University Counseling in the International School - CTC 103
MIAMI: 4-8 July, 2017
Facilitator: Martin Walsh
Virtually every international school, through the school’s mission, holds the promise of a university education for every student. Parents often select an international school over other systems based on their perception that they will be providing their children with a significantly increased opportunity to both have access to and succeed at highly competitive universities worldwide.
How does an effective counseling program in an international school support students and families in achieving their goals? Through a series of case studies, collaborative learning strategies, and interactive simulations, participants will:
- Gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of university admission offices, with a focus on the multiple factors impacting each decision to admit or deny a student
- Understand the offerings and requirements of university systems in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK
- Develop the tools needed to help families and students form an effective university application list
- Fully understand the factors that make for a successful teacher and counselor recommendation
- Gain a thorough understanding of the common application, with a particular emphasis on writing effective personal statements for admission to highly competitive universities.
- Increase knowledge of the financial aid and scholarship process in the United States
- Evaluate the numerous technological tools available to aid students and counselors in the application process
- Develop a communication plan that may be employed when working with high school parents
As participants you will get a rare inside peak into the process and walk away with resources you can use, including a network of professionals you can draw on. The course will provide dynamic opportunities for new counselors to learn best practices and for seasoned professionals to sharpen the saw.