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2015 High School Counselors Workshop

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UH Mānoa Admissions
Ryan Yamaguchi, Assistant Director of Admissions
This session will help you understand the UH Mānoa admissions process. Information related to admission requirements, the application process, and important deadlines will be covered. Other topics will include how to complete the Self-Reported Application and what to expect for the next application cycle.

Mānoa Scholarships & Financial Aid 101
Carissa Gusman, Admissions Counselor
Jacob Nakasone, Scholarship Coordinator
Did you know that UH Mānoa awards over $1.5 million in merit based scholarships to incoming freshmen every year? Help your students become recipients of these funds by joining us to learn about our many scholarship & financial aid opportunities, how to make your student’s scholarship applications stand out, the UHM financial aid process, and more!

#makemanoayours: Student Panel
Abigail Huliganga, Admissions Counselor
Student Ambassadors

Experience Mānoa through the eyes of our current students with this interactive student panel. Hear the current perspectives from a number of our students on academics, student life, and the college experience found only at UH Mānoa. Students will discuss the benefits of attending UHM, opportunities they have been provided while on campus and provide insight on why UHM was a great investment for their college experience.

STAR Online Advising & Scholarship System
MyUH Portal

STAR Ambassadors
Chase Kawakami, IT Specialist

STAR for Students is the UH System's official tool that allows any student with a UH account to track progress towards their current degree program, explore other degree options, access their unofficial transcripts, and search/apply for scholarships! This session will provide an overview of STAR, highlight how you can help your students who have access, and will also include a brief STAR demonstration.

UH Mānoa students use MyUH Portal to register for classes, pay tuition, check their financial aid status, view holds, and more. You will be led through a MyUH Portal introduction and demonstration. Key features of this tool, essential for every UHM student to be familiar with, will be highlighted.

How to Declare the Right Major at UH Mānoa
Mānoa Advising Center
"What should my major be?" This is one of the most common questions incoming freshmen have when they come to college. The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) is here to help these students explore the 90+ majors offered at UH Mānoa with the goal of declaring a major that best fits their educational, career, and personal goals by the end of their sophomore year. Learn how MAC uses mandatory advising and various programs to serve Exploratory students and specific pre-majors on the UHM campus. MAC representatives will also explain more broadly how high school counselors can guide students to identify and contact their appropriate UHM advisor based on their major.

Mānoa Career Center: Road Map for Professional Development
Mānoa Career Center
Learn how the Mānoa Career Center can empower UH Mānoa students to engage in career life planning through awareness, exploration, experience, and reflection. This session will cover services provided by the Mānoa Career Center, including career counseling, student jobs, internships, Federal Work Study, Career Fairs, workshops, and more!

Overseas Study Options for UH Mānoa Students: Out-of-State & International Programs
National Student Exchange, the Study Abroad Center, and Mānoa International Exchange
UH Mānoa features many opportunities for students to study out-of-state as part of their degree program at UHM. Transferable degree credits can be earned at one of 170 National Student Exchange consortium universities in the continental U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Encourage your students to take their international education goals a step further on study abroad and earn UHM credits on the Study Abroad Center's summer, semester, and year-long programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America that are led by UHM Faculty Resident Directors.

Mānoa International Exchange (MIX) Programs provide transfer credits and more independence for mature undergraduates and graduate students who seek the opportunities available through MIX partner schools.

Mānoa Experience
Aaron Bain, Student Recreation Services
James Frizzell, Student Life & Development
Morgan Rapozo, Campus Center Board-Activities Council
Mandy Westfall-Senda, New Student Orientation Coordinator

UH Mānoa believes that beyond academics, student engagement contributes towards a successful college experience that beyond academics, student engagement contributes towards a successful college experience. In this session, you will learn about the various opportunities at UHM that "promote leadership, life skills, and personal development while enhancing campus life," as stated in Student Life and Development's mission statement.

On-Campus Living: Student Housing (This session will run through breakout sessions I & II. This session will be capped at 27 people. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive an email confirming your spot.)
Student Housing Services
UH Mānoa recognizes and emphasizes the on-campus residential experience as an important component of the total higher education experience. In this session, you will hop on the Rainbow Shuttle to the residence halls. A Housing Representative will share the benefits of living on campus (even for local students), introduce the various housing communities at UHM, and will provide a snapshot of being a part of the campus' vibrant residential community. This experience will conclude with a tour showcasing first year housing options.

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Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2015