College and Career Readiness Webinar Series

Be sure you and your parents are registered to participate in the college admission planning webinars, offered exclusively to NHS members and their parents/guardians.

You should also follow @nhs_njhs on Twitter and /nhsandnjhs on Facebook using #Prep4College for insights from webinar panelists, as well as college admission and financial aid experts throughout the year to learn more information. Ask questions. Get answers!


Upcoming Webinars

Scholarships and Aid: Yes, You Can Afford College!

Are you planning to apply for scholarships this year? In this interactive workshop, students will hear tips and best practices for transforming their service and leadership experiences into compelling stories. Hear from experts as they share insights and advice as you begin your scholarship search.

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LeadYoung Forum: A Changemaker Conversation

How does leading young lead to discovering your full potential? Join us for this special conversation between a young adult and a social entrepreneur as they describe their changemaker journeys in their teenage years. Through reflection, this conversation will explore the early steps they took to finding their power, advice for forming teams and practicing a new form of leadership, the supportive environment and allies they had, and the setbacks and challenges along the journey. This session will leave young people fired up to find their own leadership and power with resources and advice for the “first steps” to changemaking.

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Navigating the FAFSA

FAFSA completion is necessary to be considered for federal student financial aid. States and colleges also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other financial aid. Expert presenters will provide plain-language instructions as well as practical advice and resources to make this important step in the college application process as stress-free as possible.

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The College Essay: Tips to Writing an Impactful Statement

Writing about yourself can be difficult, but it’s important to share your own unique story in your college essay. This session features guided activities and writing strategies to help applicants shine in preparing a personal statement.

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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Getting Ready for College

High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise from college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to make yourself stand out in future college applications.

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College Transition (Part 1): Conversation With Current College Students

You are a student leader, role model to your peers, and catalyst for positive change in your community. You’ve acquired some great experiences and skills along the way. How do the experiences and skills you acquire in high school translate to college and career? Join us for a discussion about student leadership beyond high school and hear firsthand what current college students and young professionals have to say about their time as a high school student leader.

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College Transition (Part 2): You’re Accepted! Now What?

Graduating from high school and preparing to take the next step in your education can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Join the conversation and engage with current first-year experience and student services administrators to get you confident and ready in your college transition.

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Personal Branding and Resume Building

What type of skills, traits, and experiences do college admissions offices and organizations look for in future students or employees? In this webinar, learn how you can build your digital presence with LinkedIn, what items you should highlight on a resume, and how digital badges can help you stand out.

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Archived Webinars

College Admissions Discussion Panel: Share Your Story

The college admissions process is competitive and, at times, complicated. Learn firsthand from admissions professionals about how to stand out in the application process and what institutions are doing to ensure your safety and successful experience in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Understanding the College Application

As you prepare to apply for colleges and universities, learn tips and strategies to successfully navigate the Common App tool. Join the experts from Common App as they share common terms and deadlines as well as answer your questions.

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LeadYoung Forum: A Changemaker Conversation

How does leading young lead to discovering your full potential? Join us for this special conversation between a young adult and a social entrepreneur as they describe their changemaker journeys in their teenage years. Through reflection, this conversation will explore the early steps they took to finding their power, advice for forming teams and practicing a new form of leadership, the supportive environment and allies they had, and the setbacks and challenges along the journey. This session will leave young people fired up to find their own leadership and power with resources and advice for the “first steps” to changemaking.

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Student Voices: #CollegeSigningDay and what it means for Class of 2020

Join us for a live online discussion featuring Honor Society and student council leaders who are graduating this year and making the commitment to pursue college in the fall. In this webchat, students will share what it’s like to graduate with school ending abruptly, how their decision making on college has changed in light of the coronavirus, and what college means to them.

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Virtual Service Activities and Projects for Students: Live Web Discussion!

Advisers, school leaders, parents, and students (yes!) are invited to talk about ways they continue to prioritize a service mindset and actively engage in positive ways to contribute to their communities. Even while social distancing, we know service—inspired by care and concern for your community—can happen. Join us for a group discussion on virtual service activities and opportunities to share ideas; promising practices; and how to support, encourage, and capture these activities.

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