Planing for University during a Pandemic
29 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Applying to university can be time consuming, and it requires students and parents to understand countless requirements and keep track of deadlines – sometimes in countries that are unfamiliar to them. The uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic is making several aspects of the process even more challenging.
To ease the burden and anxiety around the process, CIS is organising an event aimed at parents with children who are starting to evaluate their university options. In this event, CIS university advisors Kemal Taskin, Christian Yanez and Vanessa Kim will explain some of the current thinking around the world with regard to admissions changes, while at the same time outlining how students can maintain a high standard of excellence as they prepare to submit a winning application.
If you’re starting to think about your child’s university options after school, don’t miss this event! Key topics will include:
- How the global pandemic has impacted university choices (or not) and how best to prepare an application
- Finding the best-fit university; researching, creating a short-list, and deciding on a criteria for selecting a school
- How to create a timeline for university applications
- University admissions processes and applications
- Teens and summer plans; what if I can’t visit home? How can I do an internship if I can’t enter a country?
Date: 29 October 2020
Place: Zoom Live
Kemal joined CIS in 2018 as one of three university advisors. He has previously worked at IB schools in Chile, Japan and Dubai for 15 years as both a school counsellor and university advisor. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Maryland.
Christian joined CIS in 2019. He has worked as a university advisor at IB schools in Dubai and Mexico, and, before that, served as Director of Latino Student Affairs at Northwestern University in Illinois. He has a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies from California State University, Fresno, and a Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.
Vanessa joined CIS in 2020. She grew up in India and graduated from an IB school. Vanessa has worked at Yale-NUS in various roles, and most recently as a counsellor at the American International School Chennai. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations from Carleton College, and a Master’s degree in School Counseling at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.