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Last week, we featured Dr. Sean Ashley. This week we focus on another Harvard graduate, Dominic Shoucair.



I met rambunctious Dominic at Hillel, years ago. His mother approached me early to discuss possible opportunities overseas.

Dominic was a fair to middling student who had big dreams. During our classes, he had Paul-on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. He told me that he could surpass his average performance. I challenged him to do it.


He was successful and made it to Emory University in Atlanta. Then the real work began..Dominic then said I want to go to Harvard Law, that is my dream. I told Dominic to maintain his GPA above 3.8, prepare for his LSAT's early and the sky's the limit. Well, he graduated Emory, Magna cum Laude, a perfect 4.0 in Philosophy. LSAT score was also stellar.




This week he graduates from Harvard Law. All those hours spent in my office, editing essays, preparing the application...I am truly proud of him.

Postscript

I have showcased three young men.. It is interesting to note that Caleb Levy who is heading to Harvard for his doctoral studies, is now nominated as Valedictorian at Colgate University. These alums!Last week, we featured Dr. Sean Ashley. This week we focus on another Harvard graduate, Dominic Shoucair.


I met rambunctious Dominic at Hillel, years ago. His mother approached me early to discuss possible opportunities overseas.

Dominic was a fair to middling student who had big dreams. During our classes, he had Paul-on-the-road-to-Damascus moment. He told me that he could surpass his average performance. I challenged him to do it.


He was successful and made it to Emory University in Atlanta. Then the real work began..Dominic then said I want to go to Harvard Law, that is my dream. I told Dominic to maintain his GPA above 3.8, prepare for his LSAT's early and the sky's the limit. Well, he graduated Emory, Magna cum Laude, a perfect 4.0 in Philosophy. LSAT score was also stellar.


This week he graduates from Harvard Law. All those hours spent in my office, editing essays, preparing the application...I am truly proud of him.


Postscript


I have showcased three young men.. It is interesting to note that Caleb Levy who is heading to Harvard for his doctoral studies, is now nominated as Valedictorian at Colgate University. These alums!


 

Dear Sandra,

Thank you for all of your hard work supporting your students and their families! In this last stretch of the school year, your students may be considering the next steps in their academic journey. We want to help you by sharing the latest resources and guidance they need to confidently approach the college admissions process in the future. You and your students are invited to join UChicago and a variety of our Coalition for College partners to learn about the ins and outs of the college admissions process in this year’s Coalition Week. Coalition for College member schools are united in their mission to make college a reality for all students through free college planning tools that help students learn about, prepare for, and apply to college. From May 21 – 24, you can learn about new, helpful college search resources, and celebrate all the hard work you all do! All events will be conducted virtually.

  • Sunday, May 21, 5 p.m. CDT: Self Care 101. A conversation on the importance of self-care throughout the college admissions process with representatives from Coalition for College, Rice University, Emory University, and UChicago.


  • Monday, May 22, 6 p.m. CDT: Understanding Financial Aid. An overview of the financial aid process. Simultaneous sessions (one in English, one in Spanish) will address popular terms/structures and offer tips for navigating the financial aid process.

  • Tuesday, May 23, 5 p.m. CDT: College Essays 101. A discussion with UChicago and University of Michigan on how essays can add an important perspective to a student’s application and learn how different kinds of essays are considered in a holistic review process.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m. CDT: Look Inside the Admissions Committee: a Case Study Exercise. This is your chance to see what an application looks like and how applications are reviewed! Together, you and admissions counselors from UChicago and Northwestern University will review applications, and decide who is admitted, waitlisted, or denied admission. See you in the committee room!

Eager to learn more about the many colleges and universities partnered with the Coalition? Check out their events page to explore upcoming events and view recordings of recent events! Looking forward to celebrating Coalition Week with you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sherry Vernon at skvernon@uchicago.edu.

Sincerely, Sherry Katherine Vernon, MS


 

Reed seniors graduate this Monday, which marks the start of the summer season! Encourage your students to join us for College Secrets Revealed, read about two recent Reedie creations, and check out our summer events.


College Secrets Revealed for Rising Seniors

Encourage your rising seniors to join us for College Secrets Revealed, a virtual event that covers important aspects of the college application process. Our admission counselors will lead interactive workshops on the essay, the application, and the interview. We’ll be offering College Secrets Revealed in June and July, with out first event on June 2.


Cornhole and American Identity

Last summer—with support from the President’s Summer Fellowship—anthropology major Emilie Kelly ’25 went on a cross-country journey, interviewing strangers while engaging them in games of cornhole. Thirty-two states and 106 (completed) games of cornhole later, Emilie has created a thoughtful documentary about what it means to be American.


Insight from Instagram’s First Employee

Josh Riedel ’07 was an English major who dreamed of writing a book. Then he became Instagram’s first employee. Now, Josh has combined his love of writing and his insight into startup culture in his debut novel, Please Report Your Bug Here.


Upcoming Events

  • CAMPUS TOUR AND INTRODUCTION TO REED – Weekdays throughout the Summer: Summer is a great time for your students to step onto campus and experience Reed! They’ll take a campus tour led by a current student and learn about Reed from one of our admission counselors.

  • REED IN TWENTY MINUTES – Multiple Dates: Are your students just starting to explore Reed? Join Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, for a 20-minute session that will break down everything that makes our community distinctive.

  • WRITING YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT – Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. PDT: The personal statement is like a conversation with the admission committee and a chance for your students to tell their stories. In this interactive session, we’ll explain the dos and don’ts of the essay and share examples from successful applications to Reed.

  • COLLEGE SECRETS REVEALED – Friday, June 2, at 1 p.m. PDT: This event includes four sessions that will cover everything that your students need to know about applying to college. Admission counselors will talk candidly about what they look for and lead interactive workshops on the essay, the application, and the interview.

  • UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL AID – Tuesday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m. PDT: Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will demystify financial aid, explain how it works, and show your students how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, will be a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process.

  • APPLICATION BASICS – Tuesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. PDT: The college application process has a lot of moving parts, especially when it comes to the different rounds and required materials. This session is designed to walk your students through the basics and make it clear what to complete and when.

  • ACING THE INTERVIEW – Thursday, June 22, at 2 p.m. PDT: Your students will take a deep dive into the college interview and discover how this face-to-face meeting fits into the larger application process. They will learn tips for communicating effectively and establish a mindset that will help them ace the interview.

Office of Admission reed.edu/apply admission@reed.edu 503-777-7511



 

Good Morning Education Clients and Colleagues,

I trust that everyone is doing well.

Further to our message of 03MAY23 and as promised, attached for your attention and perusal, is an updated EduCanada calendar of events for 2023-24.

Note the first event on the calendar: *IRCC Study Visa/Permit Session – June 14, 2023. Over the past week or so, I have received from some of you, questions related to the IRCC study visa/permit process and requirements. As has been discussed on several previous occasions, IRCC will not entertain requests to have one-on-one discussions on applicant files and/or particular issues unique to an applicant. However, given the number of queries received in our office, we contacted our IRCC colleagues and they have kindly consented to participate in a study visa/permit session, where they will make a presentation and provide guidance on issues/questions posed during the meeting.

In that regard, please share the following details with your prospective and accepted (high school/tertiary) students, parents and guidance counsellors. Note that the session is for Canadian colleges/universities’ recruiters as well as students (secondary and tertiary levels) only from Jamaica, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Registration is required.

N.B. Agents and Consultants are not eligible to participate in this meeting. The session will not be recorded.

EduCanada-IRCC Study Visa/Permit Information Session

June 14, 2023

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Jamaica – EST)

Register Here (The meeting link will be provided upon receipt of the completed registration form)

Thanks in advance for your usual kind cooperation and should you have any questions/queries, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Regards,

Yasmin

Yasmin M. Chong (Ms)

Trade Commissioner - Education High Commission of Canada | Haut-commissariat du Canada Email address: yasmin.chong@international.gc.ca Telephone: (876) 926-1500 ext 3352 Mitnet: 333-3352 Facsimile: (876) 733-3491 Mitnet: 333-3491 www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca / www.jamaica.gc.ca Address: 3 West Kings House Road, P.O./C.P. Box 1500, Kingston 10, Jamaica Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada

From: Chong, Yasmin -KNGTN -TD Sent: May 3, 2023 11:46 AM To: Subject: EduCanada Schedule of Events - JAMAICA/BAHAMAS - 03MAY23 - draft #1

Good Morning Education Colleagues,

Here is hoping that everyone is doing well.

Many of you have been asking for the dates/times of the 2023 staging of the annual EduCanada Caribbean Regional Education Tour (ECRET) to Jamaica and The Bahamas.

In that regard, we are pleased to provide you with a first draft of the schedule as at May 2023 – see attached. The dates are confirmed however, confirmation of the venues, registration, costs, etc. will follow later.

Looking forward to seeing you later this year and to another successful recruitment cycle.

Regards,

Yasmin


 


Greetings from Bentley University! Our “Admission 101: Guiding you through the College Admission Process” series continues with a blog post on building a solid college list. It’s daunting to think about all the choices and opportunities out there when it comes to finding the right school. That’s why we recommend that students start early in order to have the time they need to make an informed and smart decision about where to apply. Check out our blog for all the things your students should include when building their college lists. We hope this information, and our entire Admission 101 series, give you another tool for helping your students’ college search stay on schedule. Thank you for all you do.

Donna M. Kendall Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission



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