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Essay Writing Program Thursday May 14

Bethel Teen Center - Pro AccessJoin me on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm for “How to Write a Great College Application Essay.”

I’ll be talking about what colleges look for in winning college application essays. Students will learn how they can create unique and original college essays, I’ll go over this year’s Common Application essay prompts, and talk about why (or why not) specific essay prompts might be right for them.

During the second half of the program, everyone is invited to pull up chairs and get feedback on possible essay topics.

The event takes place at Pro Access, Bethel’s Teen Center. The address is 1 School Street. The phone number, if you need more information, is 203-482-1732.

Return for Interviewing Techniques!

Return the following week to learn interviewing techniques, including mock interviews with members of the business community. The interviewing program is Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm.

Both events take place at Pro Access, Bethel’s Teen Center. The address is 1 School Street. There is a small fee: $10 for both programs, $5 for one. The phone number, if you need more information, is 203-482-1732.

I hope to see you there!

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Sharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Sharon teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. Sharon lectures extensively on essay writing. She works with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit her website for more info. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Win a Free College Essay Counseling Session

Bethel Teen Center - Pro Access

Join me on April 30 and you could win a free 45 college essay counseling session!

I’ll be leading a college application essay writing workshop on Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm at Pro Access, Bethel’s Teen Center, in Bethel Connecticut. And  I’ll be giving away one free 45 minute session.

During the program you will:

  • Find out what colleges look for in an application essay
  • Find out how to choose a good essay topic
  • Learn easy writing techniques that will help you capture your reader’s attention and make your essay interesting to read.

Then we will read actual college essays and discuss why they did and did not work.

Location: Pro Access, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT  (located in the back of the Municipal Center)
Fee: Free for Bethel residents; non-residents $10
RSVP
Necessary to: Hilda DeLucia at hilda@bethelproaccess.org or 203-482-1732

This program is perfect for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. I hope to see you on April 30!

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting. A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Sharon teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. I work with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit my website for more information. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Free College Prep and Essay Writing Program April 3 in Ridgefield

Join me for a free College Prep and Essay Writing Program April 3 at Ridgefield Parks and Recreation. I’ll be joined by Jennifer Soodek, college admissions specialist and owner of Head4Success College Counseling.

Jennifer will give an overview of the college admissions process and I’ll teach you and your student what colleges look for in college application essays, and how to write essays that stand out.

If you need a bribe, we’re bringing cookies.

This program is from 7-9 pm and is for high school students and their families. Register through Ridgefield Parks and Recreation: 203-431-2755. I hope to see you there!

Free College Prep Night April 3 2014

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting.A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Sharon teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. She works with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit her website for more information. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.

 


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Essay Writing Program Tomorrow Night – Bethel, CT

Bethel Teen Center - Pro AccessDon’t wait to learn what it takes to write a great college application essay – get a jump on the competition! Join me for a fun and informative program:

“What  You Need to Know NOW About Writing a College Application Essay”

During this program you’ll:

  • Find out what colleges look for in an application essay
  • Read actual college essays and discuss why they did and did not work
  • Learn 3 proven ways to capture your reader’s attention

Most of all, you’ll leave knowing what you can do NOW to make your essays a success – even before you start writing.

When: Tuesday, November 26
7-8:30 pm
Where: Pro Access – Bethel’s Teen Center
1 School Street, Bethel, CT  (located in the back of the Municipal Center)
Fee: Free for Bethel residents; non-residents $10
RSVP
Necessary to: Hilda DeLucia at hilda@bethelproaccess.org or 203-482-1732

Don’t wait to learn what it takes to write a great college application essay – start learning now. Both parents and students are welcome!

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Sharon lectures extensively with college admissions officers. Sharon teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. She works with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit her website for more info. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Danbury College High School Fair Tonight

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Join me at the Danbury College & Vocational Fair tonight
– Monday, October 21.

5 – 8:30 pm at the Danbury Fair Mall.

This is a HUGE college fair! Hundreds of colleges are represented. If you’re looking for a college, this is the place for you.

You’ll have the chance to talk to representatives and learn about the schools. You can pick up information, and ask questions.

Look for me when you come. I hope you’ll bring your questions about your college essays!

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee, Sharon teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. She works with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit her website for more info. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Free College Prep Program in Ridgefield May 9

Ridgefield Parks and Recreation College Program

Are you a member of a college-bound family?

Come to my final college prep program of the spring (and it’s free!):

“Less Stress, More Success”
May 9
7pm
Ridgefield Parks and Recreation
Ridgefield, Connecticut

I’ll be joined by Jennifer Soodek, an independent educational consultant and founder of Head4Success career and college counseling in Ridgefield and Westport. Jennifer and I spoke at ProAccess, the teen center in Bethel, and had a terrific time working together.

We’ve teamed up to help students and their families:

  • Navigate the college admissions process
  • Learn how to write memorable college application essays
  • Take that stress level down a notch (or more)

Jennifer will talk about the application process, from college visits to SAT and ACT testing to creating the right college list.

I’ll teach students how to write great application essays.

You’ll leave knowing what colleges look for and how essays can go from boring and bland to unique and interesting.

Bring your questions and learn from the experts.

This is a great program for high school students and their families.

More info: Ridgefield Parks and Rec. I hope to see you on May 9!

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. A Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee for her work in television, she teaches students how to master interview skills and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. Sharon works with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, Skype and email. Visit her website for more info. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.


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Free College Essay Writing Program 4/23 and 4/30/13

Join Me for a Free Program: “The ABC’s of Writing a Great College Application Essay”

You’ll Learn:

  • How to write a great college application essay
  • What schools look for when they read your essays
  • How to approach the new prompts on the 2013 Common Application
Why this Program WORKS:

It’s from two points of view: how to write college application essays, and what colleges look for when they read those essays.

I’ll give you an overview of the college essay writing process, including what schools look for, good and bad topic choice, and how to make every essay unique. Matthew and Ken will discuss how you can approach the new 2013 Common App essay prompts, what kind of essays work and don’t work, and how essays are viewed in the context of the entire application.

Who Should Come:

High school students and their families. Freshman and sophomores are welcome, too. Bring your questions. It’s never too early to begin to understand what this application business is all about!

sharon-epstein-college-essay-writing-and-interview-skillsSharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. Need help with essay writing, interview skills, and organizing your college search? I work with students everywhere: in-person, over the phone, Skype, and by email. Visit my website for more info. Connect with me on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.