How Can I Help You and Your Students?
Jennifer Schoen has spoken to audiences across the country. She has mentored hundreds of students, and presented on college preparation and college admissions topics to parents, guidance counselors and high school staff.
Jennifer speaks from over 30 years of experience in higher education working with high school and college students. Her presentations are interactive, filled with humor and insight into what admissions committees are looking for. She is both informative and entertaining, and as one guidance counselor said, “She really speaks their language,” the language of high school students.
Jennifer’s positive upbeat attitude has made her a favorite presenter at the National College Fair in Seattle, where she has presented her “Fantastic Four: Tips for Writing a Great Personal Statement” for the 5 years prior to moving back to Boston.
A sample of Jennifer’s presentation topics include:
- The Fantastic Four: Tips for Writing a Great Personal Statement. Jennifer has tailored this workshop for just students, students and families together, and for those adults working to help students with the college admissions process.
- Admissions 101: Counselor for a Day. Participants receive admissions training about their school, College U. Then they receive several applications for admissions and must decide who they will admitted to the U. This exercise uses actual college applications and concludes with comments from admissions counselors about the applications’ strengths and weaknesses. Again, this can be tailored to the audience.
- Sing Your Students’ Strengths: Writing Great Letters of Recommendation Mentors, teachers and high school counselors can share important information about students in their letters if they consider adding non-cognitive variables and stories about their students.
- Get Ready for College…Now! Talking about why class selection, involvement in activities, and good grades count for college and financial aid – for middle schoolers through 9th grade.
- 2i2a: Ideas, Intention, Action, Attitude. Creating a positive mindset and motivating students to reach their college goals. For 8th and 9th graders.
- Encouraging College Aspirations in High School. Discussing the differences between high school graduation and college entrance requirements, understanding the importance of the college application writing section, the need for relentless optimism with students.
Jennifer tailors her talks to the needs of her audience and her hosts. She has presented to students from 7th to 12th grades, parents and families, and high school staff and community organizations.