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About the Event

Join NSHSS,, and U.S. News & World Report for a day of networking, college admissions insider information, informed "AHA" moments, and inspiration! This virtual event is a phenomenal opportunity to hear from and engage with educational resources and industry leaders from across the U.S. who are all vested in your future successes! You're already a high-performing student on a hopeful path toward a bright future, use this event to get further! Explore our virtual event space to hear informative & inspiring presentations, visit the exhibit hall to engage with representatives from top colleges and companies, and network with fellow students in the lounge area to broaden your social circle! You won't want to miss "clicking" into this wealth of helpful information from the comfort of your home! Register today!

Admissions Insight

Gain exclusive access to invaluable knowledge and firsthand experiences from former Admissions Officers hailing from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including Stanford and Northwestern. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect directly with seasoned professionals who have meticulously reviewed countless applications and understand what it takes to stand out in the highly competitive admissions process. Our team of former AOs is here to provide you with insider tips, personalized guidance, and unparalleled insights to help you navigate the journey to your dream school!


Shannon Kennedy

Former Admissions Officer
Northwestern University


Amber Bisnauth

Former Admissions Officer
Stanford University


Theos Rizos

Former Admissions Officer
University of Florida



05/04/2024 09:00 am

Welcome to the VCCS!

Begin to explore this virtual space & feel free to hang out and chat in the Networking Lounge while others get logged in!

05/04/2024 09:00 am

Info Desk Available for Q&A

Visit the Info Desk in the Main Lobby at any time during the event for assistance.

05/04/2024 09:00 am

College & Career Exhibit Hall

Visit the Exhibit Hall at any time during the event to chat with representatives from colleges and other educational resources.

05/04/2024 09:35 am

Conference Kick Off

Welcome to the VCCS Main Stage! Hear a bit of information about the host organizations for VCCS and the vision for this NEW virtual experience.

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Annika Schneider
NSHSS Collegiate Council

05/04/2024 09:45 am

Ace College Prep with VCCS!

Join former Stanford University Admissions Officer, Amber, on the Main Stage to hear about some of her recommended best practices and approaches to navigating college admissions. - 30 min

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Amber Bisnauth

05/04/2024 10:20 am

10 Skills Teens Need to Succeed and How to Leverage Your Summer

What skills are always in demand? How can you choose summer opportunities that will add to your skill sets and abilities. You won't want to miss this session! - 30 min

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Marie Schwartz
TeenLife Media, LLC

05/04/2024 11:00 am


Use this time to visit the Exhibit Hall to connect with admissions reps from various colleges & industry professionals, as well as explore the Networking Lounge! - 40 min

05/04/2024 11:40 am

Explore the Benefits of Performing Research During HS

Join Dr. GP LeBourdais, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Polygence, to hear how you can perform your own independent research project while in high school and how it can greatly impact the strength of your college applications. - 20 min

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Dr. GP LeBourdais

05/04/2024 12:00 pm

Lunch & Learn - "Masterclass for Success with College Applications"

Join on the Main Stage to hear some helpful tips to ensure your successful completion and submission of college applications. - 30 min

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Brian Mitchell

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Gabriel Hall

05/04/2024 12:30 pm

Lunch & Learn - "Masterclass: The Value of NSHSS Membership & Opportunities"

Join NSHSS Collegiate Council on the Main Stage to hear how impactful NSHSS membership can be for high-performing students. - 30 min

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Annika Schneider
NSHSS Collegiate Council

05/04/2024 01:05 pm

How to Earn Scholarships & Why It Matters

Learn more about the process of finding, applying, and winning scholarships as a valuable addition to your college pursuits.  - 30 min

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Leia LeMaster Horton, M.Ed.
Horton Test Prep

05/04/2024 01:35 pm


Last chance to grab helpful downloadable resources & complete tasks to score points on the VCCS leaderboard! - 20 min

05/04/2024 02:00 pm

What Every Parent Needs to Do Now to Lower College Costs, Get More Aid & Take On Less Debt

Learn why some families vastly overpay for college, yet others increase eligibility for grants, scholarships and aid. Families who educate themselves and plan a few years ahead, while their students are in 9th, 10th and 11th grade, reduce out-of-pocket costs, get more aid and take on less debt. - 30 min

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Cyndi Menegaz
SMARTTRACK® College Funding

05/04/2024 02:35 pm

“GRWM” and Learn How to Become an Influencer

Join Cailey as she walks you through her experience as an influencer, what it means to be a content creator, and explore a new emerging field! - 20 min

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Cailey Chin

05/04/2024 02:55 pm

Conference Farewell

Thank you for joining us and best wishes on your anticipated college & career exploration journies!

College & Career Fair Exhibitors

  • NewU University
  • TeenLife Media, LLC
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • BETA Camp
  • Baker College
  • Intern Readiness Certificate Program
  • University of Queensland
  • GradGuard
  • Horton Test Prep
  • Mount St. Joseph University Department of Nursing
  • Polygence
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals
  • Junior State of America
  • National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
  • CollegeAdvisor
  • Old Dominion University
  • AlphaX

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I attend the Virtual College & Career Summit?

VCCS will be available to access through this page, by clicking ‘Login’ after registering.

How does the virtual summit work?

VCCS allows you to pick and choose the events/workshops you would like to attend. Within the platform, there will be auditoriums for workshops and events as well as booths for certain events where you would like to learn more about, view documents and videos, and live chat with booth hosts.

Who can attend?

VCCS is designed for all High School students, their parents, and educators!

Do I need to register in order to access the event?

Yes, registration is very easy! Click HERE to register and save your spot today.

What if I can’t make the live event?

We’ll have all sessions available on-demand following the live event. If you can’t make it on the live day, you may still register and access the event afterward!

Do I need to install any apps or software’s to access the event?

No applications are required to access the event.