High School Relations

The UW Colleges Recruiting Team

The University of Wisconsin Colleges' team of College Resource Counselors (CRC) are traveling the state, connecting students and their families with information and resources to make informed career and college decisions. Contact a member of our team today to schedule a free workshop, presentation, or information session at your school.

Contact Your College Resource Counselor

UW Colleges Resource Counselor Territories Map


1. Jordan Appicelli

2. Milissa Kloida

3. Jessica Zarnke

4. Emily Herzog

5. Kara Koerner

6. Kaitlin Koehler

7. Rachel Stern

8. Aubrey Schramm

College Planning Presentations & Workshops

The University of Wisconsin Colleges – the UW System's collection of two-year transfer campuses – offers presentations and workshops to help students prepare for college and careers. All offerings are free, and are perfect for parent nights, school assemblies, or as part of in-class instruction.  Contact your College Resource Counselor to schedule a presentation at your school!

"Finding the University for You: An Overview of UW Colleges"

This workshop provides an overview of UW Colleges, the 14 freshman/sophomore transfer campuses of the University of Wisconsin System. Students will learn about the Guaranteed Transfer Program, the advantages of attending a UW Colleges campus, financial considerations, and how to apply. We’ll also discuss other college options in Wisconsin.

"You’ve Got Options: Comparing College Choices in Wisconsin"

During this presentation, we’ll consider various post-secondary educational options in Wisconsin. Covering the UW Colleges two-year campuses, the four-year campuses of the UW System, and the Wisconsin Technical College System, we’ll explore what each institution has to offer, and what factors students should consider when deciding where to attend.

"Your Future Depends on It: Choosing Your High School Classes Wisely"

During this presentation, we’ll look at the importance of rigorous academics in high school and the impact that class choice has on college and career success. The ideal time of year for this presentation would be before students choose courses for the following year.

"Building Your Online Brand: The Power of Social Media in College Admissions and Beyond"

Social media is a daily fixture in many of our lives. In this workshop, students will learn how to use their social media profiles for the better, while avoiding potential pitfalls. By thinking of their online identity as part of their brand, they can influence the decisions of college admissions personnel and future employers. 

“Behind the Scenes of the College Admissions Process” *NEW*

This presentation is packed full of valuable insights on the dos and don’ts of the college application process. Student participants will learn what college admission teams look for in student applications through hands-on activities and group discussions.

"ACT 1-2-3"

This beginner’s guide to understanding the ACT includes an overview of each section of the ACT exam, what to bring on test day, and explores how the ACT can be a valuable tool for students’ futures. 

"College Planning 101: A Guide for Juniors"

Junior year is an important planning time for college. During this session, we’ll cover the college timeline for high school juniors, examine what it takes to be a competitive college applicant, and how to prepare for campus tours. We’ll also go over questions every student should be asking of their prospective college, and explore what happens after they’ve been accepted.

"Write Your Way into College: Essay Writing Made Easy"

Let’s face it, for many of us, writing the college admission essay can be intimidating. In this workshop, we’ll share strategies for elevating your application package by telling a compelling story in your essay. We’ll get down to basics, starting with how to begin crafting your essay, dos and don’ts, tips for reducing writing anxiety, and how to develop the narrative behind your application and transcripts.