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How I Got Into College

Apr 1, 2020

Author Jamie Reidy is the answer to the question: what happens if you don't get into your first choice? Or your second? Or your third? You end up going to a school you love and Jake Gyllenhaal plays you in a movie.

Guests: Jamie Reidy @jamiereidy

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Mar 24, 2020

Fear/anxiety expert Kristen Ulmer started college at 15 and was the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world for 12 years. So what can jumping off a cliff on skis teach you about your relationship with fear? You're about to find out. 

Guest: Kristen Ulmer

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Mar 17, 2020

Test prep expert Akil Bello quickly realized he was good at taking tests. But when it came to college, he says he did everything the wrong way. What's his advice when it comes to admissions testing? And what one thing is more important than two extra hours of test prep for your child?

Guest: @akilbello

Music: Lonely in...


Mar 10, 2020

When NC State Associate Vice Provost Dr. Stephanie Helms Pickett went to college, she planned to study radio and tv broadcasting and become the next Oprah. Instead, she fell in love with the college environment and never left. But that doesn't mean it was easy. 

Guest: @drhelmspickett

Music: Music: Andromeda's Nebula by...


Mar 3, 2020

Author Mira Ptacin shares her incredible journey to, and through, college. It includes a semester at sea, an archaeological dig in Mongolia, and so much more. It's a powerful story that has almost nothing to do with getting into college. 

Guest: Mira Ptacin (@MiraPtacin)

Music: Back to Earth by BackSpace, Please Listen...