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First Generation to College Night 2020

First Generation to College Night

This night is geared toward students who are the first in their family to attend a four-year college, or students whose parents have not been educated at the undergraduate level in the United States.  Families can select from a variety of mini-session topics based on their personal needs. The 35-minute sessions are an introduction into topics that will be explained more during College Career Center future events.

Agenda for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

6:30 – 7:10 p.m.      Session 1         
7:15 – 7:50 p.m.      Session 2                                                      
7:55 – 8:30 p.m.      Session 3                                            
8:35 – 9:10 p.m.      Session 4    

Sessions Zoom Link Session 1:
6:30-7:10
Session 2:
7:15-7:50
Session 3:
7:55-8:30
Session 4:
8:35-9:10
4-Year College Overview Click Here

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Career Exploration Click Here not
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Community Colleges Click Here not
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Financial Aid Overview Click Here not
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General Q & A Click Here
Highly Selective Admissions Click Here not
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Making the Most of SHS:
Inside and Outside the 
Classroom
Click Here not
offered
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offered
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Naviance & Resources 101 Click Here not
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Navigating Admissions as
Non-Citizen/US Permanent
Resident

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offered
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Navigating College with an IEP or 504 Click Here not offered not offered
Parent Panel Click Here not
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Role of Visiting Click Here not
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Senior Only Session Click Here not
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Testing Click Here not
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Underrepresented Students of
Color Panel and Resources
Click Here not
offered
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offered

 

Session Overview

4-Year College Overview - (Suggested grade level 11-12)Understand the timeline of applications, various admission plans, differences between types of colleges, and the role of demonstrating interest.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93622139120
Jennifer Falk, SHS Counselor
Carol Seeger, SHS Counselor

Career Exploration - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Learn how SHS helps students explore careers and interests. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93942051445 
Diane Willock, SHS Career Program Manager
Michele Doczi, College and Career Center Administrative Assistant 

Community Colleges - (Suggested grade level 11-12)
Learn about the role community colleges can play in earning a 4-year degree. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93298954970
Sarah Nyquist, CLC Recruitment Specialist
Ashley Ward, CLC Recruitment Specialist
Rochelle Cripe, SHS Counselor
Hector Vazquez, SHS Counselor

Financial Aid Overview - (Suggested grade level 11-12)
Learn how to search for scholarships and  the process to be considered for financial aid. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95577159789
Dawn Timm & Sarah Kellogg, SHS Counselors

General Q&A - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Do you have specific, individualized questions you would like to have answered? Our General Q&A room will be staffed with counselors to assist you and to provide resources. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95204699290
SHS Counselors and Post Secondary Counselors

Highly Selective Admissions - (Suggested grade level 11-12
Hear about how to navigate highly selective admissions from Northwestern University and University of Michigan. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98472993361 
Chris Tokuhama, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Northwestern University
Rachel Taylor, Admissions Counselor at University of Michigan
Moira Poe,  Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Yale University
Christina Lee, SHS Counselor

Making the Most of SHS; Inside and Outside of the Classroom - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Learn how to make the most of all that SHS has to offer to prepare students for post-high school plans. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99244365653 
Jorie Walton, SHS Counselor
Lisa Scanio, SHS Counselor

Naviance & Resources 101 - (Suggested grade level 10-12) 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92398651208
Lindsay Jurjovec & Irina Kogan, SHS Counselors

Navigating Admission as Non-Citizen/US Permanent Resident - (Suggested grade level 11-12) 
Students who are not US citizens or permanent residents can face some unique obstacles as they navigate the admission process. Join a lawyer and a local admission rep to learn how to work through the process and what options to consider.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92544523596
Jaison Varghese, SHS Counselor
Lia Hyunji Kim, Director of Immigration Law at North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic
Rebeca Hernandez, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at DePaul University
Eric Ruiz, Director of Admissions at University of St. Francis

Navigating College with an IEP or a 504 - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Learn about what supports are offered in college and how to go about the process. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94750620346
Lindsay Puppolo, SHS Counselor
Amy Grove, SHS Counselor

Parent Panel - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Join SHS parents that have gone through the process already. Ask them questions and hear their advice. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93148187946 
Mara Grujanic, Parent Engagement Coordinator
Dan Puglisi, SHS Counselor
Sarah LaFrancis, Student Services Assistant Director 
Takeisha Washington, Parent Panelist
Kay Holmes, Parent Panelist
Mahuya Sengupta, Parent Panelist

Role of Visiting  - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
Discover the importance of visiting colleges and questions to consider when on campus. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96483806439
Ray Tad-y, SHS Counselor
Megan Kelly, SHS Counselor

Senior Only Session - (Grade level 12)
Are you a senior/do you have a senior and not sure of your next steps? Join this session to help you create an action plan.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94206477332
Lisa Scanio, SHS Counselor
Dan Miller, SHS Post Secondary Counselor

Testing - (Suggested grade level 9-12)
General overview of PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and TOEFL; learn what the tests are and who should take them. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93746319881
Patty Martin & Danielle Colletti, SHS Counselors

Underrepresented Students of Color Panel and Resources - (Suggested grade level 10-12)
Students and families will learn more about specific resources available to underrepresented students of color regarding summer enrichment programs, scholarships, and strategies to build connections while on campus. There will also be a panel of students and professionals in higher education to share insights and advice of how to best utilize resources while in college. 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98580088504
Aileen Aargones, Stevenson 2 College Program Manager
Tyrek Washington, SHS Class of 2017 Alum and S2C Scholar at Drake University
Citlaly Diaz, SHS Class of 2019 Alum and S2C Scholar at Illinois State University
Erika Davis, Partner Relations Specialist at College Greenlight 
Elizabeth Houlihan, Director of Office of First-Year Initiatives and Transition Programs at UIC