8th and 9th Grade “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop at Towson University

November 18, 2017

On Saturday, November 18th, Towson University hosted B.E.S.T.’s 5th Annual “Starting the College Conversation” Workshop for 8th and 9th graders from Baltimore area independent and public schools.  Dave Fedorchak, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Towson University, led an engaging workshop for students and parents, and challenged them to consider the important actions they can take to position them for college and beyond. He emphasized the intangibles – work ethic, passion, and preparation – as well as student transcripts, rigor of courses and extracurricular activities.  He helped students think about their social capital, and the importance of turning dreams into goals. Lastly, he placed the power with the students, encouraging them to focus on what they can control, to ask for help when they need it, and to do all they can to set themselves apart.  Following the workshop, students enjoyed a campus tour.