“Emily’s program was incredibly helpful. The college process is stressful for everybody, but this program made it much easier to understand. Our family feels a lot better now about the next steps.” – Stephen Polozie

Group Workshops

Fall 2019

Planning Ahead: Standardized Testing, Financial Aid, and Scholarships ($50/student)
Sunday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Allendale Columbia School

Join Emily Nevinger, AC’s College Advising Consultant, in this interactive workshop ideal for all students and families nearing the college application process. Emily will offer suggestions on testing strategies that work best for your student, the ideal time to take the SAT or ACT, and whether “test optional” schools should be on your radar. Additionally, Emily will provide tips for navigating the financial aid and scholarship processes, a topic all families should consider as they build their college lists.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to best position themselves for success based on their particular needs.


Planning Ahead

Registration for these workshops will be opening soon!

Developing Your Brand: The Interview and Communication with Colleges

Planning Ahead: Deciphering the Mystery: Behind the Scenes of Application Review

 


Previously Held Workshops

Behind the Scenes of College Application Review

What happens to your college application after you click Submit? With 15 years of experience in selective college admissions, Emily Nevinger, AC’s College Advising Consultant, will lead a mock admissions committee for three hopeful college applicants.  As a committee, we will read and discuss the applicants, highlighting which qualifications admission counselors are likely to find most significant (or not!). Attendees will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of how admission counselors review applications, providing students and families with valuable insight on what matters most to colleges. This mini-workshop is free, open to the public, and provides a preview of AC College Consulting’s regular workshop offerings.

This workshop has already occurred.

 

Making the Most of Your College Visits

Beyond the campus tour, what else should students do and be sure to ask during a college visit? With 15 years of experience in selective college admissions, Emily Nevinger, AC’s College Advising Consultant, will advise families on planning, attending, and following up after a college visit. Emily will provide sample itineraries and suggest off-the-beaten-path ideas for getting a true sense of the campus and student culture. Students and families will have a better sense of what to look for during their college visits, ultimately helping them narrow down their potential list of colleges. This mini-workshop is free, open to the public, and provides a preview of AC College Consulting’s regular workshop offerings.

This workshop has already occurred.

 

3-Day Intensive College Essay Writing Workshop 
Looking for more intensive help with your personal statement? AC’s College Advising Consultant Emily Nevinger will team up with fellow college admissions specialist Jori Cincotta for a 3-day workshop on the college essay. Emily and Jori will help students brainstorm essay topics, share examples of essays and formats that resonate with admission counselors, and provide feedback on outlines and drafts of personal statements. Additionally, we will guide students with their activities resumes and provide a template for requesting teacher recommendation letters. Students will leave the workshop with first drafts of their personal statements and receive post-workshop feedback on their second drafts.

This workshop has already occurred.
 

Finding your Voice: Personal Statement, Supplemental Essays, and Common Application
What makes a college application essay stand out from the thousands of others? With 15 years of experience in selective college admissions, Emily Nevinger, AC’s College Advising Consultant, will share tips on writing the personal statement and college-specific supplemental essays. For example, what topics are admission counselors tired of seeing, and how can students ensure their personalities leap from the page? Emily will also provide an overview and advice on completing the Common Application. Students and families will learn how to choose the right topic and how to catch the eyes of admission committees.

This workshop has already occurred.

 

Choosing a Path: Hot Jobs, Career Inventories, & What to Look for in a College
Join 15-year college admissions veteran, Emily Nevinger, for this fun and interactive mini-workshop ideal for students and families just beginning the college search process. This free event is open to the public and provides a preview of AC College Consulting’s regular workshop offerings.

After a brief overview of “hot jobs,” we will complete a career inventory to determine which college majors could be a good fit for the student. We will then use this knowledge to personalize the college search, focusing on academic, personal, and financial factors students should consider. Students and families will learn how to sort through the vast array of options and choose a path that best fits their needs.

This workshop has already occurred.

 

AC College Consulting: Hot Jobs, Career Inventories, and What to Look for in a College
Join Emily Nevinger, Allendale Columbia School’s College Advising Consultant, in this fun and interactive workshop ideal for students and families just beginning the college search process. After a brief overview of “hot jobs,” we will complete a career inventory to determine which college majors could be a good fit for the student. We will then use this knowledge to personalize the college search, focusing on academic, personal, and financial factors students should consider. Ms. Nevinger will offer insider tips for the college campus visit and how best to utilize a college counselor. Students and families will learn how to sort through the vast array of options and choose a path that best fits their needs.

This workshop has already occurred.

 

AC College Consulting: Creating an Authentic, Well-Rounded Application
What types of classes, extracurriculars, and recommendation letters make a college application stand out? This workshop is designed for students early in their high school careers, when there is time to discover and build a strong foundations for students’ academic and extracurricular interests and to establish meaningful connections with faculty. With 15 years of experience in selective college admissions, Emily Nevinger, Allendale Columbia School’s College Advising Consultant, will share tips on creating a well-rounded application. Hint: colleges know when applicants are genuinely engaged versus padding their resumes! Students and families will learn where to invest their energy and what matters most to colleges.

This workshop has already occurred.