The Ultimate US University Admissions Seminar - Hong Kong - October 2017

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G/F 511 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong Island

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Harvard, Princeton, Stanford. Attending a top US university is a life changing experience. Have you ever thought about studying there? You could...but hundreds of thousands of students apply to these top schools every year, and only a few thousand get in. The competition looks set to intensify, each and every year. Scary, right?

If you want to unlock your potential, how are you going to stand out in a field of thousands? What do you need on your application to catch the admission officer’s eye?

These questions stop students and their parents in their tracks and too often, they’re too intimidated to pursue the dream of studying overseas.

That’s where this event steps in...

We’re bringing you everything you need to know in a one-stop, super seminar, which will untangle the knot and answer every single question you have about applying to top universities the US. We will be sharing how an application is being read by Admissions Committee members at elite universities, and how your child’s academic record, extracurricular activities, teacher recommendations and personal statements come together. We have been gathering these insights from ex-admissions officers, current students, alumni and seasoned counsellors. You can’t find these type of information online

Here’s the thing…

You don’t have to do it alone

It doesn’t have to be complex, daunting or unachievable.

You are good enough, you just need a catalyst for success.

It’s time to reimagine what’s possible.

We will be covering:

  1. How the application process for US universities is unique.

  2. What does “holistic” assessment really mean.

  3. What an admission officer sees when they pick up your application.

  4. What grades you need to be considered and how to get them.

  5. What separates a 6/10 application from a 9/10 application from a 10/10 application.

Other valuable topics that we will be covering:

  • Why study in the US? - employability, experience, independence, networking and more

  • Who gets accepted

  • Application strategies that work

  • What NOT to do on your application

  • Key timelines

  • Tips for success and balancing your next year of preparing to apply

  • Cheat sheet for your parents - everything they need to know

  • How to find more information, should you need it.

The speakers for the seminar would be:

Pom Xu, Managing Director at Crimson Education

  • Harvard University, AB in Applied Mathematics and Economics

  • Management consulting experience with McKinsey & Company, Chicago office

  • Private Equity Funds Investment experience with TD Capital in London and AlpInvest Partners in Hong Kong

Geoffrey Kyi, Senior Consultant at Crimson Education

  • BA. in Psychology from Brown University

  • Teaching Fellow at Teach For China

  • 4 years admissions consulting experience in China

  • Past students have gotten into top 30 US colleges & boarding schools including Johns Hopkins, U. of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, Hotchkiss, and Northfield Mount Hermon

Natalie Siu, Senior Consultant at Crimson Education

  • MA. in Social Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • BA. in Sociology and Education from University of California, Berkeley

  • 3 years admissions consulting experience in US and China as a Senior Education Consultant

  • Co-founder and Event Development Director of SPIRE HK, Bay Area Nonprofit Organization

Harry Elworthy, Guest Student Speaker

  • Current Student at Duke University, BS in Economics and Computer Science, Robertson Scholarship

  • Junior Economist for Labour Party NZ

  • Junior National Cycling Hill Climb Champion, NZ

Check out some of Crimson’s students living the dream

Why come?

The amount of information you need to create an application to top US universities is endless and rife with differing opinions. You could spend months researching on your own and still not focus on the right x-factors needed to get your submission across the line.Why? Because the x-factors you need only become clear when your application reaches the hands of Admissions Officers.

Take the lead from people who have got into top schools multiple times and understand why certain applications get tossed into the ‘rejected’ pile and others into the ‘accepted’. Through our mock-admissions, you’ll not only see how Admissions Officers deliberate each step but also have the chance to weigh in on the mock process yourself and see where you fall short or excel.

It just works. We know because we’ve hosted hundreds of these seminars and helped thousands of students achieve their dreams.

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Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong

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