2021 College Fair WORKSHOPs

At the 2021 Virtual Colorado Western Slope College Fair, presenters from the visiting colleges and universities put on 50 workshops for students and parents in two sessions. See below for a select offering of the most informative for you to view during your college search. Please feel free to reach out to college admissions representatives with questions you have after viewing.

VIEW THE 2021 WORKSHOP VIDEOS

Aviation Programs and Colleges that Help you Fly

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Metropolitan State University, Utah State University, American Airlines Cadet Program Cadet Program

Don't limit yourself to land - Explore the sky!

Benefits of Studying at an International University (A)

University of York , Duke Kunshan University, University College Dublin, IE Unversity, Spain

An increasing number of students are choosing to attend college abroad for academic, cultural, and financial reasons. Learn about some of the unique options available.

Benefits of Studying at an International University (B)

The American University of Paris, Franklin University Switzerland, University of British Columbia

An increasing number of students are choosing to attend college abroad for academic, cultural, and financial reasons. Learn about some of the unique options available.

Benefits of and Possibilities for a Gap-Year

Sacred Heart University, Wheaton College - Norton, Verto Education

Taking a semester or a year off before college can lead to transformative experiences. Hear about the many options and why colleges endorse Gap-Years and offer a winter start.

College One Course at a Time: Block Schedule

Cornell College, Colorado College, University of Montana Western

How to get the degree you want - one course at a time.

Colleges That Change Lives: Small Schools Big Impact (A)

Augustana University, Knox College, Willamette University, St. Olaf College

A highlight of colleges that believe in educating the whole student and that "college should change your life"

Colleges That Change Lives: Small Schools Big Impact (B)

St. John's College , Drake University, Denison University, Reed College

A highlight of colleges that believe in educating the whole student and that "college should change your life"

Considering an Online Degree Program?

University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado - Denver

Questions to ask and tips for success with online learning.

Creating Community on Campus

Fort Lewis College , University of San Francisco, Chapman University

Ever wonder how admissions offices build diverse classes? Hear why colleges value diverse populations and how the rural and small town student brings diversity to college campuses.

Creative by Nature: College Life in the Inland Northwest

Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Washington State University

Explore educational opportunities inside and out of the classroom in this unique part of our country.

EN ESPAÑOL: How to Navigate College Admissions (In Spanish)

Santa Clara University

Cómo navegar las admisiones universitarias

Engaging with Your Schools: College Interviews and Campus Visits

Whitman College, Eckerd College, Fordham University

Visiting colleges what to do and what to see; presenting your best self in your interview.

Financial Aid: Everyone Needs Money for College, Here's How

Saint Louis University, Grinnell College

Navigating the financial aid maze

Finding your Fit: Making Sure Your College Fits Like a Glove

Oklahoma City University , Eastern Washington University, Texas Christian University

So many choices, so many possibilities; learn how to discover your fit and match.

First in Family to go to College

Bates College, Williams College, Western Colorado University, Colorado State University

How first generation students can navigate the admissions process and get to college

For the Artistic Souls: Art & Design

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Bennington College, University of Colorado - Denver, College of Arts & Media

Whether your passion is honing your art or design talents, there is a college for you

For the Artistic Souls: Drama & Film

American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York Film Academy, Emerson College, Ithaca College

Whether your passion is performing on stage or in film, there is a college for you

For the Artistic Souls: Music & Dance

University of Colorado - Boulder College of Music, Skidmore College

Whether your passion is dance or playing in the orchestra, there is a college for you

Highly Selective Colleges (A)

Claremont McKenna College, University of Southern California, Yale University, Washington University St. Louis, Pitzer College

With increasing competition and rising standards, hear what 'highly selective' schools look for

Highly Selective Colleges (B)

Pomona College, University of Notre Dame, Duke University, Amherst

With increasing competition and rising standards, hear what 'highly selective' schools look for

Highly Selective Colleges (C)

Princeton, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Middlebury

With increasing competition and rising standards, hear what 'highly selective' schools look for

Let’s Get Down to Business (A)

Southern Methodist University, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Vermont

What does it mean to be a business major? Learn how to maximize your college years to market yourself and explore the business industry.

Liberal Arts Education in the Data Age: Liberal Arts in High Demand in Silicon Valley

Carroll College, Florida Institute of Technology, Westminster College

Learn how the liberal arts degree helps you thrive in Silicon Valley and beyond

Maximizing College with Learning Differences

Lynn University, College Living Experience, Augsburg University, Marist College

Learn how institutions support student success through academic resources, advising, career services, and pre-professional programs.

Military Academies: Have you Considered These for your College Education and Beyond?

Naval Academy, Military Academy - West Point

Nominations, offers of appointment, admissions, commissions, and service obligations

Navigating Your Freshman Year of College

Brandeis University, Baylor University, Rollins College

Colleges share the best way to navigate that tricky first semester

Out-of-State Public Universities

Texas Tech University, College of Charleston, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University

The admission and financial aid landscape can be dramatically different when you are an out-of-state student applying to a public institution. How is it different?

Pathways to the Certification You Want

Gallegos, Holy Cross, Universal Technical Institute

Education doesn't have to be just in the classroom; explore apprenticeship opportunities.

Portfolio Prep (for Juniors and Seniors)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Muhlenberg College, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

How to construct an effective and impressive portfolio.

Practical Pathways to the Degree You Want

University of Redlands, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Three alternative perspectives on getting to the degree you want, including 2-year and 4-year options.

Scholarships: How, Where, and When to Apply for Scholarships

Elon University, Boettcher

Navigating myriad scholarship opportunities

So You Want to Play a Varsity Sport in College? The NCAA Student Athlete

Merrimack College, University of Oregon, University of Florida

Hope to compete at the college level? Important information about NCAA rules and regulations including registering with the Eligibility Center.

Southern State of Mind - Large Universities in the South

University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)

Learn more about the educational opportunities and more in this part of our country.

Studying Abroad

Syracuse University, University of Tampa, Soka University of America

Learn more about semester or year academic programs in exciting international locations.

Studying STEM (A)

Union College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Oregon Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

21st Century graduates need more in-depth knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) areas to solve present and future challenges. Learn about STEM majors, programs, research, and careers

Studying STEM (B)

Colorado School of Mines , Purdue University, University of Washington, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Virginia Tech

21st Century graduates need more in-depth knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) areas to solve present and future challenges. Learn about STEM majors, programs, research, and careers

Sustainable Colleges Offering Majors in Environmental Sustainability

Prescott, University of Montana - Missoula, Western Washington University, Evergreen State College

Learn more about this popular major offered in places that are supporting cutting edge technology and green campuses.

Telling your Story: The Application Essay

Oberlin College, Kenyon College, Connecticut College

Your 'story' is important; develop a strong essay to grab your reader's attention. Learn more about letters of recommendation and the importance of extra curriculars.

Testing in the 21st Century

Fairfield University, Trinity College, John Haskell

Standardized tests and their place in the admissions process. Which tests to take? When and how to prepare.

The Road Ahead: College (for 9/10 grades) (A)

The College of Wooster, Clarkson University, Champlain College

Tips for students and parents when preparing for college

The Road Ahead: College (for 9/10 grades) (B)

University of Puget Sound, University of Tulsa, Lake Forest College

Tips for students and parents when preparing for college

The Road Ahead: College (for 9/10 grades) (C)

University of San Diego , University of St. Thomas, Dickinson College

Tips for students and parents when preparing for college

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): Schools that Make Tuition Reasonable for Colorado Students

Oregon State University, Montana State University - Bozeman, University of Wyoming, Northern Arizona University

Learn about schools in our backyard and institutions where students are eligible for reduced tuition

What To Do After You Hit "Submit"

Davidson College, Trinity University, Miami University

You may think you are done but there is more to do after you submit. Learn about your next steps.

Where Do I Begin? How To Build Your College List and Getting the Search Started

Univeristy of New Hampshire , University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, University of Florida

Seeing all the possibilities: Investigate, explore and visit, online and in person.