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Finding The Right College For You, Lauren Hagan, Jessica Lancaster Apr 2018

Finding The Right College For You, Lauren Hagan, Jessica Lancaster

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

With over 5,300 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone, finding a higher education institution that fits your strengths, preferences, and goals becomes an ever more daunting task bringing confusion, uncertainty, and stress into the lives of high schoolers. This video, targeted to high school sophomores and juniors, will review some major factors that could influence post-high school educational plans. Topics discussed include size, public and private, in-state and out-of-state, types of programs, educational goals, and “nontraditional” options. After viewing this video, our hope is that the student will be able to make more informed choices about which ...


Discovering Your Political Ideology [Brochure And Streaming Video], Adam Mayer, Zachary Marcum Apr 2017

Discovering Your Political Ideology [Brochure And Streaming Video], Adam Mayer, Zachary Marcum

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

The increasing political turmoil in the United States has had a powerful and divisive impact on college campuses. Disputes regarding the recent presidential election have bred hatred and distrust between those of competing political persuasions. As a result, colleges and universities attempt to educate their students on the political process and global issues. Following this political awakening, many young adults return home for holidays and find themselves at odds with the beliefs of their parents. This video was designed to inform students of the best way to communicate political differences to their family members. The authors utilize a short case ...


Safe Spring Break [Brochure And Streaming Video], Jessica Jarrett, Kaitlin Frazier Apr 2017

Safe Spring Break [Brochure And Streaming Video], Jessica Jarrett, Kaitlin Frazier

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Many college students use spring break as a time to unwind and get away from their classes and responsibilities, but unfortunately many also leave their common sense behind. Our video will show students how to incorporate safe practices into their vacations. We will go into detail about safe alcohol consumption, consent education, and basic emergency procedures. Our goal is that students will have the information they need to take care of themselves and their friends. We are using the below article as our theatrical basis, as well as information from the Harm Reduction Alliance, a coalition of fraternity and sorority ...


Coping With Stress: A Guide For College Students [Brochure And Streaming Video], Brenna Harris, Gracie Price Apr 2017

Coping With Stress: A Guide For College Students [Brochure And Streaming Video], Brenna Harris, Gracie Price

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

This project defines stress for struggling college students, identifies negative coping mechanisms for stress, and illustrates techniques for coping with stress in a positive manner. It specifically focuses on the consequences for participating in negative coping skills such as an over consumption of caffeine, consuming alcohol in excess, and procrastination while also highlighting the benefits of a variety of positive strategies. The project concludes by differentiating between stress and anxiety in order to prepare students to seek professional help if needed.


Choosing A Major [Brochure And Streaming Video], Aimee Davis, Emma Charpentier Apr 2016

Choosing A Major [Brochure And Streaming Video], Aimee Davis, Emma Charpentier

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Across the country, incoming students are bombarded with questions and choices the minute they apply for college. Their biggest decision (and arguably their most important) is their choice of major. For some students, it may be a no-brainer, but for most, choosing a major is a difficult decision that requires more thought and guidance than many people realize. Many students are pressured into choosing a major right away by high school advisors, parents, college administration, and friends. According to a study conducted by Matthew Foraker from Western Kentucky University, students who completed one or two semesters of college before declaring ...


Preventing Sdts: Student Debt Troubles [Brochure And Streaming Video], Christian Montgomery, Sam Mallory Apr 2016

Preventing Sdts: Student Debt Troubles [Brochure And Streaming Video], Christian Montgomery, Sam Mallory

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

In 2015, average student debt for graduates is higher than ever, even as the negative effects of outstanding student loan burdens – increased anxiety, reduced economic power, and delayed adult milestones – become increasingly well-documented (“Life Delayed”, 2013; Lusardi, 2010; Sparshott, 2015). A great number of programs, practices, and tips exist to help students cut costs and reduce the need for loans, but incoming college students are inadequately informed of these due to high student-to-high school counselor ratios and limited college-sponsored advising. This video presents to incoming college freshmen multiple expense-reducing ideas that are often missed in the current student advising climate ...


Information Literacy [Brochure And Streaming Video], Brena Zu Andring, Madelyn Frost Apr 2016

Information Literacy [Brochure And Streaming Video], Brena Zu Andring, Madelyn Frost

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

This video presents information about how to successfully decipher and find information sources in a college or university library. It details the variety of services available at most university libraries and discusses how to use them to write a basic research paper. Understanding and gaining proficiency in information literacy is imperative for college students in a wide variety of disciplines.


Upacking Your Study Abroad [Brochure And Streaming Video], Anastasia Williams, George Woodard Apr 2016

Upacking Your Study Abroad [Brochure And Streaming Video], Anastasia Williams, George Woodard

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Many freshman orientation programs focus more on their on-campus activities and experiences, but few highlight the option to study abroad and all the benefits of an educational experience abroad. This video will introduce the concept of study abroad to freshman students and provide them with the necessary information to get started on a journey abroad. With this video, we seek to give students an idea of what to expect before, during, and after studying abroad, while pointing students to various resources to help them along the way.


Integration Of Self Care And Financial Literacy In Undergraduate Education [Brochure And Streaming Video], Chaquille Johnson, Andrea Daniels Apr 2016

Integration Of Self Care And Financial Literacy In Undergraduate Education [Brochure And Streaming Video], Chaquille Johnson, Andrea Daniels

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

This video is designed to bring awareness, make suggestions, and provide implications regarding an issue that could impact the emotional, physical and mental well-being of today’s college student, balancing financial issues with their personal well-being. It is our mission to provide insightful information to students about the importance of financial literacy and self-care as well as colleagues and peers about how to recognize students who may have concerns regarding self-care and financial literacy. Through this presentation, you will grasp a better understanding of the importance of self-care and develop a solid definition of financial literacy and self-care, as well ...


The Journey To College And Beyond: A Parent’S Guide To The College Transition [Brochure And Streaming Video], Zachary Inman, Krista Rosner Apr 2016

The Journey To College And Beyond: A Parent’S Guide To The College Transition [Brochure And Streaming Video], Zachary Inman, Krista Rosner

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Involvement of parents and guardians for students entering college has seen a shift with the millennial students and generation Z. Often they do not know how to best help their students as they transition into this unknown world. By providing pertinent information to parents and guardians about how to assist their students during the application and FAFSA process, during orientation, moving onto campus, and once classes have started, they then may feel as though they are also being included in the transition, and there is often more open lines of communication and trust between themselves, their student, and the higher ...


The Significance Of Student Involvement On Campus [Brochure And Streaming Video], Isaac Duncan, Morgan Oakley Apr 2016

The Significance Of Student Involvement On Campus [Brochure And Streaming Video], Isaac Duncan, Morgan Oakley

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

A student's involvement on campus has a holistic impact on their lives throughout their college career. According to Astin's Involvement Theory (1984), for maximum growth and learning to occur the student must be actively engaged on their campus. The quality and quantity of a student's involvement on campus has a direct impact on the amount of learning and personal development that the student experiences. This video highlights the benefits that one may obtain through campus involvement, as well as possible limitations they may experience due to a lack of involvement.


Student Involvement: Finding The Missing Piece [Brochure And Streaming Video], Marrisa Bryant, Alexandria Kennedy Apr 2016

Student Involvement: Finding The Missing Piece [Brochure And Streaming Video], Marrisa Bryant, Alexandria Kennedy

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

There are many benefits for students when they get involved during their college experience. However, many students are unaware of the diverse opportunities for involvement that are available to them. While student organizations are a great option, there are many other avenues for students to explore as well. In this video pamphlet, we show the creative ways that students can get involved beyond joining a student organization.


Voices Of Discovery: Exploring Identities And Values On The College Campus, Ginny Durakovich, Danielle Hawks Apr 2015

Voices Of Discovery: Exploring Identities And Values On The College Campus, Ginny Durakovich, Danielle Hawks

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

A crucial element of the college experience is an exposure to new and different ways of thinking, which can lead students to question and redefine their identity. This video pamphlet provides new college students with a guide to exploring their values and identities during their time in higher education. This project focuses on religious identity, sexual orientation, and racial identity. There is a discussion of how Baxter Magolda's theory of Self-Authorship (Baxter Magolda & King, 2004), Chickering's Vectors of Identity Development (Chickering & Reisser, 1993), and Cass's Identity Model (Cass, 1979) apply to students' exploration of the aforementioned identities ...


The Realities And Misconceptions Of Greek Life, Bryan Hamann, Christopher Crutchfield Apr 2015

The Realities And Misconceptions Of Greek Life, Bryan Hamann, Christopher Crutchfield

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Individual fraternity and sorority chapters vary greatly at every institution. One bond commonly shared by Greek Life Organizations at all institutions are the misconceptions and realities associated with being affiliated with the Greek system. Some realities may persuade a student to consider joining a Greek organization, while many of the misconceptions may deter a potential new member from even considering Greek life as a worthwhile, or rather safe, option. This video pamphlet aims to shed light on some of the common misconceptions and realities of the Greek life system which will in turn allow potential members to make an educated ...


A Campus Professional's Guide To Understanding Culture Shock In International Students, Scarlette Briones, Kathleen Bush Apr 2015

A Campus Professional's Guide To Understanding Culture Shock In International Students, Scarlette Briones, Kathleen Bush

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Culture shock is a problem that can be faced by anyone, especially the growing number of international students coming to U.S. college campuses. Like domestic students, international students are not immune to the stress that accompanies attending college and they bring with them another set of unique needs. Culture shock or feelings of uneasiness felt by someone in a new atmosphere can create even more stress for international students. One way to alleviate culture shock is to help student affairs professionals and faculty be able to recognize the signs and help students find ways to overcome the anxiety of ...


Young, Broke And Fabulous: Budgeting And The College Student, Jasmine Kelly, Danetra Hodge Apr 2015

Young, Broke And Fabulous: Budgeting And The College Student, Jasmine Kelly, Danetra Hodge

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Budgeting and the importance of money management are important issues plaguing college campuses today. Many students begin college in debt and do not know how to manage their finances accordingly due to lack of knowledge and/or family history of poor money management. Moving away from home and handling money on their own can be a very daunting task for many college students as they juggle the other responsibilities that come with beginning college life. This video and pamphlet will offer college students and prospective college students some insight on the imperativeness of good finances and maintaining good monetary habits ...


Getting Involved On A College Campus, Laura Johnson, Amanda Jarrett Apr 2015

Getting Involved On A College Campus, Laura Johnson, Amanda Jarrett

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

According to Astin’s Theory of Involvement, what a student gains from being involved is directly proportional to both the qualitative and quantitative amount of involvement (Astin, 1999). In addition, research has proven that there is a positive correlation in student involvement with retention and academics (Kuh and Pike, 2005). Getting involved on campus is an ongoing process, and it is important for students to utilize a university’s recourses to help guide them in the possibilities. A university’s Student Activities office is just one of many areas on campus that students can find a myriad of ways to ...


School, Work, Life: The Balancing Act, Keira Martin, Hillary Smith Apr 2015

School, Work, Life: The Balancing Act, Keira Martin, Hillary Smith

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

As many know, being a college student is not the easiest job in world. It is important for students to adjust and learn how to balance their work, school, and social lives. Acknowledging that all students are different in terms of how much work and responsibilities of being a successful college student, our video focuses on four steps necessary for a successful balance within three different aspects of a college student’s life.


Stop Following Me: Stalking On College Campus, Ira D. Chapman, Joshua Mata Apr 2015

Stop Following Me: Stalking On College Campus, Ira D. Chapman, Joshua Mata

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

This project focuses on the topic of stalking on college and university campuses. The purpose of this project is to aid students and college professionals in the recognizing of potential stalking victims, and inform individuals about potential stalking behaviors. Another goal of this project is to help individuals in protecting themselves from and reporting such behavior, and inform those who may be or know an individual who is experiencing being stalked.


Choosing Your Major, Richard Rose, Kassy Fineout, Fallon Willoughby Apr 2014

Choosing Your Major, Richard Rose, Kassy Fineout, Fallon Willoughby

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Don't graduate college without a plan! Many college graduates find themselves unsure of where to go upon finishing their degree. Venturing into the professional world can be stressful and even daunting, but being proactive and following a few simple rules will get you on your way to a career in no time! There are several elements to consider and prepare for as you enter the professional world. This pamphlet and video, along with the career services office on your campus, will help you take the steps to successfully begin your career.


So You're Graduating, What Now? [A Graduate's Guide To Job Searching], Ethan Sykes, Leslie Poynter Apr 2014

So You're Graduating, What Now? [A Graduate's Guide To Job Searching], Ethan Sykes, Leslie Poynter

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Don't graduate college without a plan! Many college graduates find themselves unsure of where to go upon finishing their degree. Venturing into the professional world can be stressful and even daunting, but being proactive and following a few simple rules will get you on your way to a career in no time! There are several elements to consider and prepare for as you enter the professional world. This pamphlet and video, along with the career services office on your campus, will help you take the steps to successfully begin your career.


How To Get Involved On Campus, Allie Sharp, Vanessa David Apr 2014

How To Get Involved On Campus, Allie Sharp, Vanessa David

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

This is a video demonstrating the reasons for why students should get involved on a college campus. There are a variety of areas to get involved with while at university such as Student Activities, Recreation and Fitness, Residence Life, Admissions, and more. Students who get involved will gain essential leadership skills needed to successfully enter the job force, as well as gain a core social group of friends to interact with during their college years and after. This video additionally explains the negative effects that come from not getting involved, such as a weaker resume and a lack in life ...


Avoiding The Freshman 15, Samuel Earls, Robin Hume Apr 2014

Avoiding The Freshman 15, Samuel Earls, Robin Hume

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Students face many challenges as they transition into college. One of the most publicly-known issues is the “Freshman Fifteen,” which refers to the average amount of weight that college freshmen are rumored to gain. Students in college often encounter all-you-can-eat buffets, a culture rife with alcohol consumption, an increased level of stress from classes, and other environmental factors that can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle if not properly addressed. This video pamphlet aims to combat the “Freshman Fifteen,” or in general an unhealthy lifestyle at college, by providing pertinent nutritional information and exercise tips. The accompanying brochure provides additional tips ...


How To Make The Most Of Your College Visit, Melissa Jones, Amy Mandelke Apr 2014

How To Make The Most Of Your College Visit, Melissa Jones, Amy Mandelke

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

The decision to attend college is a difficult one full of many factors (Galotti, 1995). Fortunately, there are many sources of information to take advantage of when making this decision; one of the most important being college visits (Cole & Thompson, 1999).

This video project consists of interviews with high school seniors considering college, current college students, and campus representatives, including professors and an admissions representative. Interviewees discuss various topics related to college visits including:

  • Factors to consider,
  • The importance of campus visits,
  • When to consider college and the ideal time to visit a campus,
  • What to do on a visit ...


Keep A Healthy Lifestyle On A College Student's Budget, Kelcie Dixon, Genia Paige Wilson Apr 2014

Keep A Healthy Lifestyle On A College Student's Budget, Kelcie Dixon, Genia Paige Wilson

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Many college students are introduced to a wide variety of challenges – ones they are going to have to deal with on their own. Most college students are moving away from their parent’s household and realizing the responsibilities of an independent lifestyle. Along with an independent lifestyle, college students are particularly prone to stress, and the majority experience stress because of unpredictable academic commitments, financial burdens, poor eating habits, and lack of time management skills. According to Jenny Haubenreiser, President of the American College Health Association, “Stay alert to stress, anxiety and emotions. Demanding academics, too many social activities (or ...


Steps Towards Graduation, Jamon Paschall, Jasmine Reid Apr 2014

Steps Towards Graduation, Jamon Paschall, Jasmine Reid

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

College is a great opportunity for students of all ages and diverse populations. The overall goal of attending college is to graduate and obtain an associate, bachelors, masters, and/or Ph.D. degree. For many students in their final year upon graduation, they may feel overwhelmed with all of the requirements and suggested actions they should take before they actually walk across the stage to receive their degree. The importance of this video pamphlet is to assist students with all the suggested and required actions in order to secure they will graduate and transition to either graduate school or the ...


Let's Talk About Homesickness, Sarah Jackson, Stephanie Lott Apr 2014

Let's Talk About Homesickness, Sarah Jackson, Stephanie Lott

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Regardless of how excited students may be about college life, even the most independent freshmen can find themselves battling homesickness. Homesickness is not a black and white phenomenon; rather, it is best classified by the degree of homesickness one feels. Homesickness is very easily misinterpreted by some as a student missing his/her bed, home, etc. However, homesickness is best classified by a longing for what was familiar, what was comfortable, and what was normal. As thousands of freshmen flock to college each year, they are faced with a myriad of choices and situations that are not normal, familiar, or ...


Time-Management 101 [Time Management At College], Andrew L. Cullen, Katherine Paschetto Apr 2014

Time-Management 101 [Time Management At College], Andrew L. Cullen, Katherine Paschetto

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

The transition into adulthood and college life comes with new freedoms and new responsibilities. This means that students must have the knowledge and discipline to balance what they need to do and what they want to do. Learning to manage time efficiently is a struggle for many college students. Without proper time management, students risk becoming disconnected from their university, doing poorly in classes, and even dropping out or becoming depressed. There are various ways to foster good time management habits. Creating awareness about the risks of poor time management and providing resources for students to better manage their time ...


Tips For The Working College Student [Brochure And Video], Michelle Hanley Apr 2013

Tips For The Working College Student [Brochure And Video], Michelle Hanley

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Working in college is more common than some people may realize. According to the United States Census Bureau, 72% of undergraduate students and 82% of graduate students work during college. There are various reasons why students decide to work in college. For some the increase in tuition has forced them to work to pay tuition or other educational related fees. Others may work in college in the form of a work study program or internship to gain career experience or for money to pay for entertainment. Some students work to support their families and pay for living expenses thus falling ...


The Honors Experience [Brochure And Video], Destiny Savage Apr 2013

The Honors Experience [Brochure And Video], Destiny Savage

Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

Gifted and talented students become accustomed to exhibiting academic excellence throughout their K-12 careers; so much so that they learn to crave the intellectual stimulation and intrigue that is characteristic of their curricular experiences. Upon entering the realm of higher education, these same students are faced with a newfound independence and must make the decision of whether or not to continue their pursuits of specialized education. Students that are active in and outside the classroom during their collegiate career are more likely to complete their degree programs as proposed by Astin’s Theory of Student Involvement (Astin, 1999). Therefore, getting ...