Week 5 Part I: College Essay Guy's Personal Statement Crash Course

Week 5 Part I: College Essay Guy's Personal Statement Crash Course

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In this session, youโ€™ll learn inspiring brainstorm exercises, how to structure your personal statement, how to uplevel your essay, topics to generally avoid, and lots more.

Overview

In this session, you’ll learn inspiring brainstorm exercises, how to structure your personal statement, how to uplevel your essay, topics to generally avoid, and lots more.

Agenda

  • Presentation by Ethan from College Essay Guy (8/8/2021 at 6PM CT)
  • Q&A Session with Ethan

Meet the host - Week 5

Ethan Sawyer

The College Essay Guy

Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and the author of the Amazon bestsellers College Essay Essentials and College Admission Essentials. Each year he and his team reach more than one million students and counselors through the College Essay Guy blog, online courses, workshops, books, and one-on-one work.

Raised as an MK in Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia, Ethan has studied at seventeen different schools and has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, voice actor, motivational speaker, community organizer, and truck driver. A graduate of Northwestern University, Ethan holds an MFA from UC Irvine and two counseling certificates. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

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Week 0

๐ŸŽ‰ Kickoff Week

Kick off the summer college program by mapping out your growth goals, meeting your accountability team and de-stressing college with motivational talks.

Week 1

๐Ÿ› Choosing a Major and Comparing College VS Alternate Paths

Dive into the college experience by choosing a major you'll love and comparing college with alternate pathways.

Week 2

๐Ÿ’ผ Resumes

Learn how to build a good resume and find internships that make your experience stand out.

Week 3

๐Ÿ›ค Choosing a College (or alternate path)

Choose your top colleges and then compare which one is the perfect fit for you.

Week 4

๐Ÿ“… Applications Week 1: College App Due Dates and Standardized Testing

Test the waters for college applications by navigating due dates and what standardized tests (SAT/ACT) you need to take.

Week 5

๐Ÿšฆ Applications Week 2: Navigating the Common App and Application Essays

Submit your best possible common app and school-specific applications by writing top notch essays.

Week 6

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Seal the deal on your dream school with the right recommendation letters and nail your Interview.

Week 7

๐Ÿ’ฐ Financial Aid Week 1: Understanding FAFSA and Student Loans

Understand financial aid (FAFSA) and student loans options that'll help make your dream a reality.

Week 8

๐Ÿ’ธ Financial Aid Week 2: Scoring Scholarships and Grants

Get scholarships and grants that seem like they were created just for you.

Week 9

๐ŸŒฑ Growing Beyond the Classroom

Explore gap years, volunteer opportunities or what life might look like if you headed straight into the workforce. The possibilities are endless!

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Leadership: Ways You Can Build or Continue to Be a Leader in College

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