Our Mission is to Help You Use College to  Live Your Best Life


We believe that you really do have the power to create your best life during college. It's our mission to provide you with high quality, practical advice, strategies, support, and inspiration so that you can gain the most value you can from your college experience.

You won't find hacks and shortcuts here. We are looking to help you establish sustainable habits, practices, and experiences that nurture living your best life every day. Our content and services are based on practical experience, insights from higher education professionals, and the latest research in learning science, cognitive theory, design thinking, positive psychology, and mindfulness. 

We seek to encourage a fun, healthy, and fulfilling approach to college that ditches the old notion that college is about partying, prestigious colleges, and the right major. Instead, we embrace the new reality that the value of a collegehood experience is found in developing yourself, building a strong network, cultivating transferable skills, and learning from a wide range of meaningful experiences.


About Us


Katy Oliveira, M.A.


It is my mission to empower you to live your most authentic, meaningful, and rewarding life even during college. In my 15 years working as a professional academic advisor, professor, and podcaster, I’ve  helped thousands of students from around the world find their purpose, improve their performance, and create balance. I believe that a better world begins with everyone leading their best lives. 

When I’m not helping college students, you can find me tending a garden, hiking a trail, on a yoga mat, or cooking in a kitchen in Austin, Texas.

Professional Bio:

Katy Oliveira is the founder of Collegehood, a college success coaching practice, and the host of the Collegehood Advice podcast, where she shares strategy, advice, and stories to help students live their best life during college.

She has nearly 15 years experience as a professional academic advisor, college success coach, and instructor. She currently teaches American History and Social Justice at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. 

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Paul Lambert

Co-Producer, Collegehood Advice Podcast

Paul has been a classroom teacher and basketball coach for nearly two decades. He has extensive experience working with a wide range of students from all backgrounds in both public and private middle and high schools. His passion is to empower young people to believe in themselves, become holistic humans, and make the world a better place. 

His depth of knowledge and insight into student development as well as his meticulous attention to detail bring the Collegehood Podcast to life. When he's not teaching or editing the podcast he is working to preserve the environment, watching Astros baseball, and spending time with his family.

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