Having a child go to college is not only the dream of many parents but constitutes one of the major life events in a family. With college costs rising so much higher than salaries and inflation, soaring average college loan indebtedness receiving much negative press, and the admission rate of the best known colleges shrinking to dispiriting levels, most families would welcome advice from an expert.
The college search process itself can seem overwhelming to many students and their families, whether they already have a good idea of the kind of school they wish to attend or are totally undecided about the matter. Moreover, many students have limited access to their college guidance counselors, many of whom are assigned too many students to enable them to spend much time with individual advisees, much less with their families.
College Search Orientation
Even those families whose high school students already have a clear idea of what they would like to do in college and beyond and where they would like to study seek advice on course selection, standardized testing, and the college essays. The students undecided about what path to pursue in college, of course, also welcome help in clarifying their interests and needs and career goals, their strengths and weaknesses as a college applicant, and in how to find a college that constitutes the right fit for them. In addition, as you well know, some families even question the value of going to college.
In other words, every member of your workforce who has children in high school—from your newest executive to your most experienced facilities worker—could benefit enormously from the counsel of a knowledgeable admission professional and college counselor. Most families are anxious about how to prepare and pay for college, and nearly all seek counsel on how to select and get into the right college.
As a result of these concerns, most college-bound students and their parents associate the college search with anxiety. I can offer them an orientation session hat can alleviate much of that anxiety. In gaining a better understanding of the process, they will feel more in control of it. And by leaving plenty of time for questions, I can address many of the specific concerns that have fueled their stress about finding the right college. The result would be employees who are grateful that their employer cared about what is important to them: their children’s education.
I have conducted many such workshops during my over thirty years as a college admissions professional at Harvard and Princeton and at five liberal arts colleges. I know how to blend information with humor to keep even diverse audiences engaged. And I can conduct these workshops in English or Spanish. Contact me to learn more.