Presented by Trent Cash
Date, Time, Cost
Thursday, November 30th
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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When a high schooler graduates and prepares to head to college, it’s inevitable that they’ll be told that college is going to be the best time of their life. But what happens when that isn’t true – when who they are just doesn’t seem to mesh with college? For gifted students, this is often a reality. Common traits of giftedness such as introversion, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and intensities, when combined with a sense of pressure to excel at the highest level, can make college anything but perfect.
In this interactive, discussion-oriented presentation, Trent Cash, a gifted second-year Eminence Fellow at The Ohio State University, will start a conversation about how these common traits of giftedness have affected his transition into college while discussing strategies for overcoming the challenges they can present. Join him to be a part of the conversation and learn a little bit about what it feels like to be a first-year gifted college student.
About the Presenter
Trent Cash is a second-year Eminence Fellow at the Ohio State University studying Psychology, Economics, and Public Administration. To explore his passion for supporting the gifted community, Trent accepted an internship with SENG in January 2017. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in academia as a professor of Educational Psychology with a research focus in better understanding the affective and developmental needs of gifted adolescents.