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Counselors' Corner - Visiting Schools & Building a Balanced College List in a Virtual World
Getting students excited about more virtual programming is hard, especially when it comes to college visits. This exciting opportunity to see your dream school in person and get that “gut check” has been limited to another screen – making it even harder for students to confidently build a balanced college list. Join IvyWise college admissions counselors Katie and Rachel as they share insights on how your students can make the most of their virtual college visits to get an informed view of a college, stand out to admissions officers, and build a balanced college list of target, reach, and likely schools. There will be a live Q&A session following their presentation, allowing attendees to have their questions answered directly by IvyWise experts. Please note that this webinar is intended for public and private school counselors and administrators, as well as Independent Educational Consultants.

Nov 17, 2020 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rachel York
IvyWise College Admissions Counselor & Former Assistant Dean of Admissions, Swarthmore College
Rachel is a former Assistant Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore College, a top-three ranked liberal arts college by US News, where she worked with prospective students and their families across the entire US. Rachel started in Swarthmore’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions counselor, working with students across the Southeast and Midwest, and helping to build a strong freshman class year after year. Prior to her work in college admissions at Swarthmore, Rachel was a City Year Corps Member where she served as a tutor, mentor, and college counselor for high school students. She then served another year in City Year’s recruitment office, where she helped recruit and mentor new corps members. In her previous roles, Rachel learned how to counsel and work with a variety of students, helping them to identify their passions and areas for growth. She enjoyed challenging students to dig deeper to find what makes them compelling in the admissions process.
Katie Burns
IvyWise College Admissions Counselor & Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, MIT
Katie is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT and currently serves as the Director of College and School Counseling at a prestigious prep school. Katie received an undergraduate degree in psychology and human development from Boston College. She worked in the undergraduate admissions office at BC as a graduate assistant while pursuing her master’s degree in higher education administration, reading applications and counseling prospective students and their families on the admissions process. Katie then went on to work as a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT, responsible for reading and evaluating domestic and international applications, as well as traveling to various regions of the US. Katie has extensive experience working with students interested in STEM, as well as international students attending high school both in the US and abroad.