PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

IC3 Pre-Conference Workshops for High School Delegates

The College Board is proud to partner with IC3 to offer two pre-conference workshops, scheduled on two consecutive days. The content of each workshop will be connected and will build on each other so that counselors are able to benefit from attending both workshops in sequence, or opt to participate in either workshop alone.

These transformative workshops will provide thematic, skills-based training for professionals responsible for guiding students from India to world-class higher education opportunities. Through interactive sessions led by international higher education enrollment leaders and through authentic dialogue with our faculty & your peers, you will learn how to provide your students with a clear understanding of the admission process for selective global universities. You will also acquire strategies and tools to help your students secure post-secondary options that best align with their career aspirations. The Pre-Conference Workshops are ideal for administrators and college guidance counselors who are interested in best practices and candid insights into the admission process of top universities.

Organized by: College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

2019 IC3 Pre-Conference Workshops

Level 1: Foundations of Career & College Counseling

26 August 2019 • 8:30am - 4:30pm • Cost: $25 USD

Recommended for counselors with less than three years of experience (Beginners Level)

This interactive training will focus on the counselor’s role in guiding students through the college planning process. The fundamentals of international admission and financial aid will be covered. Attendees will:
  • Learn how to structure a college counseling program and to develop a plan and implementation strategy
  • Explore resources to help students and parents with college search, the application process, campus visits, and communication with university representatives
  • Gain a clear understanding of the key components of the applications, and what admission officers look for during the review process
  • Be prepared to enable students and parents to determine which institutions are a right fit for a student’s university criteria and career aspirations
(Facilitated by College Board)

Location: SVKM JV Parekh International School

Level 2: Comparing the College Application Process Across International Higher Education Systems

27 August 2019 • 9:00am - 4:30pm • Cost: $25 USD

Recommended for counselors with three or more years of experience (Intermediate & Advanced Level)

The world of higher education opportunities is opening up to your students. Many more students are now looking at a diverse range of emerging and established universities across various systems. How can you help your students find world-class, right-fit higher education options beyond borders? In this interactive workshop, a group of seasoned higher education leaders, representing a variety of types of universities, will compare and contrast admissions policies and practices across several unique higher education systems. Attendees will:
  • Understand the unique value of a university experience at various institutions
  • Define how the admissions and selection structure reflects the institution’s mission, vision and priorities
  • Compare and contrast admissions approaches across institutional contexts
  • Discuss the role of access, diversity, and inclusion, and how these concepts are expressed across systems
  • Convey these distinctions effectively to students and parents, especially in the India educational setting
(Facilitated by College Board)

Location: Dhirubhai Ambani International School

2019 Faculty

Ms. Zina L. Evans —

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Florida

Zina L. Evans is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost and affiliate Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College of Education at the University of Florida. She provides vision, leadership and strategic direction in the development and attainment of enrollment priorities for the university. As UF’s chief enrollment officer she oversees the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Affairs and the Office of the University Registrar. Dr. Evans has over 20 years’ experience in higher education and has worked at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and the University of Maryland.

Mr. John O. Gaines —

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University, U.S.

At Vanderbilt University since 2002, John currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Admissions. During his tenure at VU, applications for admission have tripled, and the university has enrolled record-setting classes, as well as seen increasing selectivity and diversity. Prior to Vanderbilt, he served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions at Millsaps College, and as Director of Admissions at Transylvania University. John is a frequent presenter at high schools and conferences on the topics of selective admission and college choice. He is a Board Member of the Coalition for College and is active in the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the Council for International Schools and the College Board.

Mr. Clay Hensley —

Senior Director – International Higher Education Outreach, College Board, U.S.

Clay Hensley is Senior Director of International Strategy and Outreach at the College Board. He travels extensively as he promotes the global engagement of College Board higher education members, and presents frequently on issues impacting international education, including international student mobility trends. Clay was awarded the annual Distinguished Service Award by the Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC) in 2013. He is an exhibiting artist, with a studio in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mr. Adam Sapp —

Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions, Pomona College, U.S.

Adam Sapp has been the Director of Admissions at Pomona College since July 2015. In addition to managing day-to-day operations in the office, Adam works with applicants from India. Prior to Pomona, he spent five years in the Princeton University undergraduate admissions office where he oversaw the recruitment of international students. From 2002 to 2009 Adam worked in the Claremont McKenna College Office of Admission. Adam is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the International Association for College Admission Counseling. Adam obtained his B.A. in History from Kenyon College in 2002 and a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.

Mr. John Wilkerson —

Assistant Vice President for International Services, Director of International Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.

John Wilkerson is Assistant Vice President for International Services and Director of International Admissions at Indiana University. He previously held the position of Director of International Admissions at the University of Missouri, and served as Director of Admissions for Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Wilkerson completed undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sociology at Columbia College, earned a Master's of Education in Psychological Counseling from Stephens College, and holds a Doctorate in global education policy from the University of Southern California. He has previously held leadership positions with NAFSA, and currently serves in leadership with the Council of International Schools and as Vice President for Admission and Enrollment Practices with the International Association for College Admission Counseling.

Ms. Zina L. Evans

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Florida

Zina L. Evans is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Prov

Mr. John O. Gaines

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University, U.S.

At Vanderbilt University since 2002, John currently serves as Director of Underg

Mr. Clay Hensley

Senior Director – International Higher Education Outreach, College Board, U.S.

Clay Hensley is Senior Director of International Strategy and Outreach at the Co

Mr. Adam Sapp

Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions, Pomona College, U.S.

Adam Sapp has been the Director of Admissions at Pomona College since July 2015.

Mr. John Wilkerson

Assistant Vice President for International Services, Director of International Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.

John Wilkerson is Assistant Vice President for International Services and Direct

2019 IC3 Pre-Conference Workshops

    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop
    • IC3 Pre-Conference Workshop