Episode 8

Published on:

28th Aug 2023

NACCAP K-12 Membership Benefits: Janet Pargeter

In this episode of the Higher Education, Higher Purpose podcast, host Phil Cook speaks with Janet Pargeter, a retired guidance counselor with 22 years of experience. Janet shares her insights on the importance of networking and building relationships with other counselors to share knowledge and experiences, as well as to provide support and encouragement. She also discusses the benefits of being a NAACAP member, including access to the counselor certification program, fly and drive-ins, Christian college fairs, and the counselor boot camp. Janet offers advice to admissions representatives on building strong relationships with students and parents.

“Having relationships with other counselors and gleaning from them their knowledge and experiences in guidance counseling is what makes us good at our jobs. Not only is it invigorating but it breathes life and gives us value and worth, self-worth, it does all of that. But that's why I call it our superpower because I think it's what creates in us the ability to keep doing what we're doing.” - Janet Pargeter [02:55]

What You Will Learn:

  • [00:47] Janet's background and experience in NAACAP
  • [04:30] Encouragement for new counselors and the value of mentoring 
  • [18:32] Overview of the Council Certification Program
  • [23:40] Introduction to the Counselor Boot Camp
  • [27:44] Christian college fairs
  • [31:59] Building relationships and communicating effectively
  • [33:37] Promoting Christian higher ed 
  • [34:49] Janet's Impact on Christian Education and Ministry


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Higher Education, Higher Purpose
In today's ever-changing college admissions landscape, we're here to provide you with the latest insights and guidance. Whether you're a concerned parent, an eager student, a dedicated school counselor, or an admissions professional, our Higher Education, Higher Purpose podcast covers it all. Expect expert interviews, timely updates, personal stories, tips, and strategies to navigate the competitive world of college admissions. We're here to answer your pressing questions and empower you to confidently find the perfect fit for your higher education journey.