Online Event for Parents: Navigating the College Process, Preparing for SAT/ACT, Raising Scores & Reducing Stress

Online Event for Parents: Navigating the College Process, Preparing for SAT/ACT, Raising Scores & Reducing Stress

Essential Information For Jewish Day School Parents: Navigating the College Process | Preparing for SAT/ACT | Raising Scores & Reducing Stress
 
Gain Effective Strategies & Get Your Questions Answered! 

Featuring:

Alan Dorfman, M.S., M.A., Founder of Elevation Tutoring
Alan directs an experienced tutoring team featuring top 1% SAT/ACT scorers that empower students to take tests with confidence and raise scores. He has helped hundreds of students over the last 15 years and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania.
alan@elevationtutoring.com | elevationtutoring.com

Dr. Brittany Maschal, Founder of Brittany Maschal Consulting
Brittany held positions in admissions and student services at Penn, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins University before transitioning to independent college counseling in 2012. Her small team of counselors and essay experts work with students and families eager to find best-fit schools with less stress.
hello@brittany.consulting | brittany.consulting

May 26, 2021, 8:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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LGBTQ+ Virtual College Fair

LGBTQ+ Virtual College Fair

Attend NJACAC’s first annual LGBTQ+ College Fair (Sign up here!)!

From the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling:

NJACAC has organized college fairs and college readiness events for decades, but we had yet to build a safer space for LGBTQ+ students to freely ask the questions that are most important to them. Will I fit in at this institution? Can I see myself as a student there? Will I matter?  

Each school in attendance today has taken an active step in building its LGBTQ+ communities. By participating in this fair, they have acknowledged wanting LGBTQ+ students in their greater communities. Additionally, we have utilized the Campus Pride Index to showcase an objective rating as to where the policies of each institution fall in terms of LGBTQ+ friendliness. The Pride Index is always a good place to start with your search but it should not be the only place you look.

At this fair, please ask questions. In a heteronormative society, it can be challenging to envision yourself in different places. Take this time to explore these schools. Ask the representatives about the experiences you hope to have. Share your concerns about the barriers you may face. Follow up with the representatives after this event and when it’s safe to, if you are able to, go see those campuses you liked in person.

We hope after this event, you are one step closer to obtaining what every student hopes to find in a college; the best fit for you.

Sign up here!

In addition to the college fair, sessions include:

Should I Come Out in My Personal Statement (And If So, How)?

LGBTQ Students and the College Search Process

 

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Events in Tech – Upcoming, Deadlines Soon

From our friends at Upperline Code in NYC:

  • Scribble NYC (November 2): Scribble NYC is a design forum and design-a-thon aimed at teaching middle and high school students about the world of product design.
  • hackMCST (November 9-10): The first 24-hour high school hackathon in the suburbs of Morris County founded by high school students to empower high school students. Students have the opportunities to build apps, video games, network, and expand their skills and grow as developers. No matter what age, skill, interest, everyone is invited.
  • Congressional App Challenge: If you have already developed an app for a previous project, there is a good chance that the app is eligible to be entered into this year’s challenge. Students currently enrolled in middle or high school who reside or attend school in a participating district can submit an app coded in any language on any platform as long as it was completed after November 1st, 2018. With over 300 Members of Congress hosting App Challenges in their local districts, and with each district winner receiving an invitation to be honored at the United States Capitol, there’s no better opportunity for your students to be recognized for their hard work. (Deadline: 11/1/19)

 

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GenHERation Discovery Days 2019

This one is for the girls!

GenHERation Discovery Days 2019 are immersive summer day trips that provide high school and college women with the opportunity to visit more than 50 of the most innovative companies in America.

WHO?

  • High school and college women

WHAT?

  • Visit the most innovative companies in America
  • Engage with female executives
  • Participate in skill-building simulations
  • Earn exclusive rewards and scholarships

WHERE/WHEN?

Dallas: Monday, June 24, 2019

  • Capital One, Pizza Hut, Fossil, and EY

Austin: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  • NFP, Google, and IBM

Seattle: Monday, July 8-Tuesday, July 9, 2019

  • Seattle Mariners, Getty Images, Expedia, Amazon, and Nordstrom

Los Angeles: Wednesday, July 10-Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • AllSaints, CBS, Los Angeles Lakers, Netflix, and EY

San Francisco: Monday, July 15-Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • Zynga, IBM, Twitter, Pixar, Salesforce, Facebook, Lucasfilm, and EY

Chicago: Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • EY Executive Round Table

Charlotte: Monday, July 22-Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • John M Belk Endowment, Atrium Health, Red Ventures, NASCAR Hall of Fame, and NFP

Washington, D.C.: Wednesday, July 24-Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NASA, Capital One, National Geographic, and EY

New York City: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

  • Google, Viacom, Bloomingdale’s, and EY

Philadelphia: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Urban Outffiters, DLL, Hartford Funds, and Philadelphia 76ers

WHY?

  • The only experience that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite companies
  • Meet the most powerful female leaders in America
  • Explore different career paths
  • Share your resume with top companies across the country
  • Jump-start you career
  • Our last three summer tours were recognized as the largest career exploration trips in the United States and celebrated by Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Learn how GenHERation member Clayton B. got an internship with the Oprah Winfrey Network through Discovery Days here. Check out this Fast Company article to learn how Ariana S. received her first job on our Discovery Days bus.

Tickets sell out fast, buy them HERE!

Love Pets?

I’ll be running the 2018 United Airlines Half Marathon on March 18th to raise money for PAWS NY because I tolerate running, but I LOVE pets. I’m a little under halfway to my fundraising goal so I need your support! https://www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/paws-nyc-half-2018/brittanymaschal

The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. PAWS NY programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond that is so physically and psychologically valuable to their clients. Thus, their motto: helping people by helping pets. You can read more about PAWS NY (also happens to be an organization local to me in BK) here: https://pawsny.org/

Pets provide us with companionship, unconditional love, and numerous physical health benefits. Funds raised through the NYC Half Marathon will help protect this relationship for those facing challenges from advancing age, disability, or illness.

Speaking of pets, here’s a photo of my #1, Lola:

 

Guest Post: Avoiding End of Year Burnout

Guest post and needed reminder from the team at Hammer Prep in sunny San Diego. Check them out for all your tutoring needs. They work with students online, so you do not need to be located in SD to take advantage of all they have to offer!

Avoiding End of Year Burnout

The end of the year is always a hectic time, especially for juniors. Don’t freak out! Here are some tips to help you get through all of the tests and tribulations that await you from April until June:

1. Set up your testing schedule.

You should make sure you have a clear calendar with everything scheduled in:

  • SAT or ACT test dates and fallback test dates
  • SAT subject tests if you need them (here is a list of schools that require SAT Subject Tests)
  • Final exams
  • AP exams

2. Don’t stress over APs.

Notice the last item on the list above was AP exams. AP scores actually don’t matter in college admissions, no matter what your teachers tell you. The only thing that DOES affect college admissions is your grades in the AP class. So do well on your final, but don’t stress over the AP tests themselves.

3. Organize a To-Do list for summer. 

A lot of students fall into procrastination over the summer because they’ve had such a hard end of the year. Make sure you know what you have to do and when, or you risk having your senior year turn out just as hectic.

Do you want help with your college applications and essays?

Hammer Prep is running a college application workshop for the Common Application this summer. If you’re interested in getting ahead, give them a call!  The workshop’s expert guides (Brittany Maschal, Dan Elconin, and Emma Winsor Wood) can help you get everything set up so that your senior year goes smoothly with college applications.

Back From California

I just returned from a two-week trip to California, where I was helping run a Common App and essay writing workshop at Hammer Prep, in San Diego. The workshops (we run two) are always a blast, and students leave with:

  • A completed Common Application.
  • A polished Common Application Essay.
  • An Activities and Awards Resume, which can be used with all applications.
  • A Master Plan for college admission success, which includes a task list and timeline of any remaining items: application deadlines, additional test dates, supplemental essay topics, etc.

Many students will also leave with:

  • Supplemental essays.
  • University of California essays.

If you are located in the San Diego area, I highly suggest checking out Hammer and asking about next years workshops for your rising juniors! I hope to be there again 🙂

 

Local Event: Concussions, What You Need to Know

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As a longstanding member of the Junior League (nearing Sustainer status!!!), I am excited to spread the word about my DIAD group’s next event: Concussions, What You Need to Know.

Our concussion talk will feature a multi-disciplinary group of brain injury experts curated by The Brain Trust. The panel will include medical experts from Dartmouth Medical School, an education professional from Maguire Associates, Inc., and a past president of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland.

Why is it so important to enlighten the public? According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, emergency departments in the United States treat an estimated 173,285 sports, recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years (CDC 2014).

The panel of experts will provide essential best practices to prevent serious long-term consequences and return individuals to normalcy as quickly as possible after a concussion. They will review early interventions, the role of personnel in educational settings, and how individuals can help students suffering from a head injury.

The JLG’s supporting partners for this event are the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center, the YMCA of Greenwich, the YWCA of Greenwich, and the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.

Guests can register for this event by clicking here.

Interested in learning more about or possibly joining the Junior League of Greenwich? Read more here or email/message me!