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College Counselor to Speak In Hong Kong About US University Admission


American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


Mark A. Montgomery, PhD
Independent College Consultant

Lunch and Learn Presentation:

Choosing the Right College in the US: Strategies for Success

February 3, 2010 (Wednesday)
12:00 to 2:00 pm

AmCham Office
Conference Room
1904 Bank of America Tower
12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

Most conversations about college admission begin with “how can I get in?” But one’s chances of acceptance are closely correlated to whether the college is a good match for the student’s abilities, interests, and aspirations. This Lunch and Learn will explain why the college match is critical, and show participants how to compile a list of colleges that offer the best chances for admission.

Participants will learn:

  • Why the college match is the most critical factor in college admission today
  • What aspects of college match really are most important to the student—and the admissions office
  • How to develop lists of criteria for college selection
  • How to thoroughly research colleges to determine whether they match the student’s selection criteria
  • How to create an application strategy to highlight the match between student and college

Participants will analyze several case studies to apply these principles. The aim is to empower participants to help their own students focus on the most important aspect of college admissions today.

Mark A. Montgomery, Ph.D., is a former high school teacher, college professor, and associate dean. His former employers include the University of Denver, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Harvard University. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his PhD from Tufts University. He was also a Fulbright teacher in France. He now guides high school students and their families through the college admissions process. His clients include students bound for selective colleges, as well as late bloomers, under-achievers, and students with learning differences. He is based in Denver, Colorado, but enjoys working with clients from all over the world.

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