IH PTSA College & Career Planning Webinars 
 

Issaquah High PTSA partners with outstanding college application advisors and business leaders to provide guidance on college applications and career pursuits.  

Specifically, on this web page, you will find taped recordings, slides, and useful links from our COLLEGE Webinars on Essay Writing, College Decisions and Applications Guidance, and Paying for College, as well CAREER Webinars on Resume and Interview Skills, and Starting and Growing a Business or Non-Profit.

Applying to Colleges 2021-2022 
Tuesday October 5, 7 – 8:00 PM PM

(Please note this event was moved from 9/28/21 to 10/5/21)

REGISTER HERE.
  • Learn the latest information, and ask your questions.
  • Cynthia Seidel, of  On Course College Consulting, is our presenter.
  • Held over Zoom.

Another upcoming event is Issaquah High’s COLLEGE NIGHT, Tuesday, 9/28, 5-8PM. Learn more on the calendar of upcoming events at Issaquah High School's College & Career Center webpage.

 

ESSAY WRITING 

  1. Essay Writing Advice from Admissions Counselors: Taped Webinar and Slides. 
  • Insight and advice on how to write essays for college applications
  • Held May 5, 2021
  • Presented by ARROW Admissions Counselors
    • Lisa Hanson, Seton Hall University
    • Nhien Quach, University of New Hampshire
    • Ruth Schauble, Whitworth University 
  1. The College Essay –  Advice from College Consultant: Taped Webinar and Slides.
  • What To Do and what NOT to do on college essays.
  • Held September 29, 2020.
  • Presented by Bob Sprung of Bob Sprung College Counseling, LLC.
  • Visit Bob Sprung’s web site: Sprung College Counseling.
  1. Useful Links on Essay Writing (open links in separate tab) 

 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE 

  1. Paying For College Without Going Broke: Taped Webinar and Slides.
  • Key information on financial aid, scholarships, the student/family expected contribution, and other financial considerations for families with college-bound students.
  • Held September 30, 2020.
  • Presented by Paula Bishop, CPA.
  • Visit Paula’s web site: PaulaBishop.com
  1. Other Useful Links :

 

COLLEGE DECISIONS and APPLICATION GUIDANCE 

  1. Applying to College During Covid: Slides(note: webinar was not recorded).
  • Presented by Bob Sprung and College Representatives from San Diego State University, Chapman University, and the University of Florida.
  • Held September 28, 2020.
  1. College Application Orientation-Parent Information Session:
  • Advice on where and how many colleges to apply to, how to prepare for the application process, how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and other important college-related topics.
  • Video created May 2020, Q&A Session Held June 2020.
  • Presented by Sally Fouché, former College Consultant.
  • Useful links to Junior/Senior Timeline, SAT/ACT test dates, College List Builder, etc. 

 Note: Video runs1 hour, 45 minutes; here’s a viewing guide / time marker:

Topic

Slide #

Time marker

Introduction

0

0:00-5:50

Overview and Resources

1-6

5:50

Timeline

7

10:15

Deadlines/ Application Pools

8

12:47

The College Search (finding schools to apply to)

11

25:05

College App Package

42

1:02:56

SAT/ACT Testing

47

1:11:19

Financial Aid Overview

65

1:26:54

 

RESUME AND INTERVIEW SKILLS PRESENTED BY MICROSOFT RECRUITERS 

 

START AND GROW A BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT: Taped Webinar and Slides.

  • Advice for entrepreneurs interested in starting a new business or non-profit or growing an existing one.
  • Also great for those considering pursuing a major or career in business.
  • Held April 21, 2021.
  • Presented by Kim Guarino Bulgar. Kim is a successful entrepreneur, marketing consultant to both businesses and non-profits, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and George Mason University.