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Free Member Seminars

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

Seminar Schedule

Planning Ahead for Your College Career

A good college plan has five elements: planning your academic curriculum, selecting extracurricular activities, finding the right college, assembling a successful college application, and paying for college. In this first seminar, Dr. Quadrel will provide an overview of the plan and then focus on the first two elements (the other three elements will be covered in future seminars). He will discuss how to choose an appropriate curriculum track, the importance of maintaining a good GPA, and a comparison of advance credit options such as Advanced Placement (AP) classes and Running Start. For extracurricular activities, Dr. Quadrel will emphasize “quality” over “quantity” and how to focus your activities to demonstrate initiative, commitment, progress, and leadership.

Finding Your Perfect College

There are over 4,700 degree-granting institutions in the United States, including both 4-year and 2-year colleges. How do you find the one that’s best for you? In this seminar, Dr. Quadrel will recommend key criteria for narrowing down your search, including fields of study, tuition and fees, location and setting, size, housing, campus life, and community. He will also demonstrate some free online tools to help find and compare different schools.

Once a working list of candidates is developed, families should try to visit schools of interest. There’s really no substitute for walking through campus and interacting directly with students, faculty and administrators. This can be a time-consuming process, so Dr. Quadrel will offer ideas of how to plan your visit for maximum value and efficiency.


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Seminar Schedule

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

Wednesday
04
Oct
Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Quadrel
Thursday
12
Oct
Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Quadrel

Note: Seminar dates, times and locations can change without notice. If you have not registered at least one week in advance, please call to register and verify the schedule.


Onsite Presentations

Gesa offers free financial literacy materials and workshops to high schools, colleges, clubs, businesses, and other groups. There is no cost for speakers or materials and each presentation can be tailored to suit the needs of your group or organization. Click here for a list of current topics.

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