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.  Questions, email Tracie Kinsley, at IHPTSACCP@gmail.com.


Seven Secrets for a Great College Essay

Watch an okay essay evolve into a stand-out essay, and in the process learn the stages of essay writing, from idea generation to final product Webinar Replay.  The Guest Speaker, Barak Rosenbloom, founded Issaquah-based Essay Mentors to help high school students write great college essays, become better writers, and discover who they are!


Trade, Technical, and Career Running Start - Recorded Webinar

 College Planning Webinar - Trade, Technical Careers, & Running Start. Featured Speakers: Renton Tech College, Lake Washington Tech College, Bellevue College, discussing certifications, AA and AAS-T degrees, work/internship opportunities, including culinary, medical tech, automotive, welding. Slide Show.


Applying to Colleges 2022 - Recorded Webinar 

Learn the latest information from Cynthia Seidel, with On Course College Consulting, about applying for colleges. Webinar is perfect for all grade levels, as information changes year to year.

Included in webinar: Recorded Webinar,  PDF Slides and Additional Webinar Resources. 


ESSAY WRITING Webinars:

Essay Writing Advice from Admissions Counselors: Taped Webinar and Slides. 

    • Insight and advice on how to write essays for college applications
    • Presented by ARROW Admissions Counselors
      • Lisa Hanson, Seton Hall University
      • Nhien Quach, University of New Hampshire
      • Ruth Schauble, Whitworth University 

The College Essay –  Advice from College Consultant: Taped Webinar and Slides.

  • What To Do and what NOT to do on college essays.

Useful Links on Essay Writing (open links in separate tab) 


PAYING FOR COLLEGE Webinar:

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.
  • Presented by Paula Bishop, CPA.
  • Visit Paula’s web site: PaulaBishop.com

COLLEGE DECISIONS and APPLICATION GUIDANCE 

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Useful Links :