We are Ray and Kelli, counselors at City. 1st grader asks for food and blanket from Santa. Homeless to Billionaire. Which debt to pay off first. Money in the bank. Wonder. Funeral for a neighbor. Black Friday mistakes. Black Friday secrets from store employees. Negotiate a better salary. Avoid holiday overspending. 8 ways to save. Debt eliminated. Which debt to take out first.

The veterans page: Veterans Day. A surprised 8-year-old. Honoring heroic dog. Honorably discharged veterans shop tax-free. Forever GI Bill. Father takes care of 4 children. Integrate Marine Training? Robotic legs. Costs of war. Saluting a fallen soldier. 300K Lotto winner. Vets and painkillers. Vet resources. Grandmother of veteran's family deported. Housing the homeless. Veteran finds healing through adopting a cat. Wounded Marines help others.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What Counselors Do Seven

This is part seven of a series of roles that counselors play at City College.  Feel free to add to the list!  

Humorist (Ray) – Sometimes we need to step back and enjoy a good laugh. It may be the only thing that gets us through the day. Added benefit – we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Interpreter (Kelli) – Academic Babble: the jargon that academics use to confuse everyone else into thinking they’re smarter than they actually are.  Sometimes we forget that you’re not steeped in the jargon, so I interpret and translate into plain English.  Occasionally, you’ll notice me frowning at the words on the page, trying to figure out what exactly the author actually meant when they wrote that. 

What Counselors Do

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