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 out campus updates, including information on the informatics program, in the Fall 2014 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
Naviance Training Event - May 1, 2015
Widener University invites school counselors to participate in a Naviance Training event. This workshop is available to both the novice and power Naviance user.
Whether it's matching colleges to a student's career interests, or comparing admissions rates at a student's top college choices, Naviance allows students and families to make informed decisions. Students can also compare colleges and universities, explore scholarship opportunities, and track the status of supporting application documents (transcripts and letters of recommendation). Plus, all of these tools are managed from one location, improving communications between students, schools, and parents and reducing paperwork.
Participants will be required to bring their own laptop computer. Register online or contact Brion Morro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.