In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I have the pleasure of chatting with fellow entrepreneur, Dale Callahan. Dale and I discuss a wide range of topics, including how true and authentic passion feeds the college admissions process, life in the corporate world, entrepreneurship, and academia.
Dale provides helpful advice on how to help your student find experts in a field they might be interested in to network with and emphasizes that, whatever students choose to do for a living, it should be something they are passionate about.
I found this episode really inspiring and I hope you like it too!
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About Dr. Dale Callahan
Dr. Dale Callahan has a background in electrical engineering and began his career working for BellSouth. After many years working within the corporate world, he rediscovered a passion for entrepreneurship.
Dale has started ventures in the areas of video games, wireless communications, homeschool education resources, real estate, and investments to name a few. Dale is also a professor at a University of Alabama Birmingham. As a university professor and a homeschooling dad, Dale has a lot of insight into a student’s education journey all coming through the lens of his entrepreneurial spirit.
“The greatest question you can ask an expert in a field you are interested in is ‘How did you get started?'”
LIGhtning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Help your kids find their calling.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: Test prep like the Higher Scores program. Do the best you can on the SAT or ACT. This is what most colleges look at. [Use Dale’s affiliate code: ASK10 for a 10% discount.]
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Get your son or daughter engaged and have them go out and get information from experts.
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