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NJACAC Fall Kick-Off 2020

NJACAC Fall Kick-Off 2020

Challenges, changes and even chaotic conditions are the "New Norm" in the College Admission Decision Making Process amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. Students and Parents, Secondary School Counselors, College Counselors and College Admission Officers are attempting to...

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The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling advocates and supports ethical and professional practice in helping students transition to careers and postsecondary education.

September Update from the President

A new school year is upon us! While this year may be very different than in past years, I wish you all a successful 2020-2021! In the last school year, we have all gained knowledge on virtual learning, became Zoom experts, grown as professionals, and most importantly learned how to pivot! Whether you are working in-person, hybrid or remote, we are all in this together and hope to provide our members with some engaging and pertinent professional development opportunities. We also are planning on providing some virtual events which focus on your personal well-being at a time when self-care is more important than ever! We are continuing with our Basics programming at the end of this month with a session dedicated to answering your questions and connecting with colleagues.  For access to this and much more, don’t forget to renew your membership here.

I am excited to announce that Camp College 2020 was a huge success, offering virtual learning opportunities over the course of one week this summer. I would like to thank all the volunteers, and students who participated in making the 10th anniversary an event to remember. A few things I would like everyone to keep in their minds heading into this school year: We will soon be looking for session applicants for the 2021 conference. Planning is underway to offer a hybrid experience, and as this year unfolds we will provide more details on this event. We would love to see some of the best practices around the new virtual landscape we are all utilizing again this year, as well as content that brings our profession together to create inclusive spaces.

NJACAC has partnered with NACAC to provide an opportunity to attend the 2020 NACAC virtual conference for free! The application for the NJACAC – NACAC Conference grant can be found here. We have limited spots available, and will be prioritizing applicants who attend institutions for whom the cost of attending is prohibitive. Please apply by Monday, September 14, 12pm. Those who are accepted will be notified by Friday, September 18th. Just a reminder, these sessions are scheduled from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, but sessions will be available on demand. If registered, you will have access to all of the content on demand until October 31, as well as the monthly educational offerings for the duration of the academic year. If you’d like to extend the time of your content streaming access, you will also have that opportunity. Check out the Virtual Schedule. If you have never had the opportunity to attend a national conference, this is a great year to check out educational opportunities and networking from across the country and around the world!

As we head into the end of 2020, we hope to be a source of support and education for college admission professionals and those supporting students in schools across New Jersey. If you would like to volunteer at one of our events, the virtual landscape has made volunteering easier than ever! Please reach out if you would like to help out.

With the cancelation of in-person college fairs across the country, both NACAC and NJACAC are offering virtual college fairs. National Fair Info can be found here.  We would also like to announce the NJACAC virtual fair schedule. We have partnered with StriveScan to provide both panel presentations and individual college presentations to our students. Registration for colleges and universities is now open and registration for students will be posted soon! Best of luck this school year!

Laurie Sieminski, NJACAC President

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