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
2019 IC3 Pre-Conference Workshops
Level 1: Foundations of Career & College Counseling
26 August 2019 • 11:00am-5:00pm (timings may vary) • Cost: $25 USD
Recommended for counselors with less than three years of experience (Beginners Level)
- 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
Level 2: Comparing the College Application Process Across International Higher Education Systems
27 August 2019 • 10:00am-5:00pm (timings may vary) • Cost: $25 USD
Recommended for counselors with three or more years of experience (Intermediate & Advanced Level)
- 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
John Wilkerson —
Director of International Admissions at Indiana University Bloomington
John Wilkerson is Director of International Admissions at Indiana University. He previously held the same position 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 is currently pursuing Doctoral studies in Global Education Policy at the University of Southern California. He has served in leadership roles with NAFSA, International ACAC, and the Council of International Schools.
Douglas L. Christiansen, Ph.D. —
Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vanderbilt U.
Douglas L. Christiansen holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and is Vanderbilt University's Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs, and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Dr. Christiansen is also an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt's Peabody College. Currently, he is serving as Chair for the Board of Trustees of the College Board. In his role as Vice Provost, Dr. Christiansen serves as the university’s chief enrollment strategist, guiding the University Enrollment Affairs Leadership Team. He also oversees the selection process for Chancellors, Cornelius Vanderbilt, POSSE, and QuestBridge scholars programs.
Zina L. Evans —
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Fl.
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.
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.