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Unsure what you want to do after high school? Not comfortable planning and prepping for the future? Just not sure where to get started? We want to help! Elgin Community College's College and Career Readiness Workshops are a low-pressure way for middle-and-high-school-aged students and their guardians to learn more with directed guidance. Check out our events calendar to register for live sessions!

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How Do You Learn?

There's a science behind how you learn? Join this session to examine how students' beliefs about learning and reading deeply impact their academic achievement and learn strategies to prepare

Financing Your Future

Are you confident in your financing skills? Learn about the basics of budgeting, saving, card handling, and more, from financing college to everyday life.

The Start of College Decisions

Do you know where to start or how to focus your college research? This workshop will help you better define your search parameters and share resources to use in your college planning.

Building an Academic Roadmap

Whether you want to go to college or start a career, the academic choices you make in high school can set you up for success.

Paths After High School

You can take many avenues after high school - more school, some school, even no school - and this workshop will highlight some of those choices and what they entail.

Early College Credit Options

With early college credit options, you can save time and money towards attaining higher education, experience college life, and prepare for a successful transition after high school.

Professional Etiquette

Surprise, etiquette isn't only for the business world! During this workshop, you will learn essential skills and dos and don'ts to help you succeed in school, college, and throughout your career.

SAT Prep & Resources

Are you getting ready to take the PSAT or SAT? Join this workshop to explore College Board resources surrounding prep, scholarship opportunities, and college information.

Discovering Careers

You have the world at your fingertips, now what? Let us help you narrow down your possible paths. Join this session to learn about various career types, assess where your passions currently are, and d

Career Clusters and Opportunities

What is a career cluster? How many clusters are there? How does one get into their field(s) of interest? Join us in this workshop to receive answers to these questions and more.

Introduction to Financial Aid

Do you know how big the financial aid umbrella really is? Join us and explore the various ways to pay for college and the differences between Federal aid, work-study, scholarships, and grants.

Financial Aid Awards and Scholarships

Did you know there's no standard award letter template? Join this session to better understand the components of a Financial Aid award letter as well as scholarship receival and how to make the best d

Transferable Skills: The Skills You Want

Expand your knowledge on abilities and skills that can be applied to a range of situations in life, from school to work, and are highly sought-after by teachers and employers.

Plan, Learn, and Navigate for Success: Transitioning to College

Are you excited about college? Join this workshop to develop your transition plan from high school and learn about the services available in college.

Effective Resume Writing

Getting a job usually means more than just filling out an application. Having a well-written resume and understanding how to present yourself gives you a step up.

Successful Interviewing

Do you know how to present yourself in an interview? Do you know what to share versus what to hold back? Make the most of your experiences, and learn to share the best of yourself.