CareEpilepsy Ethiopia Organized a College Experience Sharing Event.
“I learned how to market myself in my applications,” said Abraham, one of the participants of Acing the College Application Process.
CareEpilepsy Ethiopia organized the event, Acing the College Application Process, with two objectives in mind: to assist Ethiopian high school students who have the potential to succeed in colleges abroad but aren’t able to do so due to lack of information about the various aspects of the application process, and to raise funds in support of the various projects under CareEpilepsy Ethiopia. Over one hundred seventy students from all over Addis Ababa attended the event most of whom expressed interest in becoming CareEpilepsy volunteers.
The event started with a brief introduction about the objectives of the event and about CareEpilepsy. Then, students dispersed into four breakout rooms to attend interactive sessions that focused on looking for colleges, applying for financial aid, acing standardized tests, writing polished essays, and marketing themselves in their applications. The sessions were led by facilitators who are experienced in their respective topics.