Editor-in-Chief, Linda Weems

Hi!  I’m Linda Weems, editor-in-chief at College Cliffs.

I am not your ordinary college website Editor. I am quite literally YOU.  

I started researching colleges and universities about 10 years ago while exploring a second career. While my second career ended up being exactly what I’m doing now, and I didn’t end up going to college, I try to put myself in your shoes every step of the way as I build out College Cliffs as a user-friendly resource for prospective students.

Let me warn you. This is not your average “Meet the Editor” page. You are not going to find your typical cookie-cutter team of college graduates with bachelor’s degrees luring you with their many stale accomplishments. Nope. Not here.

My name isn’t important or tied to any accolades or awards that you are going to find on LinkedIn or Instagram. I never even went to college. Ironic, isn’t it? As I am the chief editor of a college-related website. 

Straight out of high school, I went to work at an accounting firm in my hometown and I spent 12 years there as their Computer Operations Manager. I learned so much about accounting in those 12 years of experience surrounded by college graduates who earned their degrees to become CPAs.

Let’s spring forward to today. I have spent the last 10 years of my life doing what my heart has led me to and that is my passion for helping others. You don’t need a college degree to have passion. You don’t need a college degree to help people succeed in life. You do, however, need a college degree to hone a specialization in Engineering or Social Work, for example. That’s where I come in. I am your non-biased guide to obtaining YOUR passion, YOUR future self, and, above all, your happiness.

You don’t need a college degree to research information from college websites, college-ranking news reports, national registries, etc. That’s what I do. I do the footwork for you. My sole purpose is to save you the time of researching and scavenging through vast amounts of information. I’m also providing that information in a format that I feel best suits my readership. Don’t trust me because I have the appearance of success with a college degree under my belt… trust me, because I am, you.

I want to conclude with a sentiment. I wish all of you the absolute best of success in your journeys. My advice to you is to dig deep. Don’t choose a career because your family expects it of you. Don’t choose a career because you think it’s the quickest path to good money. Choose a career that will lead you to a fulfilling life ahead. You will thank me for it later!

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