Aug. 20 pre-college workshops chart best path to career success

Wondering what to do after high school? Questioning which college is right for you? Second guessing how to pay for it all? Tempe will host a free College Connect workshop series to find the answers to these and other often nagging questions.

Partnering with the city on the program are the Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Elementary District, ASU, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, Rio Salado College, South Mountain Community College, University of Advancing Technology and University of Arizona.

The first in the series of workshops will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road.

Presentations will explore such topics as post-high school opportunities, college admissions process, making the most out of the high school years and more.

Additionally, attendees will hear from a student panel sharing personal experiences from this time frame in their lives.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend along with the student.

Registration can be completed in advance at or in person at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

The series is designed to help students better understand the college process, as well as to provide access to resources, financial guidance and individualized support.

Participants will learn about college and career choices, how to apply to and pay for college and more.

Sept. 24: It’s All About You — Making a great first impression; College Fair Prep.

Nov. 19: It’s All About the Money — Funding your college education; FAFSA.

Feb. 4: What’s Next? Part 1 — Testing, Summer Opportunities; Scholarships searches.

April 8: What’s Next? Part 2 — Setting yourself up for success; Parent Workshop: Transitioning to high school; H.S. Seniors Workshop: Still undecided? It’s not too late.

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to attend a one-on-one appointment with a College Connect representative to learn more about the college process.

There is no charge for appointments. Office hours are 3-6 p.m. on Mondays; 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Tempe Public Library.

Information/registration for a workshop or a one-on-one appointment: or 480-858-7890.



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