Ivy Global Seminars

Ivy Global holds informational seminars that provide an overview of the College Admissions process, and the importance of emotional intelligence.

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Ivy Global also collaborates with guidance offices and parent organizations to provide free seminars and workshops for local schools and organizations. To learn more, please contact info@ivyglobal.ca or 1-800-470-2995.

Free Seminars

Cost: Free

Anyone interested in attending a top US college should attend this seminar. We will provide a complete overview of the entire application process, revealing the inside knowledge of what it takes to get into some of the best schools. This seminar is for both students and parents.

The application procedure for college is often overwhelming. Top colleges like the Ivy League schools take a holistic approach to evaluating students, taking into consideration the students' grades, SAT scores, extra-curricular activities and college essays. In this seminar, we will reveal the details that make or break an application.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • College admissions timeline
  • How to choose a school
  • Admissions strategies
  • Break-down of the application
  • Personal essays
  • SAT vs ACT
  • The interview

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Cost: Free

Anyone interested in attending a Private School in Canada should attend this seminar. We will provide a complete overview of private schools in Toronto and Vancouver (depending on location), and provide parents with a roadmap on how to select a school that is right for their child.

Parents are often overwhelmed with the myriad of choices available to them for their child's education. We help parents navigate the process, including covering all aspects of the admissions process from school selection to the application. In this seminar, we will also cover what it takes to get into some of the best schools in Canada.

The "Applying to Private Schools" Seminar will cover the following topics:

  1. Different types of Private Schools
  2. How to choose a private school
  3. IB vs AP Programs
  4. Break-down of the application
  5. SSAT Entrance Test
  6. UTS Entrance
  7. Interview and Personal Statement
  8. Financial aid
  9. Athletics

Cost: Free

Today, top colleges are looking for leaders and 71% of hiring managers value leadership skills over IQ in an employee. Despite this, leadership skills are rarely taught at the high school level. During this seminar, we will give an overview of what leadership is and discuss some of the life skills and habits that serve students both in the college admissions process and beyond.

This seminar will cover:

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Learning to be empathetic
  • Managing time and stress
  • Leading teams and speaking in public

Cost: Free

Ivy Global’s college essay workshop provides an overview of the best strategies for brainstorming and drafting personal essays that will stand out in the competitive college admissions process. The workshop addresses the requirements for the Common Application essay, as well as coordination among individual school supplements. Each workshop is conducted by one of Ivy Global’s experienced essay editors, who are experts in helping students brainstorm and draft compelling essays that strongly convey each student’s unique background, passions, and personal voice.

Cost: Free

Ivy Global is developing a series of practice materials to help students prepare for SAT II Subject tests in Math II and Literature. Students can take a full length diagnostic practice test from the College Board and Ivy Global in either topic offered, and will receive a score report to get a clearer picture of their strengths and weaknesses. They will be tested under the same conditions as the actual exam.

Cost: Free

While a student’s IQ is important in achieving success early on, emotional intelligence (EQ) becomes increasingly more important as a student gets older to reach their full potential. As much as 80% of adult “success” comes from EQ, which plays a key factor into obtaining top managerial and executive jobs. This seminar will dive into what EQ is and how it can positively impact students by identifying the right motivational factors to study, work and live. It will also address the growing problem cited by a recent Yale survey of 22,000 high school students that shows as many as 75% feel mostly negative emotions such as feeling tired, stress and boredom, which often carries into adulthood. Understanding the importance of emotional intelligence is the first step in experiencing meaningful work, relationships and living purposefully.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  1. Importance of self-awareness
  2. Difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivators
  3. Mapping your emotions
  4. How healthy values drive success

Cost: Free

As the world continues to change quickly, it’s important to help students today think about what jobs will be available in the future. During this seminar, we will outline factors that are changing the job landscape such as automation and artificial intelligence. We’ll also take a look at which industries could benefit, and which ones could decline as a result.

This seminar will cover:

  • How to choose a good career
  • Evaluating long-term job trends
  • Building skills relevant to the 21st century

Our Presenters

Senior Consultant and Registered Psychotherapist

Michael Kang is an education consultant and academic coach at Ivy Global where he has helped prepare many students get into the top elementary and secondary private schools, universities, and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. In addition to assisting both students and their parents navigate the private school admissions process, Michael is a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario qualified in providing self-esteem and career counselling.

Michael obtained his Masters degree in Psychotherapy at Wilfred Laurier and a B.Sc. from York University. His education and experience have given him the tools to engage and positively impact the students he mentors at Ivy Global.

Education Consultant and Certified Teacher

Moon Oh is an education consultant at Ivy Global and an integral member of the consulting team that has helped students gain admission to the top private schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Moon's extensive experience in the field of education includes a background in private school admissions, classroom teaching, public speaking coaching, and guidance counselling. As a graduate of the dual-degree Concurrent Education program at Queen's University, Moon enjoys working with students on a long-term basis to provide exceptional educational support at the elementary and secondary level. As a former high school valedictorian and student council leader, she is passionate about student leadership and helping students reach their utmost potential.