Building a career, unlike finding a job, is a lifelong pursuit, and college can be a key step.
But, how can educators help students learn to stick it out through the many challenges they will certainly encounter along the way? The Education Data Initiative says that the overall dropout rate for undergraduate college students is 40% in the U.S. What steps can schools, universities, and public libraries take to lower that number?
We present a series of 60-minute workshops for schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries, led by nationally recognized higher education expert Adam A. Smith. These informative, interactive sessions can provide educators and mentors with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to succeed in getting TO and THROUGH their higher education—and INTO their careers.
For High School Educators: Helping Students Get TO College in an Unprecedented Time
Today’s high school students face many unprecedented challenges as they look ahead to higher education and beyond. This important two-part virtual workshop series, led by Adam A. Smith, will equip high school educators with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to gain admission to, and prepare for, college. Get the nuts and bolts of college admissions and success, plus hear from actual college students as they share their reflections on what they wish they had known in high school, including what they would have done differently.
For Higher Education Professionals: Helping Students Get THROUGH College in an Unprecedented Time
The college years—whether in-person or remote—are a period of growth and change, and helping students thrive in that environment can have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives. Led by Adam A. Smith, this enlightening two-part virtual workshop series equips college/university practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to succeed in higher education and beyond. Learn strategies for creating a sense of belonging for all students, plus hear from recent college graduates, who discuss what they wish they’d have learned at university.
For Public Librarians: Helping Students Get TO College in an Unprecedented Time
This special virtual workshop led by Adam A. Smith will equip public library professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to provide information and resources for students and families to research, gain admission to, and succeed in higher education and beyond. You’ll gain practical tools and strategies for making your library a hub of college access.
Click here to learn more about these workshops!