Virtual Pre-College Programs Schedule

We’re excited to connect with you each week this summer to guide you through the college preparation process. You’ll hear from different NC State staff members, current students and educational partners about why it’s important to go to college, help you find your best fit institution, and provide insight into the student experience. Below you can see what will be discussed each week as well as view prior presentations.

Weekly sessions are held Wednesday’s at 2 p.m.

Please download Preparing for the ACT Test in preparation for Weeks 7 and 8.

Navigating the college application process, and even knowing where to start, can be a difficult and overwhelming process without guidance. We’ll be providing you with an overview of what you can be doing to prepare for college and going into detail about what colleges and universities are looking for in strong applicants. We also want to welcome you to our virtual pre-college summer programs and take some time to introduce the planning team!

View the presentation here.

Presenters: Justin Richardson and Jacqueline Lopez – Admissions Officers at NC State

With over 5,000 college and universities in the U.S., it can be tough to narrow down your college list. We will present on the different types of institutions covering 4-year universities, community colleges, public vs. private institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and gender-specific institutions to help you determine which types of college or university may be the best fit for you based on your future educational goals.

View the presentation here.

Presenters: Darrius Campbell and Joselyn Barrientos

Native Education Forum Focus Week
View the NEF Schedule here.

We’re kicking off our focus weeks, and we still have great workshops to prepare you for college. We believe that an important part of preparing for college is hearing different student stories and experiences. For today’s session, we’ll be joined by current students and undergraduate admissions interns, Gabriel and Iyanna, where you’ll get to learn more about their experiences as students at NC State, as well as their college preparation journey.

Read more about Gabriel and Iyanna below!

Speaker Bios:

Gabriel Montague

I am Gabriel Montague, a senior from Knightdale, NC majoring in Statistics with minors in Spanish and Sociology. In addition to being an Undergraduate Admissions Intern, my on campus involvement includes being a College of Sciences Ambassador, I’m the director of Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir, and I’m a team lead for the upcoming annual Symposium for Multicultural Scholars hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs. After college I plan on using my knowledge of Statistics and Data along with my passion for advocacy and people to create more equitable education systems.

Iyanna Wallace

My name is Iyanna Wallace. I am a senior studying Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Charlotte, NC. On campus, I am a member of the Black Student’s Board and the Psychology Club. I work in Undergraduate Admissions as an intern and I am an ambassador for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. I have participated in Undergraduate Research and gained real world experiences through internships because of the networking opportunities here at NC State!

Emerging Scholars Academy Focus Week
View the ESA Schedule here.

We’re in the second Wednesday of focus weeks, and we’ll still have great workshops for you! Join current students and undergraduate admissions interns, Adam and Gabriel, where you’ll get to learn more about student life and experiences.

Speaker Bios:

Gabriel Montague

I am Gabriel Montague, a senior from Knightdale, NC majoring in Statistics with minors in Spanish and Sociology. In addition to being an Undergraduate Admissions Intern, my on campus involvement includes being a College of Sciences Ambassador, I’m the director of Uninhibited Praise Gospel Choir, and I’m a team lead for the upcoming annual Symposium for Multicultural Scholars hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs. After college I plan on using my knowledge of Statistics and Data along with my passion for advocacy and people to create more equitable education systems.

Adam Johnson

Hey everybody! My name is Adam Johnson and I’m a rising senior from Asheville, North Carolina studying Nutrition Science with minors in Microbiology and Bio-Manufacturing. I am interested in going into the medical field so I currently hold a research position at the NC State Veterinary campus, enjoy volunteering at the Duke-Raleigh hospital, and for fun I am a member of one of NC State’s a cappella groups, Acappology!

CAMINOS Focus Week
View the CAMINOS Schedule here.

During our final week of focus weeks. We’ll continue learning about current student experiences as college students, and hear about their college application journey in high school. Join current students and undergraduate admissions interns, Iyanna and Adam, where you’ll get to learn more about student life and experiences.

Speaker Bios:

Iyanna Wallace

My name is Iyanna Wallace. I am a senior studying Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Charlotte, NC. On campus, I am a member of the Black Student’s Board and the Psychology Club. I work in Undergraduate Admissions as an intern and I am an ambassador for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. I have participated in Undergraduate Research and gained real world experiences through internships because of the networking opportunities here at NC State!

Adam Johnson

Hey everybody! My name is Adam Johnson and I’m a rising senior from Asheville, North Carolina studying Nutrition Science with minors in Microbiology and Bio-Manufacturing. I am interested in going into the medical field so I currently hold a research position at the NC State Veterinary campus, enjoy volunteering at the Duke-Raleigh hospital, and for fun I am a member of one of NC State’s a cappella groups, Acappology!

Paying for College

Paying for your college education can be an important factor that students consider during their college search. Sarita Broadway from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will be joining us for a workshop to explore the different ways students can obtain scholarships and financial aid to help pay for college.

Read more about Sarita Broadway below.

Speaker Bio:

Sarita Broadway is employed by College Foundation, Inc. as a regional representative for the college and career information service, College Foundation of North Carolina. She focuses on the area of North Carolina within the 919/984 telephone area code and also assists CFNC representatives in other regions as needed. A graduate of St. Augustine’s University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, she has worked at the Foundation for 30+ years and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She makes presentations and conducts training related to careers, financial literacy, and how to plan, apply and pay for college to students, families and educators from K-12 and colleges & universities as well as community groups, such as churches, youth programs, and service organizations.

SAT/ACT Test Preparation

Many colleges and universities require the SAT or ACT as part of their application process for admission. Through a series of workshops during the next two weeks, we’ll be joined by APlus Test Prep to help you prepare for the ACT and give you tips for success. We will have sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 1 p.m. We will be covering different topics each day, so we encourage you to tune in both days!

In preparation for this session please download this booklet: Preparing for the ACT Test.

Presenter: APlus Test Prep

SAT/ACT Test Preparation

To continue helping you prepare for the SAT or ACT, we’ll be hosting a second week of test preparation for you! We’ll be joined by APlus Test Prep to give you tips for successful test-taking. We will have sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 1 p.m. We will be covering different topics each day, so we encourage you to tune in both days!

In preparation for this session please download this booklet: Preparing for the ACT Test.

Presenters: APlus Test Prep

Closing Week

We’ve made it to the end of our summer programs! As part of our final session, we’ll be wrapping up and going over what we’ve learned. We’ll also be celebrating your next steps as you continue to prepare for college. We can’t wait to see you!