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The College Conversation
October 5

at 8:00 pm




ERIC FURDA and JACQUES STEINBERG, The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education  


In partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and BBYO


Tickets: $6 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket including one copy of of The College Conversation (plus shipping)


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

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.


Programs will be recorded and made available to ticket holders for seven days following the event. Please email [email protected] for access to the link. 

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