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Wed, Jul 31

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For Class of '25

Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024, 6:00-7:15pm CST | Zoom | Featuring Julie Gooden, M.Ed.

Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)
Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)

Date & Time

Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM CDT

For Class of '25

About the Event

***Exclusively for Access College America scholars***

The Common Application Activity List is often used as a replacement for the resume in the college application. It is a list of 10 activities that the applicant has delved into over the span of their high school experience. It is an opportunity to highlight intellectual curiosities, accomplishments and showcase talent in a contextually rich way. But be advised: You only have 150 characters per entry! Strategy is needed.

Using our template, we will help you narrow your Common Application Activities List to your top 10 entries. We will discuss organization, rank and description. We will also look at tips for strengthening your list. We will discuss action verbs, provide suggestions to lengthen (or shorten) your descriptions for maximum impact.

Needed:

  • Revised Scholar Vitae & Resume
  • 2 Pens
  • highlighter(s)
  • notebook for taking notes
  • 3-to-5 blank sheets of paper

Be Advised:

  • This is a hands-on working lab with camera & audio on. Participation is required for all attendees.
  • We suggest water & snacks readily available.
  • Plan to be in a quite location suitable for brainstorming activities and writing.
  • You MUST be at a desk and in front of a computer (no phones allowed).

PRESENTER:

Julie Gooden, M.Ed.

College Consultant Associate

Access College America

Julie brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as College Consultant Associate with Access College America. With an impressive 29-year career in public education, Julie's journey has evolved from the elementary school classroom to various impactful roles, including Lead Counselor, AP (Advanced Placement) Coordinator, Advanced Academics Coordinator, and AVID Counselor and Administrator. She also spent many years working in the admissions office of Austin Community College and an Academic Counselor.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development, as well as a Master’s in Education with a focus on Psychology/School Counseling, both earned from The University of Texas at Austin, where she proudly holds a Life Membership with the Texas-Exes. Her certifications span Elementary School Teaching, School Counseling, and Principal/Administration. In her role as a College Consultant Associate, Julie possesses a unique gift for working with individual scholars, helping them discover their passion and forge a path toward a productive and independent future within the community.

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