Caminos to College and Careers
Educational and Leadership Virtual Workshop Series
The LULAC National Educational Service Centers is now offering a series of virtual educational and leadership workshops to prepare students for higher education opportunities to provide pathways to careers. These workshops will include participation by career professionals and experienced presenters in relevant topics for student growth. Target groups will be students enrolled in middle school through high school, and in some instances, college students, with participation between 50 and 100 students per workshop.
The virtual series will assist students in understanding and leveraging resources for post-secondary education. These experiences will give insight to students in their decision to pursue their chosen plan of study and career path and provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve their academic goals.
LNESC is developing recruitment strategies specific to each workshop that is being offered. Target groups will be students enrolled in middle school through high school, and in some instances, will include college students. Recruitment can include students or referrals from any of the following options:
- LNESC TRiO students
- LNESC national program participants
- Affiliated school districts
- General public
Workshop topics will be focused on providing an educational or leadership experience based on student needs or requirements to move forward in their academic pursuits. Topic suggestions include:
- Career Exploration
- College Campus Culture
- University Campus Tours
- Resume/Professional Development
- 7 Steps to Effective Leadership
- Student Mental Health
LNESC will identify and invite a diverse group of volunteers to participate and engage with students in large and small group virtual settings as moderators, presenters and panelists. The workshops will be hosted on Zoom, and as appropriate, available for viewing on Facebook Live. Student feedback surveys will be collected to measure effectiveness of the workshops.
“The information was given by students that were actually in university and from all different years, so it gave a useful first-hand account and answered many questions I had.”
-Alexandra, “College Campus Culture” Participant
“What I found most useful about the presentation were the student resources and budgeting. I feel like I have more knowledge on how I can use and find all the resources that are provided on campus and how I can use these resources to my advantage. As for budgeting, I felt that they gave great tips onto how to manage money; college is very expensive so the tips they gave I can see myself using in the near future.”
-Mariana, “College Campus Culture” Participant
I loved that people out there keep us incoming freshman and high schoolers in mind when bearing the responsibility of entering college. It could get very overwhelming but with the support of LNESC I am more confident and sure of myself coming into college!”
-Victoria, “College Campus Culture” Participant