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CAC Adviser Spotlight March 2021: Ava Peters

March 18, 2021

Ava Peters, first-year Carolina College Advising Corps adviser at Harnett Central High School, in Angier city, was nominated by her program director for this spotlight due to her excellent work with engaging juniors this spring. On top of an already … Continued

New Year, New Adviser, New Partnership!!

March 17, 2021

This past year has left us all with a lot of time to reflect. Recently, I have been reminiscing on my experiences just a few years ago. I was in a rural high school and the first in my family to apply to … Continued

From Phonics to FAFSA: Finding My Way to the Corps

March 17, 2021

A year ago, I printed out take-home packets for my second graders in Madrid, Spain, for a two-week break as the novel Coronavirus began spreading across Europe. I told my students, “I’ll see you in two weeks,” but by the … Continued

Admissions Assistant to Corps Adviser

November 18, 2020

This summer, I transitioned from my work-study role in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to my role as an Adviser with the Carolina College Advising Corps. The transition into my role as an adviser was fairly smooth. I loved my … Continued

Separate Yet Closer Than Ever: Advising in the Wake of a Pandemic

May 11, 2020

As college advisers, being physically present in our service sites has been critical to fulfill our advising duties. Face–to–face interactions are often required when meeting our students’ needs, as it allows us to best communicate our hopes and beliefs in their futures. We establish trust and grow our relationships in … Continued

Putting Unity in Community College

March 31, 2020

With Robeson Community College located less than a mile away from Lumberton High School, we have been fortunate to have great access to their different services and resources for students.  Coupled with the large interest from students in beginning at … Continued

Financial Aid: Late But Not Least

March 2, 2020

  As a college adviser, I spend a lot of my time searching for students to remind them of deadlines.  From announcements to flyers to Instagram posts and personally-delivered messages, I’ve mentioned the FAFSA to my students in just about every way … Continued

A Great Day to Be An Adviser

November 26, 2019

As a first-year adviser, I question myself a lot. I worry that I don’t do enough, that I don’t know enough, that I am not enough. I think to a certain extent my worries are not unfounded. I don’t know … Continued

Partner Highlight: T. W. Andrews High School, Guilford County

November 4, 2019

Our first partner highlight showcases the great work at T.W. Andrews High School in Guilford County.  CCAC is honored and thrilled to begin its fourth year of partnership with Andrews HS thanks to the great support of the Armfield Foundation, AmeriCorps North … Continued