Her Conference High School

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I attended Her Campus's second annual high school conference last Saturday! I had so much fun at last year's conference that I knew I had to attend this year.

I went with my best friend, Alex, who also went with me last year. The conference was at Northeastern University in Boston again, but it was at a different building. I honestly think this building was better than last year's building because there was a lot more room. However, the one part I didn't like was that as the day went on, there were so many Northeastern students in the building using it versus having pretty much no students in last year's building. Alex and I decided to take the train in that morning because we learned the hard way last year that driving in isn't the best scenario!

The conference started out with a continental breakfast. They had bagels, muffins, coffee, and more. One of the sponsors was Pinkberry with their brand new Greek yogurt. Since I'm on a health kick, I tried it and was super impressed! It was just a plain tart yogurt, and I added on blueberries, strawberries, and granola.

After breakfast, everyone attended a keynote by Ryan Scheuer, the Assistant Director of Admissions at Northeastern, about the college admissions process. It was super helpful, and he really tackled the different myths that people hear about colleges. I really liked that he summarized all colleges as a whole instead of focusing on Northeastern.

Everyone attended their first of three seminars after the keynote. There were nine different seminars total with three going on at once so each girl had an option of which one she wanted to attend, which was awesome. Alex and I chose one about packing for college. It basically said the dos and don'ts of what to bring to school. I'm pretty sure that I'll be commuting to college so it wasn't too helpful to me, but Alex found it really helpful.

There were 15 minutes in between each seminar to walk around the different sponsor tables. The tables were Dormify, Signet, and Studio C. There were different promotions that were going on, which was awesome. Hint and Avitae waters were also available to drink! There was also a social currency station, which gave you raffle tickets! By using the hashtag #HerConferenceHS, you got one ticket for each tweet, two tickets for each Instagram, and three tickets for each Facebook post. And an extra ticket was given each time you mentioned a sponsor! That's why I was tweeting like CRAZY on Saturday because I wanted a lot of raffle tickets... #SorryNotSorry.

Anyway, the second seminar followed right after the first. I chose to attend the seminar all about study tips. It was really helpful because the girls talked about how to find time to study and which study methods work best! College is extremely different from high school, so it was nice to see how to handle schoolwork.

Lunch catered by Chipotle was followed by the second seminar. It was delicious. I'm not a big fan of Mexican food, so I just had rice, lettuce, guacamole, chicken, and sour cream all mixed. It was SO GOOD. And of course I had guacamole and chips! Chipotle seriously never fails.

After lunch, Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of She's the First, gave a keynote. It was super inspiring! She talked about how and why she started She's the First. As an entrepreneur myself, her keynote was really motivating to me. It made me realize that if I work hard enough, I can achieve any of the dreams that I may have.

The third and last seminar was Tammy's keynote. I chose to attend a seminar all about joining extracurriculars and clubs in college. This one was really helpful to me because I definitely plan on doing extracurriculars, so I was given all kinds of information.

The day ended with the raffle! There were a good amount of prizes, which was awesome. The raffle tickets that were used were the raffle tickets earned at the social currency station. And I was so excited when my name was announced for FREE CHIPOTLE CATERING FOR 20 PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I knew tweeting an obnoxious amount would be worth it! I can't wait to plan a little get together in the summer.

pic credit: Katherine

I was also reunited with these two fabulous gals, Katherine and Jacqueline! They are both a part of the Her Campus Blogger Network like I am, and I met them both at last year's conference. Katherine is actually now the new community blogger network manager at Her Campus, which I'm so excited about!

Overall, I had a blast at this year's conference. The time flew by, and I was disappointed when it was finally time to go! It was funner than last year, there was more people, and I can't wait to attend again next year.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a ton of fun! And Chipotle catering!! YUM!

    xo hk