Today's post is by guest blogger Mary Vilmo, the recently retired director of UW HELP. She has advice about parenting and the countdown to college.
Researching colleges is a journey filled with decisions, challenges, and at least a little anxiety. UW Journey, a new smartphone app from UW HELP, aims to make this process as smooth and positive as possible. Designed to show students which UW System campuses are best suited to their needs, it gives them confidence that they […]
Because many counselors requested an earlier printing of our Preparing for College brochures, we sped up our process. The brochures for 2017-18 have been mailed to schools that have students in grades 6-9. You may request additional brochures in English or Spanish by emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office hosted a webinar for counselors last month about the issues facing homeless students and students who are aging out of foster care. Our speaker was Greta Munns, the Outreach Specialist for Fostering Success at UW-Stout, which is part of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. She has been empowering foster youth on the state and […]
Last week, the New York Times published an article called “Skipping the College Tour” that is counter intuitive to what our office has been advocating. However, I must admit that it is an interesting concept and it has staff in our office talking. The article indicates that while we believe we are good at making […]
Our specialty is not leaping tall buildings. It is listening–and when we can, reacting to your requests. Many of you called and asked about extending our spring texting campaign for juniors. While it can’t go on forever, we made some swift moves so that juniors may continue to join through April 30.