Tackling Summer Melt in the Fall

While it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, it’s never too early to think about summer melt. It’s estimated that every year between 10-40% of college-intending students fail to enroll in college the fall after high school graduation.

A Small College Was the Perfect Fit for Me

Sept. 19-25, 2022, is Independent Colleges and Universities Week in Michigan. We asked Kylar Gibbs, an AdviseMI college adviser serving at Advanced Technology Academy, to reflect on her experiences at Baker College.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students During Pride Month and Beyond

Justin Weller, AdviseMI college adviser, shares some thoughts on Pride month and how his experiences as a queer person affect his advising work.

Addressing Financial Aid Challenges for Spanish-speaking Families

I grew up learning English as a second language, so my parents and I were lost when reading terms like Pell Grant, cost of attendance, money market account, or IRA.

Launching a Career through Service

My training from MCAN and AdviseMI, combined with the experiences at my service site, built up skills and knowledge that I continuously draw from to this day.

Spotlight on MCAN's AmeriCorps Alums

MCAN staff who served with AmeriCorps reflect on their favorite memories and how their experiences impacted their careers.

Asserting the Right to Be Heard

Jahshua Smith, AdviseMI expansion coordinator, reflects on this month's Black History Month projects.

Creating a College-going Culture Through Relationships and Representation

When I first arrived at Eastpointe High School as an AdviseMI college adviser, I was determined to build a college-going culture. I now realize there was an over-emphasis on trying to change the culture without building relationships first.

Black History Month Panel Discussion: Black Students and Higher Education

Jahshua Smith, expansion coordinator for MCAN's AdviseMI program, hosted a panel discussion on Black students and higher education for Black History Month as part of a professional development day for AdviseMI college advisers.

The College-Going Process is a Trip

AdviseMI adviser Ernesto Duran talks about taking students to Oakland University after a year of virtual college visits.