This month, we’re delivering two live, free seminars in Hong Kong. Each date includes both seminars.
Navigating Admissions to Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Programs at America’s Best Universities
College graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are highly sought after in our economy. But how do you decide which field makes the most sense for you? In this seminar, you’ll learn everything from whether a STEM path is right for you to the cool (yes, cool!) things that scientists and engineers do. And what’s the difference between science and engineering anyway? You’ll also learn about the essential skills STEM students need to succeed in college, and how to make sure those same skills get noticed by an admissions officer. Hear from a top college counselor (and former admissions officer of Cornell University) who will give specific examples on how to enhance your chances of admission to top programs.
- About the speaker
Meredith Graham spent nearly 15 years working in admissions and advising at four different universities, including Cornell University and Purdue University, prior to joining Collegewise. She served as academic advisor and primary advising contact for incoming international freshmen to Purdue University’s Freshman Engineering Program for two years, then advised Mathematics and Statistics majors while also recruiting for Purdue’s College of Science for three years. She then spent seven years as Associate Director of Admissions at Cornell University’s College of Engineering where she reviewed more than 10,000 applications from both freshman and transfer applicants. As a member of Collegewise’s elite international team, Meredith enjoys helping students of all academic interests and backgrounds find and tell their best stories in their personal essays so they can ultimately be admitted to and attend their best-fit universities. Her Collegewise students have been admitted to a variety of highly selective colleges including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, and Emory. When not thinking about all things college, Meredith can most often be found reading detective fiction, dancing, or making a mess in her kitchen.
Hong Kong Students and Applying to US Universities
Concerned about applying to American universities as an international student? Worried that an admissions officer won’t understand your transcript and background? Do Hong Kong students compete against students from mainland China or Korean students? The Managing Director of Collegewise International will reveal exactly what goes into the review of international applications and what a student can do to strengthen their profile and stand out in the process. From SAT vs. ACT to the essay and everything in between, this session will help answer your questions and help you understand what it takes to become the best candidate you can be.
- About the speaker
Tim Townley has spent 15 years serving as both an admissions officer and a college counselor. After five years at The George Washington University as an Assistant Director of Admission, he was a college counselor at The American School in Switzerland. He then moved to Boston University and served in the role of Assistant Director of International Admissions. During his six years at BU, he annually traveled to East and Southeast Asia, visiting Hong Kong each time and overseeing the review of all applications from this area. During his time at BU and GW, he personally reviewed approximately 15,000 applications. Upon joining Collegewise, he formed the international counseling division and serves as managing director. When not working with students and their families to find the best-fit university for them as well as guiding them carefully through the process, he enjoys spending time with his two young children and extolling the virtues of Batman and Star Wars. Tim has successfully had students admitted to a wide range of schools including Harvard, MIT, and Boston University.
Each date includes both seminars.
Thursday, February 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
20/F Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux
Road Central, Sheung Wan, HK
Saturday, February 27
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CoCoon: 3/F Citicorp Centre, 18
Whitfield Rd, Causeway Bay, HK
Reserve your spaces here.