WiSH WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

A Year-Round Series for the College Bound Student

POWERED BY:

Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor (AICEP), CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education, and Professional Member HECA, IECA, NACAC and WACAC, WiSH Board of Directors.

SPONSORED BY:

All webinars held 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Interactive; Q&A will be moderated through chat
Guest speakers listed below. Information may be amended prior to webinar.

ZOOM links will be provided one day prior to the webinar

FREE FOR OUR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Please note that you will receive your link the day prior to the webinar.

WiSH Webinars

 

8/21/25  General College Overview Process | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA,CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Cristine Butler, Certified College Counselor, Lead Counselor and COO College Click, Professional Member IECA and WACAC; Gary Bednorz, Former Admissions Officer – University of New Mexico, Former Head of the Regional Association of College Counselors, College Counselor – College Click

General College information and essay details
Registration closes Monday, August 19th at 5pm

  • How to choose a college
  • In-state vs. out of state
  • public vs. private
  • big or small
  • What’s the update on college testing now?
  • Which tests should my student take, and when?
  • Should my student choose a major or apply undecided?
  • Affordability options:
  • How to pay for college
  • WUE schools
  • Scholarships
  • Need-based vs. merit-based

9/11/24 Common Application, AXS Companion, and Common App Essay Brainstorming | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA, CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Gary Bednorz, Former Admissions Officer – University of New Mexico, Former Head of the Regional Association of College Counselors, College Counselor – College Click; Marilyn O’Toole and Anne Holmdahl

General Common Application information and essay details
Registration closes Monday, September 9th at 5pm

  • What it is and how to fill it out
  • “Why Us” essay details and its importance
    • What to focus on and why it’s important
    • What are the essay prompts?
    • How do you break them down?
    • What’s the word count needed?
    • What do the colleges want to know?
    • What are the rules?
    • How does test-optional impact applications and acceptance rates?
    • What is the essence of an essay?
    • What should I write about?
    • Your student will leave the webinar with the know-how to start their well-planned essays now

10/9/24 UC Application and Personal Insight Questions/Cal State Admissions | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA, CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Cristine Butler, Certified College Counselor, Lead Counseler and COO College Click, Professional Member IECA and WACAC; Jennifer Imrie and Ellen Parsons

UC Application and Personal Insight Questions/Cal State Admissions
Registration closes Monday, October 7th at 5pm

  • How to fill out the application
  • What are the personal insight questions (PIQ’s)?
  • How do you break them down?
  • What’s the word count needed?
  • What do the colleges want to know?
  • What are the rules?
  • How does test-blind impact applications and acceptance rates?
  • What is the essence of an essay?
  • What should I write about?
  • Your student will leave the webinar with the know-how to start their UC & CSU applications!

11/6/24 College Athletics – How to Navigate Playing Sports in College | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA, CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Student Athlete Advisors

College Athletics
Registration closes Monday, November 4th at 5pm

1/15/25 Trends in College Admissions and/or ROI on Majors | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA,CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Dr. GP LeBourdais

Registration closes Monday, February 10th at 5pm

2/12/25  Visual and Performing Arts – Applying to Arts Schools/Programs | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA,CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Janet Reccia and Ed Schoenberg

Registration closes Monday, February 10th at 5pm

3/12/25  General College Overview Process | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA,CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Cristine Butler, Certified College Counselor, Lead Counselor and COO College Click, Professional Member IECA and WACAC; Gary Bednorz, Former Admissions Officer – University of New Mexico, Former Head of the Regional Association of College Counselors, College Counselor – College Click

General College information and essay details
Registration closes Monday, March 10th at 5pm

  • How to choose a college
  • In-state vs. out of state
  • public vs. private
  • big or small
  • What’s the update on college testing now?
  • Which tests should my student take, and when?
  • Should my student choose a major or apply undecided?
  • Affordability options:
  • How to pay for college
  • WUE schools
  • Scholarships
  • Need-based vs. merit-based

4/16/25 Scholarships/Financial Aid/WUE | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor through the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and Professional Members of IECA, CEO College Click, Co-Founder Lemonade Education; Gary Bednorz, Former Admissions Officer – University of New Mexico, Former Head of the Regional Association of College Counselors, College Counselor – College Click; Josh Nowak,  Head Counselor – Hart High School; Angela Harris, Financial Aid Counselor, College of the Canyons, Instructor – Fundamentals of Financial Aid College Counseling – UCLA Extension

Scholarships/Finanacial Aid/WUE
Registration closes Monday, April 14th at 5pm

  • How to navigate and apply for scholarships – local (SCV Scholarships), national, university (institutional) and more
  • How to pay for college
  • What is WUE? (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
  • How does WUE impact my choice?
    • Financial aid
    • AP transfers
    • School size
  • The difference between “need based” and “merit based” scholarships
  • Why choose an out-of-state school?
  • Does my student qualify?
  • How can my school counselor assist?
  • Resources for the FAFSA

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