Resume Building and LinkedIn Profile Optimization
The College Starter 20/21 Internship Experience is designed for current high school juniors, graduating high school seniors and current college students who are seeking an authentic and meaningful work experience for the summer and/or 2020-2021 school year.
Participating students work with a College Starter advisor to build a compelling internship profile and resume before getting matched with an organization that best fits their skill level and interests.
Whether your child is looking for an internship this summer, in the fall, or simply would like to learn more about building a top-notch resume and optimizing their LinkedIn profile, please join us for this free webinar.
May 26, 2020
The Common Application Essay and the “Why This College” Supplemental Essay
The college essay is an integral component of the college application process and the student’s one big chance to let their voice be heard. After the high school transcript, and for some schools even the SAT or ACT scores, the college essay is probably the most important piece of the college application. It’s not what you write about, it is how you write about it.
The purpose of the “Why us?” or “Why this college” essay is to demonstrate--through specific details and examples--why a student is a great match for a particular school. It also happens to be one of the most popular supplemental essay questions asked of students on the college application.
Join me and Jessica Livingston, a college essay expert, for a free webinar on both essays.
May 28, 2020
Presenting Your Passion Projects for Colleges
Given the uncertain nature of the summer and fall, avenues for participating in traditional extracurricular activities, e.g. camp jobs, travel experiences, school clubs, and sports, may not happen as they normally do. What will your child do during this time?
It is also more important than ever for students to find a way to showcases their passion projects, talents, achievements, and more. How can students best capture their newfound love of baking, or making stickers and selling them on Etsy, or creating an online peer tutoring service?
Join me and and Anne Sullivan of LifeStream Digital Innovations, as we show how students can effectively capture their most important moments and easily demonstrate their unique experience and accomplishments to showcase who they are and what they can do.
June 9, 2020
Parent Perspective: The College Admissions Process (And What Parents Wish They Knew Before They Started)
Tackling the college admissions and application process with your children can feel daunting, stressful, and anxiety-provoking. It can even be combative! Rest assured, you're not alone.
Hear from a panel of Westchester County parents as they discuss how they navigated the process with their children and came out the other side with each of their children committing to highly selective colleges. Topics discussed include: what they wish they knew before they started, minimizing stress, biggest obstacles/what to look out for, where to compromise, timeline and deadlines, the "sweet spot" for supporting without over stepping, supporting their children's ultimate choice, and reaching the finish line!