Episodes
Do you have big dreams of becoming a freelancer, influencer, or solopreneur? Earning tons of money while working for yourself is very alluring, but behind the scenes, there is a lot of work that goes with being self-employed. Karie Williams joins Katy to help you understand what it really takes to thrive and succeed in self-employment.
Published 06/09/20
Should you go to college right after high school? In this episode, experiential education expert and gap year counselor, Julia Rogers shares how to determine if taking a gap year is right for you.
Published 05/26/20
Listening to yourself is one of the most important skills you can cultivate during your life. Well-meaning family members, friends, and random members of your community will have endless opinions about what you can and should do. That doesn’t mean you need to do what they say. In this episode, speaker, author, and mental health advocate Jessi Beyer helps you tune into your intuition by sharing her own story of overcoming rejection, setbacks, personal trauma, and many changes of heart. You’ll...
Published 05/19/20
A boring, lackluster resumé will sabotage the career search for even the most dynamic and qualified applicant. Most employers have seconds to review each resumé they receive. Your resumé must not only provide an account of your experience but must also set you apart from every other qualified candidate. This week's guest, Laura Eshelman, shares how you can create a resumé that stands out by being intentional about how you’re presenting yourself to potential employers. In this episode you’ll...
Published 05/12/20
Have you heard of mindfulness? It’s not only a buzz word, but also a powerful practice that can help you lower stress and anxiety, boost focus and attention, and even slow down your perception of time. Cool right? Travis Baird is back on the show to teach us what mindfulness is and how it can help us live more grounded and intentional lives. You’ll Learn: What mindfulness means Physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits of practicing mindfulness Common misconceptions about mindfulness 5...
Published 05/05/20
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year to help raise awareness we've invited former guest, Anna Westbrook, back on the show. Anna shares her simple and compassionate strategies to help us better support our loved ones who've survived sexual maltreatment. **If the topic of sexual maltreatment is especially sensitive for you consider listening to one of our other episodes to help you college instead.** What You’ll Learn: How Anna navigated her own sexual maltreatment Common...
Published 04/28/20
In this special episode to help you college from home during the coronavirus pandemic, college success strategist Katy Oliveira answers the following listener question: “What can I do to build my resumé during the crisis? Whether it be helping out in my community as much as I can, or even doing something for my neighborhood, how should I go about doing it? Hoping you have some advice! A concerned student.”
Published 04/21/20
In this special episode to help you college from home during the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Tracy Asamoah joins college success strategist Katy Oliveira to help you mindfully consume media and manage your information intake so you can lower anxiety while also staying socially connected. This episode is great for anyone looking to manage media intake but speaks specifically to the unique challenges with media and information overload you might be facing during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Published 04/14/20
In this special episode to help you college from home during the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Sarah Porter joins college success strategist Katy Oliveira to share resources and healthy coping strategies to help you stay grounded and mentally healthy during any crisis you might encounter during life. This episode is great for anyone in need of support during a difficult time but speaks specifically to the unique challenges you might be facing during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Published 04/07/20
More and more students report experiencing anxiety and depression during college, and many sight their struggle with these conditions as one of the chief obstacles to their success. It is possible to thrive during the college experience, but it requires having the right tool to support you in place. Join college success strategist Katy Oliveira and personal counselor and education consultant Gina Gerrato Greenhaus to learn strategies and resources to help you succeed in college with anxiety...
Published 03/31/20
Are you a procrastinator? The good news. Procrastination is normal human behavior, not a personality trait which means you have to power to build a better habit. Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira to learn how to stop procrastination in its tracks.  Access our free resources to help you college: collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 03/24/20
Has your college, university or school closed campus and moved classes to an e-learning environment for the rest of the semester? Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira and empty nest coach, Christine Mazairz for this conversation about how to navigate the ups and downs of transitioning to moving back home from college during COVID-19 for both students and their families. Access over 100+ episodes & free resources to help you college: collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 03/20/20
Are you having a hard time getting everything on your to-do list done each day? Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira, and founder of Mindful Productive, Travis Baird, to learn how to tackle your highest priority tasks each day using Travis's G.E.A.R.S. method so you can get your assignments done well with time to spare.
Published 03/17/20
Has your college, university or school closed campus and moved classes to an e-learning environment for the rest of the semester? Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira to learn 5 strategies, smoothly transition to online classes and still make the most of this semester. 
Published 03/13/20
Are you building a healthy online presence? Your online presence is one of your greatest professional assets. Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira and the Latina Career Coach, Michelle Gomez to learn how to protect your online presence and use it to create professional opportunities that align with your purpose. 
Published 03/10/20
Ever wonder if the career path you're on is right for you? But how do you test out a career without committing to it? This week's guest Laura Eshelman shares how to investigate potential careers and begin to build up your professional network using informational interviewing to help you select a major and career path that’s in alignment with your passions, strengths, and lifestyle goals. Get more help with college by visiting collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 03/03/20
We're celebrating 100 episodes by asking Katy anything. Guest host, Meredith Mistrot of A Genuine Girl podcast and Katy discuss how she navigated her own college experience, how she overcame challenges and setbacks in her own life, how she figured out what she wanted to do during life, why she quit her dream job to start Collegehood Advice and her thoughts on how to find your purpose.  Get access to our free resources to help you college at collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 02/25/20
Interning soon? Don't just get coffee during your internship! Join college success strategist Katy Oliveira and The Internship Mentor, Alexa Cabal to learn how to gain relevant experience, build your professional network, and get more than coffee so you’ll have the skills and intel you need to use your internship to professionally develop and prepare for the job market.  Download our free tools to help you college collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 02/18/20
Do you ever wonder if you're on the right path? Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira, and guest Kojo Thompson to learn how talking to others about their work can help expand opportunity, why it's okay to pass on college, and why it's more important to focus on who you want to be than what you want to do.  Not sure about what you want to major in during college? Download our free 5 Way to Figure Out Your Major Action Plan collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 02/11/20
Author, speaker, and career coach Michelle Gomez shares how to identify your superpowers and own what makes you brilliant so you can find work that matter's to you and live a life you love.  Not sure about what to major in? Get access to our free 5 Ways to Figure Out Your Major Action Plan at https://collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 02/04/20
Do you feel like you're working your tail off and still not getting that A? In this episode, college success strategist, Katy Oliveira shares what grades actually mean and what it takes to earn that elusive A.  Want to boost your grades? Download our free action plan to learn 5 Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Grades. https://collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 01/28/20
Are you working your tail off and still not getting that A? Join college success coach, Katy Oliveira as she gives you a glimpse into how professors think about the A and what it takes to actually earn one.  Want to boost your grades? Download our free 5 Ways to Boost Your Grades Action Plan.  https://mailchi.mp/ff67e5c3c03e/boostgrades
Published 01/28/20
Author, artist, and leadership development coach Dr. Katagyna Shalhoub shares how to become futureproof so you are prepared to successfully tackle the 21st century without compromising on who you are. If you're worried about being prepared to find work in the face of AI and economic change this one is for you.  Not sure about what to major in? Get access to our free 5 Ways to Figure Out Your Major Action Plan at https://collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 01/21/20
Multipotentialite and Serial Entrepreneur Phyllis Brasenell shares why it is not flakey to bounce from interest to interest, and how she uses a diverse skillset built by pursuing her varying interests to create her work and build a career on her terms.  Get access to free tools to help you thrive at college over at http://collegehoodadvice.com/students
Published 01/14/20
Great semesters don't happen by accident. They take focus, intention and planning to bring your A-game. Join college success strategist, Katy Oliveira and guest Moshe Martinez as they explore how Moshe's participation in Katy's free Best Semester Ever challenge helped him thrive during his first semester of college.  Join the free Best Semester Ever Challenge to build the habits and mindset you need to thrive this semester at collegehoodadvice.com/challenge
Published 01/07/20