Every counselor at Collegewise is part of our larger group we call “The Hive.” We don’t all get to sit together every day, and many of our counselors work in one-person shops. But if a counselor has a question he or she can’t find the answer to, we can pose it via email to The Hive. Groups of counselors meet regularly on Google Hangouts to swap advice about college lists, best practices, and challenging counseling scenarios. We do an annual company meet-up so everyone can spend some time together in person. It’s nice to have the camaraderie with—and support of—over thirty other people in the company who do the same job that you do.
But even with a hive, counselors who work solo can still feel lonely from time to time. If you’re a high school counselor or private counselor who’d like to be more connected to people in your industry, Patrick O’Connor offers up some great advice here.