College Planning Webinar Series

Be sure you and your parents are registered to participate in the college admission planning webinars, offered exclusively to NJHS members and their parents/guardians. It’s never to early to begin thinking about this important step after high school!

You should also follow @nhs_njhs on Twitter and /nhsandnjhs on Facebook using #Prep4College for insights from webinar panelists, as well as college admission and financial aid experts throughout the year to learn more information. Ask questions. Get answers!


Upcoming Webinars

Scholarships and Aid: Yes, You Can Afford College!

Are you planning to apply for scholarships this year? In this interactive workshop, students will hear tips and best practices for transforming their service and leadership experiences into compelling stories. Hear from experts as they share insights and advice as you begin your scholarship search.

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LeadYoung Forum: A Changemaker Conversation

How does leading young lead to discovering your full potential? Join us for this special conversation between a young adult and a social entrepreneur as they describe their changemaker journeys in their teenage years. Through reflection, this conversation will explore the early steps they took to finding their power, advice for forming teams and practicing a new form of leadership, the supportive environment and allies they had, and the setbacks and challenges along the journey. This session will leave young people fired up to find their own leadership and power with resources and advice for the “first steps” to changemaking.

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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Getting Ready for College

High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise from college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to make yourself stand out in future college applications.

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Personal Branding and Resume Building

What type of skills, traits, and experiences do college admissions offices and organizations look for in future students or employees? In this webinar, learn how you can build your digital presence with LinkedIn, what items you should highlight on a resume, and how digital badges can help you stand out.

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Archived Webinars

LeadYoung Forum: A Changemaker Conversation

How does leading young lead to discovering your full potential? Join us for this special conversation between a young adult and a social entrepreneur as they describe their changemaker journeys in their teenage years. Through reflection, this conversation will explore the early steps they took to finding their power, advice for forming teams and practicing a new form of leadership, the supportive environment and allies they had, and the setbacks and challenges along the journey. This session will leave young people fired up to find their own leadership and power with resources and advice for the “first steps” to changemaking.

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Student Voices: #CollegeSigningDay and what it means for Class of 2020

Join us for a live online discussion featuring Honor Society and student council leaders who are graduating this year and making the commitment to pursue college in the fall. In this webchat, students will share what it’s like to graduate with school ending abruptly, how their decision making on college has changed in light of the coronavirus, and what college means to them.

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Virtual Service Activities and Projects for Students: Live Web Discussion!

Advisers, school leaders, parents, and students (yes!) are invited to talk about ways they continue to prioritize a service mindset and actively engage in positive ways to contribute to their communities. Even while social distancing, we know service—inspired by care and concern for your community—can happen. Join us for a group discussion on virtual service activities and opportunities to share ideas; promising practices; and how to support, encourage, and capture these activities.

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NHS/NJHS: You’re Accepted! Now What?

Graduating from high school and preparing to take the next step in your education can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. High school seniors and college-bound students are uniquely feeling this combination of emotions this year with the nation-/world-wide impact of the coronavirus. Director of Student Leadership, Nara Lee will host this chat with education leaders to discuss how students can make a transition from high school to college, important strategies to consider as they plan for their future, even during an uncertain time.

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NHS/NJHS: Getting Started With Your College Search

Join us for a comprehensive guide to the college search process—from developing your college list and researching schools to determining the best fit when you are unable to physically visit campuses. Presenters will also prepare you to interact with admissions officers and suggest questions you can ask to learn more about the culture of a college from a distance. Finally, the presenters will provide tips for preparing your application and answer your questions on how some colleges are responding to the impact of a worldwide pandemic on college admissions.

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NHS/NJHS: Your Guide to College Financial Aid

This session offers an introductory lesson on college financial aid literacy, including scholarship options, institutional aid, and the FAFSA. Knowledgeable panelists will share common terms, definitions, and resources aimed at helping viewers understand ways to pay for college. They will also help students and parents navigate the financial aid award package, with a special focus on the first-year award.

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NHS/NJHS: First Steps in Writing Your College Essay

Writing about yourself can be difficult, but it’s important to share your own unique story in your college essay. This session features guided activities and writing strategies to help applicants shine in preparing a personal statement.

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NHS/NJHS: Navigating the FAFSA

FAFSA completion is necessary to be considered for federal student financial aid, as well as for states and colleges determining eligibility for other financial aid. Expert presenters will provide plain-language instructions, plus practical advice and resources to make this important step in the college application process as stress-free as possible.

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NHS/NJHS: How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications

Are you planning to complete the National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship application or apply for other scholarships this year? In this interactive workshop, students will hear tips and best practices for transforming their service and leadership experiences into compelling stories. These strategies will be directly applicable to the NHS Scholarship and also transferable to other scholarship and college applications. Students who register can attend the live session and pose questions to the presenters, or they can opt to watch a recording of the presentation after the live broadcast.

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