Free Student Resume and College Essay Workshop

Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kinsmen Lutheran Church, 12100 Champion Forest Drive in Houston, 77066.

Admission is free, but registration is requested at www.kinsmenlutheran.org.

Kinsmen Lutheran Church invites local high school students and their parents to a free workshop on Wednesday, April 24 about preparing effective student resumes and college essays.

Presented by Virginia L. Blackwell, an independent educational consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the field of college admissions, this informative seminar will help students develop a picture of themselves on paper, so college admissions officers can quickly understand the student’s accomplishments and experience.

“Our intention with this workshop is to give both parents and students good foundational information about why they need these tools, and how to put them together,” said Virginia.

Virginia will be joined at the workshop by her associate, Bethany Scott, who is a former University of Texas admissions officer. Together they will explain the importance of student resumes and college essays, how those documents are used in the application process, and what types of details to include. Bethany will then lead students through fun, interactive brainstorming exercises to get them thinking about essay topics, while Virginia meets with parents to talk about their role in the process.

 

Virginia Blackwell

Virginia Blackwell has been an Independent Educational Consultant for 18 years and is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Texas Association for College Admission Counseling, Higher Education Consultants Association, and Houston Independent Education Consultants Network. She received her Master’s in Education from Harvard University and spent 13 years in the college admissions field at the university level serving and leading Admissions, Honors College, and Scholarship Selection Committees in her role as a Director of Admissions. Shedraws on that experience to guide students in selecting the best school for them based on their academic credentials, personality, outside interests, and long-term career goals.

Bethany Scott

Bethany Scott served as an admissions officer and student advisor for four years at the University of Texas, working with high school students and counselors, facilitating the application process, and evaluating applications from prospective students. She completed her UCLA Certification in College Counseling in 2016 and is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Texas Association for College Admission Counseling, Higher Education Consultants Association, and Houston Independent Education Consultants Network.

Kinsmen Lutheran Church is a congregation that strives to be rooted in faith and relevant to life. For more information, please visit www.KinsmenLutheran.org or call (281) 444-3126.


Date/Time
Date(s) - Apr 24, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Kinsmen Lutheran Church