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8 Ways to Enhance Your College Counseling Program - NACAC Critical Components Presentation

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Presentation by Tara Miller and Kim Oppelt at the NACAC Conference 2015

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8 Ways to Enhance Your College Counseling Program - NACAC Critical Components Presentation

  1. 1. Kick it Up! 8 Ways to Enhance Your College Counseling Program Tara Miller, Austin High School Kim Oppelt, Hobsons
  2. 2. Who We Are Tara Miller, Austin High School Kim Oppelt, Hobsons
  3. 3. The Case for College Counseling
  4. 4. Kick it Up a Notch!
  5. 5. #1 College Boot Camps Prepare Students for What’s Ahead
  6. 6. College Boot Camps
  7. 7. Sample Boot Camp Agenda Day 1 Introductions College Search Financial Aid Career Activities Alumni Panel Day 2 Essay Writing Workshop College Admissions Panel College Application Workshop Day 3 College Visits Processing
  8. 8. College Visit Scavenger Hunt Courtesy of: Christian School of Knoxville
  9. 9. #2 Involve Students
  10. 10. Student Media
  11. 11. Student Videos
  12. 12. #3 Go Viral
  13. 13. Blogs
  14. 14. Twitter
  15. 15. Facebook
  16. 16. #4 Host a Junior Day
  17. 17. Host a Junior Day Portfolio Requirements • College Essay • Formal Resume • Saved College Search • Interest Inventory • One Completed Application • Career Interview/Job Shadow
  18. 18. Junior Day Sessions • Essay Writing • Financial Aid • Standardized Testing • Application Workshop • College Search Workshop • Career Information • Alumni Panel • Resume Writing
  19. 19. #5 Celebrate!
  20. 20. Austin HS College Signing Day
  21. 21. Admission Board
  22. 22. Senior Signing Day
  23. 23. #6 Involve the entire school
  24. 24. School Videos
  25. 25. College Sweatshirt Day Day
  26. 26. #7 Bring the Outside In: Team with Colleges and Organizations
  27. 27. Onsite Admissions Day
  28. 28. Community Partnerships
  29. 29. College Partnerships
  30. 30. #8 Involve Parents
  31. 31. Reaching Parents
  32. 32. Inform Parents
  33. 33. Be Transparent
  34. 34. Share Your Ideas What have you done at your own school? What takeaways do you have from the conference?
  35. 35. We welcome your questions!

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