Katelyn McAdam


Katelyn is a Master’s student in School Counseling. She is currently in her final year of internship, working with high schoolers, and assisting them with their college searches. She brings a unique perspective on real-world college search questions and hopes to answer those questions for more students through College Raptor.

Mental Health Handbook for College Students

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Mental health awareness efforts have become common on college and university campuses across the U.S. According to the American Psychological Association, more students are seeking treatment at college counseling centers than ever before. But why is this? Is it because of stress, increased availability of drugs and alcohol, or are we just talking about it …

Managing Anxiety and Depression in College

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College can be a stressful time in the lives of many students. It can seem like things are constantly changing, and with so little consistency, it can sometimes feel like you don’t belong anywhere. Then, on top of that, there are high expectations coming at you from every direction. Your parents want you to do …

7 Easiest Ways to Make Friends on Campus

Here are some ways you can make friends in college student life
Graduating from high school and moving away to college means you’re leaving home, but your childhood bedroom isn’t the only thing you’re leaving behind. In many cases, it also means that you’re saying goodbye to your friends and the high school you. College is a fresh start. Perhaps you’ve been waiting for this for a …

Living Learning Communities (LLCs): What are they?

Students set up a party in LLCs student life
You’ve chosen the college, now it’s time to choose where to live. In my experience, choosing the right dorm or being paired with a good roommate can have just as great of an impact on your mood/happiness/level of satisfaction (if not greater) than the actual school you attend. When I was a freshman in college, …