The Office of Precollegiate Student Services at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis is pleased to present the Commit to Success – College Prep Talk Virtual Workshop Series! 

Please join us for an assortment of workshops covering various college preparation and college readiness material for high school students, parents, and community members. 

All of these workshops will be conducted through the Zoom platform. In order to gain access to the workshops, please email with the name of the workshop you’d like to attend and we will email you the Zoom password-secured log-on information.

Upcoming 2020 College Prep Talks

Teaching Digital Literacy through Fake News and Media
Thursday, May 21
This workshop will focus on the development of critical thinking skills and support you in learning how to effectively interact in the age of technology. You will learn how to evaluate fake news, develop judgment, and critical evaluation of the media.


Teen Brain
Wednesday, May 27
This workshop will focus on helping you to understand how the brain works, gain more insight on the developmental stages of adolescents, and how this time influences how you experience the world.


Get to Know Yourself with MBTI
Friday, May 29
You will take the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, one of the most popular personality tests, and learn how to use your results to identify strengths, areas for growth, explore careers, and improve your relationships with yourself and others.


College Options Overview
Tuesday, June 2
In this workshop, you will learn about the many types of colleges that can enhance your educational experience and the benefits of each!

Self-Care: Giving from a Full Cup
Thursday, June 4
Are you a busy student? Juggling multiple responsibilities like school, extracurricular activities, work, taking care of siblings, etc.? In this workshop, you’ll explore various self-care strategies to fill up your cup and give your BEST self to the world!


Building Your College List
Tuesday, June 9
If you’re a high school student, you should begin building your college application lists far before your senior year. In this workshop, you will learn about different tools (online search engines, college guidebooks, and in-person visits) to build a list of good-fit colleges. You will also learn how to ensure that your list is balanced in terms of selectivity, affordability, and other important criteria.


Choosing Your Team
Thursday, June 11
Asking for a letter of recommendation is a tricky task, but it can be done with ease when you are prepared! In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare a list of individuals who you definitely want to have on your “team” as you prepare to apply for jobs, internships, and, of course, college!


Career Exploration Opportunities
Tuesday, June 16
In this workshop, you will learn about different opportunities to explore your career interests, such as internships, shadowing, and volunteering. We will also discuss the importance of gaining industry experience through internships and related opportunities in college.


A Day in the Life of a Professional
Friday, June 19
In this virtual platform, we will hear from career professionals as they share a general “day in the life” in their current positions. You can submit questions to ask the professionals in the Zoom chat room that will be answered during the discussion.


Translating the “Five-Paragraph Essay” into College Success
Thursday, June 25
If you can write a basic five-paragraph essay on a topic designated by your teacher, you will be prepared for basic level, college reflection essays and discussion board posts. This workshop will explain how to take your skills of preparing an introduction, main thoughts, and conclusion into college-level coursework.