COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS WORKSHOPS

Timely Strategies for Getting Students TO and THROUGH College…and Beyond

Workshops for: K–12 SCHOOLSCOLLEGES & UNIVERSITIESPUBLIC LIBRARIES

Building a career, unlike finding a job, is a lifelong pursuit. Join us as we present a series of workshops for schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries, led by Adam A. Smithnationally recognized higher education expert. These informative, interactive sessions will 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.

SAVE YOUR SEATS NOW. All sessions are free of charge and are 60 minutes. Can’t attend the live webinar sessions? No problem! Register, and we’ll email you the recordings. A certificate of attendance will be available after each session for anyone who attends.

Go to: K–12 SCHOOLSCOLLEGES & UNIVERSITIESPUBLIC LIBRARIES

Helping Students Get TO College in an Unprecedented Time: A Workshop for High School Educators

Free, 2-Part Virtual Workshop
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 nationally recognized higher education expert 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.

Session 1: Real Talk: The Nuts and Bolts of College Admissions & Success covers the nuts and bolts, uncovering the truth about test ACT/SAT “optional” and its potential impact on college success as well as demystifying the admission process. It also includes real strategies to equip students to be successful in higher education from Smith and higher education student success experts.

WATCH THE RECORDING

THURSDAY 1/21/21 • 3PM ET 

Session 2: In College Student Reflections: What They Wish They Knew in High School, current college students—from the University of Alabama, Metropolitan State University, the University of Tennessee, Fisk University, and the University of Kentucky—will share their reflections on what they wish they had known in high school, what they would have done differently, and how their school counselors and teachers could have prepared them for the rigors of college academics and social challenges, including virtual learning.

Helping Students Get THROUGH College in an Unprecedented Time: A Workshop for Higher Education Professionals

Free, 2-Part Virtual Workshop
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. This enlightening two-part virtual workshop series, led by nationally recognized higher education expert Adam A. Smith, will equip college/university practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to succeed in higher education and beyond.

TUESDAY 1/26/21 • 3PM ET 

Session 1: Supporting Student Success by Creating Real Belonging for Real Students in the Era of COVID-19 will offer strategies for intentionally creating a sense of belonging for all students, utilizing holistic and intrusive success coaching to amplify student success, and creating special places and spaces that engage students before they need help.

TUESDAY 2/2/21 • 3PM ET 

Session 2: Ensuring Student Success Through an Intentional and Intrusive Campus Culture in a Virtual World will cover the key components of a First-Year Studies curriculum; how to use analytics and intentional communication throughout the admissions life cycle of prospect, admit, matriculation, and enrollment to ensure freshman-year success; and integrating career readiness competencies into the classroom.

Helping Students Get TO College in an Unprecedented Time: A Workshop for Public Library Professionals

THURSDAY 1/28/21 • 3PM ET 

Free Virtual Workshop

Our special virtual workshop led by nationally recognized higher education expert 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. Learn more about:

  • Leaning into our virtual world: conducting “smart research,” including college visits, virtual admissions/scholar interviews, virtual student panels, faculty meetings, and more
  • Helping students find, secure, and put their best foot forward for scholarships 
  • Hosting a virtual “College Goal Sunday” to assist students with applications, FAFSA, and scholarship applications 
  • Issues with equity: The truth about test ACT/SAT optional and its potential impact on college success 
  • Demystifying the admission process: What colleges and universities are really looking for in Gen Z students
  • Strategies to help students and library professionals lean into our virtual “new normal”

ABOUT ADAM A. SMITH

Adam A. Smith
Nationally Recognized Higher Education Expert,
Founder & President of Adam A. Smith & Associates
www.HearAdamSpeak.com

Adam A. Smith is a first-generation college graduate who has dedicated his almost three-decade career to ensuring college access and success for all Americans. He currently works at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities (MN) as Director of Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services and has a vibrant public speaking and educational consulting firm, Adam A. Smith & Associates. Smith has led coalitions and innovations that have had a dramatic impact on student success at the University of Alabama, the University of Akron City of Rockford (IL), and Rock Valley College.

Get instant access to Infobase’s career resources for:

K–12 Schools & Districts

Colleges & Universities

Public Libraries

through February 5th!