Originally Posted: Mar 31, 2015
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015
As a high school guidance counselor or independent consultant, you know that there's no such thing as an "average student." Every student comes to you with a specific set of experiences and goals. But some students have particularly unique needs that you may or may not be prepared to help them navigate. That's why our friends at GuidedPath are offering Student Spotlights, a series of professional development webinars.
Being a prospective student athlete or coming to college as an international student adds to the complexity of successfully navigating the college planning and admission process. In this series of webinars, experts who have worked with these various types of special students will offer their insights and advice for counselors and consultants. Parents, students, teachers, and school administrators will find these informative sessions helpful as well.
Register for any or all of the upcoming webinars:
- Working with Third Culture Kids (TCKs) and International Students in the College Application Process
Wednesday April 1 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT
What are the challenges and added issues international students face when applying to colleges in the United States? How do I know if I am an international student? What does it mean to be a third culture kid (TCK)? Why is there a difference? Join Becky Grappo, a leading expert on international students and TCKs, as she shares the tips and tools she has gathered over the years to help students manage and succeed in applying to colleges.
- Students with Learning Differences Spotlight
Wednesday April 22 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT
For students, finding the right fit college is their key to success. For students with learning differences, it is even more imperative to find the right school, with the right program, for a successful transition. Join two renowned experts in learning differences, Rachel Sobel and Judy Bass, as they provide counseling tools and strategies for serving these students and their families.
- Veteran Student Spotlight
Thursday June 4 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT
A large number of veterans will be returning to the United States in the coming months, and education will be at the top of their list as they transition from military to civilian life. Understanding the issues veterans face as they transition back to civilian life, and especially to college, is key to finding the “right” fit. Knowing about and accessing the education benefits available to them is key to their successful transition. Bob Dannenhold and Cyndy McDonald will share recommendations for assisting veterans in their educational pursuits.
- Student Athlete Spotlight
Wednesday August 19 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT
What does it take to be an athlete in college? Why is it important to know what is driving them to play a sport? Why do athletic scholarships vary by sport? Katie Andersen, an expert in admission and recruiting for athletes, will provide insights and tools counselors need to best support student athletes in their goals of playing a sport in college.
Can't wait to get started? Check out some of GuidedPath's previous webinars, like the one below!