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The Ultimate University Summit: Real Kiwi Students! (Christchurch)

Crimson Education —

Learn what life could be like studying on the world stage!

About this Event
As a Kiwi student, find out what it takes to gain admission into some of the world's most revered universities. "The Ultimate University Summit 2019" brings you recent high school graduates from across New Zealand who were admitted into the likes of Yale, Harvard, Frances Marion, Oxford, and many other prestigious schools. This event is a must for any student considering an overseas study pathway in the United States or United Kingdom!

Collectively, our speakers have been accepted into the best educational institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom.

1. Sameer Mandhan
Hey everyone! My name is Sameer Mandhan and I was accepted into the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern University, as part of their class of 2023. As far as high school journeys go, mine was quite unique – beginning at Hamilton Boys’ High School in 2014 at the age of 11. At Northwestern, I plan to double major in economics and philosophy, with a minor in political science. I am incredibly excited to be able to share my experiences with you, come the 31st!

Passed all levels of NCEA endorsed with excellence
Received 6 A* grades at IGCSE, and 4 A grades at AS Level.
Awarded an NZQA scholarship pass in economics and was selected as deputy head prefect of Hamilton Boys’ High (at the age of 15).
Extracurricular portfolio includes public speaking (debating, mooting, Model UN), leading local and national charities/service events, and playing football for school.

2. Jevon Williams
Hi everyone, I'm Jevon Williams! I attend Francis Marion University after securing an athletic scholarship to join the Men’s Soccer programme. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you on the 31st! tena kotou katoa.

Major in General Business and a Marketing minor
Frances Marion Presidents Roll
Frances Marion Peach Belt Conference Honour Roll
Represented NZ in the U19 secondary schools tour of the UK
Actively involved in NZ U17 and NZ National League Football

5:45 PM - Arrival
Registration opens

6:00 PM - Why Study at the World's Top Universities?
Securing global internships
Comparative graduate salaries
Career pathways with a US or UK degree
True cost of study - scholarships and financial aid
US vs UK campuses

6:30 PM - The Journey: Year 9 - Year 13
Outline of key dates/milestones
A snapshot of the application process
Doing your research early

7:00 PM - Reinforcing Your Candidacy with Extracurriculars & Leadership
Quality vs Quantity
How they impact your application
Types of EC/L's to consider

7:30 PM - Habits of Ivy League Admits
Study skills & tips from NZ's top high school students
How to maximise your high school experience
Developing your personal brand

8:00 PM - Q&A
Ask our panel of admits anything!

Buy a Student VIP Admission ticket to receive an Application Starter USB. The USB is only available at events and includes:
An introduction to the US & UK application process
Tips and resources for researching international universities from New Zealand
Videos from Crimson Education’s CEO and Harvard graduate, Jamie Beaton
Crimson Education eBooks
Vouchers for Crimson's support and International Experiences.

This event is for students in Year 9 and up (yes, forward planning helps when applying overseas!). Parents are encouraged to attend and can register for free.

Tue, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM NZDT

Merivale Lane Theatre
Rangi Ruru Girls' School

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