College Corner Podcast

Was College Worth It?

Was college worth it? On this episode of the College Corner podcast, Christian Del Valle, Associate Director of the Take Stock in College Program and recent Broward College graduate, reflects on his college experience, lessons learned both in and outside the classroom, and the value of turning your passion into a career.    Follow Take …

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Soar Into Summer Series: Take Stock in College Team Roundtable

Welcome to the Summer Melt Series! We’re kicking off our summer series on the College Corner Podcast with a Take Stock in College team roundtable. Don’t miss this episode for tips on how to get connected to Summer Melt programming. We will also share advice for incoming first-year students, give insights from our own college experiences, and …

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War on Procrastination

Take Stock in College declares war on procrastination! This is an important time for Take Stock in College scholars to get focused and accomplish those goals and tasks before the end of the semester. We talked with one of our Take Stock in College scholars,  Rebecca Raymond, about how staying focused, setting milestones, and keeping …

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On edge for Study Edge

Take Stock has partnered with Study Edge to give Take Stock in College scholars free access to their online learning support platform! This includes access to plenty of exciting videos, study guides, tutoring, and more. We talked with Richard Melgarejo, co-founder of Study Edge, about the benefits of this tutoring resource and how it started at the …

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Exploring Career Technical Education

There are multiple ways to get to career success. For some students, that pathway is through Career Technical Education.  Career Technical Education (CTE) offers students organized hands-on educational activities and resources, building pathways connecting education and the workforce. We talked with Deborah Martin, Policy Analyst for the Florida College Access Network (FCAN), about the differences between …

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MY BIG FAT GREEK LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENT AMBASSADOR JALISSA FLORISTAL

We talk with University of North Florida senior and Take Stock in College Student Ambassador Jalissa Floristal about studying abroad in Greece! Don’t miss this episode so you can hear the life and academic lessons from a fellow Take Stock in College scholar, plus learn how to get involved in studying abroad opportunities provided by …

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Inspiring Student Potential: Interview with UCF Burnett Honors College

We are grateful to have Dean Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres and Dr. Martin Dupuis, Sr. Associate Dean of Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida, join us for this episode to discuss the Take Stock – Inspire Scholars Program at UCF.  Take Stock in Children’s partnership with the UCF’s Burnett Honors College provides …

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Maintaining a Positive Mindset: Interview with Ellen Nastir Part 2

We continue our conversation with Ellen Nastir of Innovative Team Solutions, who shared positive strategies for self-care, emotional intelligence, and the importance of positive self-talk. Follow Take Stock in College on InstagramJoin the LinkedIn Group hereLearn more about the Take Stock in College program here Disclaimer The views, opinions, statements, representations, recommendations, advice, or other content (collectively, the …

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Maintaining a Positive Mindset: Interview with Ellen Nastir Part 1

As we close the fall semester, we encourage you to finish strong! We talked with Ellen Nastir of Innovative Team Solutions, who shared positive strategies for completing the semester strong, plus mental health and wellness tips to get you through winter break. Follow Take Stock in College on InstagramJoin the LinkedIn Group hereLearn more about the Take …

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Better FAFSA Breakdown with Chrissy Gass of Florida Atlantic University

Take Stock in College scholars, are you ready for the FAFSA? We talked with Chrissy Gass, Director of Scholarships at Florida Atlantic University, about some important updates you need to know regarding the new FAFSA form and how you can be better prepared when it’s released on December 31, 2023. Follow Take Stock in College …

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