College Search Without Stress


A Webinar Series arranged by:

The 2021 Lincoln Park High School IB Juniors Parent Organization  

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer


Student resumes. Standardized tests. Teacher recommendations. College visits. Common application essays. These are just a few of the many stressful demands that families experience in the college search process, concurrently during the all-too-busy junior and senior years of high school. Many families attempt to face these challenging milestones alone on their own – without taking advantage of the resources and tools that can help them to manage the stress of the entire process.


This webinar series is designed with BOTH the student and parents in mind. Families will learn strategies for navigating the college search process from two world-renowned experts:  Dr. Bruce Neimeyer helps families worldwide to navigate the college search process and Dr. Suzie Carmack is a world-renowned well-being scholar and coach. They are also parents who have navigated the college search process personally  -- and they designed this series to help both students and their parents to enjoy this often challenging (and stressful) college search journey.

"This was so incredibly helpful!
Thank you so much for doing this for our parents and kids!!"

— Alex

“Fantastic Job! Our family really enjoyed both of your presentations."

— Deborah

Introducing the LPHS - IB Webinars Series!

Questions before your register? Call or email Bruce @

312-725-3279 |

December 15, 2019

Webinar #1

Junior Year College Search and Selection Planning (FREE)

6:00 pm

Join us for this free one hour presentation on the high school junior year planning process. These goals and tips will help you to manage the college search and selection process like a pro, reduce everyone's stress and you just might begin to enjoy this process. 


Recording is available for subscribers only. To subscribe for this series, please purchase the webinar series.

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

January 29th, 2020

Webinar #2

Getting Ahead of the College Stress Curve

6:00 pm

$40.00 registration fee

In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how to get ahead of the college stress curve by applying recent research findings from the science of compassion. Students and parents will learn 8 strategies for practicing more compassionate communication, and explore how these strategies can protect your family well-being throughout the college search process – while improving academic performance and enhancing creativity

Dr. Suzie Carmack

February 23rd, 2020

Webinar #3

Applying to International Universities! 

6:00 pm

$40 registration fee

Thinking that you might want to attend University overseas? Could the school where Copernicus studied be the place to get your undergraduate degree? Learn about the application process for some of the more popular international universities of choice for US students seeking an alternative to US institutions.  

Click here to register today. 

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

March 22nd, 2019

Webinar #4

IB - The Difference

6:00 pm

$40 registration fee

The IB program is rigorous. The IB student has worked very hard to achieve this designation. It's important to maximize their work and draw the admissions committee's attention to how this experience has best prepared them to be an asset to the University community. Learn how to use this experience to create a competitive admissions application.

Click here to register. 

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

April 26th, 2020

Webinar #5

Show me the money

6:00 pm

 $40 registration fee 

FAFSA, CSS, Stafford, PLUS Loan, Self help aid, gift aid. If these terms are foreign to you this might be the right session for you. This session will cover the process, the forms, types of aid so that you have a clear picture of how much you are willing to pay for college and how you will achieve it. There are numerous options to consider so planning ahead can make all the difference. 

Click here to register. 

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

May 13th, 2020

Webinar #6

We're all in this (college search process) together

6:00 pm

$40 registration fee

Big schools. Little schools. Safety schools. Reach schools. How do you know what schools are really right for you? In this interactive webinar, Dr. Carmack will walk you through the same strategic planning framework that she shares with leaders, teams and organizations to help them to get more strategic about the investment of their time and treasure – so that your family can work smarter (not harder) in the college search process.

Dr. Suzie Carmack

August 12th, 2020

Webinar #7

Tell me what you want (what you really, really want)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 $40 registration fee 

College application essays and interviews can easily get overwhelming – because they require that students “pitch” themselves to a college admissions team. In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore the science behind a great pitch, and how your family can apply it in the construction of an essay outline and interview talking points. Students will learn how to strategically express their authentic voice, and parents will learn how they can support their students in sharing their story (without grabbing the mic).

Dr. Suzie Carmack

Dates for Summer 2020

Coming Soon! 

Additional Service: College Essay Bootcamp

Struggling with one of the biggest tasks in the college application? Join one of these one week boot camps this summer. Our goal is to help you have a well formed and completed college application essay by the end of camp freeing you from this task during the peak of the college application season. 



Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

January 27th, 2020

Webinar #8

Stepping into power (without stepping on your parents' toes)

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$40 registration fee

College drop-off day is often thought of as the “start date” of a student’s independent life. However, the experience of stepping into one’s independence (aka “adulting”) is a process that happens over time. In this interactive webinar, we’ll unpack some of the challenges and opportunities that can happen in this process -- for both students and their parents – so that your family will have the know-how you need to navigate the journey in joy.

Dr. Suzie Carmack



Enjoy all 7 webinars

for one low price

and one convenient registration.


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LPHS IB Webinar Series

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Bruce C. Neimeyer

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Dr. Neimeyer has a 30 year career in higher education administration. He has worked at small liberal arts, major research and specialty health science institutions. In addition, he has led statewide and local workforce development initiatives and even held a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant. His unique background empowers him to help students understand the balance between work and learn as well as assisting students to understand their right-fit college where they achieve their career goals. He lives in Chicago Illinois with his wife, twin high schoolers and sheltie (Tucker) Learn more about his college search company at

Dr. Suzie Carmack

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Dr. Carmack is a world-renowned expert in the science of stress reduction and well-being promotion, and an Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. As a well-being author, speaker, scholar, coach and trainer of board-certified well-being coaches, she has personally coached over 2000 individuals, teams, families, leaders, organizations and government agencies to thrive. She is also a mother of three – who has navigated the college search process three times for her adult children (aged 24, 22, and 18 years). Learn more about Dr. Carmack at


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