5 Free Online College Board Events for Hispanic Families

by Migdalia Rivera

One of my self-imposed missions is to help others obtain a college education; as  result, whenever I discover information that will assist others toward that mission I am happy to share it here on Latina On a Mission.

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Recently, I learned that the College Board is offering free online college guidance events every month through June. The events, called Destino Universidad (Destination College), connect students to college success and opportunity, in collaboration with CollegeWeekLive.  Three topics that will be discussed during the online events are vital to college success:

  • How to pay for college: financial aid and scholarships
  • The college application process: standardized tests, how to write an application essay, admissions interview tips
  • School fit: how to pick the school for you

The online bilingual events, presented in English and Spanish, will consist of streaming video presentations and live chat. They will also have the following:

  • Virtual booths for colleges, featuring electronic brochures, videos, webinars, podcasts and real-time IM and video chat between admissions counselors and students/parents
  • Real-time, interactive Q&A sessions with admissions officials
  • Live interactive video chats with current college students providing an insider’s perspective on their school and the admissions process
  • Networking capabilities to connect students with other students and service providers

The first event on Tuesday, Feb. 26, begins at 5 p.m EST.  They will also have events on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Click to register and attend Destino Universidad.

Click to learn more about Destino Universidad.

Let’s talk! How are you preparing for college success and opportunity? Share your tips in the comments so that we can help one another!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Patricia February 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm

This is so great. Being a first generation Latina going to college, was a tough one for me. The reason being is that I really did not know where to turn for advice. The only one I could turn to was my high school counselor, and he wasn’t much help.

2 Migdalia aka @MsLatina February 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

Patricia Like you, I had no one within my family to turn to for guidance. It made it much more difficult and because of that took me longer thn it should have. Programs like this one help. They break down barriors. They educate. They make it possible to graduate in 4 years, which is atypical within our community now.
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