|3:00 to 3:50 pm
||Running Start: Dual H.S./College Credit Programs
Presented by: Norm Wright, Running Start Coordinator, Academic Advisor, Cascadia Community College
Description: Don't miss this opportunity to learn about Running Start and other dual high school/college credit programs from the expert, Norm Wright. Running Start is a program available in Washington State whereby high school juniors and seniors can enroll at community and technical colleges, earning college credit virtually free while still in high school. Norm will focus on Running Start, while also touching on the other programs available in Washington State to earn dual credit (high school and college credit).
|3:00 to 3:50 pm||The Inside Scoop:
Understanding Admissions from the College's Point of View
Presented by: Patrick Wilson, Assistant Director of Admission, Linfield College
Description: What are Colleges really looking for? How do they make their decisions? Join us for an interactive hour for students and parents. Take a behind-the-curtain look at the application review process and discover that it's not just about GPA and test scores! This incredibly popular seminar was standing room only in 2011!
|3:00 to 3:50 pm||
Writing a Winning College Essay
Presented by: John Loranger, Western Washington Regional Admission Officer, Whitman College
Description: Come explore strategies for writing a winning college essay from an experienced and knowledgeable writing specialist. Gain insights and strategies to tackle the college essay. Get the upper hand as you embark on this sometimes intimidating process!
|4:00 to 4:50 pm|| The Scholarship Junkies!!!
Scholarship Secrets: Finding, Choosing, & Applying
Presented by: David Coven, Scholarship Workshop Facilitator, Scholarship Junkies,
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Description: This interactive workshop outlines the three phases of apply for scholarships and provides step-by-step analysis through the entire scholarship application process from the perspectives of national scholarship-winning Scholarship Junkies. Topics covered include: Putting yourself in the shoes of the scholarship judges and organization, keys to choosing scholarships that fit your personal profile, and analyzing what it takes to compile competitive scholarship application.
About Scholarship Junkies: Scholarship Junkies goal is to connect students who have won scholarships with students who are applying for scholarships in an effort to help them successfully fund their higher education. More than just providing the tools for achieving scholarship success, Scholarship Junkies strives to help students learn how to best articulate their talents, skills, and life stories through their own personal scholarship application process.
|4:00 to 4:50 pm||You're Accepted: Navigating the College Application Process
Presented by: John Anthony Bassett, HS Counselor and Instructor, and Pat Orrell, Executive Director, The Attic Learning Community
Description: The College application process is certainly one of the most important processes you'll navigate as a young adult, but it may not be as difficult as you've been led to believe. Leave this seminar with the confidence and practical knowledge that you need to conquer the college admissions process and get accepted to the schools of your choice. Come learn some tips and strategies for refining your college search, creating a timeline of what to do and when, making your transcript, and more!
|4:00 to 4:50 pm||Building a Gap Year - How, How Much, & How it Helps
Presented by: Ethan Knight, American Gap Association, www.americangap.org, PO Box 17427, Portland, OR, 503-206-7336, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Gap years are on the increase, but there are a few key elements to building the right experience. We'll talk about some of the exciting developments in the Gap Year field, as well as some of the benefits you can expect from a successful Gap Year including everything from greater clarity around career possibilities, to building self-confidence and maturity, to getting into better universities. Finally, we'll discuss the best practices in constructing your Gap Year including navigating gauntlets of university admissions and financial aid awards - let us shed some light on how to have your cake and eat it too!