Survival Resource for and by those who post-secondary education was not designed for.

College Application Process Part 2

Enoch Jemmott wrote, “I came to realize that, in every step along the way, we had to do more because we had less,” which resonated with me so much because it is true. I had to insert so much energy, so much time, and so much sleep over the college application process...

College Application Process Part 1

The author, Enoch Jemmott, wrote fascinating points in his article from the New York Times called The Implicit Punishment of Daring to Go to College When Poor. How many of you retain the memories of struggling to apply for college? There was the dreaded FAFSA, the...

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Youth Summit

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) recently hosted the AAPI Youth Summit called “Rooting Our Stories, Rooting Ourselves.” This summit explored various topics around the idea of what it means to root one’s self in his or her own histories, stories, and...

Part 3: How Do I Sign Up for Let’s Talk?

In the previous post, you learned about the great work that Let’s Talk counselors are doing for us fellow students. Now let’s learn how to sign up for Let’s Talk and read how each session works! Let’s Talk has a schedule of all the drop-in hours and time on their...

Part 4: What are Some of the Perks of Let’s Talk?

Did you manage to check out the Let’s Talk website? Was it helpful? I bet it was! In this post, as promised here are some of the wonderful perks of using Let’s Talk! One of the greatest things about Let’s Talk is that it is confidential and informal drop-in...

Part 1: What is Let’s Talk?

Feel like your friends are giving you the same old advice and you want a different perspective from someone who has training in mental health? Do you have questions about mental health counseling but not sure if you need it? Well look no further! At the University of...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 2

Previously I shared an experience that I, as a first-generation student, struggled with. This time, I want to share another one. One of the things I struggle to make my parents understand is why studying abroad is important for me. They think that studying abroad is a...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 3

Last but not least, I want to share this personal experience with you! Like most immigrant families, my parents wanted me to become a doctor, lawyer, or a surgeon. Well, I’m not interested in becoming one of these. I have other interests that I want to pursue. But,...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 1

When I came to college, I was very excited about the endless possibilities that awaited me. I wanted to become a writer, editor, computer scientist, and study every other major offered at the university here. It was exciting and frustrating at the same time because I...

Part 2: Who are the Staff Members at Let’s Talk?

In the previous post, I introduced you to the program Let’s Talk. In this post, you will learn about the people who work at Let’s Talk and the important role they play. Let’s Talk is made up of a diverse group of counselors who also work on campus in an additional...