“I decided to start these workshops to fill a need for students in Winston-Salem. After graduating from high school, it is very normal for them to have some apprehension about what happens next,” says Lu Anne Wood, owner of the firm. “Students are excited, but they are nervous too, worried about meeting new people, not liking their roommates, managing their finances, keeping their grades up and more. I have designed this workshop so students spend a half day with their peers in the same situation and interact in a comfortable environment. They can ask a lot of questions, listen to advice and discuss the best ways to succeed during that freshman year.”
The workshop, “What You Might NOT Know about Becoming a College Freshman,” will be held from 10:30 to 1 p.m. on three Saturdays: June 19. June 26 and July 17. The cost is $200 per person and includes snacks, lunch, handout materials and organizational tools. Topics covered include:
How to make the most of college orientation events
Making wise choices when scheduling freshmen classes
Selecting college organizations and activities
Optimum utilization of advisors, professors, teaching assistants and upperclassmen
Using good judgment in terms of personal behavior
Time management — balancing academic demands and social activities
Shopping and packing for college (things to know before you pack those bags!)
Maintaining contact/relationships with family members and friends
For more information or to register for a workshop, visit http://luannewoodconsulting.com.
About Lu Anne Wood
Lu Anne Wood established Lu Anne Wood Consulting during the summer of 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Salem College and has 10 years of experience serving as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, and the Director of Student and Family Advising at Forsyth Country Day School, an independent school in Lewisville, N.C. She has worked closely with students, parents and faculty to guide students through every aspect of the high school experience, and understands the value of highly individualized attention during these years. As a college counselor, she establishes lists of prospective colleges for students and assists them with their college applications, essays and interview skills.
Wood has been involved in the Winston-Salem community for more than 30 years, and her community service includes positions as Junior League of Winston-Salem President, Junior League of Winston-Salem Treasurer, Forsyth Country Day School Board of Trustees member, Forsyth Country Day School Auction Co-Chair, Summit School Auction Treasurer, Home Moravian Church Board of Trustees member, Salem Academy and College 225th Anniversary Co-Chair, Winterlark Auction Committee Co-Chair and Bethlehem Community Center Board of Directors member.
For more information,visit http://luannewoodconsulting.com.
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