WiSH WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

A Year-Round Series for the College Bound Student

Presented by experienced, certified professional guest speakers, including WiSH Director Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor
All webinars held 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Interactive; Q&A will be moderated through chat

ZOOM links will be provided one day prior to the webinar
$35 each for live or recorded

Please note that we will be sending your link the day prior to the webinar; if you have not received it by the evening, please check your spam folder for emails from wish@hartdistrict.org.

WiSH Webinars

9/22 WUE Wednesday | Gary Bednorz, the University of New Mexico + approximately 15 reps

  • What is WUE? (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
  • Why choose an out-of-state school?
  • How does WUE impact my choice?
    • Financial aid
    • AP transfers
    • School size
  • Does my student qualify?

10/13 Essays of the Common Application – Janet Reccia, Syracuse University

  • General Common App information and essay details
  • “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?
    • What is on the list of “red hot” words?
    • Your student will leave the webinar with the know-how to start their well-planned essays now

11/3 UC Application and Essays Brainstorming | Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor, CEO College Click, Co-founder Lemonade Education

  • 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?
  • What is on the list of “red hot” words?
  • Your student will leave the webinar with the know-how to start their well-planned essays now

11/10 Scholarships and Financial Aid – Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor, CEO College Click, Co-founder Lemonade Education; Melanie Meyer, Certified Financial Planner

  • Scholarships, 6-7pm including Q&A

2/9 Athletic Recruiting – Katie Andersen, CEO- College Fit OC, Certified College Counselor; former soccer player, Duke University

  • How to navigate playing sports in college
  • Athletic recruiting for all sports and all divisions

3/9 Visual and Performing Artist Admissions and Elite College Admissions – Ed Schoenberg, Former Dean of Admissions at Gonzaga, Assistant President of Otis, Financial Aid Director of the University of the Pacific and Certified College Counselor; and Anne Holmhahl, CEO Common Sense College Counseling, former head of Alumni Relations – Stanford University, Certified College Counselor

  • Artists, 6-7pm including Q&A:
    • everything you need to know about preparing your portfolio and getting into art school
  • Elite Schools, 7-8pm including Q&A:
    • You’re smart, but good enough to get in?
    • What sets you apart

4/13 General College Overview Process – Donna Siegel, Certified College Counselor- CEO of College Click and Co-Founder of Lemonade Education

  • 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