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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Student Workshops

Play Hard, Work Harder: Balancing Athletics and Academic

Location:

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Overview:

College athletes walk a tricky tight rope of balancing their athletic pursuits with daily academic demands. It’s important for student athletes, whether they are on scholarship or footing their own bill, to keep their eyes on “the real prize” - earning their undergraduate degree. Learn from the “pros” what’s important from two sides of this important issue.

Moderator:

Mr. Vaughn Williams, Athletic Director, Kennesaw State University

Presenters:
  • Mr. Lewis Preston Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Kennesaw State University
  • Mr. Ron Hunter Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Georgia State University
  • Mr. Charlton Young Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Georgia Southern University
  • Dr. Randall Kennedy Director, Student-Athlete Success Services, Kennesaw State University
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Student Workshops

Stepping Up and Stepping Out: Creating the Career You Want Through Student Leadership, Internships o

Location:

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Overview:

Securing a professional position in today’s job market is becoming increasingly competitive. How do you ensure that your resume will stand out among the competition? Get a head start by learning the inside tips on how to secure leadership roles on campus, internships, and the value of attending graduate school from ambitious student leaders taking those paths right now.

Moderator:

Mr. Brent Obleton, Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Retention Services, Kennesaw State University

Presenters:
  • Mr. Mashaun Simon Master of Divinity Candidate, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Mr. Rashad Cain Alumnus, B2B, Atlanta Metropolitan State College; Current Undergrad, Georgia State University and Intern, Usher Foundation
  • Mr. M. Darius Robinson Former Vice President, SGA, Kennesaw State University; and Current Graduate Assistant, Multicultural Student Center, Georgia Southern Univer
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Adult and Student Workshops

The Financial Equation: Overcoming the Financial Barriers of a College Education

Location:

TBD

Overview:

According to The Scholarship Academy, now more than ever, students need a comprehensive strategy for funding their education. This session will offer insider tips on scholarship applications, cultivating “scholarship brands,” and identifying tailored scholarship options. The presenter also will explore the role social media plays in scholarship access and outline methods for developing realistic college funding strategies.

Presenters:
  • Ms. Jessica Johnson Executive Director, The Scholarship Academy
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Adult Workshops

Helping Students Build a Strong Collegiate Foundation Through Effective First-Year-Experience Progra

Location:

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Overview:

Research shows that “first-year experience” students are more likely to succeed in their classes, continue their college education, have greater self-awareness and take advantage of academic resources and services. In this session, participants will learn how to develop engaging, evidence-based university programs and courses specifically designed to help new students succeed academically and optimize their college experience.

Presenters:
  • Dr. Michael Heard Associate Dean, University College, Kennesaw State University

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