McDonald’s Education Workshop to help students reach their educational goals

McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is committed to helping students reach their educational goals. With the rising costs of college tuition, it is important that students and parents begin preparing for the pursuit of higher education as soon as possible. McDonald’s of Hawaii is sponsoring an Education Workshop geared towards helping parents and students gain tools and resources to better equip them for college admission, scholarships and the financial aid process. With us this morning to tell us more is McDonald’s owner/operator Victor Lim and event organizer Mylen Yamamoto.

McDonald’s Education Workshop:
Sat, November 12, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM HST
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Campus Ballroom) 2500 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822




WHEN: Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
WHAT: Students and parents are invited to attend a free college workshop sponsored by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii
WHERE: University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, 2500 Campus Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822
DETAILS: McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is proud to sponsor this year’s Education Workshop, an event which helps parents and students gain the tools and resources to equip them in their pursuit of higher education. The workshop will feature essential resources and expert tips on topics such as how to get into the college of your choice, the college admissions process, financial aid and scholarships. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 12 in the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to students of all ages. Actress and YouTube celebrity Megan Lee is the inspirational speaker. Lee currently stars as the lead character, Sun Hi, in her new Nickelodeon #1 show ‘Make It Pop’ produced by Nick Cannon & Tommy Lynch. Megan is a young rising entertainer who began her professional career acting, singing and dancing at the age of 10. She will be speaking to participants about balancing life and an education. The event will also feature speakers from McDonald’s of Hawaii who will discuss the McDonald’s programs that help their employees reach their educational goals.

To register for the Education Workshop and review a timeline of speakers and breakout session topics,visit:

Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

Education Workshop Schedule:
10 a.m. Doors open/exhibition opens
10:25 a.m. Introduction by Mylen Yamamoto (Event Producer)
10:30 a.m. Welcome by Representative Takashi Ohno
10:35 a.m. Welcome by McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii representatives
10:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Inspirational Speaker Megan Lee (Actress, YouTube Celebrity, K-pop Star, Singer/Songwriter)
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Using Big Data in College Admissions” by Ishan Puri (Counselor, Synocate)

Breakout Session #1 – 12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. 
Room #1 “Leveraging Resources in College” by JP Fukumae (Digital Marketing Manager at Universal Pictures)
Room #2 On Entrepreneurship: “How to Build a Startup While in College” by Omar Sultan (Partner, XLR8UH)
Room #3 “Transitioning From High School to College” by Michelle Shin (Lecturer at Kapiolani Community College) and Dr. Jennifer Brown (Outreach at KCC)
Room #4 Financial Literacy 101: “How to Live the Lifestyle You Want” Drake Zintgraff (Counselor at KCC)
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Lunch – “McDonald’s Booth Running/Meet and Greet” with SPECIAL GUEST

Breakout Session #2  – 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Room #1 “How to Leverage Resources” by JP Fukumae (Digital Marketing Manager at Universal Pictures)
Room #2 “How to Communicate with Your Professor and Get That A” by Mylen Yamamoto
Room #3 SAT Prep Workshop hosted by Jim Kawashima (KCC)
Room #4 Graduates from an Ivy League Discussion Panel: Cecily Kaya (Dartmouth), Paoa Montgomery (Harvard), Marissa Akamine (Cornell)

2:20 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “What to Expect During the College Admissions Process” by Shane Jackson (University of Hawaii Admissions Specialist)
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. College panel consisting of recent grads with Q&A – Zachary Espino (McDonald’s Employee Scholarship winner), JP Fukumae and more
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. “How to Get Scholarships/Financial Aid” by Traven Watase (Scholar’s App)

3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Booths open for Q&A


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