We are at the time of the year where IB2s are currently undergoing the process of selecting and applying to the places they would like to spend the next four years of their life in. This point in the academic year is all about making the right decisions and the right plans and on Monday, the 5th of September, four of the most prestigious universities in the US visited us to help us make these important choices.
Admissions officers from Cornell, Columbia, Princeton and Dartmouth, four of the eight ivy league schools, made their way into the Margaret Nkrumah Hall at 1pm and were almost immediately overwhelmed by students eager to ask them questions. For some, it was a chance to have their names engraved in the minds of these important people for future reference. Believe it or not, it has worked before. The forum began with a question session where people were given the chance to clarify certain misconceptions they had about work opportunities in the United States, the number of international students admitted per school and the diversity of resources available.
It was also a chance for these four schools to attract as many applicants as possible and so each admissions officer was on their A-game. The jovial admissions officer from Cornell enticed us with