How to write strong US applications?

Do you have what it takes to get into your dream school in the US? Known for its holistic nature, the US admissions process can often times seem daunting to students who are faced with scores of different essay prompts accompanied by stringent word or character limits.

With admissions officers curious to get to grips with your personality, interests, academic goals, and your experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, there are a myriad different ways to think about, and ultimately position, your writing to serve an overarching narrative about yourself. Join us as Robbie, a successful applicant to Yale, shows you how to draft outstanding activities lists and compelling essays.

Date: 30TH July 2022, Sat
Time: 4pm-5pm (GMT+08)
Zoom webinar

Speaker profile

Robbie Short

B.A., Yale University

Robbie graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University with a B.A. in History. He began his work in education as an undergraduate, serving as a peer counselor for first-year students and managing an English as a Second Language program for migrant and immigrant adults in New Haven. After graduation, he spent two years teaching English literature and communications and U.S. history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Yale-China Fellow.

Robbie understands education as holistic: a matter of gaining skills and knowledge and of determining one’s purpose. As a Consultant at IvyPrep, he enjoys helping students think through their goals for themselves and envision how they can achieve these goals through the special opportunity of a tertiary education.

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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Robbie Short

Date: 30th July 2022, Sat
Time: 4pm-5pm
Zoom webinar