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Author: Elise Gout

Elise Gout

Top 5 Tips for Talking to NCAA Coaches

Amidst all of the tests, the homework assignments, the figuring out of your future, it can feel particularly daunting to approach NCAA coaches – but it doesn’t have to. Below you will find some key tips (things that I wish I would have understood beforehand) to help smooth out the ups and downs of athletic recruitment as much as possible.

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Elise Gout

Your Post-High School Responsibilities

While we graduates bask in the beauty of our freedom, it’s easy to let slip everything that we’re still responsible for. Yes, we’re settled in on where we’re going to school. But what about those next steps? It’s never too early to begin preparing for your introduction to college life.

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Elise Gout

Distinguishing Between NCAA Recruitment Periods

One of the absolute worst parts of the recruitment process is merely trying to decipher the NCAA’s policies on when you can and cannot do things.

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Elise Gout

First Four Steps Towards NCAA Recruitment

As promised in the previous post, this is the beginning of a more thorough step-by-step process about how to start navigating the maze of NCAA recruitment. If you are still unsure exactly what playing sports in college can entail, feel free to visit “Looking into NCAA Athletics” for some more general information.

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Elise Gout

Looking into NCAA Athletics

This post is the first in a series about NCAA athletics. See the rest of the posts here: First Four Steps Towards NCAA Recruitment Distinguishing Between NCAA Recruitment Periods   Now that we’re about to start summer (some of you lucky souls already have), high school athletes everywhere are contemplating their interest in competing at […]

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Elise Gout

Public vs. Liberal Arts Schools

While soon-to-be-graduates everywhere are ready to put college on the back burner for a couple of months and bask in the glory of their final summer at home, there are just as many soon-to-be-seniors staring down the start of the application process. Within the United States alone there are thousands of unique schools, and sorting […]

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Elise Gout

Steps to Getting a Summer Job

With summer at our fingertips, it’s that time to be seeking out summer jobs and, if you’re a senior, earning some money pre-college. That being said, if you’re unfamiliar with it, the path to employment can be a bit tricky to navigate. Below is a step-by-step walk through of what to generally be prepared for. […]

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Elise Gout

5 To-Do’s Before Graduation

Whether you’re rejoicing or mourning at the conclusion of the school year, the days we’ve got left are disappearing fast. It’s a weird kind of time for seniors, one in which nobody really knows how to feel. Nostalgic about our fleeting youth? Excited for the transition into “adulthood”? There’s definitely some fear and anxiety that […]

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Elise Gout

That Summer Before Senior Year

As consumed by finals as you may be (or may not be, if you’re an intelligent senior… I am not one of those), you can start finding solace in the fact that the end is near. I’m talking breakfasts at 11:00 a.m. Afternoons by the beach. Evenings catching up on every Netflix movie that you somehow haven’t seen yet. Summer 2015, here we come!

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Elise Gout

Before Your AP Test

Welcome to AP testing. Hopefully, by this point, you’ve already started studying. And if you haven’t, I highly suggest that you stop reading this blog post immediately and crack open the nearest review book. (You can mail me a thank you letter later). These two weeks are inundated with pockets of stress and fleeting moments […]

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