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    SEMESTER 1

    The Selective College Admissions Process

    September 20, 2018  in the Community Room

    Jason Mogan, Senior Admissions Officer from Columbia University in New York will discuss the process for applying to selective colleges including writing essays, letters of recommendation, activity lists, and completing the application.


    Everything You Need to Know about the Common Application

    September 27, 2018 in the Community Room

    Have all of your questions answered about the Common Application...from creating your account to tracking your applications. 


    Serving the World:  Learn about Americorps and the Peace Corps

    October 4, 2018 in the College and Career Center

    Allison (class of 2007 EHS) and Dylan Kintish are current Peace Corps volunteers in Paraguay.  Previously they served 2 years in the AmericCorps program where they were awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for their service.  Learn about these great opportunities following your years at EHS.


    Searching the World Over: Finding out about Gap Year and International Travel

    October 11, 2018 in the College and Career Center

    Mr. Terry Stevens, Coordinator of the Rotary Club will inform you of the opportunities to study abroad and Gap Year opportunities.


    How to Impress an Admissions Officer: Tips for College Interviewing

    October 25, 2018 in the College and Career Center

    Ms. Fei Wong McKhann  is an alumnus who has conducted interviews for Stanford University. Learn how to turn the interview into a way to make a lasting impression. What are some commonly asked questions? How do you prepare for an interview? These questions and more will be discussed.


    AFS:  Be an Exchange Student?  Host an Exchange Student?  Experience a Gap Year before College?

    November  1, 2018 in the College and Career Center

    Jennifer Neimier, AFS Coordinator for Minneapolis/St. Paul who has planned, implemented and managed annual travel events for over 1200 high school exchange student participants from 54 countries.  Learn about unlimited opportunities that can happen for next summer or school year.


    Interested in Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-PT

    November 15, 2018 in the College and Career Center

    Heather Banks, Pre-Health advisor from Gustavus Adolphus will talk about what classes you take in college, what support colleges provide in the graduation school admissions process and what you can do to prepare.


    NCAA Recruiting:  Playing Athletics at the next level

    January 10, 2019 in the Community Room

    Bill Hicks, College Counselor and a panel of former NCAA Division 1 athletes will talk about the Clearinghouse and answer your questions about playing a sport in college

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    SEMESTER TWO

    PSEO: Thinking about College during High School

    January 24, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Andrew Kopelman, U of M PSEO Office and  a representative from Normandale CC will answer all your questions about PSEO.  In addition, they will help in the application process if necessary.


    Genesys Works:  Where Tomorrow’s Workforce Begins

    January 24, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Mikala Bedor, Program Director for Genesys Works will talk about Genesys Works which provides career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience and impactful relationships.


     Searching for Summer: Exploring Summer Programs

    February 7, 2019 throughout the lunchroom

    Summer is the ideal time to explore your interests in depth and build your credentials for the college application process. Students will learn about the resources available to help search for summer programs.


    Registration: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

    February 14 and 21, 2019  in Counseling offices

    Counselors will be in their offices answering all of your question in regards to MYAP, Infinite Campus and courses for 2019-20.

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    Liberal Arts?  What is it?

    March 7, 2019 in the Community Room

    Ask yourself an important question: Why are you going to college?  Is it to prepare for a career? Or is it to broaden your horizons, expand your mind, and find out who you are?  Find out more about what is out there for you as enter the college application process.

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    Test Prep: How Can I Improve my Performance

    March 14, 2019 in the Community Room

    Genesis Test Prep, a non-profit, student-run standardized test preparation service from Edina High School will give testing tips to improve students test scores.


    Am I Fit for the Choice?  Military Academies

    April 4, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    West Point, Air Force, Naval, Merchant Marines, and Coast Guard Academies.  For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, these 5 service academies offer an outstanding education and full 4 -year scholarship including fully paid tuition, books, room and board, and medical and dental care.  Find out more from Mr. Hicks, College Counselor.


    Advantages of Choosing a Women's College?

    April 11, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Due to the diverse misconceptions circulating about all-female schools, the numerous benefits of attending a women’s college are often overlooked in American post-secondary education


    How to Get Started With Summer Volunteering (9th-11th grade)

    April 11, 2019 in the College and Career Center

    Summer’s coming—and you might want to think about finding time to volunteer during vacation. Wondering what you can do? Curious about where to go?  Not  sure how to start? Join Julie Bascom to find out what, where, and hot to use your summer months to get a jump start on volunteering.


    Essay Writing:  Writing a Killer Essay for your Application

    May 2, 2019 in the Community Room

    Dana Easley, has an extensive writing and editorial experience will help coach on completing your college essay.

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    Updated May 14, 2019