October 26, 2013
TribU: How to Get Into College and Pay For It
Chicago Tribune financial columnist Gail MarksJarvis and Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman will lead a two-part session on the college application process and on college finance. They will be joined by experts who will explain what makes a good essay, how to motivate your child to get started with the application process and how to afford college tuition.
They will be joined by Harriet Gershman, a Certified Educational Planner, and founder of Academic Counseling Services, Inc.
$40, 8 a.m., Elmhurst College, 190 S Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.
This seminar is held in the lower level of Circle Hall, classrooms CH011, 012 and 013.
Gail MarksJarvis is an award-winning, nationally syndicated financial columnist for the Chicago Tribune, a TV commentator and the author of the best-selling book "Saving for Retirement (Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery)." Her columns on the financial markets, economy and personal finance strategy run in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesdays and Sundays, and they reach millions of readers in leading newspapers throughout the country. Northwestern University's journalism school has named her the "Best Financial Columnist" and she has won over a dozen other awards for her journalism. Her book is the 2013 winner of the "Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award" and Kiplinger highlighted it as one of the "Great Money Books" for young investors. MarksJarvis is seen on WGN-TV and CLTV in Chicago. She has been a regular commentator for PBS's Nightly Business Report and National Public Radio, and has appeared on CNBC, PBS NewsHour, Fox Business, Talk of the Nation, CBS This Morning, and NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates throughout the country. She serves on the board of directors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, which sets ethical standards for business journalists.
Barbara Brotman, the Tribune’s Outdoors Adviser, has biked through snowstorms, rock-climbed on a lakefront wall of doubtful legality and since creating the column in 2004 has hiked, kayaked and birded throughout the Chicago area, learning from experts all the way. She is winner of the 2013 Chicago Audubon Society award for environmental writing. She also writes a Page 2 column on Mondays dealing with a wide range of personal and public issues, and is a staff writer focusing on in-depth stories. She grew up in Queens, N.Y. when it was still so undeveloped that she picked wild blackberries in a forest behind her apartment complex. She now lives with her husband, Chuck Berman, a Chicago Tribune photographer and devoted birder, in Oak Park.
Harriet Gershman, a Certified Educational Planner, is the founder of Academic Counseling Services, Inc. For over 30 years, she and her staff have worked privately with families to find the best educational opportunities for their students. Traveling extensively, Harriet Gershman and her staff reach a wide range of schools and colleges. Her broad exposure to schools and programs throughout the country has allowed her to work effectively with all types of students and to help each individual reach their educational and personal goals. Today, she is a recognized leader in the field of educational consulting.
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