New York Times Symposium on College Admissions and Preparation

  • The Times Center 242 West 41st Street New York, NY, 10036 United States

nytEducation's annual college admissions symposium provides a comprehensive overview of this important subject with insights from current and former admissions professionals from colleges and universities around the country.

Designed to bring a wealth of information and resources directly to students and their families, this one-day event at The Times Center will cover a wide range of topics, from crafting a compelling application and personal statement to ways to succeed once you’re on campus. Following a full day of panels, our experts will be available to take individual questions during a special Q&A session.

Increasingly, a student’s presence on social media can factor into a college’s overall admissions decision. Sometimes this can be useful – after all a life’s rich tapestry that is hard to portray in 500 word essays – and the new coalition application and its portfolio approach is an invitation to new approaches. Sometimes, however, naïve behavior in the social realm comes back to harm students, especially when admissions officers go looking. Raymond Ravaglia moderates a discussion with Alan Katzman, CEO of Social Assurity, a company specializing in the use of social media for teen audiences, and New York Times journalist Natasha Singer, who has written extensively on this issue.
— Panel 5: Crafting the Essay of Your Life.

Speakers Include

  • Alan Katzman, CEO of Social Assurity
  • Natasha Singer, New York Times journalist
  • Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of “Rest: Getting More Done While Working Less,” to learn how “deliberate rest” plays an important role in the lives of the world’s most creative and productive individuals.
  • Christine VanDeVelde, journalist and author of “College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step”
  • Jon Boeckenstedt, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at De Paul University
  • Amy W. Jarich, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Admissions at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Nancy Meislahn Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Wesleyan University.
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University
  • Chris Roellke, Dean of College at Vassar College
  • Lisa Heffernan, Author and Journalist
  • John Darnton, Curator of The George Polk Awards In Journalism
  • Bruce Weber, Photographer, Filmmaker
  • Meghan Daum, Award-winning Author, Essayist, and Journalist
  • Kofi Kankam, college admissions expert
  • Aviva Hirschfeld Legatt, University of Pennsylvania faculty and admissions expert
  • Marybeth Kravets, Learning-differences expert and former president of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Jenny Jaffe, founder of mental health website Project UROK

Follow the link below to register: