COLLEGE & CAREER WORKSHOPS

The College and Career Workshops are aimed at preparing Von Steuben students for life after high school - both academic and career.  These monthly workshops cover a variety of topics including financial literacy, college scholarships, and alternatives to college. Some workshop topics change so see the workshop catalog below for a list of this year's topics. 

 

 

College gear raffle prizes are drawn at the end of every workshop. Raffle prizes include hats, shirts, blankets, water bottles and other swag from colleges and universities across the nation.  To get your name in the raffle, sign up in advance online and attend the workshop. Students who attend 3 or more workshops in the year will have their name in drawing for a grand prize equal to $100. 

 

 
 

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Transition to College
When
Apr 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where
Von Steuben, Room 116,
5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
 

WORKSHOP CATALOG

  • Transition to College
    Tue, Apr 24
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Apr 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Discuss the steps in a smooth transition and learn about resources on and off campus. - Talk to a panel of undergraduates.
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  • College Choice
    Tue, Mar 20
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Mar 20, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Weigh the factors that go into selecting a college. - Hear from a panel of current undergraduates about their college experience.
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  • Scholarships
    Tue, Feb 27
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Feb 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Learn about scholarships that you are eligible for and how to apply. - Work on completing scholarships and have your applications reviewed.
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  • Career Pathways
    Tue, Jan 30
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Jan 30, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Learn about career opportunities to pursue right after high school or as you pursue a college to help pay for tuition - Explore options such as trade school, apprenticeships, EMT certification, and the military.
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  • Interview Skills
    Tue, Dec 12
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Dec 12, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Discover common interview questions and how to respond. - Work on your own skills with practice interviews.
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  • Resume Writing
    Tue, Nov 14
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Nov 14, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Learn about resume basics for college, scholarship, and job applications. - Collaborate with students and teachers to develop your resume and receive feedback.
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  • Financial Literacy
    Tue, Oct 24
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Oct 24, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Learn how to budget and save money. - Hear about different kinds of loans and how to avoid financial surprises.
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  • Essay Writing
    Tue, Sep 26
    Von Steuben, Room 116
    Sep 26, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Von Steuben, Room 116, 5039 N Kimball Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
    - Learn how to write an engaging essay for college applications and scholarships. - Bring a draft and receive advice on how to improve your work.
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