PLANO (Feb. 9, 2016) — Share your story in a way that will get you noticed. Destination College will present “The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay,” on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. The seminar is free and open to the public.

According to a poll of 3,500 colleges and universities, writing a college essay is one of the most daunting challenges of the college application process. This seminar will teach its attendees the secrets behind writing a meaningful and memorable personal essay that connects with the admissions committee, while separating the author from millions of other student applicants.

The seminar is led by Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed., one of 25 college counselors on The Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board. It is one of the most popular workshops in the Destination College series, so be sure to register early. While the seminar is free, registration is required. To register, visit For more information, call 972-377-1772.

Destination College is a Collin College initiative that helps high school students and their parents to get ready for college, no matter which institution they choose. Other upcoming Destination College seminars include “Getting Started at Collin College: For New Students,” which is planned for Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and “Saving for College: The Time is Now,” on Tuesday, April 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both will be held at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Center.

A full list of seminars is available by clicking “Upcoming Events” at


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit