Category: Outcomes

How to Stay on Your Trajectory Even After a Failure

It might bump up against mindful notions of “be here now,” but where you’re going is more important than where you are now. Especially if you’re in college. Especially if you’re bouncing back from a failure.

The worst f-word in college, failure, can actually be instructive. Forbes lays out “Five Things To Do When You Encounter Failure.” [i] These five resemble the Focus Collegiate approach to intentional change.

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You barely made it through your first semester. Now what?

You made it through your first semester in college. Congratulations! You have accomplished something extraordinary. Give yourself some credit. College can be hard.

Your college expectations and your college reality may not have lined up. The huge courseload, the completely new environment, the daunting prospect of making new friends might have bowled you over. You don’t think you can do it on your own and you haven’t found the support you need on campus.

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The New Freedoms of College Arise From Good Decision Making and Self-Discipline

First-year college students know their life is about to change,

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Focus Collegiate Founder Grant Leibersberger is Guest on the Success is Subjective Podcast

Joanna Lilley recently interviewed Focus Collegiate founder Grant Leibersberger on her popular podcast,   » Read more about: Focus Collegiate Founder Grant Leibersberger is Guest on the Success is Subjective Podcast  »

The Importance of Infusing a Career Mindset into the Collegiate Experience

Some students go to college knowing exactly what they want to do.

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Now That You’ve Been Accepted to College

After making such a concentrated effort writing your essays,

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success Spring Semester

Now that you’ve completed your first semester of college,

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Using Add/Drop to Make Space for College Success 

There is no simple answer to the question,

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Where are They Now? Part Two. Amelia Teta, Student

Tell me about yourself.
I am a very busy student at Lesley University. I live in an apartment with my girlfriend and our cat, Stormy. I will be graduating in May with a degree in children, youth, and family studies. I am in the honors program; I am on the softball team where I act as team manager. I keep stats, run practices, and make sure everybody is where they need to be.

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Where Are They Now? Part One.
Lynne Mooney Teta, Parent

Lynne Mooney Teta 

Lynne Mooney Teta is an Ed. D and an adjunct faculty at Boston College where she works in school leadership. She is also the proud mom of Amelia, a Focus Collegiate graduate.
 
Why did you decide to enroll Amelia in Focus Collegiate? 
She transitioned from a very rigorous high school to a residential treatment program. When she transitioned back, she wanted to finish high school requirements online.

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Lynne Mooney Teta, Parent
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