Getting into college has become an onerous and pressure-filled endeavor. Much information we formerly accepted as common wisdom and the tried-and-true has changed and in some cases, been turned on its head. But the good news is– we have research to help us become better students. And technology and the Internet has opened up information flows and forever transformed the way students can find and choose colleges, just as it has changed the way colleges find and choose their future freshman classes.
There are certain things uniquely new to the 21st century that every aspiring college student and parent should know.
Gina Carroll’s popular presentations help students and parents understand the nature of the college application process as it now unfolds. She discusses how to use the Internet and social media to power up students’ college application efforts. She covers:
1. The new ways of thinking about studying and how to study better, instead of just harder;
2. How to find and connect with your soul-mate college with a whole new universe of online resources; and
3. What to do and what not to do to put your best self forward online.
“I would like to thank you for your wonderful assistance in preparing for the college application process. Your assistance with the essays went a long way to helping me get accepted in my first choice school, Boston University…” student, D. McCoy, about Essays Made Easy Workshop.
“I cannot sing your praises enough. You were excellent and the kids were thoroughly engaged. Thank you over and over!” J. Mitchell, about Love U 2: Teens and Their Relationships
“[Ms. Carroll] was very informative! The kids heard exactly what they needed.” parent, about Seven Habits of Highly Effective Freshmen: The High School to College Transition
“Others must hear! How do all college bound students get this information? Wonderful information and great for parents to know, too!” parent, about Seven Habits of Highly Effective Freshmen: The High School to College Transition
“She had a unique perspective on things, which challenged your views- it was great” parent, about Seven Habits of Highly Effective Freshmen: The High School to College Transition
“The presentation was really interesting.”
“Very Informative and funny—great at what she does!!!”
“I enjoyed every second!”
“…gave insightful guidance and direction.” students, about Seven Habits of Highly Effective Freshmen: The High School to College Transition
Speaking Engagements for 2011- 2012
September 17th Power Tools for Power Parents-Parent Engagement Summit
Charles R. Drew Intermediate School, 223 Red Oak, Crosby, Texas 77532
Theme: “Better Education-Better Children-Better Communities”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 281.462.767
October 1st– Link Up Greater Houston Conference
University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77004
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Theme: Getting Into College in the 21st Century
REGISTER HERE, attendance is FREE!
October 9th- Linda Lorelle College Preparatory Conference
University of Houston’s Athletic Center, 3100 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77004
Theme: Facebook and College: Using Social Media for Good and Not Evil
REGISTER HERE, attendance is FREE!
October 15th- Women’s Fund Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon
November 17th- Texas Conference for Women
November 19th- BreakThrough Houston
Speaking about Netiquette- How to Win Friends and Influence People Online!
Episcopal High School
January 21st, 2012- Jack and Jill of America, Houston Chapter
“Relationship Smarts for Future Leaders”
April 21st, 2012- Teen Summit: Graduation Expectation
Key Note: “Getting Into College in the 21st Century: Facebook, Social Media and You”
June 21st, 2012- 2012 Debutante Empowerment Week
Jack and Jill of America- “Who are You Online? Social Media and Your Personal Brand”
July 12th, 2012- Breakthrough Houston
Breakthrough Houston”s Student Summer Session- Netiquette: How to Wind Friends and Influence People Online