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30th Annual Latino College Expo & College Prep Seminars 2020

Latino College Expo (501c3)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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 THE  30TH  ANNUAL  LATINO  COLLEGE  EXPO  

&  

COLLEGE  PREP  SEMINARS  2020

 

"Education is the Key to the Future"

 

 

***** About the  LATINO  COLLEGE  EXPO  (12:00PM-3:00PM) *****

 

The Latino College Expo (LCE) is your gateway to meeting admissions representatives from over 50 public and private colleges, universities and community-based organizations. Founded in 1990, LCE's mission has been to "elevate the educational aspirations of the Latino community and all youth". 

What makes this event so unique and groundbreaking is the focus on building a stronger partnership between a student and their parents/guardians, and counselors. When those partnerships are strengthened and realized, the daunting process of finding and affording college will be minimized and success outcomes will be maximized. 

 

The EXPO is comprised of many Colleges and Universities, New York City Community Based Organizations, and the "Ask the Counselor" tables.  Bring your school transcripts, test scores and list of extracurricular activities if you'd like to talk one-to-one with a college advisor. "Ask the Counselor" will be available in English and Spanish.

 

You are also welcome to the COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS prior to the Expo in order to hear information and engage in discussions on various topics that will help prepare you for the college search process. (See below for more info) 

 

 

***** About the  COLLEGE  PREP  SEMINARS  (10:00AM - 2:00PM) *****

 

(Seating is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended for each INFO SESSION. Please read the following Seminar descriptions below.)

 

The goal of the COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS is to encourage all high school students, parents/guardians, counselors, and community-based organizations to participate in various seminars for college preparation prior to attending, and during, the 30th Annual Latino College Expo. 

 

As you exchange thoughts and ideas to learn about effective academic and leadership strategies to implement at your high schools and carry on to college when you enroll, you can expect to be energized, challenged, and empowered.  You will also have an opportunity to learn about topics that are significant to you. In addition, you will have the chance to meet with representatives from many universities.  You will also have the opportunity to meet with community-based organizations that provide college preparation services and scholarship information.

 

Best of all, you will be able to broaden your network with students from other high schools and/or other programs.  The information gathered during the COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS will certainly provide valuable tools and knowledge as you begin the college exploration process.

 

SESSION 1 @ 10:00am   /   SESSION 2 @ 11:15am   /   SESSION 3 @ 1:00pm

 

You will be able to select one choice for each session.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

PLEASE NOTE - Students, Parents, Guardians and Counselors must register separately to ensure adequate seating and materials.

 

Doors open at 9:30am on Saturday, March 21st, 2020.

The COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS begin promptly at 10:00AM.

This event will surely leave you inspired and provide you with the "KEYS" to your future.

After attending the morning portion of the COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS you will walk out feeling better prepared to engage  the LATINO COLLEGE EXPO. Be the most knowledgeable consumer possible as you navigate through your college decision making journey. Make the choices and matches that are right for you and your family. 

 

***** COLLEGE PREP SEMINARS SEMINARS 2020 *****

 

THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Attendees will learn about the commitments and benefits of college life. Hear on a variety of topics such as balancing your schedule, academic demands, athletics, extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, Greek life, social life, GLBTQ and multicultural organizations, taking care of your health, avoiding the “Freshman 15”, staying home vs. going away, living on and off campus, studying abroad and some other unique aspects college life has to offer. Engage in Q&A with current college students and recent graduates to find out some “inside info” on college life.

 

MAKING IT HAPPEN - The College Journey ... It's Not Where You Start But Where You Thrive.

Has so much focus and fuss on choosing and applying to colleges got you stressed? Not sure what to major in? Wondering what happens after college? This info session will give you an opportunity to ask professionals from the fields of Media, STEAM, Law, Medicine, Finance, Entrepreneurship and others all you want to know. They will share their personal journeys since graduating from college. Find out what colleges they attended, when they decided their majors, the career paths they chose, how they stayed connected to their schools, communities and more to get to where they are today.

 

ADMISSIONS BASICS & KEY THINGS TO KNOW

What comes first? Knowing the colleges you want to go to or taking the SAT or ACT? It all depends on a few key factors. Knowing when to start on the college process and taking specific steps will help to alleviate as much unnecessary stress as possible. How should researching schools be done? When is the best time to visit? What are schools really looking for? How important are the standardized tests vs. no test at all? These questions will be addressed along with preparing a portfolio, interviewing, essay writing, letters of recommendation, deadlines, handling stress, things that make you stand out, public vs. private institutions, opportunity programs (EOP, HEOP Seek/CD ...) , 2-Year options, the Transfer process, taking a Gap year successfully and more. Hear firsthand from college admissions representatives who are the experts on the inside info and key things to know about admissions.

 

ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AID & MONEY TO STUDY - Accessing Grants & Scholarships

Applying to college can be intimidating, confusing and expensive. There are millions of dollars that go unclaimed by prospective students. This session will address the essentials of applying to college, from crafting competitive applications to completing necessary financial aid paperwork (FAFSA & CSS Profile) in order to access the wealth of funding available. Participants will learn how to research and access various types of opportunity programs, grants, scholarships at the city, state and national levels. You will also learn about the different loans and repayment plans to pay for college.  Resources will be shared such as websites, organizations and strategies to apply and obtain as much money as possible to help make college affordable and more attainable. 

 
 
REACHING THE DREAM ... Money & Rights for Education 
Participants will learn about New York State’s recently passed NYS DREAM Act legislation that allows undocumented and DACA students the ability to apply for state grant and scholarship programs, including TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship. Participants will learn how to find immigration reputable/reliable legal service providers to understand their immigration status.
 
 
 

WRITING THE RIGHT ESSAY

Many students have similar grades, test scores, and even extra-curricular activities, so how do you distinguish yourself from other applicants? By writing a stand-out personal essay! An exceptional college essay is a great way to show admissions officers your depth and personality. The Common Application offers six different prompts, ranging from a problem you’d like to solve to an essential story about your background. Many colleges also require supplemental essays which are shorter responses that are specific to a particular school. Writing about yourself is daunting. You'll walk away from his seminar with strategies to help make the process easier and even fun. The college application essays are your chance to defy expectations, be creative, and share something unique and memorable. This session will discuss brainstorming and writing tips, successful college essays, and typical mistakes to avoid. Anyone feeling anxiety about the personal essay should attend this session-- afterwards you will be ready to write!

 

SELF CARE TIPS FOR HANDLING STRESS WHILE APPLYING TO COLLEGE

The college application process is a time that can bring about a bit of stress for students, parents and guardians. Learn about techniques and discuss concerns to make it all manageable for you, your family and the environment you're in with skilled mental health professionals and educators. (Students, Parents & Guardians ONLY)

 

*** THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER ***

Convene with other counselors and professionals and learn about resources and best practices to support you with the work you do to help families navigate through the college application process. It's about access and success for our students, families and ourselves. (Guidance Counselors & College Advisors ONLY)

Have questions about 30th Annual Latino College Expo & College Prep Seminars 2020? Contact Latino College Expo (501c3)

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New York University - Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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