How do you compete with other high school students who are Intel winners or international Math Olympiad champions? With the growing popularity of science, technology, engineering and math, competition for entrance into these majors grows harder and harder every year. Living in the Bay Area only makes the competition tougher – top-ranked universities will only accept the best of the best Bay Area students.
Victoria is a student who cracked the secret to gaining admission into schools likeStanford, Oxford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley (Regents and Chancellors Scholar), UCLA (Regents and Chancellors Scholar) and Johns Hopkins for premed.
She will be giving advice on how to be a competitive STEM applicant and sharing her experience with the college application process. Victoria will be covering topics like:
- Key factors for being accepted to top schools
- How to approach essays for STEM-focused schools
- The similarities and differences between US colleges and UK universities like Oxford, and how to successfully gain admission to both
- The value of diverse extracurriculars and how to find these activities
- How to show colleges leadership and well-roundedness
- How the college lottery works and what you can do to improve your chances
- Her own personal experience and qualifications that helped her gain admission into top STEM schools
Victoria Yuan is a senior at American High School who is attending Stanford’s Class of 2020. She will major in Biomedical Computation – a combined major between biology, computer science and medicine – under the Stanford School of Engineering. Victoria was involved in numerous and diverse activities throughout high school, from the Biology Olympiad to starting her own nonprofit to running a statewide marketing campaign.
WHEN: 7:00-8:30pm Sunday, 6/5/2016
WHERE: 1340 S De Anza Blvd. Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95129
FEE: $30/person, $50/two family members