7.14-16.10, Nashville Tennessee, FBLA conference with close to 6,000 teens: AWESOME!
Finding the College That’s the Right Fit for You! is my most popular workshop and one of my favorites to present. Students flocked to the session! They were hungry for information! We devoted the sessions to discovering what students knew about the college adventure, listing their questions that needed answers and developing personal plans for actions.
The students worked to:
Identify the problem-Finding the rights colleges is a HUGE process!
Where do I begin, what are the steps?
What do I do when?
Who can I turn to for help?
Analyze their situations
What information do I know?
What do I have to learn?
What resources are available to help me (people, websites, books)?
Describe their worries and fears
What if I can’t find any colleges I like, that will accept me?
I have 20 colleges on my list right now, how many should I apply to?
Who should I ask for recommendation letters?
Do I have to interview?
College costs so much, where can I look for scholarships?
Plan for action
They started to answer the question: What will I do now that I am clear about…
what I know
what I have yet to learn
In closing the session I told students about the new eworkbook I had just completed for the conference, it can be found here, www.majorinyou.com/ebook. Everyone is invited to download a free copy! I hope you will complete the feedback survey-I’d love to hear what you think!
If you want to see a short video of the beginning of one of the sessions, click here