How to make a well balanced list of colleges for applications to the US

Applying to universities can be a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, you want to apply to all the schools that you have dreamed of attending since you were a kid. On the other, it would be wise to create a balanced list of ‘Reach’, ‘Match’ and ‘Safety’ schools - one that is curated based on factors unique to you, including your grades, course availability, location, and accessibility. This approach allows you to shoot for the moon while also creating a safety net of good-fit universities that allow you to follow your dreams.

Join us as Petra, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania shows you how to create a strong, balanced list of colleges in the US.

Date: 20TH AUG 2022, Sat
Time: 4pm-5pm (GMT+08)
Zoom webinar

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B.A., Yale University

Petra graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in history and political science and the University of Melbourne with a Juris Doctor. She is a qualified lawyer and worked as a consultant in a global business advisory firm, providing clients with strategic counsel on public affairs, corporate communications, and financial communications matters.

Since 2012, Petra has offered guidance to students at various stages of the college application process. Passionate about education, mentoring, and effective communication, petra hopes to help students find their voice and grow in confidence as they chart out their futures.

Alan Tang

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Concentration in Finance and Minor in History (2014), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Masters in Computer and Information Technology, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Alan graduated magna cum laude on a Singapore Government Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BSc in Economics with a minor in History, and a Masters in Computer and Information Technology.

Alan enjoys working at the intersection of public policy and technology. He is currently a Senior Product Manager at the GovTech Singapore, where he builds technology products and platforms for public good. Prior to this, he was a Cyber Threat Analyst at the Cyber Security Agency, where he worked on strategic initiatives to defend Singapore’s cyberspace. He also represented Singapore as a Delegate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Alan is passionate about helping students discover new interests and expand their horizons through a deeper appreciation of the world around them.

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Date: 20th aug 2022, Sat
Time: 4pm-5pm
Zoom webinar