Webinars

Join us throughout the year as TACAC brings you dynamic speakers and interesting topics. Whether you are on the high school or college side, we have webinars to benefit you. It's professional development from the ease and comfort of your own office. 

Upcoming Webinars:

April 15, 2020
12:00 PM
Preparing Students for Careers in the Creative Arts:
Not sure about what opportunities in the creative arts might exist for your students? Concerned about guiding students appropriately through the portfolio and audition process? Join us as we share insights on preparing students for careers in the creative arts. In this hour-long presentation and Q&A, we'll cover the differences between BA, BFA, and BMus programs, provide tips and tricks on how students can best prepare for an audition or portfolio, share potential career outcomes for students entering the creative fields, and more.

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April 16, 2020
12 PM

How to Succeed in Business: Preparing Students for a Business Major:
Business is the most popular major in the US, but how can students best prepare to achieve success? In this webinar, we’ll discuss a future business student’s progression from high school to job placement. High school and college courses, necessary skill-sets, internships, and career prospects will be covered.

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April 17, 2020
12 PM
How to Creatively Engage High School Students Virtually:
Curious to know how to continue engaging with students now that face-to-face time is not an option? Did you have programs and visits planned that have now been cancelled? Join this webinar to hear how others in our profession have created unique ways to engage high school students virtually. These panelist will discuss various way to keep high school students engaged throughout the college search process as well as share a variety of platforms to conduct these experiences. 

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April 21, 2020
12 PM

Your Future: Exploring Careers in the STEM Fields:
Presenters share information about majors and the job outlook in STEM areas, as well as highlighting the skills that make a STEM student successful. Videos from universities showing actual STEM students working on hands-on projects and research are also presented.

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 April 27, 2020
12:00 PM
Hack the Gates:
Learn about Hack the Gates, the research-to-practice partnership between ACCEPT and the RISE Center of Colorado State U. Through online engagement, community learning, creative brainstorming, and rigorous research, Hack the Gates is pushing admissions stakeholders to radically re-imagine admissions. Marie will discuss the project, share research gathered, and take your ideas about re-imagining admissions.

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April 29, 2020
12 PM

The Ambivert: Introverted/Extroverts:
This session will cover identifying your own style of engaging with us, what is most comfortable and how to work with everyone.

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May 6, 2020
10 AM

Extreme Makeover: Counselor Edition with Texas OnCourse:
Feeling overwhelmed with all the information you have to know to support your students with college and financial aid applications? Worried about how you can best support all of your students, especially through extended school closures? Do you need access to ready-made, digital materials to support you and your students? During this webinar, we will explore how counselors can use Texas OnCourse digital tools to gain and refresh their knowledge while also learning about best practices to create a strong college application completion culture at their campus. With the Texas OnCourse Academy, an online platform for professional learning, counselors can advise any student, no matter where they come from or where they are going, on postsecondary planning. But keeping your knowledge up to date is half the battle. How do you actually implement systems to support students with the college application process? You’ll learn about monthly webinar series and newsletter designed for counselors, and you’ll leave with helpful materials to support your college and career advising.

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May 7, 2020
10 AM

Overcoming the Community College Stereotype:

Stereotypes about community colleges still flourish. Come learn about ways San Jacinto College is trying to break down these stereotypes and where we still need help.

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 May 8, 2020
1 PM

Women in Admissions: Girls Don't Just Want to Have Fun:

During this webinar, we will discuss topics regarding women in admissions recruitment roles. Discrimination, inappropriate behavior, and harassment will be potential topics covered, as well as strategies on how to avoid certain situations with students, families, and high school staff.

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May 11, 2020
12 PM
Upskill Your College Essay Approach:
Prompt is the nation’s leading provider of admissions essay feedback. In our workshop, we will discuss our approach to providing feedback, giving educators tools to more effectively pinpoint issues with content and structure, and helping students craft compelling essays in less time. We will also cover strategies to reduce time spent on letters of recommendation, identifying traits and experiences that matter most to college admissions readers. Through active participation, skill-sharing, and dynamic instruction, this workshop is intended to empower educators to employ new strategies to save themselves and their students time, and will lead to stronger essays and letters of recommendation.

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May 12, 2020
12 PM
Bachelor's Degree in Britain: Advising Texas Students on UK Universities:
This session will provide an overview of the international student experience for US students interested in full degree study in the UK, including the application process and support services available across British campuses, from pre-departure and arrival services to on-campus resources for current students. It would cover aspects of UK student life similar across most British universities and how they compare and contrast with US campuses, including: accommodation options, clubs and societies, athletics, internship and job placements, academic advising, visa support services, and US financial aid and student loans overseas.

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May 15, 2020
12 PM
Beyond Financial Aid: Addressing Full Support for Low Income Students and Families:
Increasing college access for low income and first generation students is a goal of many post-secondary institutions and for counselors and advisers who guide their students through the process. Progress has been made in greater college access for these students and awarding generous financial packages that address their cost of college attendance. As their numbers increase on campuses, there is growing awareness that they need support beyond what can be addressed by a financial aid package. Join a group of admission professionals and college advisers in discussing strategies to make sure these students get to and through college successfully.

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May 18, 2020
1 PM
Understanding & Recruiting the Rural Student:
Geographic gaps in post-secondary attainment among rural students and their urban and suburban peers have continued to widen. Recent news reports from the New York Times, InsideHigherEd, and National Public Radio (NPR) have shed light on the issues these students face when seeking a post-secondary credential. Some reports have even identified specific post-secondary institutions for neglecting school districts in rural areas. This session seeks to bring awareness about college access in rural areas throughout the State of Texas as well as provide expectations and ideas to organizations, including school districts and post secondary institutions, seeking to improve the college going rates of this specific population.

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Past Webinars:

TACAC Annual Conference General Session: Awards & Passing of the Gavel

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Working from Home: Working from home for the first time due to COVID-19? Not sure how to navigate working remotely? In TACAC we have many experts who have been working from home for years! Join us as our colleagues share best practices and tips that they have learned from working from home.

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Webinar Content:
Do you have a great idea for webinar content? Do you know a great presenter? Do you have a presentation developed that would benefit your colleagues? We want to hear from you. Submit your ideas here

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Co-Chairs: Tiffani Hoot, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Charlie Runyan, The Hockaday School.