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Opt4STEM Partnership for College Success Program

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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