Northshore School District Virtual College and Career Fair

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Northshore School District is proud to host the 2023 Virtual College & Career Fair on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM. This event will be filled with valuable information to help families plan and navigate post high school options, and is intended for all Northshore High School students and families, but is open to all.

To view the sessions and create your agenda for the night, please click on the “Agenda” tab on the left side of this page. Participants can attend 3 live sessions on February 9th. 

  • Welcome Message: 6:30pm - 6:45 pm
  • Session 1: 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Session 2: 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm
  • Session 3: 7:55 pm - 8:25 pm

All sessions will be recorded using Zoom and available in late February so families can view the sessions they were unable to attend on YouTube. Language interpretation will be available through Youtube.

Over 15 virtual sessions will be offered, and topics include:

  • College Application Process
  • Paying for College
  • Transfer, Tech, and 2-Year Programs
  • Apprenticeships and Career Colleges
  • ...and so much more!

Questions Regarding Registration? Email Lisa Allen at lallen@nsd.org

 

 


Register

Click on the Attendee Registration form below to register for the event.
*You must set the quantity to 1 in the form, in order to proceed.

Please note: If you will be viewing the sessions with your parents/guardians or students, please select 1 ticket for your household.
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*If you have any issues accessing the form from your desktop/laptop please use Google chrome or firefox as those are the most reliable.

If you have already registered, please move on to STEP 2.

Register Here!


Download the Whova App or Use the Whova Web Portal to Access the Virtual College and Career Fair

Whova is the platform that we will be using for the College and Career Fair. You can choose to either download the Whova Mobile App or click on the link below to access Whova from your desktop or laptop. 

 

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For feature details, visit Whova

Create An Account

Web Portal Instructions

**We suggest that you use Chrome browser for the web portal. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers.

  1. Open the web portal link below for the Virtual College and Career Fair, and enter the email address that you used to register and create a password.

 Whova Web Portal Link

2. Click “Sign up here” if you don’t have an account yet, and fill in your email and password.

To automatically log in to your event, please make sure to use the email you used when registering for the event

 

Mobile Application Instructions

  1. Click Sign In and enter the email address you used for event registration.
  • To automatically log in to your event, please make sure to use the email you used when registering for the event.
  1. Create a password and type in your name
  2. Edit your profile or skip this step by clicking "My Profile Looks Good"
  3. The app will take you to your event page

 

Explore!

Explore the dashboard and read the descriptions for each session! Sessions will be live on Thursday, February 9, 2023 starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

 

Session Topics

 

College Application

Finding the Right Fit

Strategies to discover colleges that match a student’s profile and interests will be discussed. Defining student priorities and interests is an important first step in finding colleges that “fit.”

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

How to Connect With Colleges

Unsure who to reach out to when you have a question about a specific university? Confused about the term “demonstrated interest”? This session will help students learn how to best navigate ways in which to connect with institutions, whether during a pandemic or not!

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

College Entrance Exams: SAT vs. ACT

Tips to successfully navigate the testing process. Learn how to choose the right test to support your student's strengths.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Going Out of State and WUE

What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), what schools participate and how does it work?

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

This session will highlight why a Historically Black College or University might be the perfect fit for you. It will cover important information about the admissions process as well as scholarship opportunities for HBCU-bound students.

Sessions:  7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

How College Decisions Are Made

Learn how the college admissions process works and what students can do to improve their chances of being admitted.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

College Application Process for Public Universities in the State of Washington

Public universities in Washington offer a wide variety of programs. In this session you will learn about admissions practices in Washington.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Putting Yourself on Paper: Writing the College Essay

The college essay can be a critical part of the college application. Strategies to respond to essay prompts will be reviewed as well as ways to avoid mistakes and how to choose a topic that is appropriate for the essay. This session is recommended for 10th and 11th grade students and families.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

NCAA Eligibility

Eligibility and a changing NCAA. The transfer portal, NLI, and the various impacts it’s had on today’s student athlete. Like everything some positive and some unintended consequences.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Canadian Colleges: Application Process & Opportunities in Canada

Universities in Canada offer a wide variety of programs. In this session you will learn about the application process, trends in admissions practices, new program offerings.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Admission Process At Private Colleges & Universities

What you can expect from the private college admissions process.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Basics

The Financial Aid process sometimes feels daunting, but this session can help ease your fears! This session is geared towards both students and families to help you navigate all things financial aid including FAFSA basics; what the difference is between loans, grants, scholarships; and other important deadlines, terminology, and things to know.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Paying for College Without Going Broke

College is expensive. Learn how to financially prepare for college.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Panel Sessions

College Admissions Representative Panel

Do you have questions about the college application process? College admissions counselors are responsible for evaluating college applications. Get answers to your college application questions from the experts.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Student Success

Senior Year Timeline & Tips

How to be aware and stay ahead of essential deadlines and plan for a healthy transition to college.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

College Success For Students With Learning Differences

This session is perfect for families with students on an IEP, 504, and/or students who have learning differences. Come learn about what academic supports are available to students and how to access them at the college level.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Careers

How to Secure Apprenticeships in Washington

Learn how to access information about a wide variety of local apprenticeship opportunities.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Military Options in College Education/ROTC

Learn about scholarship opportunities for college via ROTC or one of the prestigious Service Academies. Earn your college degree and be commissioned an officer in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, or Coast Guard. The information session is for high school students grades 9-11, who want to learn more about this college scholarship opportunity. The five Federal Services Academies include: US Air Force Academy; US Military Academy (West Point): US Naval Academy; US Coast Guard Academy; US Merchant Marine Academy.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

NW Career Colleges Federation and the Careers that Work Scholarship

Learn how students who intend to pursue an education through a career college can access this scholarship.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.

Transfer, Tech, and Two-Year Programs

Starting your college career at a community or technical college can be a great plan. Our community and technical colleges offer strong programs, several 4-year degrees and preparation for transferring to four-year universities. Come learn from three of our local colleges.

Sessions: 6:45 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m.