High school counselors and college/career counselors play a vital role in helping students and their families plan for college. That’s why career counselors are always welcome to visit us and our website. Check for campus updates in the Fall 2015 Counselor Newsletter.
Please instruct your students to access our free online application, and counselors are encouraged to complete the Counselor Evaluation Form. The Counselor Evaluation Form can be included with your student’s official high school transcripts.
Events for School Counselors
Monday, November 23, 2015
8:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
Counselors arrive in the Webb Room, University Center.
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – The New SAT for 2016
Stephen Zori – The College Board
Steven will begin the school counselors workshop around 9:00am by speaking about the new SAT that will be launched in 2016 as well as discussing the partnership College Board has established with Khan Academy for test prep.
10:30 a.m. – Noon – Financing Your Education: A Guide for School Counselors
Fran McKeown- PHEAA
Mrs. McKeown will be presenting on “Financial Aid for School Counselors." This portion of the workshop will be on educating or re-educating school counselors on how to best help families understand the financial aid process.
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Widener University Tour of Campus
The Value of a Liberal Arts and Science Education
Thank you to those that attended our Fall 2014 Counselor Workshop on The Value of a Liberal Arts and Science Education.
In conjunction with deans and faculty from Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, St. Joseph's University, and Widener University, this professional workshop discussed how students benefit from obtaining a liberal arts degree. Additionally, discussing how as guidance counselors, you can begin the discussion with your students and make informed decisions about the value of a liberal arts degree.
In a 2014 study done by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the following findings underscore how important liberal arts college graduates will succeed in the global economy.
- 9 of 10 employers want to hire graduates that have integrity, ethical judgment and the capacity for lifelong learning.
- More than 75% of employers indicated that liberal arts graduates have the necessary critical thinking, complex problem solving and excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Almost 75% of employers said they would highly recommend a liberal arts education to a high school senior as the best way to prepare in the global economy today.
The workshop helped dispel negative stereotypes about a liberal arts degree and provided substantive information about how students engage in meaningful work and lead productive lives after graduation.