How Are You Doing Today?

How Are You Doing Today?

How Are You Doing Today? is five high school counselors connecting students and their families with college, career, and mental health experts and all the pieces of what makes a life whole. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and consider sharing it with family and friends. If you would like to be a guest on the How Are You Doing Today? Podcast or have a suggestion for a potential guest, then please contact us at: mhs-counseling-team-group@svvsd.org

Episodes

November 19, 2021 10 min

Counselors Anthony Elliott and Maura Brady-McMullen discuss the Concurrent Enrollment Program in SVVSD. An overview of the program, classes offered at Mead High School and the process to enroll in classes is discussed, as well as the benefits of taking concurrent enrollment classes.  For more information about Concurrent Enrollment, please visit: https://www.svvsd.org/departments/assessment-curriculum-instruction/curriculum/concurr...

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Maura Brady-McMullen and Anthony Elliott, counselors at Mead High School, are joined by Kate Topham from the Career Elevation and Technology Center.  Together they discuss the different programs available at CETC, as well as opportunities for college credit and industry certifications. For more information, please visit the Career Elevation and Technical Center website at: https://cetc.svvsd.org/

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May 14, 2021 24 min

This episode explores what student mental well-being looks like along with common mental health challenges.  Host Pedro Linsenmeyer interviews bilingual therapist Jennifer Cullom, LAC, LPCC with Mental Health Partners of Longmont, Colorado.  Also included are strategies for parents as they support their adolescent from the University of Colorado-Boulder's Parenting Let's Connect Program's 3 step process. 

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Listen as Courtney Howe, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Fort Lewis College's senior admissions counselor, Alexsa Trusty. Interested in connecting with Fort Lewis Admissions, check out their website: https://www.fortlewis.edu/admission/

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Did you know Adams State University is the most affordable four-year university in Colorado? Did you know there are approximately 2,000 undergraduate students at Adams State? Host Maura Brady McMullen and Admissions Counselor, Diane Arias, discuss the benefits of attending college in the San Luis Valley, in beautiful Alamosa, Colorado. If you're looking for a small college experience that is very student-focused, this Adams Sta...

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Figuring out all the ins-and-outs of financial aid can be really overwhelming and intimidating but this podcast will help give you some clarity. Host Maura Brady McMullen speaks with Mark Debord, from The College Funding Coach. The College Funding Coach is an organization which specializes in teaching families to save and plan for college. In this episode Mark and Maura discuss the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), ...

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Beacon College is a small college (approximately 450 students!)  in Leesburg, Florida, which is centrally located in the state. But what makes Beacon unique is that their entire student body has a learning difference, be it from ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, or another diagnosis, this campus works with students to make sure they get the support they need. Maura Brady McMullen talks with Beacon Transition Counselor, William Gledhill about...

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Host Pedro Linsenmeyer talks with Madison Reese from Metropolitan State University of Denver. They dive into what makes MSU Denver unique and how it shares a campus with two other colleges in Denver. Metropolitan is an urban four-year college that has a very diverse student body. 

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Host Maura Brady McMullen interviews Dr. Nicole Van Gurp, a doctor of veterinary medicine. Dr. Van Gurp talks about her journey into veterinary medicine, what classes a student needs to take in high school/college, the GPA requirements, and working with small versus large animals, and life in a clinic. If you've ever considered a career in vet medicine, you should check out this episode. 

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Listen as Anthony Elliott, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Lauren Rosales and Gabe Fischer, admissions counselors at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Together, we discuss admissions requirements, cost of attendance and how advantageous the WUE is for Colorado students considering NAU. We also discuss some of the great traditions, campus activities and outdoor recreation opportunities available to students. Try your best to...

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Listen as Rebecca Miller, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Mark Harden, Director of Advising and Career Services and Testing Center, at Front Range Community College.  Rebecca and Mark talk about the journey through college, programs and supports that FRCC offers, and what sets them apart from other colleges. Connect with FRCC by emailing admissions at bccollegenow@frontrange.edu or visit their website at https://www.fron...

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Check out Maura Brady McMullen's interview with Dr. Melanie Hulbert, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of the School or Graduate Studies and the Dean of Students for the School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Hulbert shares a really unique opportunity Western Colorado University offers students: 3+2 Programs. These accelerated programs give students the ability to earn a graduate degree with one additiona...

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April 21, 2021 30 min

Listen as Courtney Howe, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Travis Howe, Chief Cookie Officer of Fat T's Cookies, about his non-traditional pathway from student athlete to being awarded Top Cookie Company in Ohio by the Daily Meal.  

Interested in joining the Fat Fam? Check out the social media pages below:

Website: https://www.fattscookies.com/

Instagram: @_fat_ts_cookies

Facebook: Fat T's Cookies

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Listen as Anthony Elliott, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Alex Petrolia, an admission counselor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Anthony and Alex talk about the programs and majors that are unique to UNLV, as well as the benefits and opportunities of attending a large (32,000 students), public, urban university. Alex also details how UNLV is a WUE school, which provides eligible Colorado students a $12,000 per year d...

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Listen as Anthony Elliott, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Kristine Schmidbauer, an admission counselor at Penn State University. Anthony and Kristine discuss some of the unique programs at Penn State, as well as admissions requirements and financial aid opportunities. Kristine also goes into detail about some of Penn State's great traditions, campus activities, strong alumni network and of course FOOTBALL GAMES! Penn St...

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Listen as Anthony Elliott, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Kurtis Beidleman, an admission counselor at Colorado Mesa University. Anthony and Kurtis discuss admissions requirements, cost of attendance and some of the many scholarship opportunities at Colorado Mesa University. Kurtis also details some of the great traditions, campus activities and outdoor recreation opportunities available to students.  Colorado Mesa Universit...

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Listen as Anthony Elliott, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Ray Hecht, an admission counselor at Colorado State University.  Anthony and Ray discuss some of the many unique programs offered at CSU, as well as details about cool traditions, campus activities and outdoor recreation opportunities.  CSU is a large (27,000 students), suburban, public university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Connect with Colorado State Univers...

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April 8, 2021 21 min

Listen as Pedro Linsenmeyer, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Undergraduate Admissions Counelor, Peter Lenz, at Naropa University. Interested in connecting with Admissions at Naropa, check out their website: https://www.naropa.edu/admissions/

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Listen as Maura Brady McMullen, Mead High School Counselor, interviews Regional Director of Admissions, Breanna Clark, from Western Colorado University. Interested in connecting with Admissions at Western, check out their website: https://western.edu/admissions-aid/admissions/


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Listen as Maura Brady McMullen, Mead High School Counselor, interviews CU Boulder's admissions counselor Damonta Madden. Interested in connecting with CU Boulder Admissions, check out their website: https://www.colorado.edu/admissions

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