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Preconference Seminars

Thursday, September 22, 2022

07:15 AM to 10:15 AM

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston TX

NACAC Preconference Seminars are paid 3-hour session opportunities available on Thursday morning from 7:15 am - 10:15 am.

These seminars can be added for an additional fee in the registration process.

Seminar Offerings

Additional sessions and descriptions coming soon.

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  • College Essay Lightning Talks w/the College Essay Guy Team

    In this session, Ethan Sawyer (College Essay Guy) and the CEG team will cover: Tips for Leading a Dynamic Essay Workshop, Narrative Therapy 101, 5 Tips for Working with Average Student Writers, Practical Guidance for Working with Parents, Social Justice and the College Application and more. We'll share lots of practical resources and handouts you can use with your students right away. We want this to be a highlight of your NACAC experience.

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  • Navigating NCAA Eligibility

    The world of college athletics can be confusing and overwhelming for students, parents, coaches, and administrators. Enjoy a lively and interactive session with experts from the NCAA National Office and the secondary and post-secondary education communities as they help you better understand the changing landscape of college sports.

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  • Practicing Anti-Racism in College Admission Counseling

    Further expand your antiracist and diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge in while attending this preconference seminar. You'll learn how to implement appropriate practices and strategies within your office and in your work with students to eliminate bias when advising or considering students for college admission.

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  • Test-optional Admission Best Practices

    Participate in this seminar and learn from your peers about the best practices within test-optional admission and the implications of this evolving shift in admission policies and practice.

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  • Tools of the Trade

    This seminar will "fill the toolboxes" of new or nearly new secondary school counselors with strategies, best practices, and effective counseling techniques to help guide students through the college admissions process. Discuss how to create the ideal college counseling office, essential resources for providing effective college counseling services, writing impactful letters of recommendation, ethical issues in college counseling, the use of technology, counseling the college-bound student-athlete, the role of standardized testing and an overview of the financial aid process.

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  • Transfer Advising and Recruitment Strategy

    Gain tips that you can share with potential transfer students about how to make the transition process seamless between community-college and four-year institutions. Additionally, learn about ways to get your college or university in front of potential transfer students.

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