2015 College Readiness Bootcamp

October 2, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][pt_single_image image=”2266″ img_size=”full” image_align=”text-left” links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][pt_text]On September 26th, the Asian Community Development Council and OCA Las Vegas hosted the 2015 College Readiness Bootcamp at UNLV. A one day bootcamp featuring several workshops and amazing speakers that gave guidance for high school students on how to prepare for college. Some workshop topics that were selected for this year were not ordinary information that high school students would have known about getting ready to select the college they want to attend. Over 100 students and parents registered online to attend this event.[/pt_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][pt_marginblock margin=”50″ measure=”px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][pt_text]Students had opportunities to attend various workshops. Each workshop had a panel of experienced individuals who have had a variety of experience.  This year’s selection of bootcamp topics were:

  • How can I afford college
  • How to get recruited as a student athlete
  • College recruitment & selection for fine/performing artists
  •  How to be a STEM major & Potential Career Pathways
  • Why majoring in humanities can lead you to a satisfying career
  • How important are standardized tests
  • Writing the college essay
  • How public speaking skills can shape your future

[/pt_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][pt_single_image image=”2269″ img_size=”full” image_align=”text-left” links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][pt_single_image image=”2267″ img_size=”full” image_align=”text-left” links_target=”_self”][pt_marginblock margin=”30″ measure=”px”][pt_text]Lunch for the bootcamp was sponsored by Panda Express.[/pt_text][pt_marginblock margin=”50″ measure=”px”][pt_single_image image=”2268″ img_size=”full” image_align=”text-left” links_target=”_self”][pt_text]Thank you to Panda Express and East West Bank for being this year’s sponsors and the following committee members and volunteers for making the College Readiness Bootcamp a success!

  • Pauline Lee – The Meadows School Parents Association
  • Duy Nguyen – Cox Communications & OCA Las Vegas
  • Vida Lin – President of ACDC
  • Maria Marinch – College of Southern Nevada
  • Guy Amato – College of Southern Nevada
  • Rochelle Ruiz – Intern of ACDC
  • Nicholas Huynh – Intern of ACDC
  • Randy Huynh – Intern of ACDC

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