WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

College Quest Advising presents

Workshops and Seminars

in communities, businesses, homes, and schools to assist students in grades 9-12 with their college application process.

CQA Workshops and Seminars are offered around the New England community only.

Presenter: Renée Serrano is an Independent Educational Consultant specializing

in the college admissions process.

Workshops and Seminars: locations, dates and times are regularly posted and updated.

To register for any of these workshops or seminars,

please email Renée Serrano at collegequestadvising@gmail.com.

HOST CQA IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Consider having CQA Workshops/Seminars

presented for employees at corporations/business offices, students and parents at school, and families at clubs/organizations and community events. Email Renée for details (collegequestadvising@gmail.com)

HOST CQA IN YOUR HOME

If you have five or more students/parents

interested in participating in a Workshop

or Seminar, consider hosting CQA

in your home. Email Renée for details. (collegequestadvising@gmail.com)

  CQA WORKSHOPS
LOCATIONS, DATES AND TIMES WILL BE UPDATED SOON  

CQA WORKSHOPS

Dates and times are updated frequently.

All workshops are free to students and their families.

                       

                         Transition to College

Mastering the Steps for a

Seamless Transition to College

 

Making the transition from high school to college is an enormous

change in a student’s life. Most freshmen college students are not

well prepared to handle the stresses of being on their own for the

first time in their lives: living in a new place--with a stranger

(new roommate), homesickness, heightened academic responsibilities

and coping with dangerous activities such as binge drinking/drugs,

and sexual experimentation. This workshop holds an open discussion

about these stressors and more. It will engage students to talk openly

about the issues, learn ways to positively assimilate and understand

the dangers and how to respond to peer pressure.

 

Participation: High School graduates headed to college

Duration: One-night commitment (1.5 hours)

Cost: Free

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Funding your College Education

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

and the Search for Scholarships

 

Now that you are in, how do you pay? Financial Aid? Should you apply for it and if so, how? We will answer these questions and more as you grasp the understanding of the Financial Aid process, how to find and complete the FAFSA and the reasons why you should apply for Financial Aid. There are thousands of scholarships available each year that are unknown to many college-bound students. How do you find them? This workshop will show you the numerous ways to discover and earn scholarships to help pay for your college tuition.

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Athletes Academy 

Student Athlete College Recruitment

 

Do you have what it takes to play a sport in college? This workshop will highlight the steps needed for collegiate athletic recruitment. Many companies charge a hefty fee to assist students for this purpose, however, with some basic education; your destiny is in your control. We will discuss the overall recruitment process, what college coaches are looking for and how you can score a chance at being recruited.

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Understanding the College Application Process 

The Top Ten Things You Should Know

About Your College Quest

 

The college application process can be confusing and complicated. This workshop will summarize the Top Ten Steps to help make your college application process comprehensible and successful. We will discuss college fit, obtaining the proper supplemental material, the importance of college essays and more.

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The Early College Quest 

College Planning for Freshmen

and Sophomore Students

 

As much as freshmen and sophomore high school students should be allowed to enjoy, and explore their new environments in high school, what they do during those years can and will formulate their future college options.  This workshop will engage in a discussion that will help these young students on how to use their academic and social interests to enhance their choices for college, but more importantly, to help them find their future career direction. 

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Parent College Quest Academy 

The Parent’s Role in the College Search Process

 

The parental role in the college application process is a difficult one. Not only do parents have to be supportive, but they also have to be open-minded, knowledgeable and often invisible as their children navigate the overwhelming process of their college journey. This workshop will cover topics on how to be supportive, yet behind the scenes for the process. Parents will learn how to release the reigns of their child’s dependence, to enable them to move onward and upward to the incredible journey that awaits them.

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CQA SEMINARS

 

C.A.P.S.: College Applications Process Seminar

C.A.P.S. is a series that provides students and families with the tools and guidance

necessary to conquer the complicated and competitive college application process.

With meetings geared toward identifying target schools, writing a unique essay to

understanding the financial aid process and more, the comprehensive C.A.P.S.

program prepares college-bound students for success.

                                       Participants: Rising senior high school students

                                       Duration: Four sessions, two hours each

                                       Cost: $1500

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CQA Senior Quest College Boot Camp 

Build your best-fit college list and complete a thoughtful personal essay.

The Senior Quest College Boot Camp will help senior students through the

process of college applications by creating a best-fit college list, completing

college applications and producing a thoughtful essay; students will be ready

to submit their college applications after this seminar.

                                       Participants: Rising senior high school students

                                       Duration: Three sessions, two hours each

                                       Cost: $1000

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CQA College Quest Essay Boot Camp

Complete a thoughtful personal essay.

The College Quest Essay Boot Camp will help senior students brainstorm

for a great topic, determine how best to highlight their strengths and talents,

outline, write and finalize their college application essay.

                                        Participants: Rising senior high school students

                                        Duration: Two sessions, two hours each

                                        Cost: $650

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