We are delighted and privileged to have the keynote presented by Dr. Patrick O'Connor, a past president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and one of six educators selected for the US Department of Education's School Ambassador Fellowship program.
In addition to writing weekly columns for High School Counselor Week and Huffington Post, his work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He has written five books on college admissions and college readiness, including the highly acclaimed College is Yours 2.0, and College Counseling for School Counselors. He also teaches a graduate course in college admissions through the University of Sioux Falls.
Patrick is on the board of directors for the Common Application and the Michigan College Access Network, and is the Associate Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook Schools, Michigan.The following is a list of the session titles for the 2018 Conference:
"Aboot" Canada, insights on Canadian Education.
Academic Life Coaching: A Game Changer In Your Practice
Actors, and Singers, and Dancers, Oh My! A Performing Arts Roundtable Discussion
Addressing the female confidence gap
Advocacy and Community Action: Taking College Access Outside of Your Office
Are You Common App Ready?
Beyond the Start-up – Structuring your Business to Last
Career Services: Where Preparation Meets Opportunity
Comparing application platforms and the use of digital media—an update
Covering Your Tushie
Creating College Lists
Demystifying the Art School Admissions Process
Discover the Inside Secrets for Successfully Counseling Your College-Bound Student-Athlete
Doing More With Less - Resources for Rural, First-Gen, and Underserved Students
Dynamic College Planning for Generation Z
Encouraging parents to become positive team members-how to deal with challenging parents.
Expert "insight" into the ACT score report.
Finding the Right College Fit with LGBTQ Clients
Get 'Yer Boots On and Saddle Up!
Good Grief: It's Important. Prioritize Student Wellbeing vs. Academic Standing
Great Student Essays with Heart in Two Weeks (with Less Stress)
Grounding Helicopter Parents -- Engaging Family Members Productively in the College Transition
Growing your business sustainably
Guiding Your Students Applying to Military Service Academies & ROTC Scholarship Programs
Hands-On Preparation for Environmentally Friendly Careers
Helping students with LDs optimize outcomes on admissions and testing
How Much Essay Help Is Too Much? (The Zen of Essay Coaching)
Independent Business Owner and CEO
Is Tuition Way Too High? A view from three who lowered theirs.
Jump In, The Water Is Fine! How To Get Involved With HECA
Leveraging the Essentials of LinkedIn to Build Your Practice
NACAC’s New Code of Ethics: Implications for HECA Members and Our Students
Navigating the Texas Enrollment Process: An Insider Scoop
Not College Ready: Learning to Thrive in Emerging Adulthood
Remote Control: Best Practices For Running Your Remote Business
Science AND Art? How Students Can (and should!) Have It All!
Shine with True Character: Developing Genuine Interests for College Admission and Beyond
STANDING IN THEIR BOOTS Helping Vets go from battlefield to classroom.
The 101 on International Education - The Who, How, What and When
The Importance of Building a Professional Network
The Parent Trap: How to Guide Parents to Encourage Student Independence
The Value of a Study Skills Assessment for Students and IEC's
Trends in MBA Admissions and Programs
Turning Cross-Cultural Consulting Challenges into Your Practice's Word-of-Mouth Opportunities
Understanding the Transfer Process: How to help your students be successful.
We Can All Get Along: High School and IECs Working Together for the Good of the Student