For this event Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, was joined by Josh Davis and Sam Harris, both experienced counsellors from established US university specialists, ESM Prep.
Some Key Areas Covered:
- How competitive is it to get into top US universities?
- Choosing Colleges
- Entry Requirements
- Different Application Types
- Understanding the Admissions Process
- Essays and Written Work
- Admissions Tests and Interviews
- Dual UK and US Applications
- Managing the Application Timeline
ESM Prep | https://www.esmprep.com/
ESM Prep is an education services firm that provides personalised strategic college counselling, academic mentorship, and SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Test preparation.
ESM’s unique method of tailoring its services to meet college applicant needs allows it to understand the strength, goals and unique qualities of its clients. This is vital to achieving desired academic as well as life objectives. In addition, ESM Prep coaches around the world offering insightful, structured and timely guidance. They help students gain admissions to the most competitive universities across the USA.
Josh Davis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh graduated from St. John’s International School in Waterloo, Belgium, in 2005 after completing an ambitious yet well-rounded combination of IB and AP courses. He spent one year as a post-grad (PG) at the Hun School of Princeton prior to attending Yale University, where he majored in History.
Josh is based in between Miami and London, and he has been the Managing Director for ESM Prep in the UK since opening up the London office in 2015. He enjoys helping international students with their dreams of studying in the United States, coaching basketball (formerly at the American School in London), and continuously learning the most important life lesson of them all: how to take care of his two boys.
Sam Harris | email@example.com
Sam is a native Vermonter who graduated summa cum laude from Saint Michael’s College with a major in Classics. As part of her undergraduate degree, Sam spent six months as a visiting scholar at Worcester College, Oxford, and in 2015 Sam returned to Oxford University to complete her Master of Studies. This experience has given Sam a depth of insight into the differences in tertiary education in both countries and sparked a passion for international study.
Upon completion of this degree, Sam took up a post as a teacher of Classics at Rugby School, a role which quickly expanded and diversified to include additional responsibilities like supervising the Extended Essay and managing the Theory of Knowledge department in the IB core. Her most enjoyable role during her tenure at Rugby, however, was as the director of North American university applications, which she carried out for six years before joining ESM. In this role, Sam helped students earn acceptances to a range of Ivies and other top US and Canadian universities, but moreover, she was able to support students in developing their academic and co-curricular interests. Mentoring students through this process and seeing them reach their goals remains hugely rewarding.