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.com or 1-888-588-7955.

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

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

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

Cost: Free

Starting college is one of the most exciting times in a student's life. In order to get the most out of the experience, however, there is important information every student should know before taking the next step on their academic journey. In this seminar, we’ll discuss essential topics such as:

  • What to expect in college
  • The differences between high school and college
  • Achieving academic success
  • Managing finances and stress

We'll also provide students with practical advice on college life, including issues such as:

  • Dealing with roommates
  • Living a healthy lifestyle
  • Maximizing the college experience

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

Our Presenters

Director of College Counseling

Junho has led Ivy Global's College Counseling division since 2007. He has personally helped close to 500 students navigate the college admissions process and get into top colleges. The number of students who have got into top colleges are in the double digits for such schools as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn, Cornell and Columbia.

Tiffannie is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in education. She has extensive hands-on experience working in the education sector as an after school tutor for children ages 4 through 13, a camp counselor serving urban high school students from Los Angeles, and an English teacher in Japan. She applies her background in developmental psychology to guide the way she works. Tiffannie also has research experience, having worked at two labs treating patients with autism spectrum disorder and a lab focusing on consumer behavior.

At Ivy Global, Tiffannie hopes to act as a mentor to students by helping them find their passion and surpass their academic and personal goals.