College Summit Missouri Hosts Road Trip

College Summit Missouri hosted the College Road Trip, giving 35 sophomores and juniors the opportunity to visit not one, but seven college campuses. Students from Saint Louis Public Schools traveled with College Summit staff to five different cities in Missouri to visit a diverse range of schools, such as public and private, big and small and faith-based and historically black colleges and universities. The seven schools on the tour included University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Park University, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri-Columbia, Lincoln University and Harris-Stowe State University.

West Virginia Hosts App-a-thon

On Tuesday, March, 24, 2015, College Summit West Virginia hosted one of ten App-a-thons during the 2015 Regional School Counselor’s Conference in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education.

College Summit Participates in the FAFSA Completion Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative, which encourages students to continue education beyond high school by enrolling in a community college, a four-year University or a professional training program. In order to spread the message and urge high schools to help students invest in furthering their education the First Lady created the FAFSA Completion Challenge. This challenge was initiated to help increase the amount of students who filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).

Twitter Chat: Out of Bounds- The Life of a College Athlete

This month we continue our #BeAGrad chat series with more tips for college students. In “Out of Bounds,” we will share tips and advice for college athletes! This month’s guest hosts are Dre Bly, Lamar Campbell, Cliff Crosby, Ayanna Franklin, Tyson Harnett, Cato June, & Fred Smoot. Join us Thursday, March 26th at 3pmEST/1pmPST. Follow @collegesummit to join in the conversation.

College Summit Attends South by Southwest

College Summit attended the South by Southwest Education Expo in Austin, Texas. The conference is a place where educators and thinkers gather annually to discuss topics and exchange ideas about education reform. This was the perfect place for College Summit to unveil its new career portals, “Share My Road” which was designed by Road Trip Nation. “Share My Road” is where partner companies share their stories about their profession. The career portals are geared towards helping low-income students find their career paths by reading employee profiles.