March 3, 2019

Parent Knowledge Night with Teen LAUNCH

Do you have a plan for this summer? What can you do to support your student as the college application process gets into full swing?

Now is the time to plan ahead.

Your student's activities during summer before senior year can make a big impression on admissions committees -- and set the tone for fall application season.

Join Teen LAUNCH to get your COLLEGE PREP CHECKLIST to stay focused and get ahead of the game when senior year begins!

2pm PT
Virtual - Details TBA


March 7, 2019

Career Day at Santa Monica High School

Choosing Your Career Path

8am-12pm PT
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Branch
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401


March 14, 2019

College Applications: Mapping Out Your Story

There are many elements that comprise the college application, and often students feel reduced to a series of lists, letter grades and numbers.

You are so much more—so how do you show that to admissions officials?

Learn how to approach each piece of the application so that you can tell your story and leave a positive, lasting impression with the decision makers at your dream school.

6:30pm PT
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Branch
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Speaking events: I love 'em.
Got a particular need? An idea?
Let me know.

Here are a few events I've done in the past:

 

Think Before You Post: College with a Digital Footprint

This workshop is all about raising students' awareness of how their activities online can bring about consequences, both positive and negative, in everything from college admissions to job interviews to the US legal system. Check out some sample slides.

Next Stage: Considerations for College-Bound Artists

This workshop is about expanding families' awareness of the different types of opportunities and requirements for participating in the arts during college. The length of the presentation is scalable, depending on the space and audience members present. Check out some sample slides.

 Get Started, Write Now!

The essay presentation has two different versions: one for helping students who are just getting started, and one for those who are looking for ways to really strengthen the material that they already have. I like to do group critiques of a couple of different sample essays, as well, to give families the perspective from the other side of the admissions desk. I also spend some time on how to write and manage the supplemental writing, which is often a piece left out of many college essay workshops. Check out some sample slides.