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College Guidance and Support for Gifted Students

Aug 30, 2018 at 04:30 PM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

This presentation contains five parts. Part 1. Selective colleges ask three questions: Can you be a successful student here? What qualities do you bring to our school? What qualities does our school have that you will benefit from and take advantage of? Part 2. Common opportunities and challenges for gifted students. Gifted students often thrive in having focused interests that are needed by colleges, but can struggle in self-presentation. Part 3. Conducting a thoughtful selection process via case studies and stories. Evidence across fields of success; looking for opportunities at small colleges and state universities; finding those 5 awesome people, wherever they are. Part 4. Long-term enhancement of candidacy. Read, read deeply in a field, network, find local conferences and opportunities that relate to interests.