8:00-9:30am. Extracurricular activities can demonstrate a student's talents, potentials, passions, personality, leadership ability and even time management skills. The President of American Academic Advisors, Dr. Mark A. Montgomery, will tell you how to play this card right to get an offer from your dream university.
Top US colleges and universities, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, University of Chicago, and Stanford, look for more than scores when they review applications. Applicants have to show something beyond transcripts and test scores; and activities outside schools are the best way for applicants to differentiate themselves and earn admission tickets to top universities.
How parents can help their children choose and plan their extracurricular activities?
Should your children follow their passions or their talents? How can they develop a portfolio of activities with the highest impact? What are the strategies in presenting your children's achievements and involvements on the university applications (Common Application, UC Application, and others)?
This seminar aims at helping parents guide their children to make the most of extracurricular activities and plan and manage these activities strategically.
Topics that Dr. Montgomery will cover include:
'Well-rounded" vs. 'Lopsided": case studies of successful applicants How extracurricular activities are measured by admissions officers The context of extracurricular activities within the Twelve Essential Elements of selective admissions Why you should be planning for the summer of 2016 (and 2017!) now How to present your achievements outside school effectively on the application form A practical and result-oriented approach to plan and manage extracurricular activities Three key tools to help parents guide their children
Who should come? Any parent with school-age children considering higher education in the United States is welcome.
If your children are planning to study at the top US universities, you should attend to learn what to do from Grade 8 to Grade 11 to develop the strategy, focus, and mindset to succeed. If you have a Grade 11/12 (Year 12/13 or Form 5/6 equivalent) child who is going to submit the Common App soon, you MUST attend this event to ensure you know what your child should put in the Common App so as to maximize his/her chance of getting accepted!
First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Light breakfast included