Interview 80: Kevin Newton on "An Education Abroad"
YCBK 197: Admission Survey in a Wild Year [Transcript]

YCBK 197: Admission Survey in a Wild Year

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (7:50) : In this week’s “In the news segment, a September 20th article by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed, “Admissions Survey in a Wild Year” This article looks at the results of a survey that over 200 colleges completed that looks at how covid impacted admissions in 2020. Dave shares some of the key findings from the survey and then Mark and Dave discuss two very interesting takeaways from the survey (Length 20 minutes)

This week’s question (27:32) Mark and Lisa and Sylvia answer three questions that listeners who completed our questionnaire wrote on the questionnaire:

Question 1) You talk about all the great resources like college reviews and course catalogs to help students learn about schools. What if your student refuses to engage with any of those resources or won’t do the things they need to do to complete their applications?
Question 2) What is the right balance of parent involvement vs student ownership in this process?
Question 3) What to do if your kid doesn’t do a lot of activities? (Length 42 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:09:26) Mark interviews Kevin Newton who founded, “An Education Abroad”. Mark knows Kevin because if someone comes to Mark and asks, can you help me go to college at a place other than Canada or the US, Mark turns that family over to Kevin to work with. Kevin talks about going overseas for college (beyond one year of study abroad) in this interview. Here is an outline of Part 2 of 2:

Kevin Newton
(1) Kevin Newton of “An Education Abroad” discusses the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; he explains how their admissions process works, (2) Kevin explains how Americans are perceived in the UK and other International schools, (3) Kevin explains whether your extracurricular activities matter for International schools, (4) Kevin shares more reasons why students go to university in another country (Length 7 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:16:43) We have two recommended books by Dennis Stemmle this week that help college students with time management and procrastination: Procrastination Solutions For College Students: The Underground Playbook For Overcoming Procrastination And Achieving Peak Performance and Time Management Secrets for College Students: The Underground Playbook for Managing School, Work, and Fun

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