Monthly Archives: April 2020

Webinar: IMI International Management Institute Switzerland

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Join our live webinar on Tuesday 28th April at 11.00 (Swiss time) or 17.00 (Singapore time) or 19.00 (AEST) and find out what makes IMI Switzerland one of the world’s leading hospitality, business and culinary schools!

Mrs Greta Frey, Director of Business Development 

will give you an overview of the courses we offer and more interesting information about IMI Switzerland, including the paid internships which form part of the programme.

Join the webinar to ask us questions directly and benefit from special rates for applicants from your region.

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Webinar: Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity and Collaboration Matter in College

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Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity and Collaboration

Matter in College

Tuesday, April 28, 2020,  2:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT

When applying to college, students and parents understand the role of grades, course rigor, and standardized testing. An increasingly important element is Social and Emotional Learning. In this presentation, you’ll learn how SEL distinguishes itself from academic factors and why even the most selective of colleges place an immense value on empathy, ethical behavior, and engagement with others. We will discuss this in relation to course selection, extracurricular activities, and building a smart college list. There will also be practical advice for students who are seeking to understand themselves better and portray the most authentic version of themselves in their applications.

Katie Sprague
Collegewise Managing Counselor

  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and M.Ed. in School Counseling, Columbia University
  • Former School Counseling Intern, High School for Math, Science, and Engineering

Sydney Matthes
Collegewise Counselor

  • M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, George Washington University
  • B.A., Philosophy, West Virginia University
  • Assistant Director of Admission, George Washington University
  • College & Career Center Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Independent Counselor
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BridgeU Webinar – Virtual University Showcase

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If your university visits have been cancelled due to school closures and travel restrictions, we want to help – by bringing the visits to your homes!

Join us for a series of webinars where admissions reps will share information about their universities, and take your questions.

US Universities – Register HERE

Thursday 16 April, 11:00 BST / 18:00 HKT –

11:00 BST / 18:00 HKT: Hult International Business School
11:30 BST / 18:30 HKT: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
12:00 BST / 19:00 HKT: Northeastern University
12:30 BST / 19:30 HKT: Tulane University
13:00 BST / 20:00 HKT: Marist College
13:30 BST / 20:30 HKT: Fordham University

Each university has a half-hour slot, so come along to whichever ones you like!


UK Universities – Register HERE

Thursday 23 April, 11:00 BST / 18:00 HKT

You’ll hear from various universities in the UK about what it’s like to study at their institution, and have the chance to get your questions answered by their admissions reps.

Confirmed universities: University of Exeter, University College London, London Metropolitan University

More universities and specific timeslots will be added soon!


European Universities – Register HERE

Thursday 30 April, 11:00 BST / 18:00 HKT

Our third session includes universities from various countries around Europe, so you can get a feel for multiple locations.

Confirmed universities: Bocconi University Milan; IE University Spain; Jacobs University Bremen.

More universities and specific timeslots will be added soon!


Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on UK University Admissions | April 8, 3pm HKT | Cialfo

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You are cordially invited to join Cialfo and 3 top UK universities for a live webinar on Wednesday 8th April at 8 am UK (GMT +1) / 3 pm SGT (GMT+8) as we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on university admissions.

This webinar is open and free for all.
Feel free to share this with anyone who could benefit out of this webinar including your students, student – guardians and other counselor friends.

If you would like to be there but can’t make it on Wednesday, you’re still welcome to register so you can receive the recording shortly afterward.

Best regards and stay safe!

Join Us for a Virtual Information Session | The University of Chicago

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UChicago Admissions is excited to offer online educational opportunities and virtual programming where you can learn about UChicago and the ins and outs of the college application process. Beginning Monday, March 30, and continuing Monday through Friday, please join an admissions counselor for a live information session that provides an overview of UChicago’s academics, application process, and financial aid. These sessions are open to interested students of all ages, and we will keep an eye on the chat to ensure that your specific questions are answered during the session. Please take a look at the dates and times available and register to join us!

Register for a Virtual Session

Want to learn more about the campus itself? There’s no better way than hearing about it from our students! Take a virtual tour around campus, learn about our students’ experiences with the Core curriculum and so much more, and view it all at your convenience!

We are happy to help with any questions you may have. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at us at or find your regional counselor here.
We look forward to speaking with you about the liberal arts education, our specific UChicago curriculum, highly selective admissions, and any other questions you may have. Keep an eye on your inbox for updates as we continue to roll out our online offerings and we hope to (virtually) see you soon!

In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!

Webinar: How is COVID-10 Impacting College Admissions? | Summer Discovery

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How is COVID-10 Impacting College Admissions?

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 10am EDT | 7am PDT

Each day of COVID-19 brings news of an educational landscape that seems to be rapidly shifting. Yet even now, there are some constants.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss everything from adjusting SAT/ACT timelines to building out alternative summer plans to learning more about colleges when you can’t visit in person. Join us for this webinar on college admissions and the power of perspective and keeping the focus on what you can control in these challenging times.

To register, click here

Year 12 Parents Webinar | April 1

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Dear Year 12 Parents


Many thanks to those of you who have registered to join our HEO parent webinar on Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 8.30amPlease find the link to join the session HERE.

As parents can play an important role in a student’s HE journey, we thought it is the ideal time to touch base with you and explain what students should be doing at this critical stage of the university application process.  We will be covering various issues including but not limited to:

  • Importance of university research, narrowing choices and looking closely at possible majors and career fields
  • Deadlines and timelines
  • Admissions tests
  • Competitive applications with early deadlines (Oxbridge, Med/Dent/Vet, Law, Ivy Leagues, Engineering in Canada)
  • Limit of university applications
  • Gap Year students
  • How you can support your child through this process

The webinar will also offer you the platform to ask questions and/or raise any particular issues of concern.  We are also happy to inform you that Brian McCann, our VP and IB Co-ordinator, will also be joining us to answer any questions related to IB exams.

For those of you who have not yet registered but would still like to join us, you are welcome to do so by using the link above. 

We look forward to talking with you soon.

Kind regards

Susie Blomfield & Marisa Jackson
Higher Education Counsellors

What is sustainable fashion? Free content for your students | Parsons Paris, The New School

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What is sustainable fashion?

Free content for your students

Dear Guidance Counselor,

In this time of social distancing, many of your high school students are at home. This could be an opportunity for them to explore subjects they are passionate about.

Parsons Paris is making free learning content available to students. 

Designed for high schoolers, this content enables them to explore their interest in the business of fashion. Learning modules include videos with experts and professionals in the field—as well as stimulating questions and research exercises. 

Free Online Learning Module: Change the Way You Think About Fashion

  • High school students discover how sustainability led the way to new fabrics, new looks and innovations such as “Rent the Runway.”
  • Participants watch engaging videos and hear from fashion experts and designers.
  • Students can test what they’ve learned by answering the questions provided.

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Thank you in advance for forwarding the link above to your high school students.