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Tips for Making a College Application that Stands Out

Join our college admission pros as they share some key tips for making your college application stand-out from the crowd. In a college admissions world where many schools are going test-optional, what really matters? We'll share our tips and advice to help you put your best foot forward. Plus, we'll share some Summer Discovery experiences that can help you on your path to college.

We'll be joined by Collegewise Counselor Ian Parker. Ian is an educator, tutor, and counselor who has guided many students through the college application process. Ian has found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to college. As a Master Tutor at The Princeton Review and instructor with the Fullerton and Long Beach school districts in California, he has discussed with families the value of conducting comprehensive analysis and collecting data to assess each student’s needs, goals, and interests when making academic decisions. He'll share some of his insights and tips from his experiences.

Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 PM EST


Top Tips to Support the Academic Success of Middle School Students

Join Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted as we share some of our top tips to support the academic journeys of middle school students. Middle school is a pivotal transitional period for students and we will discuss how parents can help students in their middle school journey while fostering a love of learning and getting them prepared for high school. 

We'll be joined by Summer Institute for the Gifted's (SIG) Kate Kossar. Kate is the Director of Operations for SIG programs and has an extensive background in education. She was the Director of High School and Pre-College Program at Adelphi University, a Program Officer at the Institute for International Education, a College Bound Coordinator in the Greater New York City Schools. Kate will share some of her insights while connecting you to programs that can help your middle school student reach their academic potential.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
7:00 PM EST


Ideagen Dynamic Resiliency Summit

Wednesday, January 27 - Thursday, January 28, 2021

Summer Discovery will be a guest speaker at the Ideagen virtual summit. We'll provide an update soon on our specific date and timeslot. 

The World enters 2021 with a sense of hope and optimism. As we continue the countdown to 2030 and achieving the 17 Global Goals, Ideagen’s 2021 Dynamic Resiliency Summit will convene and highlight global leaders from the world’s leading companies, NGO’s and Public Sector organizations and their commitment to cross sector partnerships. Topics will range from AI, Cloud and Finance to Health, Technology and Security as we Reimagine the World in 2030.

Dynamic Resiliency: An organization with a demonstrated, dedicated ethos focused on fostering partnerships across sectors resulting in surviving, recovering and reimagining operations after the most challenging circumstances. :The ability to see around corners, to reimagine. – Ideagen® 2020

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How to Succeed in College
from the Experiences a Professor, Vice Chancellor, and Academic Dean

Many students spend their high school years focused on getting accepted to the college of their dreams. But what happens after you've been accepted? We're asking Professor Mike Mullen of NC State University this question - and many more!  Dr. Mullen is a current professor and past Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. He's a nationally recognized leader in higher education who has led student success efforts at the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, and most recently NC State University. 

College isn't just about intelligence; it's about learning the skills to be successful. Come learn from an insider how you can achieve your potential in college!

About Dr. Mullen

Dr. Mike Mullen served as Vice Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State University from 2012-2019. In this role, Mullen provided leadership for the merger of the former divisions of Student Affairs and Undergraduate Academic Programs. He provided vision and leadership and academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular opportunities, support services, and programming for 35,000+ students. He currently serves as Professor of Soil Science and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at NC State University. He teaches in soil and environmental sciences and does research on soil microbial ecology and soil biochemistry in agroecosystems. Prior to NC State, Mullen served at the University of Kentucky as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and as Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture. He was also a Professor of Soil Science at Kentucky and in the College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:00 PM EST


Previous Webinar Topics

Want to view some of our previous webinars? Simply register and we'll send you the video recording. Click on the links below to receive the recording.

Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity and Collaboration Matter in College  
Navigating College Websites: A Behind the Scenes Tour 
Summer Discovery Online  - An Introduction
Sports Marketing in the Age of COVID-19
The Summer Discovery Online Virtual Community - College Readiness Sample Session
Everything You Wanted to Know About Extracurriculars and College Applications During COVID-19
Taking Your Summer Experience to the Next Level

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