2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Tuesday, January 29 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Adviser Session #3: Advising on the College Essay - Cultivating Student Voice

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The college essay can be the most daunting task in our students’ application process. Not only is it unsettling, but its completion is often muddled by the expectations of the adults in a student’s life. We want to ensure that CAC advisers are well-armed to guide their students from brainstorm to final product, keeping the student’s voice active throughout. Come learn strategies that promote creativity and support various learning styles, bring attention to essay structure, and implement hands-off tutoring pedagogy. Join in interactive partner activities in which you will practice new skills and reflect on your own relationship with writing to better inform your advising practices. You’ll walk away with an advising toolkit that will help your students take initiative in the writing process and develop their written voices.


Lara Lobrutto

Adviser, Boston University

Sofia Zocca

Adviser, Boston University

Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Metropolitan West Small Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel