College Planning Workshop 2018

College Planning Workshop

(formerly the Interview Skills Workshop)

for HCHS Junior & Senior Students and Parents

Sunday, January 28, 2018

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The annual College Interview Skills Workshop will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:00 pm-3:30 pm. The Hinsdale Central PTO and the Guidance Department co-host this event for junior and senior students and their parents.    

All juniors are welcome to attend the workshop whether or not they choose to have an interview.

Juniors and Seniors may choose to participate in a mock college interview, conducted by an experienced interviewer.  Following the interview, the student and an interview observer will review the recorded interview, discuss, and practice strategies for improvement.  

We have a limited number of interview slots.  Slots will be filled in the order registrations are received.


In addition to the interview option, juniors will participate in 5 breakout sessions focused on the college search and application process.  The breakout sessions include:

  • College Applications, from the Perspective of a College Admissions Rep
  • A Student’s Journey – Finding the Right College Fit
  • Application Essays – Take a Deep Breath
  • HCHS Senior Student Panel – How I Selected My College List
  • Making the Most of Your Junior Planning Conference

The workshop also includes a 90-minute Parent Session.  The session is delivered by a panel of HCHS parents and includes plenty of time for Q&A about the college application process.

Please click here to register for the 2018 Interview Skills Workshop.

For more information please contact Liz Monson at

Parents:  Are you interested in being a mock interviewer?  Or providing feedback to students?

Do you know someone in the community who would provide a great experience for our students?

Sign-up below to volunteer. Training provided!  

College Planning Workshop 2018 – Volunteer Interviewers