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Inside College Admissions: How to Write Great College Essays

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on September 22, 2019 at 12:30pm

Registration Fee:  $95

Limited to 16 high school juniors (students only). Sign up is first-come, first served.

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Many great high school students write average or “ok” college essays.   This workshop will show students what college admission officers are looking for in great college essays, common pitfalls to avoid, and learn how to write thoughtful, well-constructed college essays that can highlight their unique personality and offer suggestions for finding and sharing best stories.

Seminar will include comparing the different types of essay prompts, reviewing several essays and discussing what makes them exceptional, brainstorming, drafting and revising.  Personal feedback will be provided for any completed essay drafts.

Participants should bring a laptop computer or tablet with them for this hands on workshop!

My Bio:

Eva Gelman is an Independent Educational Consultant with over twenty years of experience in the college admissions profession.  She began her admission career in 1991 at Daemen College after receiving her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Studies at the University at Buffalo.  After completing her Master’s Degree in Higher Education in 1996, Eva moved to Pittsburgh, PA to work at Carnegie Mellon University. After several years in her roles as Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid and the Director of Pre-College Programs, Eva joined the dotcom world at FreeMarkets, Inc. where she managed their college recruitment and internship programs. Returning to education in 2001, Eva served as the Director of College Guidance at Sewickely Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.

Passionate about helping young people, Eva founded College Quest in 2005 to guide students and families through the transition from high school to higher education -helping them find the right fit, academically, personally, and socially.  She has also shared her expertise in College Counseling at The Ellis School, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Hillel Academy, and Urban Pathways Charter School


September 22
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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