COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS WORKSHOPS

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

Workshops for: K–12 SCHOOLSCOLLEGES & UNIVERSITIESPUBLIC LIBRARIES

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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.

WATCH NOW AT YOUR OWN PACE. All recorded sessions below are free of charge and are 60 minutes.

Go to: K–12 SCHOOLSCOLLEGES & UNIVERSITIESPUBLIC LIBRARIES

WORKSHOP FOR
K–12 SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

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.

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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—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.

WORKSHOP FOR
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

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,  equips college/university practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively coach students to succeed in higher education and beyond.

Session 1: Supporting Student Success in the Era of COVID-19: Creating Real Belonging and an Intentional, Intrusive Campus Culture will offer strategies for intentionally creating a sense of belonging for all students, outline the key components of a First-Year Studies curriculum, and offer other tips to amplify student success.

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Session 2: Recent College Graduate Reflections: What I Wish I Would’ve Learned in University brings together recent college graduates to provide real-world insights to empower current students in their academic lives. 

In this powerful conversation, recent grads share:

  • What they wish they had taken advantage of in undergrad
  • Major choices, barriers, and challenges they overcame
  • Skills they wish they had in preparing for the job market
  • Realities of life after college and skills they wish they had
  • Reflections on majors, careers, social justice, and more.

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

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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.