Post-pandemic admissions strategies for Indian and Global undergraduate applications

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The college application process is a marathon, not a sprint, and like any endurance event, needs strategy and a winning game plan. As the world returns to a new, post-pandemic avatar of normalcy, it’s time to understand just what it takes to make it as an applicant to the college that is right for you.

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June 11, 2022 12.00 pm IST How To Approach College Essays

The content and structure of the college essay vary depending on where you are applying. We will discuss how to write:

– US college essays
– UK personal statements,
– Indian liberal arts college essays

Admissions officers will also share their perspective.

In-person and online
June 18, 2022 12.00 pm IST College to Careers Transitioning into your career post your undergraduate degree is crucial. In this session, recruiters from blue-chip companies like Amazon will share insights on what matters in the recruiting process. Online
July 16, 2022 11.00 am IST Journey to college Hear directly from our students who have just been admitted to competitive universities. They will share insights on what worked in the application process (and how they got their dream admit). In-person and online

More information on the webinars:

How to Approach College Essays

In this session, we will discuss how you can approach the essay component of your application. Impactful college essays for US universities require you to write reflectively and share a story/narrative that demonstrates your personality beyond your grades and extracurricular activities. UK personal statements are relatively straightforward. They require you to write and showcase your interest in your intended major. You have to focus on activities that are related to your intended major and talk about skills that you have developed that will help you in your degree. Indian Liberal Arts college essays are personal and reflective. Students need to highlight their ability to think critically and solve problems while showcasing how they perceive the world around them.An Admissions Officer will share case studies.

College to Careers:

In this session, our students who have majored in various fields like computer science, gender studies and more and are working at MNCs like Google, Mckenzie, or CNN, will share insights on how they were successful in the recruiting process. They will explain how they built their profiles to stand out in the recruiting process/ what they did as undergraduate students to stand out in the process (E.g. internships/ clubs/ campus societies/ community service)

Recruiters from blue-chip companies like Amazon will share insights on what matters in the recruiting process.

  1. How important is the brand of the college?
  2. Computer Science or Computer Engineering – how does that influence employability?
  3. What weightage is given to the GPA in the recruitment process?
  4. Do companies like Amazon India prefer CS graduates from India or abroad?
  5. What other factors are considered during the recruiting process?

Journey to college:

The last undergraduate admissions cycle was one of the most competitive in history. Hear from students who got into highly selective universities about:

  • Making their applications stand out
  • Developing their profile during the pandemic
  • Virtually researching universities
  • Casting a wider net of applications to universities in multiple countries
  • Scholarships and interviews

About The Red Pen UG Team

At The Red Pen, we take great pride in a dedicated team who are invested in helping you find your best-fit programme.

Our dedicated consultants include graduates from some of the top 25 universities globally, including Oxbridge, the Ivy League and more.

Our country specialists have in-depth knowledge about leading universities, their ethos, application requirements and processes in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, India, Singapore and other destinations.

Our expert team of counsellors are affiliated with professional organisations such as IECA, IC3 and IACAC and hold certifications as College Consultants from UCLA and Columbia.

We have expertise in applications to various majors across humanities, social sciences, engineering, business and medicine.