Picking the right college and preparing for the first year: Christine VanDeVelde and Hélène Tragos Stelian in conversation with Amy Carr

Saturday, June 11, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Hotel Blake/Dearborn Room

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The road to college and the transition to campus can be vexing, so Christine VanDeVelde, “College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step” and Hélène Tragos Stelian,“Moving to College: What to do, What to Learn, and What to Pack” will sort out the process of application, admission and acceptance, and then the best approach to making the most out of the first year with Chicago Tribune's Associate Managing Editor/Features, Amy Carr.

Hélène Tragos

Hélène Tragos Stelian

Hélène Tragos Stelian is a seasoned author whose newest eBook - Moving to College: What to do, What to Learn, and What to Pack – provides hundreds of tips, product reviews and links to resources to help parents and college-bound seniors seamlessly navigate the transition from high school to college.


Christine VanDeVelde

Christine VanDeVelde is an author whose writing on early childhood education, college admission, and parenting has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She co-authored the best-selling College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step, which includes insights from over 150 deans of admission.


Amy Carr (Interviewer)

Amy Carr is the Associate Managing Editor/Features for the Chicago Tribune, overseeing all of entertainment, lifestyles, editorial events and video, as well as specialized content verticals such as Printers Row and the Printers Row app, Food & Dining, Blue Sky Innovation and Theater Loop.