Please stop by the College and Career Center located in room 2102, inside the library.
General websites to help with college and career planning:
Alumni Chats are back! How this works: Recent WL graduates come to WL to speak with prospective students. It is a great way for WL students to ask questions and get more information about a college they may be interested in attending. The following Alumni Chats are currently scheduled:
|Spelman College||room 2102||12/13/18 1:00 PM|
|College of William and Mary||room 2102||12/18/18 1:00 PM|
|Rice University||room 2102||12/19/18 10:00 AM|
|Northwestern University||room 2102||12/19/18 1:00 PM|
|Duke University||room 2102||12/20/18 9:00 AM|
|Carleton College||room 2102||12/20/18 10:00 AM|
|University of Virginia||room 2102||12/20/18 1:00 PM|
|University of California, Los Angeles||room 2102||12/21/18 10:00 AM|
|George Mason University||room 2102||12/21/18 1:00 PM|
|Tulane University||room 2102||1/9/19 10:00 AM|
*Interested students need to sign up in Naviance and get a pass from their counselor or Ms. Catino (same procedure followed for college visits).
Post-Secondary Planning Night: Open to students and parents of 10th and 11th graders. 7pm in the auditorium
USA Gap Year Fair: February 6, 2019; 6-8:30 pm; George C. Marshall High School
Past events with Notes:
Topic: Essay Writing
Details: This workshop will focus on tips for writing a personal statement and general college essays. Admission Professionals from Johnson & Wales University and McDaniel College will present.
Topic: How to Fill out a College Essay
Details: This workshop will discuss how to fill out college applications. College admission representatives will discuss topics such as common mistakes in applications and what students should emphasize/highlight.
Junior Class Workshops- past, see below for notes & information
Personal Statement & Essay Writing:This workshop will focus on tips for writing a personal statement and general college essays. Admission Professionals from Johnson & Wales University and McDaniel College will present.
How to Choose a College: This workshop will focus on important factors students should consider when choosing a college. Admission Professionals from Colgate College & Butler University will present.
Post-secondary Options: This workshop will discuss various post-secondary options that students can take once they graduate from high school. This includes information on gap years, joining the military, and joining the workforce.
How to Pay for College: This workshop will discuss information on how to pay for college with a focus on the FAFSA/Financial Aid.
1.Strengths Explorer Assessment
2. Goal Setting
|10||March||1. Career Cluster Assessment and discussion|
1. College Search/match
2. Adding colleges of interest to Naviance
3. Using Test Prep for SAT/ACT
|12||September- February, May||
1. College Application Support
2. Senior Survey
College & Career Counselor
Elysse Catino has been a counselor at Washington-Lee since 2011. She received her M.A. from Marymount University and her B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the W-L Counseling Department, Elysse worked in human resources. Currently, Elysse is a faculty advisor to our CONNECT Mentors and Sources of Strength peer leaders. When she is not at W-L, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her daughter, and is an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.