Schedule of Events
Monday, October 12, 7:00–8:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
We read thousands of college essays every year so we know how stressful students find it to write theirs. Join us to learn how you can write your best college essay. You’ll also learn how to write a STEM-focused essay, regardless of whether you are applying to a STEM college or university.
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00–8:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Vassar College
Holistic application review means that colleges are looking at every aspect of a student’s application, from extracurricular involvements to academics to recommendations and more. But there are factors over which applicants have no control, like institutional priorities and changes in the admissions landscape. Join Kim Lord from Vassar College to learn more about what you can do to best represent yourself in your college application and what circumstances may be beyond your control.
Thursday, October 15, 7:00–8:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Marist College
Chris Doyle, the director of undergraduate admission at Marist College, will lead this presentation and Q&A focused on ways to conduct your college search despite COVID-19, quarantine, and physical distancing. He’ll show you how to research colleges, understand their culture, and ask thoughtful questions that help you better understand the experience they offer and how to identify your best fit.
Wednesday, October 21, 7:00–8:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Bard College
This session explores the lifelong advantages of a liberal arts education. This approach to learning requires the development of crucial skills that are often deemphasized in a tracked or more singular approach to higher education. Empathy, flexibility, and ingenuity are integral to our ability to effectively adapt to the changing environment and to adequately consider the impacts of our voices and our actions. A liberal arts education empowers students to explore their passions deeply, to own their roles as developing professionals in their field(s) of study, and to contribute to the world in new and necessary ways as independent thinkers and global citizens.
Thursday, October 22, 7:00–8:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
Join Domenick Burruano, director of admissions at the Culinary Institute of America, for a presentation on how to choose a culinary or hospitality college. We will discuss the benefits of a culinary or hospitality degree, the different career paths within the food industry, how to stand out in the application process, and tips to ensure you select the best college fit.