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A Cool Career for Counselor Types

By Marty Nemko

Professors used to advise students, but colleges have realized that most profs are more interested and knowledgeable about their own research than about which courses Jill should take. So colleges now hire counselor types to advise undergraduates. Sometimes, it's just a matter of reviewing a transcript and suggesting courses, but with the amount of malaise that many college students feel, the advice often goes well beyond.

What can you do today?
For more info on the field of college advising, visit the website of the National Academic Advising Association.

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