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Rethinking College: Why go? How? When?

featuring Arthur Brooks

Rethinking College: Why go? How? When?

If the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it is that the unexpected is to be expected. While certainly not always easy, we have also perhaps learned that the unexpected can be an invitation for adventure, if only we have the eyes to see it as such. Indeed, for many students around the country, the unexpected pandemic was a spur to the adventure of a gap year–or two. Now, as many of our students will begin–or perhaps return–to college in the coming months, it is fitting that we revisit an...
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Finding Mentor’s After Graduation: On Find Your Six

featuring Pat Kilner

Finding Mentor’s After Graduation: On Find Your Six

Mr. Patrick Kilner ’97, a graduate of The Heights, former Heights teacher, Heights dad, and now Chairman of the Board of Directors to discusses his new book, Find Your Six: Stop Lead Generating and Start Building Influence. Whether you are in college or high school, a young professional or a seasoned veteran, this week’s conversation centers on something that is crucial for everyone: mentorship. This mentorship is something that we sometimes take for granted as Heights students, but what happens after The Heights, when your mentor is no longer hunting you...
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On Friendship after Senior Year

featuring Dave Maxham

On Friendship after Senior Year

Click here to watch a recording of the follow-up webinar for this episode. What is present in every Platonic dialogue, the subject of one of Cicero’s famous letters, and the kind of relationship Christ wished to have with his twelve apostles and with each of us? It is friendship. From facebook friends to philosophic treaties, 70’s songs to Tennyson poems, we hear about friendship in many different contexts. But what is authentic friendship? How do we foster it? How do we help our children grow in their friendships? And in...
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Friends in the World: On Engaging Those Who Disagree

featuring Nate Gadiano

Friends in the World: On Engaging Those Who Disagree

As the world of academia becomes increasingly polarized, parents may be concerned about sending their children off to colleges where the general culture and ethos of campus are less than favorable to the worldview and way of life found in their own homes. Yet, many of these institutions are also prestigious and hold promise for success in one’s professional career. How, then, should parents think about sending their children to such institutions? How should students, who have decided to attend them, approach their time there? Fly under the radar? Be...
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Dr. Peter Kilpatrick on Making the Most of College

featuring Dr. Peter Kilpatrick

Dr. Peter Kilpatrick on Making the Most of College

Today we talk to Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, President of the Catholic University of America, who offers our graduates advice about how to make the most of college. He shares his thoughts on civic discourse, selecting a major, affording college and more. In addition he roots the entire college experience in the bigger quest to know one’s self; but is that possible in a dorm? Our guest today answers “yes” and makes suggestions about how to advance in this life-long quest. Finally, Dr. Kilpatrick also highlights the value of leadership and...

After Graduation: Stayin’ Fully Alive

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This collection features content from Arthur Brooks, Pat Kilner, Dave Maxham, Nate Gadiano, Dr. Peter Kilpatrick. Scroll down to explore the chapters in this collection.