Liz asks :
I’m interested in becoming a private college counselor but I don’t have any experience. Can you recommend some of the best ways to learn more about this field so I can get started?
You can also learn about college counseling by actually helping counselors. Why not contact a high school in your area and offer to volunteer your time as an administrative assistant to the counseling staff? If you have a full time job and can’t be there during the day, offer to help them organize their college nights or to proofread their monthly newsletter.
You could also volunteer your time to programs that assist students, like College Summit.
Like any field, it’s going to take some time for you to develop an expertise. But there’s plenty of room in the marketplace for people who want to help kids and are willing to put the time in to be great at it.
Thanks for your question, Liz. If you’ve got a question of your own, email us at blog [at] collegewise [dot] com.