October 28, 2017: College Information Session Checklist | St. Ignatius

If you missed session...

  • Complete the close read from your pod (see Close Read section below)
  • Reflect on what you are looking for in a university, your likes/dislikes of what you heard, and start to formulate your preferences
  • Read Junior Summer Experience Update (see below)
  • Sign-up for date for your trio to lead a close/deep read under the tab for your pod


  • Reflect on College Fair and college decision criteria, preferences
  • Learn best practices for future college events or fairs

Trio Check-in (12:30 - 12:40pm)

  • How was the week!?
  • Weekly Goal Check-in
    • What work did we complete? What did we accomplish towards the goals we set?
    • What do we plan to do next week?

Close Read (12:40 - 1:30pm)

College Fair Review & Future Attendance (1:30 - 1:50pm)

  • Reflect on what you are looking for in a university
    • What are your top priorities / decision criteria?
    • What schools did you visit? What did you like/not like that you heard from each school?
    • How did the CSU, UC, private, and out-of-state schools differ?
    • What questions do you still have?
    • What resources can we provide this year to help you better decide on your college list for next year?

Junior Summer Experience Update (1:50 - 2:00pm)

  • Timeline
    • Nov 4: Introduction, career exploration, and Q&A
    • Nov 11: Q&A continued, identity exploration, JSE activity idea brainstorming
    • November - December: brainstorming
    • January: First proposal drafts
    • Late Feb or early March: Final proposals (and presentations)
    • Late March: Proposals reviewed and grants finalized by March
  • FAQ doc and proposal guidelines coming soon on the MMSF Portal!

Fun! (2:00 - 2:30pm)

  • Reminders
  • Sign-up to lead close/deep read
    • Come ready to present it to the group and lead discussion
      • Comprehension questions: What do certain words mean in context?
        • Structural questions: What is the thesis or main point? How does the author craft the argument?
        • Discussion questions: Make it personal; do we agree with the author? Why?