Emily McKinney

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Emily McKinney

Exciting News! Prosper students and families have a new resource on campus to help with college and career planning.

 I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. As part of an internal innovation grant, Collin College has employed 15 College and Career Counselors, like myself, to work with Collin County High Schools to support students in their endeavors beyond graduation. Research has shown that while many students apply and are accepted to college, large numbers of students do not follow through with their enrollment, chose an “best fit” major, or graduate. It is an exciting initiative! Our group has been working diligently most of the summer to be up-to-speed with Collin College programs, admissions and advising.

 I have been fortunate to work with high school students for 30+ years, first as a high school teacher and more recently as a high school counselor. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Sciences Education from Colorado State University, and Master’s degrees in Education & School Counseling from The Ohio State University, and the University of Dayton.

 During the school year, I will be here at Prosper weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and alternate Fridays. Over the summer, I will assist with admissions and advising at the Collin Preston Ridge and Central Park campuses, where I will support students as they transition to college. Please know that while I am a Collin employee, I am here to assist with career and college searches beyond Collin programming: career exploration, assessments & pathways, college exploration & readiness, college applications & exams, and paying for college. Certainly, I am here to help the Collin Dual Credit students and those who have an interest in Collin and their transfer programs.

 

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