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I know we must be living in some dystopian times. the dark bellwether of political strife, wars, free-for-all...So I literally wake up and call my bank to check on balances, only to discover that the account has been put on hold because it had been hacked! So parents and students, we cannot accept any payments by wire transfer or credit card machines. Until we give some clearance from this office. What a sham!

Then we thought the nightmare was over-not!! Because of the impending elections in the US, we watch MSNBC closely for election results and the latest shenanigans in the US. What happens in our Twilight Zone, the TV fizzles and goes kaput, courtesy of our electricity company. It never ends.

Does calamity strike thrice? I am writing this blog on November 1, 2022. Deadline for many early action deadlines. What do many students do? Wait for the ninth hour to show me essays, applications - even after imploring them to finish early and on time.....oh well.....

Some good news, though...


Kymani Jarrett - Florida Institute of Technology

Nicholas Lyttle - Columbia College

Abby Gaye Porter - Bethune Cookman

So some sunshine......


On November 1, 2022, we host some US and Canadian schools for those interested in private boarding schools. This will largely be for Wolmer's Girls' and Versan's SSAT students. I encountered these schools while attending the NABSW Fair in London, a few weeks ago. On November 7, we head to Wolmer's Boys to showcase another set of schools. We are using our class link to host the event.


I just think it is halloween and all these weird events keep happening. We pray for all lost souls who perished on account of crime in Jamaica. We pray for safety for all students. And we pray really hard for a Democratic victory (had to slip that in...)


Good luck to my SSAT students who sit their exam on Saturday. Please have your tickets, ID, pencils. Have at least 2 ID's. Take along a snack. Get to test centre early enough. I think you are all ready.


Hello Sandra,

We are hosting a virtual program just for seniors, Apply Yourself: Pomona's Application Process Revealed, on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PDT. This program will dive into what makes a great college "fit," how to craft a strong personal essay, and what happens after you hit "submit." If you know of any seniors who might benefit from this program, please share this information with them!

Apply Yourself will include these scintillating sessions (all times are PDT):

  • Application Case Study (9 -10:30 a.m.) Admissions officers will lead you through our application review process. Learn how difficult our job is!

  • What Are We Looking For? (10:30-11:15 a.m.) What do we look for, and how do we define "fit"?

  • Sharing Your Story: How to Approach The College Essay (11:15 a.m.-12 noon) How do we view the college essay, and how can you shine in this requirement?

  • You've Applied: Now What? (12 noon-12:45 p.m.) What happens after you apply: from the application review process, to who reads your application, and how committee works.

After students register for the event, they will receive a final schedule with a zoom link to the program. Parents may be included in the registration. As always, we invite you to email us with any questions.



Rutgers University–Newark Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Center for Law and Justice 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

Students and families are welcomed to join us on campus for an informative recruitment day event. - Meet Representatives from our Academic Programs - Speak with Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors - Take a Tour of Campus and much more...


Dear Sandra, Your students will find many opportunities for success here at Temple University. They can build their resume through professional development customized for international students, including internships, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and leadership opportunities. See below some examples of current and past students who have applied their time at Temple to connect to internships that are helping them shape their future.

“Connecting with people I worked with at Temple helped me get through doors where I could combine and apply my passions.”

- Shannon Klaij, Netherlands Sport Business, MS '22 Marketing Intern, Harris Blitzer Sport & Entertainment

“I started by looking at ways to get involved in the International Student Advisory Board and looked for opportunities at Klein College of Media and Communications for my major”

- Fernando Gaxiola, Mexico Communication & Social Influence / Community Development, BA ‘24 Chapter President, Public Interest Research Groups

“I believe everyone can find their voice at Temple and in Philadelphia because of the diversity in culture and the opportunity here.”

- Alan Lu, Taiwan Media Studies & Production, MA ‘22 Social Media Editor, NPR & PBS

Like the Temple international students/alumni above, your students can launch their own success with support and guidance from both Temple's Career Center and our International Student Affairs staff. Sincerely, Peter Lundbye Director of International Admissions On Behalf of your Temple Enrollment Team


Greetings from Eckerd College!

I wanted to inform you of a new and exciting scholarship opportunity, the Eckerd Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (E-STEM) Scholarship. I hope you may be able to share this opportunity with any of your students who may be interested. The Eckerd Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (E-STEM) Scholarship Program, funded in part by the generosity of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to support Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree within a STEM field at Eckerd College (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, 3/2 engineering, geosciences, marine science, mathematics and physics).

E-STEM Scholars will enjoy the following benefits:

  • $10,000 scholarship renewable up to four years, for a total of $40,000 in addition to other scholarships and grants for which a student is eligible

  • One-on-one mentoring by Eckerd faculty, peers and graduates currently in STEM professions

  • Automatic admission to Eckerd's Honors Program

  • A paid internship in the lab of an Eckerd faculty member for the summer between your first and second year

  • Leadership workshops conducted by Eckerd College's Leadership Development Institute to complement a year-long professional development seminar

A complete description of the program, with the expectations and benefits, may be found on our website. I hope you will apply for the E-STEM Scholarship. The deadline for students to apply to the scholarship is January 15, 2023. Students must also apply and be admitted to Eckerd College. Our Early Action deadline is November 15 and application fees are waived for all applications submitted by December 1.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you and with your students,

Jacob Browne

Dean of Admission

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