The Staples High School Guidance Department and The Westport Library are pleased to present, “Making Sense of College Admissions - A Conversation with Jeff Selingo.”
Jeff Selingo is an expert in the field of higher education and the author of two New York Times bestsellers, There is Life After College and College (Un)bound. Jeff is also a contributor to The Atlantic and The Washington Post, as well as a special advisor for innovation at Arizona State University. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education and co-hosts the podcast, FutureU.
As both an observer of higher education and an insider with academic appointments at two prominent universities, Jeff occupies a unique position to offer insight into complicated aspects of the college admissions process. Jeff’s most recent book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September and details the selection process of three admissions offices, revealing what really matters - and how the ultimate decision is often based on a college’s unique priorities.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to hear Jeff speak about his insights and experiences and to ask your questions about college admissions. This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be shared with Staples students and families.
For more information about Jeff and his work, follow this link to his website.
This will be a guided discussion for parents covering important skills that parents can foster in high school juniors and seniors, even while sheltering in place. Topics will include managing a wide variety of emotions, supporting students participating in virtual school and continuing to foster important skills as teens get ready to transition to life after high school. Join Karen Krupnik, LPC, Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling, Deb Slocum, Staples High School Counselor, and Dr. Valerie Babich, Coordinator of Psychological Services for the Westport Public Schools, for a thoughtful look at realistic and positive parenting during a challenging time.
Community partners: Westport Together, Westport Public Schools, Positive Directions - The Center for Prevention and Counseling