#069 – Getting the Most Out of College: An Interview with Author Elliot Felix

Wouldn’t it be great if your student could create a successful college experience where they feel connected and supported instead of simply navigating their way through. In this episode Vicki and Lynn talk with Elliot Felix, author of How to Get the Most Out of College: 127 Ways to Make Connections, Make It Work for You, and Make a Difference. Elliot brings his background in college consulting and design to his practical, action-oriented tips that cover everything from knowing options to mastering technology, building relationships, and finding your community on campus. So much to share with your student!

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We had a wonderful conversation during this episode with Elliot Felix, author of How to Get the Most Out of College: 127 Ways to Make Connections, Make It Work for You, and Make a Difference. 

Elliot talked about being an advocate for college students and helping them get the most out of their college experience. We know that the world of college can be complicated and having someone help you make sense of it can make all of the difference.

One of the unique approaches that Elliot takes in his book is that the college experience should be something that students create rather than simply navigate. It’s about beginning by understanding yourself and what you need/want and then trying out the different experiences that will help you make your education meaningful.

Read our review of How to Get the Most Out of College.

(Remember that Elliot has a great offer that if you buy a copy of his book another copy will be donated to a student in need. If you have a suggestion for an organization that might benefit from this offer, reach out to Elliot at his website elliotfelix.com.)

Elliot talked about one of his favorite teachers, and Lynn’s son also knew him – Tan Linn. You can learn a little more about Tan Linn here.

We asked Elliot if he had any suggestions for helpful books and he suggested:

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff.

He also suggested checking out Scott Frenzel on Tik Tok for helpful tips for students.

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