Let Them Know College is Also on Your Mind
Sometimes, the smallest things can help motivate a student. The simple act of sharing some relevant information, experience or knowledge you stumble across can nudge the student into action.
Sources of Relevant Information
- Connect Your Student to Websites Like eduLaunchpad.com
- Pass Along Radio Stories, News or Magazine Articles
- Tell Them About Your College Experience
Connect Your Student to Websites Like eduLaunchpad.com
For students who have little idea of where to even begin their college search, sending them a link to a website with a note of why you think that site is beneficial may be enough to encourage your student to start exploring.
Pass Along Radio Stories, News or Magazine Articles
Every fall and late winter as students are just diving into their college search, the airwaves and newspapers are filled with stories about college and careers. If you hear an interesting story on financing a college education, latest campus trends, new education models, etc., take the time to find the article or story online and forward a link to your student. They can decide what is interesting or valuable but at least you are giving them an occasional nudge.
Tell Them About Your College Experience
Sometimes, people just need a break from the college search. Telling stories about your university experiences is one way to keep some focus on college but set aside the pressures of the search or decision-making.