Welcome to Collegehood! I’m Katy.

I teach college students at all levels the habits, behaviors, and strategies they need to thrive during college and beyond.


Want to do better at college?

I believe you don’t have to settle for just getting by during college.

Despite graduating at the top of my high school class, I was totally lost, unmotivated, and confused when I started college. After struggling through my own college experience I went to work supporting first-year students from around the world through their time in college. I learned that the key to a successful and fulfilling experience isn’t natural talent or exceptional intelligence, but a strong understanding of why you’re in college and what you hope to gain from the experience.

I want to empower you to use your college experience to build a life you love.

Each week I share expert advice, strategy, and insights to help you choose a major that actually matches you, improve academic performance, get organized, manage stress, and maximize all the amazing opportunities available during and after the college experience on the Collegehood Advice podcast.

You don’t have to wait until you graduate from college for your “real” life to begin.

I’m here to help you smoothly transition into college, then use the experience to create the successful and rewarding life you dream of. I deeply believe that a clear understanding of yourself coupled with intentional action can transform your life from blah to meaningful no matter who you are and where you come from.

Want to do better at college?


More About Katy

Katy Oliveira is the founder of Collegehood, LLC and the host of the Collegehood Advice podcast, where she shares expert advice, strategies, and insights to help students succeed during college.

For 15 years, she has supported freshman students during their college experience as a professional academic advisor, college success coach, university administrator, and instructor. She currently teaches American History and American Social Dilemmas in Austin, Texas.

Interested in working with Katy? Email her at katy@collegehoodadvice.com


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Five Star, Collegehood Advice Podcast

Expert Advice and insights to help you boost performance, clarify your goals, cultivate balance, and take full advantage of all the opportunities college offers so you can create an amazing college experience.


The Team


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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