College Draft Day

Mason Crosby and UW-Green Bay inspire local high school junior to commit to the college search process

Nearly 200 high school juniors from 10 local high schools came together for College Draft Day Powered by UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lambeau Field. This fun and fast-paced day included a variety of college prep activities. Students rotated through booths and drills on topics such as student life, studying abroad, academic options, financial aid and scholarships; chatted with volunteer UW-Green Bay student coaches; spoke one-one-one with an admissions counselor; heard from, and had a photo with, Green Bay Packers player Mason Crosby, who talked about the importance of higher education. Each participant left with a letter of intent signed by the student and Crosby, promising the student would commit to exploring higher education options.

Here are comments from an educator: “Thank you so much for inviting Denmark High School to attend College Draft Day. We were so impressed by the organization and the information you shared with students… So thank you again for everything! We would love to be included again next year!”

Evaluations were extremely positive. Here are a few answers to “What was the most helpful part of your day?”

  • Learning about what each major and schools is
  • Going into more depth with certain majors
  • Learning more about college and having really nice and helpful coaches
  • Learning about majors at GB
  • Learning about the college professors
  • Learning more about college life
  • Learning more about GB
  • Having good coaches J (this comment was made a few times)
  • Learning about planning your day
  • Knowing my options
  • Pace, leaders/mentors
  • When FAFSA was talked about
  • Learning more about UWGB (there were lots of these)
  • The talk with college students
  • Talking one on one with counselors
  • Talking to the girl that helped people figure out what they’re doing in life
  • Meeting one on one with people from college
  • Talking one on one with a lady at the admission station
  • Speaking to individual college staff for advice
  • Meeting up with the admissions people
  • Talking to people at tables
  • One on one chat
  • One on one
  • The one on one meetings with administration
  • I think that the most helpful part was being able to ask questions and just talk with our advisors
  • Asking the staff questions
  • The personal speaker assigned to you at one booth
  • The one on one conversation with the person (at the table)
  • Speaking with the administration

The organizers wish to thank staff and faculty from across campus for their help. This day wouldn’t be possible without everyone who assisted!

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– Photos by Kimberly Vlies and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication