High School Counselors Workshop

Specifically for the high school counselor that works directly with junior and senior grade level students, learn more about what makes Mānoa unique and how to guide students in making the most out of their college experience as a Rainbow Warrior. Through various breakout sessions and a resource fair, you will be exposed to topics that will provide valuable insight and knowledge to the vast opportunities available to our Rainbow Warriors. Connect with colleagues, presenters, and friends to network and learn. Connect with our departments and student services to learn more about their UHMazing programs. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you.

Date:
Monday, September 28, 2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Location:
Virtual! Link will be sent upon registration

*If you will NOT be attending the workshop, but would like to request a packet, please email uhmevent@hawaii.edu with your first/last name, position title, school, & mailing address.

Schedule of Activities (Tentative - subject to change)

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Welcome Message, Housekeeping & General Admissions Updates
8:20 AM – 9:20 AM
Resource Fair
9:20 AM – 9:30 AM
Break & Transition
9:30 AM – 10:10 AM
Workshop Session I
10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Workshop Session II
11:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Workshop Session III
11:45 AM – 11:55 AM
Closing

Workshop (Breakout) Sessions

2020's workshop sessions are listed below:

APPLICATION PROCESSING FROM A TO Z

Garett Inoue, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Session I II & III

Everything you wanted to know about the application process for freshmen and transfer students. From the time an application is submitted to when a decision is sent out and everything in between. We will also discuss how the Work from Home and Test-Optional changes have made us readjust our admissions processes.


TALK STORY WITH UH MĀNOA ADMISSIONS

Ryan Yamaguchi, Associate Director of Admissions
Abigail Huliganga Hurgo, Associate Director of Admissions
Jose Magno, Admissions Counselor
Sessions I, II & III

In this facilitated discussion session, we invite you to share your experience(s) with the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions. What do you like? What can be improved? How can we better meet the trends you are seeing? How can we continue to grow our relationships with counselors and students in Hawai‘i? Please prepare for honest dialogue, looking towards a positive future.


FOR NEW COUNSELORS: FINANCIAL AID & NEW WARRIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT UH MANOA

Justin Lau, Admissions Counselor & Scholarship Coordinator
Jacob Nakasone, Financial Aid Specialist
Sessions I, II & III

Learn about our many scholarship & financial aid opportunities, including updates on automatic scholarships and the FAFSA, how to make your students’ scholarship applications stand out, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s financial aid process, and more!


ACADEMIC ADVISING: CONNECTING THE DOTS

Solimar Carrasquillo Ho, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, College of Natural Sciences Scholarship Coordinator
Clare Fujioka-Sok, Admissions Advisor, Shidler College of Business
Jill Nakatsu, Director of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering
Leilani Takeuchi Harjati, Academic Advisor, Mānoa Advising Center for Exploratory Students
Sessions I, II, & III

In this session our Academic Advisors will take you on a chronological journey to build upon what students can do each year (sophomore, junior, senior) to prepare for college. Topics and resources include: preparing for majors (recommended math and science coursework for STEM majors), UHM program sheets, AP/IB coursework, college placement exams, connecting with academic advisors early (Advising Guide), preparing for registration (STAR GPS registration tips and Summer Advising webinars and online resources), and common forms (including UHM VA, FAS concurrent enrollment, etc.).


HELP YOUR STUDENTS FIND (AND PREPARE FOR) THE RIGHT MAJOR

Matt Eng, Academic Advisor, Mānoa Advising Center for Exploratory Students & Coordinator, Exploratory Program
Sessions I, II, & III

This session will review some of the tools and resources available to assist students in the process of choosing an academic pathway that would best suit their interests and goals. We will be exploring some self-reflection questions to guide students and look at some planning resources.


GETTING THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AT HOME

Brent Fujinaka, Career Counselor, Mānoa Career Center
Rayna Tagalicod, National Exchange Program
Jessie Chen, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Kelli Chinen, President, Business Executives Society of Tomorrow (student organization)
Sessions I, II, & III

UH Mānoa believes that beyond academics, student engagement contributes towards a successful college experience. In this panel session, you will learn about the various opportunities at UHM that promote leadership, life skills, and personal development while enhancing the college experience. Representatives from Manoa Career Center, National Student Exchange, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and student organization, Business Executive Society of Tomorrow will offer brief overviews of their programs and answer counselor questions.


EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES IN PRE- HEALTH PROGRAMS AT MĀNOA

Kiana Shiroma, Director Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center & Interim Director, Student Success Center
Brian Akiyama, Pre-Nursing Advisor & Admissions Specialist, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Sessions I, II, & III

Pre-Health Programs at UH Manoa offer an abundance of resources to help your students to better prepare for an exceptional and rewarding college experience. Learn about the Pre-Health Advising Center and Pre-Nursing Program, their services, and professional development opportunities. Gain valuable insights and tips on how you can help your students to prepare for a career in health while in high school.

Participating Programs - Academic & Student Services Fair

Many of UHM's academic departments and student services will be represented at the resource fair.

Click here below for a list of 2020’s fair participants (subject to change).

Office of Admissions Events

Email:uhmevent@hawaii.edu
Phone Number:(808) 956-7137

by 9/24/2020