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Upcoming Virtual Events for Students and Parents

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As the world of education goes increasingly virtual, events and fairs are too. This is great news for families with teens because there is no travel involved - and most of these virtual events are free to attend by parents and students. Our team at TeenLife is on the lookout and will share the most interesting fairs, panel discussions, webinars that are taking place in the weeks and months ahead in this blog. Be sure to bookmark this post! We will also share a link in our monthly newsletter, so sign up if you are not already on our email list.

Mock STEM Classes from Syracuse University

The Art of Algorithms: Divide-and-Conquer Mock Class with Dr. Cole Smith, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Register »

Introduction to Material Science and Engineering Mock Class with Dr. Michelle Blum, Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Register »

Biomedical Engineering: Engineering the Human Machine Mock Class with Dr. Doug Yung, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Register »

All of the professors will be available “after class” to discuss the class topic and/or broader questions about Syracuse’s Engineering and Computer Science programs. We will encourage students to enable their audio and video to ask questions and engage with the professors. Dr. Smith is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Blum is Program Director for Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Yung is Program Director for Bioengineering, and Dr. Dannenhoffer is Program Director for Aerospace Engineering.

TeenLife LIVE | The Gap Year: Taking Time to Maximize Your Future

Tuesday, December 8, 6-7 pm EST. Presented by Ethan Knight, Executive Director, Gap Year Association

Whether you’re new to the concept of a gap year or have always been on the train, this will be a relevant discussion for anyone considering a gap year in 2021. There are many incredible benefits to a gap year and those have largely remained unchanged in the era of Covid-19. However, the ways in which youth are taking advantage of the gap year in this unique timeframe, are as varied as they are ingenious.

During this session, we will discuss the many known quantitative and qualitative outcomes of taking an intentional gap year. We will discuss financial aid, domestic & international opportunities, virtual gap years, and of course Covid-19 and how gap year programs are making smart adjustments. We will highlight current information on the transition to college that both reflects college needs, but also student needs and planning their return to higher education.

We invite you to attend an informative and entertaining session with experts in the gap year space, to learn more about gapping in 2021. Register »

TeenLife LIVE Virtual Gap Information Sessions

Thursday, December 10, 5-8 pm EST. Hosted by TeenLife Media

This event will feature live presentations by six gap programs each hour, including a Q&A session. Gap programs are unique experiences designed for students 18 to 24 that increase self-awareness and expose students to life beyond school. Students that take a gap year after high school tend to be more engaged in their classes and campus organizations. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Once you are registered you'll receive a notification two weeks before the event where you can sign up for one or more hourly sessions. Parents, students, counselors and advisors welcome! Reserve your seat »

CU Denver Virtual Preview Day

Friday, December 11th

Preview Day is an excellent way for prospective students and groups to find out more about the University of Colorado in Denver. On Preview Day, students will get a variety of offerings including: presentations from our campus resources, interactive student panel, academic program spotlights and a tuition grant drawing! Register for free >>