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24 Things You Can Do With Social Media to Help Get Into College

Put Your Best Self Forward Online

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.

Praise for Gina…

“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”


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

Featuring Katherine Schwarzeneggar, author of  Rock What You’ve Got. For more information, go HERE.

November 17th- Texas Conference for Women

Own Your Name- Online Brand Audit
Register HERE.

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

Houston Parks and Recreation Annual Teen Summit

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

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