The Ivy Coach has addressed a multitude of topics related to the highly selective college admissions process for audiences around the world. From our presentations on College Week Live to our seminars for Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program at Columbia University, our talks attract large audiences. There is a plethora of inaccurate information out there about the highly selective college admissions process and we see it as our task in these seminars to demystify the process for all attendees. Our attendees are consistently surprised by how much they don’t know, how much they thought they knew, and how much they learn. Read More >
In our seminars on the college admissions process, we address how to write powerful college essays. Or how to obtain dynamic teacher letters of recommendation. Or how to best showcase your special talent for college admissions counselors. Or how to secure great summer research opportunities. Or how to best prepare for alumni interviews. Our workshops on the college admissions process are targeted for high school students and their parents but we’ve also offered seminars for high school guidance counselors and college admissions counselors. In the past, these staff development workshops have been through such organizations as Peterson’s, New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC), New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the United Arab Emirates’ Scholarship Coordination Office in Abu Dhabi, College Week Live, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, the Motorola Foundation, and for the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing and Beijing. Below is a breakdown of the seminars that we offer.
The College Admissions Case Study
Through this very exciting and demystifying look at the inner-workings of a highly selective college admissions office, the members of the audience become aware of how all of these threads (grades, rigor of course work, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, personal information, extracurricular activities, campus or alumni interviews, essays / personal statements, counselor and teacher recommendations and evaluations, and supplemental material) create the fabric of the application. We have presented this particular workshop for private and public schools as well as for corporations at power lunches.
College Application Workshops
We make it clear that although there are certainly objective criteria in evaluating college applications, many of the decisions that are made are done so subjectively. By using a step-by-step approach, we help students and parents not only find the process less overwhelming, but we also demystify it by disclosing seemingly inconsequential details that can be the difference between a college acceptance or a denial.
College Admissions Staff Development Seminars
Talented Students Winning at the College Admissions Game
From searching for colleges to communicating with coaches and directors to submitting applications, we illustrate how students can be proactive in the highly selective college admissions process. We have conducted this workshop for guidance counselors at a Peterson’s conference, NYSACAC (New York State Association for College Admission Counseling) conferences, for students and parents at NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) college fairs.