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
Tuesday, January 29 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Adviser Session #4: Meeting Them Where They Are: The Nuances of Advising in Rural Communities

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Through a conversation rooted in social justice, we’ll give you tips on advising in rural areas and provide guidance on gaining cultural competency. An initial adviser role-play will create a reference point and foundation for the remainder of the session. We will reflect on language usage and how we frame conversations with rural students about choosing a two-year college versus a university, attending faraway schools versus those closer to home, and related topics. Come explore best practices for understanding rural family needs and expectations, effectively sharing information, gaining parental trust, and learning to be a participatory member of your community. 


Kirsten Bubak

Adviser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Celeste Loia

Adviser, North Carolina State University

Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Gramercy Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel