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Problems Faced by College Freshmen

College/Career Expert Advice from Carol Carter

Q: Our daughter has entered UMass Dartmouth as a freshman this year. She is living on campus (most likely to get her freedom). We understand this. However, we still are apprehensive because she is our only child. What problems do most college freshmen go through and how can we help her?

A: UMass Dartmouth is a great school and does a lot to help freshmen feel connected. I have written several books for college freshmen that might give you some additional insight. Keys to Success and Majoring in the Rest of Your Life would be most helpful to let you know what freshmen go through and need to think about to plan for the future. You can visit my website at caroljcarter.com to find descriptions of these books. Your daughter will do great! Keep sending her your love and support.

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Carol Carter is the author of many books on college and career planning. She is the cofounder of Lifeskills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages high-school students to explore their goals, career options, and the real world through part-time work and internships. She also gives workshops around the country on career exploration and other issues directly related to helping students succeed in college, career, and life.


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