Category: College

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Last week I talked about the dreaded question young adults (and people in general) face all too often: “So what are you doing now?” I explained that many of us hate that question because it evokes feelings of shame and…

The Question Many Young Adults Hate Hearing

The Question Many Young Adults Hate Hearing

It’s graduation season, so I hear this question being posed more than any other time of year: “So what are you doing now?” A little part of me deflates every time someone asks me this. Nothing impressive, that’s what, I…

How Do You Know What Your Strengths Are?

How Do You Know What Your Strengths Are?

It’s classic job interview material. “Tell me about your strengths. What can you add to this organization?” If you’re like most of us, you probably feel a twinge of panic. How do you answer this question? Is there any good answer to…

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

Picking a college can be hard. It’s an important decision that has the potential to steer the course of your life in major ways. I often work with teenagers and I’ve heard many of them agonizing over their college decisions…

72 Meals You Can Make in a Dorm

72 Meals You Can Make in a Dorm

Last week I shared the top 10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm. The biggest thing I was dreading about dorm life, right after sharing a bathroom with seven other people, was not having a kitchen. I realize that…

10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm

10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm

It’s orientation season! Whether you’re excited about moving into a dorm or dreading it, there are a few tricks that can make the transition easier for both you and your roommates. Ten years ago, I transferred to a college in…