What Your Seniors Need to Hear Before They Leave

Last week I had the honor of speaking via live video to two different groups of seniors — one in Alabama, one in Arkansas. They were wonderful groups of students, eager to launch into life after college, and they asked great questions at the end!

As I prepared to be with both groups, there was so much I wanted to say to encourage them. I often feel the tension of wanting to “bring the real” (transitions are hard!) while also leaving students with deep hope (God is good, and He has so much good in store!). 

My guess is you too are sharing parting words with your seniors (or will be in the coming days), and you may feel this tension. If you’re managing this tension right now or not sure what to say, here are some thoughts (from the archives) on what our students need to hear before they leave.

I’d love know, what’s one thing you make sure to share with students before they graduate?

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What are the most important topics to cover with graduating seniors?

If you’re looking to help students prepare for life after college, you may be wondering, are we covering the most important topics? Check out this short video that explains another free PDF you don’t want to miss!

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  • What’s your favorite topic to cover with students before they graduate?
  • What topic do you need more help developing?

Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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How-to Run an Awesome Alumni Panel

One of the best ways to close the gap between what students expect and the reality they often face is to let them hear from those who have gone before them. Host an alumni panel! If you’re looking to move your efforts from mediocre to awesome, here’s a step-by-step guide.

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Equipping Exercise & free PDF

In my last post, I promised some exciting, FREE stuff would be coming your way! These weeks are prime time for helping college seniors anticipate the transition ahead, and I want to help you maximize your efforts. 

In this short video, I describe an easy-to-replicate equipping exercise that you can try with your students as soon as this week. 

Click here for instant access to the PDF files I describe in the video.

This video clip is from a series of free teaching videos I released earlier this semester. If you missed those, I highly encourage you to check out the first one in the series called “Why Equipping Students for Life After College Matters & How You Can Help.” 

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Rooting for you,

Erica