Free Seminars

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Ivy Global holds informational seminars that provide an overview of the College Admissions process, and information about SAT Preparation and College Essays.

Seminar Date and Time Cost Location Register
Getting Into Top Colleges
Silicon Valley

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ivy Global Silicon Valley Office
1765 East Bayshore Rd, Suite I
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Across from Ikea


Leadership Development for High School Students

Saturday, July 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ivy Global Silicon Valley Office
1765 East Bayshore Rd, Suite I
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Across from Ikea


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 or 1-888-588-7955.


Our Seminars

Getting into Top Colleges: An Overview and Q&A with Ivy Global's Consultant

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

Download our free College Guide

Leadership Development for High School Students

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

How to Write Winning College Essays

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.


Our Presenters

Junho Suh
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. See our results

Jason Perlman
Essay consultant

Jason graduated from Yale University with a degree in History. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. Jason is one of Ivy Global's most experienced instructors. He is particularly passionate about helping students improve their writing. He helps students craft compelling admissions essays.

He speaks Arabic, is fluent in French, and has a reading knowledge of Latin and Old Norse. When not tutoring, he works as an actor and writer, and loves to play guitar.

Jay Cha
Education Consultant

Through his extensive dedication to education, Jay has established a perfect success rate of matriculating clients to their desired universities. While at Ivy Global, Jay has functioned as a tutor, consultant, and coveted mentor. Jay earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Wesleyan University before receiving Columbia Universityís Masterís degree in English Education.

Professor Kristin Rose
Essay Consultant

Kristin Rose graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English Literature. After college, she worked in science publishing at Pearson Education and The New York Times Digital, then became involved in microbiology and neurogenetics research at Yale University. Kristin then received with her M.F.A. in Fiction and Poetry from Fairfield University, where she is currently an adjunct professor. She conducted college interviews for Stanford University admissions for two years and is passionate about helping students navigate the admissions process. She is excited to work with students to help them craft original and captivating essays.



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