Advising, Overcoming Obstacles, and Helping Students Succeed

Figuring out how best to connect with students has been one of my more difficult challenges while serving as an AdviseMI adviser.

Celebrating FAFSA Completion Success at Niles High School

Jennifer Bierwagen from Niles High School describes how the school won the Governor's FAFSA Challenge.

Two Years in AmeriCorps: How Serving Others Served Me Well

AdviseMI Adviser Kendra Ollis, discusses her two years serving in AmeriCorps programs and how they prepared her for grad school and a future career.

Advising and Coaching to Help Students Succeed

Zachary Zimmerman is a second-year adviser at Center Line High School. He also coaches high school football and writes about using similar techniques in both coaching and college advising.

In the Business of College Advising

D'Angelo Allen is a college adviser at Taylor High School. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing and writes about his experience serving in the AdviseMI program.

How MCAN is Adapting in Response to COVID-19

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A Non-Traditional Advising Experience

College adviser Leah Fast serves at two high schools and writes about her experience with Relevant Academy of Eaton County — a non-traditional high school.

Black History Month: Learning History in its 'Fullest Context'

A 2019 article in the New York Times by civics reporter Keith Meatto compiled a list of resources that reveal a harrowing fact about the state of American Education: schooling is still separate and unequal

College Cash Campaign: An Adviser's Perspective

College adviser Stephanie Sustaita writes about the importance of the Michigan College Cash Campaign and her challenges and successes with the initiative while serving in the AdviseMI program at Lakeville Memorial High School.

Reflections From a First-Year Adviser

Being a first-year adviser can be extremely tough and exhausting. This is especially true when there are large shoes to fill. The adviser who preceded me broke many barriers in an effort to increase college access in the local community.