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With 25 years of experience in higher education, Beth A. Howland coaches students attending U.S. colleges and universities to reach their potential.

Whether you are a new or experienced college student, customized support will increase your achievement, satisfaction, and success!

Schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss how Beth can support you to make the most of your college journey- from decision to degree.

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Even well-prepared students benefit from personalized support during college.

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Beth A. Howland, College Student Success Coach

Beth’s individualized approach helps you to effectively navigate your college experience, optimize your use of resources, and maximize your return on investment!

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Nationally, many college students languish because of a lack of personal attention.

Despite an average annual cost of $35,720, few institutions provide consistent, individualized advising for students. Currently, 25% of students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities do not return for their second year and 55% do not graduate in four years.

Don’t just “get by”… get the most out of your college experience and thrive!

You will:

  • be positioned to take full advantage of your campus resources
  • confidently select your major
  • re-frame stressful challenges as manageable opportunities
  • gain a competitive edge to secure internships and other experiences
  • make educated decisions to launch your career
  • and more!

What People Say

As a parent it is a very hard balance to know when to intervene

Once again I am so grateful to you for making a connection with S. As a parent it is a very hard balance to know when to intervene as these young people are growing into mature adults.  As the semester progressed there were signs of concern. No one in his environment recognized this except you. I am happy that he is getting support and looking to the future. I certainly appreciate all you did for our family.

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You have truly been a guiding star

As this year comes to a close, we are grateful for all the good counsel you have provided. You have put your personal touch in the large university setting, and it has made all the difference. Thank you for your constant, tremendous support of A, which has meant so much to all of us. My husband and I want to thank you for all everything you have done to support A. We are so grateful that you have been there 100% for all of us. You have truly been a guiding star.

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I’ve become happier, more social, calm, and I even concentrate better; my grades have gone up

It’s been a while since we last met. I have been great! I would like to let you know that I am finally calm, relaxed, and stress free. Counseling has helped me tremendously! I finally learned how to better manage time in order to give myself hours to study, but also enough hours to dedicate to myself. It’s amazing what a few slots of total relaxation can do! I’ve become happier, more social, calm, and I even concentrate better; my grades have gone up 🙂 Thank you so much again for referring me to counseling, I really do appreciate it. 

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Instrumental in our journey

Every weekend I make a list of folks I am thankful for, then during the week I let them know. I am so thankful for all the assistance you have given J and our family. It means so much to us for J to attend and graduate Cornell. You have been instrumental in our journey at Cornell, for this we will always thank you.

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A major weight lifted off his shoulders

THANK YOU!!  Thank you!!  The meeting with J went rather well and he seemed to leave Stimson Hall with a major weight lifted off his young shoulders. That wouldn’t have happened without your knowledge, guidance and always being just a phone call or email away. You are super!

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We can’t thank you enough

I dropped by your office yesterday and left a Thank You poster from our team. It is both a thank you from myself and A, as well as from the whole FSAE team. We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us between January and the end of the semester. Your guidance and help gave us the support we needed in a pretty difficult time, and we truly appreciate all of the effort and time you put in. For meeting with us at the last minute and answering our silly questions, you really went out of your way to keep everything together.

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Thank you for all the encouragement

Thank you Beth! I was just looking at some old e-mails a few days ago and saw one from you from early last Spring semester with links to the Nepal Program and encouragement to follow my heart. Thank you so much for all the encouragement, reassurance, and support you gave me during the Spring – it was a very challenging time for me and I’m not sure I would be here in Nepal otherwise!

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Beth’s advising made a huge difference

K came from a small all girls high school, well prepared, but certainly not advanced, and came with a great interest in creating her own major.  K tells me she has received excellent advice from Beth regarding enrollment in classes, navigating Cornell and getting the most out of her academic experience. While we, as parents and students, are all looking for “meaningful connections” and experiences it was a bit overwhelming. As “consumers”, we may all think we know what we want, but we don’t always really know what’s in our best interest!

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#no-all-nighters

A student’s parent recently signed an email to me with “#no-all-nighters.” Not only did I confirm it was indeed one goal that their student was committed to and actively working towards, but I also asked to use it as the title for the post I was writing with my top tip for the end ofContinue reading “#no-all-nighters”

Pepper the Turkey, Not Your Student With Questions…Help Your Student Recharge Over Thanksgiving Break

Whether your family celebrates Thanksgiving or not, college students will have some days off this coming week. Many of them will be spending time with family. If your student will be joining you for some or all of the week, you are likely (and understandably) eager to see them after weeks away, excited to hearContinue reading “Pepper the Turkey, Not Your Student With Questions…Help Your Student Recharge Over Thanksgiving Break”

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When a C is Not an F

As we enter the midpoint of fall semester, parents of college students (particularly first-year students) may hear…or more likely read via text message “I just failed my exam!”

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