Workshops are open to the LACHSA community and will happen weekly throughout the virtual college fair. Please RSVP for the sessions you wish to attend and we will send you the webinar link the day before the session.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 7 pm
Applying to College: A Whirlwind Tour of What to Expect (11th and 12th graders)- Mosaic College Prep
Julie Fulton and Mariah Bess from Mosaic College Prep will give us a comprehensive (and expeditious*) review of all of the pieces that come into play when applying to both the traditional four-year colleges and conservatories, presented by Mosaic College Prep. We will cover admissions deadlines, online applications, best practices for personal essays, art supplements and MORE!
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 7 pm
How to Approach the Artist Statement for Conservatory Applications (12th grade conservatory applicants) - Mosaic College Prep
I'm a doer, not a writer. Why do I have to write an artist statement to go with my portfolio or audition? In this session, presented by Julie Fulton and Mariah Bess of Mosaic College Prep, we'll introduce the Artist Statement and supplemental writing for conservatory applications, how they are used and how to write effective ones.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 11 am
College Admissions Overview- Allegiant College Counseling
How can students make themselves most competitive in the college admissions process? Independent Educational Consultant Tracy Haferling of Allegiant College Consulting will offer insight into what colleges are looking for, discuss the current college admissions landscape, and answer some of your questions.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 7 pm
Everything You Wanted to Know About College Application Essays
Worried about writing the college application essays? Learn how to get organized, tips on choosing a common application essay topic and how to structure your essay, how to approach UC essays, and tips for writing “why this college” supplemental essays.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 7 pm
Why Community College?
Meet fourth-year UCLA psychology student Nicole Fonacier and hear about her journey from Ohlone College to UCLA, and learn why she created an online community, Why Community College, to debunk stereotypes about community college. Nicole will share tips, advice and inspiring stories of real-life transfer students and she'll take your questions about navigating the path from community college to a four-year university. Learn more about Nicole in the UCLA Daily Bruin.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 7 pm
FAFSA and Estimating Costs of College-Allegiant College Counseling
Tracy Haferling from Allegiant College Consulting will explain what the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is and why you should fill it out, what your EFC (Estimated Financial Contribution) is and how to estimate it, and how to assess the approximate costs of particular colleges.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 7 pm
The Places You'll Go (Or Maybe You'll Go to Some Other Places): How to Keep Yourself Open for Success After High School Without Hating Life (9th and 10th graders) - Mosaic College Prep
Liberal arts college? Conservatory? Community college transfer? While some students know exactly what they want following high school, others might not be so sure. In this presentation by Mosaic College Prep, we will explain what high school students can do to keep the most options open for themselves, regardless of where they choose to go next.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 7 pm
COVID-19 has forced millions of families to rethink their college plans. Learn about:
- Mistakes students and parents are making
- What colleges aren’t telling them after the shutdown
- Why 4.6 million students walk away from free money every year
- How grads can be better prepared for the ‘new’ job market
- Critical post-COVID questions to ask
- Specific strategies to slash college costs and minimize student loan debt
Monday, October 19, 2020 (College Fair Day) - STUDENTS ONLY
Numerous workshops including:
- Naviance Overview for 9th, 10th and 11th grades (9 - 9:45 am)
- Naviance Workshop for 12th grade (9 - 9:45 am)
- Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion (10 - 10:45 am)
- Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion (11 - 11:45 am)
PLEASE NOTE: College Fair Day is mandatory for students and will be done in connection with their Advisory Class. Students must check-in to their Period 1 class at 8:45am before attending workshops.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
How to Get Free Money for College
Want free money for college? Trevor Ramos, author of How To Get Free Money For College will talk about how to attend the best, most expensive colleges in America for pennies on the dollar! This talk is for parents, grandparents and students.