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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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COLLEGECON 2021

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Discover, explore & plan your future!

This year COLLEGECON is going virtual! 

We invite 9th through 12th Grade Students & Families to engage in interactive workshops about college and career pathways. Learn how to apply and pay for college, plus so much more. Attend for your chance to win a gift card. 


Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 4:00-7:30 p.m.

 

COLLEGECON Schedule

  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. | Student attends Workshop 1
  • 4:50-5:35 p.m. | Student attends Workshop 2
  • 5:40-6:25 p.m. | Student attends Workshop 3 (their choice)
  • 6:30-7:15 p.m. | College Fair
  • 7:15-7:30 p.m. | Highline Challenge Winner Announcement

Bound for Highline College?

Highline College

Attention Seniors Planning to Attend Highline College Next Year!

There is a workshop series just for you to help you prepare for your transition to Highline College. 

 

Interpreters available on request. Please connect with Aileen Velasquez-Soto to request. We will do our best to accommodate families.

Zoom links are linked to the titles of workshops, colleges and career partners. Please see full list below.

9th-grade Track 

Workshop

Time

The Digital College and Career Toolbox Naviance
Learn about the College and Career tool that can help you with things like resumes, college search scholarships and more!

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Graduation Requirements: What You Need To Know To Get That Diploma
Learn the breakdown of graduation requirements and how to be prepared for the college or career of your choice, from our very own Highline Public Schools counselor!

4:50-5:35 p.m.

All Grade Track | Multiple Options

5:40-6:20 p.m.
College and Career Fair  6:30-7:15 p.m.
Announcement: Highline Challenge Winners  7:15-7:30 p.m.

10th-grade Track

Workshop

Time

School Counselor Panel
Join some of our very own Highline Public School counselors and ask any high school or college related questions!

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Know Your Academic Options: Which pathway is is best for you?
Learn about how your interest and post-secondary plans can help you decide on your 11th and 12th grade courses.

4:50-5:35 p.m.

All Grade Track | Multiple Options 5:40-6:20 p.m.
College and Career Fair 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Announcement: Highline Challenge Winners  7:15-7:30 p.m.

11th-grade Track

Workshop

Time

Paying for College-- Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Tips
In this workshop, we will cover a variety of ways to pay for college -- specifically covering Financial Aid and Scholarships. Participants will learn about different types of aid, how you apply for aid and planning ahead. Participants will leave with a digital 11th grade Financial Aid Toolbox.
4:00-4:45 p.m.

College & Career Center Resources and Programs
Find out what the College and Career Center can do for you and your post secondary planning!

4:50-5:35 p.m.

All Grade Track | Multiple Options 5:40-6:20 p.m.
College and Career Fair 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Announcement: Highline Challenge Winners  7:15-7:30 p.m.

12th-grade Track

Workshop

Time

Understanding your Financial Aid Award Letter
As Seniors receive their admissions decisions, you may have some questions about your Financial Aid Offers and what exactly is covered by Financial Aid. In this session we'll go over some of the key terms on award letters and important questions to consider so that you can make the most informed college decision.
4:00-4:45 p.m.
Finishing Senior Year Strong!
Not sure what to do after being admitted into college? This session focuses on what you need to know for your transition to college. We will outline next steps, to do items and will address your worries and or questions regarding preparation for college.
4:50-5:35 p.m.

All Grade Track | Multiple Options

5:40-6:20 p.m.
College and Career Fair  6:30-7:15 p.m.
Announcement: Highline Challenge Winners  7:15-7:30 p.m.

Highline College Track for Seniors Planning to Attend

Workshop

Time

Highline College Financial Aid
Seniors Planning to Attend Highline College
4:00-4:45 p.m.

Highline College Pathways and Support Programs
Seniors Planning to Attend Highline College

4:50-5:35 p.m.

Course Placement 
Seniors Planning to Attend Highline College

5:40-6:20 p.m.
College and Career Fair  6:30-7:15 p.m.
Announcement: Highline Challenge Winners  7:15-7:30 p.m.

All Grades Track

Workshop Time
*Course Placement
Seniors Planning to Attend Highline College
5:40-6:25 p.m.

Maintaining Family Wellness while in a Pandemic
This session is for students and parents/caregivers/family. During our time together we will discuss impacts of COVID 19 (and other stressors) through a biopsychosocial lens and offer some tangible strategies that students & families can use to center and maintain wellness.

5:40-6:25 p.m.

College Bound Scholarship Re-pledge
You may remember signing up for the College Bound Scholarship in middle school, now join our College Bound Officer to learn what you need to do to fulfill the College Bound pledge!

5:40-6:25 p.m.

Undocumented Student Resources
Learn about undocumented resources that are both student and family facing!

5:40-6:25 p.m.

College Student Panel - Our Experience in Our Words
Learn from present and past college students about the transition to college from high school. Ask questions about admissions, college life, and any other wonderings you may have.

5:40-6:25 p.m.

Career Pathways Panel
Connect with local professionals for highlights in various career pathways. Learn about post-secondary credentials and pathways required for these roles.

5:40-6:25 p.m.

Financial Aid Help Drop-in
Need help with financial aid or have a question about your aid? Drop in and get help from our College and Career Specialist.

5:40-6:25 p.m.

College and Career Fair 

Round 1 - Visit the college fair below to pick who you visit!

  • Whitworth University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Central Washington University
  • UW Tacoma
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Western Washington University
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • South Seattle College
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • University of Washington School of Law | Interested in a career in Law? Learn about the UW School of Law program & admissions!
  • University of Washington, Speech and Hearing Sciences | Explore the science major that looks at how speech, language and hearing develop. If you are interested in Health Sciences, this a program for you.
  • King County Wastewater Treatment Division | Learn about health & environment jobs and about the Clean Water Ambassadors Summer Programs for youth!
  • Google, Software Engineer | Want to learn what a day in the life of a software engineer is like? Join Rafa Diaz, director at omegaUp as he shares insights from his academic and professional career.
  • Year Up | Learn more about the one-year program that combines hands-on, college-level learning with a six-month corporate internship at top companies in the Greater Seattle area. Year Up prepares young adults for careers in Information Technology, Sales and Customer Support, Software and Application Development, and Business Operations. Within four months of completing the program, 85% of Year Up Puget Sound graduates are either employed full-time earning an average of $24 an hour or pursuing their college degree.
  • ANEW | Learn about the oldest, continuously running FREE pre-apprenticeship program in the nation with a unique and successful reputation for training people to enter the construction industry.

6:30-6:43 p.m.

Round 2 - Visit the college fair below to pick who you visit!

  • Whitworth University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Central Washington University
  • UW Tacoma
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Western Washington University
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • South Seattle College
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • University of Washington School of Law | Interested in a career in Law? Learn about the UW School of Law program & admissions!
  • University of Washington, Speech and Hearing Sciences | Explore the science major that looks at how speech, language and hearing develop. If you are interested in Health Sciences, this a program for you.
  • King County Wastewater Treatment Division | Learn about health & environment jobs and about the Clean Water Ambassadors Summer Programs for youth!
  • Google, Software Engineer | Want to learn what a day in the life of a software engineer is like? Join Rafa Diaz, director at omegaUp as he shares insights from his academic and professional career.
  • Year Up | Learn more about the one-year program that combines hands-on, college-level learning with a six-month corporate internship at top companies in the Greater Seattle area. Year Up prepares young adults for careers in Information Technology, Sales and Customer Support, Software and Application Development, and Business Operations. Within four months of completing the program, 85% of Year Up Puget Sound graduates are either employed full-time earning an average of $24 an hour or pursuing their college degree.
  • ANEW | Learn about the oldest, continuously running FREE pre-apprenticeship program in the nation with a unique and successful reputation for training people to enter the construction industry.

6:45-6:58 p.m.

Round 3 - Visit the college fair below to pick who you visit!

  • Whitworth University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Central Washington University
  • UW Tacoma
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Western Washington University
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • South Seattle College
  • Seattle University
  • University of Washington Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • University of Washington School of Law | Interested in a career in Law? Learn about the UW School of Law program & admissions!
  • University of Washington, Speech and Hearing Sciences | Explore the science major that looks at how speech, language and hearing develop. If you are interested in Health Sciences, this a program for you.
  • King County Wastewater Treatment Division | Learn about health & environment jobs and about the Clean Water Ambassadors Summer Programs for youth!
  • Google, Software Engineer| Want to learn what a day in the life of a software engineer is like? Join Rafa Diaz, director at omegaUp as he shares insights from his academic and professional career.
  • Year Up | Learn more about the one-year program that combines hands-on, college-level learning with a six-month corporate internship at top companies in the Greater Seattle area. Year Up prepares young adults for careers in Information Technology, Sales and Customer Support, Software and Application Development, and Business Operations. Within four months of completing the program, 85% of Year Up Puget Sound graduates are either employed full-time earning an average of $24 an hour or pursuing their college degree.
  • ANEW | Learn about the oldest, continuously running FREE pre-apprenticeship program in the nation with a unique and successful reputation for training people to enter the construction industry.

7:00-7:13 p.m.