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I CAN Finish College

My Major, My Path, My Success

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What Will I Learn?

✅What a major is
✅How I find the major that is the right fit for me and my future
✅How I manage my classes and everything else I have to do-- jobs, clubs, and social life

In this audio class you will explore what a major actually does and how what you study prepares you for your life after college. The course will also address time management for your busy life and the strategies that will make you employable.

We will cover these things and much, much more! You will find out how do I find the major that will serve you best and how it connects to career goals. We will discuss how to manage your school requirements, do well and also do everything else on your plate.

You will be guided to detailed information found in the free pdf of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide which you get as part of the course. You will have access to the instructor after the course as well as lifetime access to the audio course itself.

College is a major investment in yourself and your future. You can finish college if you have the understanding of how college actually works. In this class we will explore what courses and what majors make sense for you and your path to success.

If you have questions or need to know these things then this course is right for you.

  • What is a major anyway?
  • How do I find the major that will serve me for the rest of my life?
  • Why do I have to take required courses that may not have anything to do with what I want to do or my major?
  • How can I meet my requirements, do well and also do everything else on my plate—my job, my classes, my kids, clubs, community service. The goal is great grades.
  • Did you know you don’t study the same way for every class?
  • Do you know tips like how to get into a closed class or how to dispute a grade?


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The Course: This is a 45 minute audio course with the option to email the instructor with up to 3 questions. It will focus on Chapters 4 (Which Courses), 8 (Time Management and Study Skills) and 9 (When It Feels Like a Crisis) of the book I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your degree Guide by course instructor Marcia Cantarella which you get free as a pdf with the course. You will also be directed to blogs or other resources that can give you even more information on specific topics like “What do I do if I have to take a course I am not interested in?”.


What others have said about workshops by Marcia Cantarella:

"I hope this email reaches you in good health. I wanted to thank you for your inspiring speech yesterday considering the fact that I do not yet know exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life. Due to the fact that we graduated high school and most of us are 18 years of age, many people expect us young adults to know what we want to be and how we are going to get there. Your words of wisdom were not only informative to myself and my fellow peers, but also calming to know that it *is* okay to be uncertain. Additionally, I admire the fact that you majored in History with a minor in American Business and found a way to connect the two into a career you genuinely enjoy.

I am truly appreciative of your time and hope to remain in contact.”

- Isaiah, Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Blaylock Beal Van Summer Intern"

Your Instructor


Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D.
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D.

Marcia Y. Cantarella, PhD is the author of I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide which educators, parents and students say is a goldmine of information and strategies for any who struggle to complete college degrees.

Formerly she was a corporate executive with roles in Public Affairs and Marketing before moving to the academic world. She has been a Dean at Hunter College, Princeton University and part of the Dean’s staff at NYU. She has been responsible for academic advisement, career development, preparation for postgraduate fellowships, development of diversity programs, and strategies to generally enhance students’ academic experience and outcomes. As Vice-President of Student Affairs at Metropolitan College of NY she was responsible for admissions and student services.

Dr. Cantarella continues to consult to colleges like Hunter and work with students including those at programs like Futures and Options as well as serving on many board and committees relating to educational success and access. She was also the creator of the educational material which accompanied the PBS documentary All the Difference and is a regular contributor to How to Learn.

Her doctoral degree from NYU is in American Studies with a focus on American business.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I contact Dr. Cantarella if I have questions?
Yes. You can contact her at [email protected] or through the website www.icanfinishcollege.com
Where can I find blogs or other information on the topics covered here?
There are many of Dr. Cantarella's blogs organized by topic on the website www.icanfinishcollege.com and also on the website www.howtolearn.com where she has been a frequent blogger.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We want you to be happy. We have a 30-day total-satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied just contact us at raisingsmarterchildren (at) gmail.com and we will be happy to refund your course fee.

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