About Mount Ida College Success Academy
As part of our ongoing commitment to guidance professionals and college advisors, Mount Ida College has developed a professional development workshop series through a program called the Success Academy. This program provides professional development opportunities for academic advisors, guidance counselors and admissions professionals assisting students in the college search. Programs are held throughout the academic year, and include workshops, breakfasts, focus groups and seminars on a variety of topics.
The 2011 Success Academy Workshop Series
The Economic Crisis: Counseling Low income families on financing an education in an unstable economy.
February 11, 2011
While the economy is trying to bounce back to normalcy, Colleges and Universities are trying to accommodate the many families applying for aid - to make tuition more affordable. However, many of the smaller Colleges with small endowments have had to implement creative solutions to help families afford tuition. Hear how smaller colleges and private financial institutions have been working together to make college possible for low income families.
The "New" Minority in Education: Helping American Colleges retain Male Students.
According to the 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics, 66% of the male student population enrolled at a College or University. While the transition for men enrolling into Colleges has increased, they are not retaining as high as their female counterpart. This workshop will allow us to discuss how school counselors and admissions professionals can close the achievement gap in our male students.
The Personal Touch: Why Small Private Colleges may be the best fit for your students.
April 12, 2011 - Presentation will be at the MASCA Conference in Danvers, MA
The population of students today is being hand held more so now then ever. The term helicopter parent is used more in this industry then ever before. Some parents are beginning to know what that term means. Students today rely on their parents or mentors to get things accomplished for them. They get sent off to College and realize that they are on their own with no assistance. This workshop will help counselors understand what some small Colleges have implemented to help students understand how to advocate for themselves.
For more information about each workshop, contact Marvin Loiseau.
Financing a College Education NEW!
Mount Ida College also offers free “Financing a College Education” workshops at high schools throughout New England. This is a free workshop for students and parents to help guide them through the financial aid process. Regardless of where your students are applying to school, we encourage you to take advantage of this free service. Workshops can be held during school hours, or in the evenings right in your school at no cost. Our enrollment management staff will be more than happy to answer questions, go over the FAFSA, and provide tips to successfully building a financial plan for college.