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Post Secondary Spotlight Series
Posted 04/13/2018 01:57PM
Date Title Description Presenter School
Feb. 9 Arizona state University   Matthew Lopez, Executive Director of Admission Arizona State University
Feb. 12 SAT or ACT? Which is best for me?

Hear from Natalie McDonald, Center Director at Huntington Learning Center, about the differences between the two tests and which type of students may do better on one versus the other.

Natalie McDonald, Center Director Huntington Learning Center
Feb. 13 Demonstrated Interest: Taking Advantage of Learning Opportunities "Demonstrated Interest" is often weighed considerably in the application process. Learn how to indicate your attraction and curiosity about colleges while also helping to better inform yourself about what the schools have to offer you. Jacqueline DeLaFuente Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Feb. 16 Why PASSHE? Representatives from Kutztown University, Millersville University, Mansfield University, West Chester University, Shippensburg University, Bloomsburg and Cal U will present on the Pennsylvania state system, the various institutions, and the quality education available. Baron Vanderburg Bloomsburg University
Feb. 20 How to Select the Right College for You Where do you even start? How do you find the right fit? This presentation will cover the college search process from the beginning to end, as well as some tips on what to avoid and what the most common misconceptions area. Pamela Brutto University of Alabama
Feb. 26 Saint Joseph's University Prep Alumni Presentation by Alim-Karim Kamara SJP '16 and Austinn Reid '14 Alim-Karim Kamara & Austinn Reid St. Joseph's Univsersity
Feb. 27 Career Audibles How do I get a job after college? Is it possible to blend my academic study with my passion? Hear stories from someone who did a year of service with the Jesuit run Working Boys Center in Quito, went on a National Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, and made a commitment to give back to the (educational) institutions that helped formed him. Marc Vallone La Salle University
March 2 Why a Liberal Arts Degree?   Dr. Kate Costello-Sullivan, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Le Moyne College
March 5 Navigating the NCAA This presentation explores a variety of topics relating to intercollegiate athletic recruitment and the NCAA Eligibility Center. More specifically, we will discuss Division I and II Eligibility Center academic requirements and timeline for grades 9-12, what it means to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) and advice for marketing yourself and being recruited.

Jennifer Fabian, Assistant Director of Compliance for Athletics. Le Moyne College
March 6 Make the most of your College Tours Everyone tours college campuses during their search, but how do you make the most of your limited time there? Learn some helpful tips to get the most out of your experiences and truly be able to tell what makes a good fit. Julee Mitsler High Point University
March 8 Widener University Prep Alumni Presentation by Matthew Polito '15 Matthew Polito Widener University
March 9 Make the Most of Your College Tours You’ve had a world class education at a small, intimate private high school so why should you consider a big college/university? Come hear and explore the advantages of a big school. We’ll explore the academic, extracurricular, social and future alumni benefits of a large institution. You will be more than just a number!  Beth Davis
Temple University
March 12 Marquette University Prep Alumni Presentation by Brian Berg '17 Brian Berg Marquette
March 13 The George Washington University Prep Alumni Presentation by Daniel Marley '16 Daniel Marley The George Washington University
March 15 United States Coast Guard Academy Prep Alumni Presentation by John Barbera '17 John Barbera United States Coast Guard Academy
March 20 Maybe a Gap Year? If you could take a year of your life to do anything you wanted, what would you do? Inhale... exhale... awesome. Believe it or not, this is a possibility! Come to this session to learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year, resources to jump-start your planning, and tips to navigating the college application/decision process along with your gap year dreams. Claire Mangrum St. Edward's University
March 22 Admissions Unplugged- Everything you've always wanted to know about College but you were afraid to ask.   Brion Morro Assumption College
March 23 Managing Stress in the College Application Process Are you stressed about the college application process? Attend this session and come out with some tips and tricks of how to manage stress and anxiety within the application process and keep yourself sane and happy! Sophire Howard Trinity College
March 26 The College Search Process: Finding the Right Fit The college search process can be a daunting one. In this session we will discuss how to get started, who should be included in the decision making process, and the one piece of the process that is often overlooked yet plays a large role in the decision making process. Jeremy Branch Penn State University
March 27 Tulane University Prep Alumni Presentation by Pat Urbine '16 Pat Urbine Tulane University
April 9 Tips for the College Bound Athlete Advice from a former collegiate student athlete and coach. Kim Donoghue Goucher College
April 10 Naval ROTC Scholarship Brief Join Lt. Francis J. "Chip" O'Connell, JR to hear about ROTC programs & scholarships LT Francis J. "Chip" O'Connell, Jr., USN/1110 (Prep '02, University of Mississippi '12) University of Pennsylvania Naval ROTC
April 12 (2:45 p.m.)
Is Attending a College Across the Country Right for You? Hear from a rep from the Univ. of Southern California about the pros, costs, cons and considerations of taking your education to a new, faraway place. Brittany Baker - Brousseau University of Southern California
April 13 The GPA Game The GPA game is a visual, interactive insight into the roles numbers, extracurriculars, essays, and all the other little pieces of your application play a part in the ultimate decision. Come play the game with a selective institution's admission counselor and here the dos, donts, whys and why nots about applications and their outcomes.  Julie Chapman Vanderbilt University
April 16 (After School) Application Case Studies Join Casey Wheeler (Stonehill College) and Jack Evans (St. Louis University) for an application case study that will demonstrate the ins and outs of how applications are read by admission offices. Casey Wheeler, Julia Sanders & Jack Evans Stonehill College, Loyola New Orleans & St. Louis University
April 20 Bates College

Alumni Presentation by Sam Montenegro '17

Sam Montenegro '17 Bates College
April 20 What You Should Know About Financial Aid

Financial aid is an important aspect of the college search. You should know the terminology, timeliness, and how to make your education affordable for you. We will go over the basic terminology, the FAFSA, CSS Profile, loans and why you need to know how the process works.

Maureen Mathis Saint Joseph's University
April 23 Med School Anyone? Maguire Herriman is currently a first year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Westampton, NJ, Maguire graduated from The Prep in 2012. He then attended Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in public policy in 2016. After working one year in New York at a non-profit called New Alternatives for Children, Maguire started medical school at Penn this past fall. He is considering attaining an MBA in addition to his MD, and hopes to pursue a career in pediatrics and health policy. Maguire Herriman SJP '12, Princeton University '16, current MD student at the University of Pennsylvania Princeton University & The University of Pennsylvania
April 24 Greek Life Alpha, Gamma, Zeta, Omicron - it’s all Greek to me! Joining a Greek letter organization is a great opportunity that many will take advantage of in college. But it’s not always a simple decision. Greek life is a huge commitment that can be a little scary to navigate. What are the pros and cons of joining a fraternity? What are the truths and myths about Greek life? Why should you even consider a Greek letter organization? Let’s talk through it all. Beth Davis Temple University
April 30 College Differences Representatives from VCU , Elmira College and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will discuss the differences between a large urban University, a small liberal arts and sciences College and a mid sized science and healthcare focused University. Students will be encouraged to explore diverse higher education options and will be educated regarding the many visit options offered at these and other schools. Beth Tartaglia, Kate Moran and Kristine Houghton Virginia Commonwealth University, Elmira college, and the University of the Sciences
April 30 The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) We know you have plenty of colleges to consider. But we argue that few are as interesting as the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), where we tackle the planet's complex natural resource challenges in order to create a sustainable future. Are you excited about studying at the nation’s premier institution focused entirely on creating sustainable, full cycle evironmental solutions?  Jay Jason
May 1 5 Benefits of Having a Mentor in College Explore why having a Mentor is so important Frann Mawusi Eastern University
May 3 Preparing & Writing a Stand-Out College Admission Essay This session is intended for Juniors beginning their college application process, more specifically, as they start to think about their essay topic. I will give an inside look at what college admission counselors are looking for generally, do and don'ts, examples of unique essays we've read in the past, and answer any questions or concerns (and hopefully ease any fears you may have) about writing this essay. Jamie Kirschner Loyola University Maryland
May 8 Why a Liberal Arts Degree?   Dr. Kate Costello-Sullivan, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Le Moyne College
May 14 Georgetown University Alumni Presentation by Joe Egler '16 Joe Egler '16 Georgetown University
May 17 Clemson University Alumni Presentation by Christopher Beck '16 Christopher Beck '16
Clemson University
May 21 The College of William & Mary Alumni Presentation by Sam Belding '15 Sam Belding The College of William and Mary
May 21 College Advising & Support Services

Just like the process of choosing the ‘right college for you’ takes work and planning, the process of navigating the waters of college once you get there - everything from your academic plan to internships to studying abroad - can require a lot of self- reflection and planning. What services are offered in higher education to support students? And how do you utilize them to your fullest advantage? The focus will be on the role of advising.

Sarah Gerin University of Rochester
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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