May College and Career Edge Programs

College and Career Edge Programs in May

The Edge at the White Plains Public Library is happy to announce our new College and Career Edge series this fall. We'll be using our new Igloo room to host a variety of virtual and in-person programs. In the Igloo, students can experience Virtual Reality (VR) without a headset in the library's newly installed panoramic content room. Views from 360° content and more will be provided in this fun series of programs. Technology installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation/Optimum.

College and Career Edge Series: Financial Literacy

We will be hosting the following programs in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

College and Career Edge Series: Virtual College Visits in the Igloo

We will be visiting various college campuses through the magic of Virtual Reality in the Igloo Technology Room.

Program for High School Juniors: Creating a Compelling College Application
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time

We are offering this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

We will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission. We’ll discuss how the Supreme Court decision has impacted the college admissions process and how a student’s ability to express their insights, experiences and personal growth through their application essays are more important than ever before.

We will discuss application strategies including the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, early action and regular decision. We’ll review what factors students should consider in deciding whether or not to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for test-optional colleges and universities. We’ll also discuss the different ways that students can be admitted to a particular school.

We’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling.

The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (

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