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MEET THE FUTURE: Pre-College Workshop Series

Updated: Aug 20


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Meet the Future is a new, weekly workshop series hosted by Marwen’s College and Career Team on preparing for the college application process and beyond. Each workshop meets for one hour from 3-4 pm every Tuesday from July 7 to August 18. All workshops are free and open to young people preparing to apply for college and to those interested in learning more about college and beyond.


Part I: Foundations (July 7 - July 21)

The first part of the series will address the nuts and bolts of applying to college, including a conversation with staff from Columbia College Chicago and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago.


Part II: Get to Know Your Future (July 28 - August 18)

The second part of the series will center conversations with people on pathways to college and beyond, including conversations with admissions staff at SAIC and UIC to Marwen alumni currently attending college. The final workshop features a Time Capsule art-making workshop with teaching artist Katie Chung.


What to know before you register:

  • There are 7 unique workshops. You can register for as many as you like!

  • Workshops start the week of July 6 and end the week of August 18.

  • All workshops meet on Tuesdays.

  • All workshops and registration take place on Zoom.

  • You can register up until the time the workshop starts. We encourage you to sign up sooner rather than later to get a sense of audience size.

  • Both current Marwen students and new students register here.

Have questions? Reach out to us anytime at registrar@marwen.org or via text at 312.374.2968.


PART I: FOUNDATIONS


WORKSHOP #1

What Is the College Application Process? | Columbia College Chicago

Webinar with Victor Arroyo, Admissions Officer

Tuesday, July 7, 3-4 pm

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In this workshop, we’ll speak with Victor Arroyo, Admissions Officer at Columbia College Chicago. Learn about the general college application process: when to get started on applications, scholarships, portfolio requirements, and more.


WORKSHOP #2

FAFSA: Financial Aid Essentials | Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

Webinar with Viviana Arellano, Associate Director

Tuesday, July 14, 3-4 pm

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FAFSA is the application that many colleges use to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Join Viviana Arellano from Arrupe College to go through the FAFSA application process.

WORKSHOP #3

How to Approach College Application Essays

Tuesday, July 21, 3-4 pm

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In this workshop, we’ll examine two types of essays in college applications. The first is the Common Application Essay, the main essay students write to speak on unique personal experiences. The second is the Artist Statement, where art school applicants write about their practice and portfolio. This workshop will be recorded and published on Marwen’s blog.


PART II: GET TO KNOW YOUR FUTURE

WORKSHOP #4

Portfolio Development Essentials | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Maribel Ang, Recent Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate

Tuesday, July 28, 3-4 pm

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In this workshop, we’ll chat with Maribel Ang, a recent member of the admissions team and graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maribel will discuss how to prepare your portfolio for college applications from home. This workshop will be recorded and published on Marwen’s blog.


 



WORKSHOP #5

Intro to UIC and its Arts Programs | University of Illinois at Chicago

Evelyn Gaynor, College Recruiter

Tuesday, August 4, 3-4 pm

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We’ll speak with Evelyn Gaynor, College Recruiter at the UIC School of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. Evelyn will review the UIC admissions process and offer resources for virtual tours. This workshop will be recorded and published on Marwen’s blog.


WORKSHOP #6

What Was Your Path to College? | Marwen Alumni Panel

Zion Martin-Hayes, Davita Miranda, Tikal Rivera

Tuesday, August 11, 3-4 pm

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We will hold a conversation with Marwen alumni who are now college students. We’ll discuss the transition from high school to college, the effort to keep making art in college, and the overall college life. This workshop will be recorded and published on Marwen’s blog.


WORKSHOP #7

Vessels for the Future | Time Capsule Workshop

Katie Chung, Teaching Artist

Tuesday, August 18, 3-4 pm

CLICK HERE TO SEE WORKSHOP RECORDING


Teaching artist Katie Chung will facilitate a workshop on making your own time capsule. We will craft vessels for our future with materials you have at home, as we think about how we can envision our future selves. This workshop will be recorded and published on Marwen’s blog.


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