By Mark Abrams

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Saint Joseph’s University is holding a half-day workshop on Saturday geared toward high school juniors and seniors exploring college prospects.

Maureen Mathis, an assistant provost in the admissions office, says this is not a pitch to get students to sign up for St. Joe’s.

Rather, she says, it’s aimed at filling in the gap caused by schools reducing guidance counselors and other staff who normally would help navigate students through the college selection and admission process.

“They can come up with lists of prospective schools that match their interests and how they can enhance their communication skills for interviewing, phone conversations as well as social media etiquette. And, then, we’ll also be working with the students on how to write a college essay,” Mathis said.

Mathis says the program begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Cardinal Foley Student Center on Saint Joseph’s Maguire Campus.

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