College Planning and Interview Skills Workshop for Juniors

HCPTO AdminNews

The College Planning Workshop has helped hundreds of Hinsdale Central Parents and Students, providing guidance on for their college search process, and an optional mock college interview.  This year’s workshop will be held on Sunday, February 10th, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm.

The Hinsdale Central PTO and Guidance Department co-host this event for junior students and their parents.  

The Workshop provides Juniors the opportunity to participate in 5 breakout sessions focused on the college application process.  The breakout sessions, delivered by college admissions and alumni representatives, 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

Juniors may also 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.  

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.

Although the interview is optional, spaces are limited and they fill up quickly, so please register early to guarantee a spot.  Workshop materials will be provided to registered students in advance of the session.

You can sign up now using the following Google Form: