Past events

College Admissions Workshop

  • Amber Thompson - AT College Consulting
  • Onishi & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC.

On Tuesday, May 11th at 6pm, Onishi & Associates invites you to an evening workshop with Amber Thompson, owner of AT College Consulting. As an Independent Educational Consultant, Amber Thompson works one-on-one with families to help students find colleges that best fit their academic, social, and financial needs. During this workshop, you will learn:

  • The top three criteria colleges use to assess students
  • Ways to support your student's academic and personal growth, from middle school to high school
  • How your student can balance their current interests with their future college goals
  • The value of helping your student understand why they want to attend college

During the evening, Amber will also address what has changed and what remains fundamentally the same in college admissions due to COVID-19.Together, we will explore

  • The impact of the test optional movement, including what it means to be test blind
  • How colleges evaluate transcripts and activity lists impacted by the pandemic
  • Ways to learn about and engage with colleges in a virtual world

Throughout the presentation, Amber will share resources, book suggestions, words of wisdom from admissions representatives, and more, all with the goal of helping you feel less stressed and more confident about your student's educational journey to college. You can learn more about Amber by visiting her website

Amber Thompson, AT College Consulting and its representatives are not affiliated with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC.