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IvyWise Live: Make the Most of Summer 2021 from Home
Summer break is an invaluable time for high school students to explore their personal areas of interest in order to have fun, continue learning, and build a strong applicant profile for when it comes time to apply to college. While many traditional summer projects remain on hold due to COVID-19, there is a great breadth of virtual opportunities that high school students can engage in from home. Join IvyWise founder and CEO Dr. Kat Cohen, IvyWise college admissions counselor Christine Chu, and Lumiere Education Director Stephen Turban as they explain the importance of a productive summer and share suggestions for how students can engage in creative independent projects, extracurricular activities, summer programs, and research projects. They’ll share real life student profiles and do live brainstorming sessions with attendees, allowing viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered about the best-fit activities for their goals and interests. We will provide all registrants with a link to a recording of the webinar after the event.

Want to have your profile evaluated by Dr. Kat and Stephen? When registering for the event check “yes” on the “Do you wish to participate in the live brainstorming session” question and include information on your interests, current activities, and college admissions goals. We will select a few profiles beforehand to cover in the presentation. Please note that the profiles will be kept anonymous during the presentation.

May 11, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Kat Cohen
IvyWise Founder and CEO
Dr. Kat Cohen is the Founder and CEO of IvyWise and one of the leading independent university admissions counselors in the world. Dr. Kat graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. She continued her studies at Yale University, receiving two Masters degrees and a PhD. She also received her certificate in College Admission Counseling from U.C.L.A. Extension. Prior to founding IvyWise, she served as a Reader in the Yale University Office of Admissions, evaluating applications to Yale College. Dr. Kat is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She has chaired the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee and is currently a member of the advisory board of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program. She lives in New York City with her family.
Christine Chu
IvyWise College Admissions Counselor & Former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale and Georgetown
Christine is a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at both Yale University and Georgetown University. Christine graduated from Yale University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Georgetown. Christine also places a high value on the learning aspect of higher education and believes it helps to develop who you are. She says, “At the undergraduate level, it’s so formative. You get exposed to new ideas, new people. The personal growth part is huge. I really believe that everyone should have that kind of experience if they want.” At IvyWise, Christine specializes in students seeking admission to highly selective schools and underrepresented minorities.
Stephen Turban
Director at Lumiere Education, an IvyWise Partner
Stephen is a director with Lumiere and a PhD student at Harvard Business School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors from Harvard College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. Before enrolling at HBS, he worked for a few years as an Analytics Fellow at McKinsey & Company and in the Office of the President at Fulbright University Vietnam. Research has been an important part of Stephen’s life since he was a child. His father was a professor of psychology, so his dinner table discussions would be about why people act the way they do – and why we can study them. While at Harvard, Stephen worked as a Research Assistant and enjoyed working with mentors who made research fun, accessible, and exciting. Lumiere's mission is to provide world-class research opportunities for students around the world, by connecting students with a mentor to write a high-quality research paper on the student's topic of interest.