EDISON, NJ -- It’s been a busy November for the College Counseling Office at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. 

On Nov. 5, Wardlaw+Hartridge hosted the NJAIS College Counselor Workshop: Data Download, which included presentations and collaboration with colleagues to support and strengthen the college process in secondary schools. Participants from independent, public, and parochial schools learned how data can support a college or university’s onboarding process, as well as track student satisfaction upon graduation.

The program including two presentations in the morning: How Colleges Use Software To Track Applicants and Enroll a Class, and Evolving College Admissions from Best Fit to ROI. There was networking and discussion time after lunch.

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Ebony Clinton Brown, Senior Director of Undergraduate Admission at Northeastern University, Eric Range, Director of Partner Success at GeckoEngage, and Andrew Strickler, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Connecticut College, made the opening presentation in the Oakwood Room.

Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review, delivered the second presentation of the morning to the NJAIS professionals in Oakwood and later spoke with W+H juniors on the topic of “How to Find the Right College” in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

On Monday, Nov. 11, Professor Fabian Hilfrich from University of Edinburgh in Scotland addressed the Class of 2021 on the topic of “The New World Through Old Eyes.” The University of Edinburgh is an elite institution, one of only five included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and host, also on November 11 at the Penn Club of New York City, of a panel of historians including colleagues from both Vanderbilt and Yale.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.