Free webinar – Standing out from the Crowd: How to impress US universities with your application

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15th March 8pm, top tips to help you with your

application to U.S universities.

What are American universities looking for beyond good grades?
What can you do to help support your child with their applications and help them stand out from the crowd?
Did you know students should be thinking and working on this from age 13 or 14?

This free webinar answers all these questions and more and will provide practical tips on helping students stand out from the crowd with their applications.

When & Where?
Online Webinar, 15th March at 8-9 pm CET.
Who is this webinar for? 

A no-miss event for 15-18-year-old students, but suitable for any student from age 13 or 14 onwards, or parents of those children considering US universities.

How do I sign up? 

Email with your name, city and age of student.

It will focus on ‘building a narrative’ for your child. How students and their parents alike can help construct a final application that conveys that there is an interesting person behind the list of numbers and grades.

A one-hour presentation with the chance to ask questions of Dr Daniele Labriola – University Applications Advisor – BA, UC Berkeley, MLitt & PhD, St Andrews University. Who has dedicated over 10 years to assisting families and training schools, on how best to prepare students for the top tier of higher education.

Dr Daniele Labriola

American universities have long been recognized as proponents of a holistic approach to university admissions. Simply put, this means that they peruse every facet of the student; that admission is not simply a matter of achieving a predetermined set of curricular grades (test scores, high class rank, etc.); that “extra curriculars” – take it as broadly as you like – and personal circumstances weigh heavily on an admissions decision.  From the Ivies to your humbler state universities, an applicant is viewed as more than just a number; she is a person, with a complex story to tell. Like any ‘normal’ person, her life is much more complex than her school record.

The holistic approach reckons a student’s compound of grades, trophies, recognition, personal viewpoint and anecdotes help differentiate her from her peers. Yet, with thousands upon thousands of A-grade (42+ IB) students applying to a given university, how can that university be sure it’s selecting the right ones? This presentation focuses on how a student’s extra curriculars, or ‘supra’ curriculars (e.g., social media presence) become crucial components of her application dossier. We’ll examine a few common extracurricular examples and in turn see how they help make for a compelling university application. We’ll also discuss the question of age; viz., when should a student start paying careful attention to what she does outside the classroom in relation to her future university applications?

Dr Labriola’s years in Education have taken him across North America, Europe, and Asia, advising and lecturing on higher education. He has published academic articles, as well as contributed essays on university preparation and application, for various media, including newspapers, journals and government-sponsored education organizations such as the Fulbright Commission.

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