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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

02:45 PM to 03:45 PM

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  • Addressing Trauma in the College Essay Writing Process

    Writing personal statements about trauma and traumatic events can be complex. This session will explore those complexities and offer two unique methodologies for storytelling that focus on healing and wholeness. Learn how helping students transition from a deficit lens toward a healing lens can help empower during the storytelling process.

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  • Demystifying College Admission: Explaining Our Profession to Students, Families and a Range of Other Audiences

    Two New York Times Best-Selling authors and a senior university administrator who specializes in the student experience discuss ways to shed light on the college search, application and admission process, with the hope of building understanding, decreasing anxiety and ensuring student success.

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  • The Transfer Experience - Getting Them There and Helping Them Succeed

    Examine data to understand transfer students’ motivation to transfer. Learn what transfer students identified as roadblocks in their journey and discover strategies to remove those roadblocks and ensure transfer student success.

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  • Trial By Fire: Virtual Event Planning in a Pandemic

    Finding ways to effectively support students virtually is nothing new. COVID-19 simply accelerated a trend that was happening to a lightning quick pace, which is something higher ed is not accustomed to. This presentation will showcase how Western Connecticut State University (CT) and the University of Charleston (WV) turned on a dime to build, execute, and maintain a virtual event strategy that will serve them well beyond the pandemic.

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  • Top 10 Things Financial Aid Administrators Want You to Know

    Have questions on the financial aid process? Financial aid administrators want college admission professionals on both sides of the desk to have the answers. Learn how to assist in the student's navigation of the financial aid application, including how to deal with extenuating circumstances, application verification, and student lending.

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  • Don't Settle for Three: The Value of Staff Retention in an Uncertain Future

    This presentation will present data on the future landscape of college admissions and the costs we may not be considering when we shrug off and/or accept high turnover rates. We will highlight some tools and best practices our respective offices have utilized, including remote and work from home strategies, in light of COVID19, to increase overall staff contentment and satisfaction.

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