Tag: College

This Academic Advisor Has 12 Things She Wants to Tell College Parents

By: Pricilla Baker I serve as an Academic Advisor at a large University which puts me in the unique position of witnessing firsthand a lot of what most of you only speculate about higher education and the college experience today. Having had no fewer than twelve students (male and female) sob in my office in the first 3 weeks of last semester,…

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

By Carly Drake, North Central College and Diane Bruce Anstine, North Central College Researchers have studied college students’ mental health for decades. Even in the 1920s, it was clear that the many stresses of higher education – like academic demands, post-graduation plans and financial concerns – wear on students. This stress can incite new mental health concerns and worsen existing ones, such as anxiety and depression. Sleep…

17 Totally Normal Feelings to Have as a College Student Right Now

By: Jessica A. Gold It’s officially back-to-school season even though this school year is anything but normal—something you know especially well if you’re a college student. The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in countless ways and it’s now wreaking havoc on the typical college experience of students across the country too. These changes don’t just have practical consequences; they’re…