Back To School with Emory WorkLife

By Aaronnette McFarlin, MSA

July, 2017



The Emory WorkLife Resource Center is hosting its annual Back to School campaign during the months of July and August. The campaign includes not only web articles to help parents with issues related to their children going back to school, but also offers free informational workshops for employees and their partners. 



The College Admissions Process:A Planning Workshop for Parents of High School Students

This session is designed to provide both high school students and their parents with an overview of admission factors that many institutions in the state, and across the country, consider during the college application process. Highlights of this program will include: review of curriculum rigor, tips for essays, standardized testing, how to make one stand out in the application process, and other helpful tips students and parents need to know before beginning the college search. The session will be conducted by Timothy Fields from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Emory University.



July 27, 2017


Emory University – Oxford Road Building

Oxford Presentation Room 



Understanding K-12 School Options in Metro Atlanta

Whether you are considering options for elementary school, middle school, or high school in Atlanta, the range of educational options in the ninth largest metropolitan city can be overwhelming. This workshop is designed to help sort through the choices and shed light on the different types of educational opportunities available throughout metro Atlanta. Brett Hardin, PhD, is currently the Head of the High School at Paideia and has previously worked at two public high schools and Georgia State University. Bringing over twenty five years of professional work experience in public and private education, he will provide attendees of this workshop with insight into the differences between public and private school, along with some of the important factors that families may want to consider as they explore various educational options.


Dr. Hardin will also help parents understand the range of school structures, from a comprehensive public school and charter school, to magnet and Montessori. The workshop will help parents gain knowledge into the goals of different schools, which can help guide parents in making a more informed decision about the best schooling choice for their children. After Dr. Hardin reviews the educational landscape in metro Atlanta, there will be time for questions and an open forum to discuss schools in metro Atlanta.  



August 04, 2017


Emory University – Oxford Road Building

Oxford Presentation Room 



Saving for College

Join two professionals who will share their expertise on strategies for planning, saving and paying for college. Topics will include retirement plans, life insurance, 529 savings and prepaid plans.



August 10, 2017


Emory University – Goizueta Business School Building

Room 201


Click here to register.


If you have questions about the workshops or the Back to School campaign, please contact the WorkLife Resource Center at (404) 727-8000.