to be successful in college, and then done a deep dive into each dimension. No topic left unturned! If you’ve stumbled upon this podcast, congratulations! You have truly found one of the best, if not THE best, podcast to support the transition into higher education!

JessL2E ,

Such a valuable resource

It can be so hard to navigate this time in your life alone—and this podcast is exactly what I wish I had when I was going through college and post-college. I love Katy’s interview style and the guests she brings on are so knowledgeable. Definitely subscribe if you’re navigating College during this crazy time!

ClassTracker ,

Top notch advice for college students

Katy is an amazing resource for college success with deep knowledge and expertise. She brings great energy and honesty to each episode and offers specific strategies and advice to help all students become more successful in college and beyond. What I love the most about her approach is that she’s not totally prescriptive - rather she clearly explains the key steps or tactics for success and then offers different options for how to get there. She understands that there’s not one-size-fits all solution and gives her listeners ways to personalize her advice. Furthermore, she brings on great guests to fill in the gaps to help students find their super powers. One of my favorite podcasts!

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