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“How to and Why do the College Interview”

posted May 16, 2017, 9:01 AM by Joanne Couvrette   [ updated May 18, 2017, 9:01 AM ]
CCA Speech and Debate Team is hosting a presentation entitled “How to and Why do the College Interview” to help students throughout the area to prepare for and succeed at their college interviews.  Working with the Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC), the Foundation and team have invited admission counselors from several universities outside of California to come and give their advice on college interviewing skills.  The panel of speakers will provide a presentation and conduct a few live mock interviews to help illustrate how to get the best outcome on college interviews.  The event will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the CCA Learning Commons (aka Library/Media Center).  

It is no secret that gaining admission into colleges has become increasingly competitive.  Many colleges offer or require interviews as part of their admission process as a way to get to know a student beyond what is apparent from their application.  For students, this can be an opportunity to really set themselves apart and highlight their unique qualities.  However, it can also be a time to fail.  Therefore, college admission professionals recommend that it pays to do your homework and prepare before embarking on your college interviews.  The CCA Foundation and the Speech and Debate Team thought it would be very helpful to have actual college admission counselors come to campus and share their views on what it takes to have a successful college interview. 

The “How to and Why do the College Interview” event is open to the public.  Tickets are available HERE.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.  However, seating is limited, so the Foundation recommends that you purchase your tickets in advance.  Tickets cost $10 per adult, $6 per student, or $25 for a family of two adults and up to two children.  You may also purchase tickets for an opportunity drawing for a chance to win a College Application Package from Hamilton College Consulting valued at $2,500.  The package will offer expert help in building a smart college strategy and creating compelling college applications.  The drawing will be held at the event, but you do not have to be present to win.  Proceeds from the event and proceeds from the drawing will benefit the CCA Speech and Debate Team.