MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg - The College Conversation Virtual Event

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg - The College Conversation Virtual Event

Monday, Oct 05, 2020 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom

From an Ivy League dean and a college admissions expert comes a guide to help parents support their children as they navigate their way to college.

Authors Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg will join our partner, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, for a Zoom Live event to discuss “The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education” on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 8 PM (EST).

This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium, BBYO, and the Jewish Educational Loan Fund.

Tickets options are as follows:

-Admit one for $6 (does not include a copy of the book); or 

-Admit one for $36 (includes a copy of “The College Conversation." Price covers shipping.) 

All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.

About the Book

“The College Conversation” is a comprehensive resource for mapping the path through the college application process that provides practical advice and reassurance to keep both anxious parents and confused children sane and grounded. Rather than adding to the existing canon of "How to Get In" college guides or rankings, Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg provide a step-by-step approach to having the tough conversations on this topic with less stress and more success.

The book is organized around key discussions and themes that trace the chronological arc of admissions and financial aid--beginning before the assembly of a list of potential colleges and continuing through the receipt of decisions--with a final section that includes advice on the first year of college. The topics include preliminary conversations about the search, and specifically how parents can think about their children's interests.

About the Authors

Eric J. Furda is the Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and the former Executive Director of Admissions at Columbia University. 

Jacques Steinberg is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Gatekeepers” and “You Are an Ironman,” and is a former New York Times education journalist. He is a senior executive at Say Yes Education and is on the board of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. He appears periodically as a college admissions expert on NBC's “Today Show.”