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Monday Night is College Night



This fall, SM is offering thematic and topical workshops for our families every Monday night. Learn from our college partners the best ways to research, learn, prepare and apply!

September 28, 2020

Advising the Undecided Student

All grades welcome

September 28, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Chuck Liddard, the University of Delaware

Undecided is OK:  How to Utilize Career Education in The College Search & Application Process. What is the future of work? We will discuss the paths undecided students can pursue in the context of higher education. In doing so, we will analyze specific digital resources students can use to help learn about their own self, research career paths and trends. Lastly, we will demonstrate how LinkedIn’s alumni tool can help undecided students build their own unique network—and how it can help benefit their college research.

 

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The Value of the Liberal Arts & Sciences College/Education and How to Apply

All grades welcome

September 28, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Presenter: Patty Amador-Lacson, Associate Director of Admission at Grinnell College (IA) and Jennifer Hirsch, Associate Dean of Admission at Claremont McKenna College (CA)

If folks in your life keep telling you to consider applying to liberal arts colleges, but you are still wondering why you should, then join us on September 28th at 6pm for a talk and Q & A session. Jennifer Hirsch, associate dean at Claremont McKenna College, and Patty Amador-Lacson, associate director at Grinnell College, would like to share with you their views on the value & importance of a liberal arts education and things to consider when preparing your college application. 

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Study at a Canadian University

All grades welcome

September 28, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Courtney Villeneuve, University of Toronto

Tune in to this session to hear about the benefits of studying in Canada and the wonderful opportunities at our universities across the country. General questions will be answered about degree types, costs, and post-graduation opportunities. A University of Toronto representative (Courtney Villeneuve) will host the session and can assist with questions about U of T as well.

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October 5, 2020

Financial Aid 101 (an overview of what you need to know)

All grades welcome
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Reccommended

October 5, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Corinne M. Schell, Director of West Coast Admission, Marist College

Don’t know what to do or what to ask about financial aid? This presentation will provide you with information you need to know to make sure you ask the right questions and an overview of the college financial aid process.

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Applying to an Arts School or Program

All grades welcome

October 5, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Presenters: Marty Kane - Columbia College Chicago, Amy Mitchell -Emerson College, Annie Mills -DePaul University

Applying to an arts school or program? In this session, we’ll discuss auditions, portfolios, and navigating the college application process as an arts student! Come learn from admissions representatives and come ask questions! 


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Charting your Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre MBA or Pre Grad school path

All grades welcome

October 5, 2020
7:15 p.m.

Presenter: Michaela Ahlstrom, Santa Clara University

Learn how to successfully apply for undergraduate admissions knowing you will continue on to grad school in your future. How should you research schools, special program considerations, financing and more!

Password: SCUvisit 

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October 12, 2020

How to Interview for College 


October 12, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Camille Crites, Syracuse University

This year, many interviews may be virtual. Camille Crites from Syracuse will give you advice on how to prepare, dress, and answer college interview questions!

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Why Attend College Out of State?

All grades welcome

October 12, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Presenter: Larissa Marple, Miami University - Oxford

Learn the many reasons that it can be beneficial for students to go out of state including acceptance rates, cost of attendance, and more!

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Filling out the FAFSA & CSS Profile

All grades welcome
Parents of seniors recommended

October 12, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Dave Coen, College Planning America

Dave Coen will walk you through the FAFSA and CSS Profile. In this interactive workshop, you can get your questions answered and learn how to properly submit your forms. REMEMBER - all college applicants should file for financial aid, even if you know you will not qualify. 

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October 19, 2020

Benefits of an International University

All grades welcome

October 19, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Boucher, The American University of Paris

Join us for an evening of exploring international options as you learn about studying in a different country. Whether it’s for a few weeks during the summer or earning a Bachelor’s degree, there are several great options and reasons to study abroad. We’ll discuss experiences unique to an international education, benefits of studying abroad, the type of student well- suited to thrive while abroad, and how to choose your university.

Passcode:GoAbroad!

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Exploring STEM majors

All grades welcome

October 19, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Presenter: James Gilbey, University of Illinois- Champaign-Ubana and Taylor Patterson, Purdue University

This presentation will explore the definition of STEM and the similarities and differences of wide array of programs in this field. Also, we will touch base on employment opportunities, research opportunities, and the admission process at both Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai

Passcode: UIUC 

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How College Decisions are Made

All grades welcome

October 19, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Gina Wright, Assistant Director of Admissions, Seton Hall University, Rick Diaz - SMU, Gary B, Jordan

What factors into an admissions decision? How do colleges determine fit? The answers to these questions vary from school to school. During this session, university representatives will give a broad overview of the college admissions process and offer insight into how decisions are made at their respective institutions.

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October 26, 2020

Choosing a Major

All grades welcome

October 26, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Elena Wilson, Trinity University

Your college degree is the first stepping stone to your future; it could lead you to an internship, onto graduate school, or your dream job! But what if you don't know what you want to study? Whether you already have a plan or don't know where to begin, join Trinity University as we discuss tips and tricks on how to intentionally approach choosing your major and laying the foundation for your success in college and beyond!

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Celebrate CO: Higher Education Presentation by Admission Counselors from CO Schools

All grades welcome

October 26, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Presenter: Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, University of Colorado Colorado Springs and University of Colorado Boulder 

You will have the unique opportunity to learn more about higher education in the state of Colorado and gain useful information and updates from some of our university representatives. Colorado boasts more days of sunshine than any other state, thrives as the healthiest state in the nation, contains over 200 wildlife areas, and is second in the percentage of its population who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.

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Creativity, Business Trends in the Fashion Industry

All grades welcome

October 26, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Barbara Dailey, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

The fashion and apparel industry is as exciting as it is expansive, offering career opportunities in design, management, production, marketing, and beyond. This presentation offers you a glimpse into the dynamic range of careers available in this ever-evolving industry: Visual Communications, Merchandise Marketing and Planning, Digital Advertising, Product Development, Manufacturing, Trend Forecasting, Social Media, and Fashion Design. Rapidly changing business trends have a direct effect on career and job opportunities and collaboration is a key component for today’s most successful companies. These visionary companies are hiring people who understand the connection between creative and bottom-line thinking. Nationally known Trend Forecaster and author Tom Julian has partnered with FIDM to create a presentation that will prepare students with an insider’s view of the top line trends in retail, branding, and consumer product as well as the “WOW” brands, career-minded students should be watching. Trends and brand leaders impact jobs, and are illustrated through the experiences of FIDM Graduates currently working in the dynamic industries of Fashion, Entertainment, Interior Design, and Digital Arts. Get the latest insight that will help strategize a professional future.

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November 2, 2020

Your Future in Tech: Games Design and Ethical Hacking

All grades welcome


November 2, 2020
5:00 p.m.

Presenter: Beth Meehan, Abertay University, Scotland

Learn about career opportunities from majors in cyber security, ethical hacking, computer gaming, computer science, and more. 


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