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Newsletter August 2011


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Newsletter August 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 5 . A u g u s t 2 0 1 1 . EducationUSA Advising Center Letters of Recommendation: Secure let- Events: Register here ters from professionals who know you Monday, August 8 4-6 P.M. well and have seen you excel in a profes- To Business School or not to sional context. EducationUSA can provide Business School. handouts on cultural expectations for That is the question… Best Program for YOU? these letters and a list of official transla- Stefan Bielski from 2Bschool tors with discounts for letters from non- Making the decision native English speakers. Jueves, 11 de agosto 4-6 P.M. Consider financial matters, available La licenciatura en los EUA y time for the application process and This standardized test is cómo financiarla the program, your English skills and required by most business career goals. There are hundreds of schools. Study for at least Thursday, August 18 5-7 P.M business schools in the U.S. Set aside three months on your own Get Acquainted with a year and a half to identify and apply or take a course. Your score indicates the SAT and ACT with for programs that will best assist you whether you are a competitive candi- in reaching your goals. date, so take it early; you may want to re-take it. Ask EducationUSA about prep- The Application Process aration courses, bookstores that sell Wednesday, August 31 4-6 P.M.How to Choose and Finance a Grad- Start thinking about the main compo- preparation guides, and borrowing guides uate Program with nents of the application, which are from the Advising Center in the Benjamin listed below, along with the resources Franklin Library. that you can find at EducationUSA. Want to learn more? Come to one of the following Events: August 8: To Business School or not to Business School. That is the question...Fairs: To register, click logos below Location: EducationUSA, within the Benjamin Franklin Library Monday, August 15 5-10 P.M. Click here to register. The MBA Tour August 15: MBA Tour Marquis Reforma Location: Marquis Reforma Hotel Hotel Attend MBA panels, public fairs and Personal essays: Consider U.S. cultur- presentations by U.S. universities. Monday, August 29 5-9 P.M. al expectations and write an effective Click here to register. World MBA Tour essay. Take advantage of this chance Hotel Intercontinental to differentiate yourself from other August 29: QS World MBA Tour candidates. EducationUSA has books, Location: Intercontinental Presidente Tuesday, August 30 4-8 P.M. detailed handouts and a list of native QS World Mexico City English speakers trained by Educa- Grad School Tour Click here to register tionUSA to revise essays for a low fee. Hotel Intercontinental Come for admissions, scholarship and Preseidente expert chat and admissions seminars. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm PAGE 1 Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ●
  2. 2. AUGUST 2011, ISSUE #64 Featured Student: Rubí Marín In the summer of 2006, Rubí Marín flew to California on a cultural exchange and lived with a host family. Five years later, she is on her way back, this time to start her studies at Santa Monica College. When Rubí decided to pursue her studies in the U.S., she came to the EducationUSA Advising Center in Mexico City for more informa- tion, attended a group information session, and started using the center’s books to research community colleges in California. She chose The Golden State for its cultural diversity, warm weather and professional opportunities. During her first individual advising ap- pointment she received her “favorite resource,” an undergraduate application calendar detailing dates and deadlines for each step of the application. “Even if we study abroad, we Rubí thought the application itself wasn’t complicated but she did should always struggle with her personal essay and spent two months perfecting it. In her answer to the question “Why I want to attend Santa Monica remember where College,” Rubí explained how working as a sales agent at her family’s we come from. I business at the age of 14 sparked a desire to learn about business want to share the from an international perspective. She is excited to improve her con- best of Mexico versational English at SMC, where she will major in international bu- siness. She hopes to one day manage hotels around the world. with the world.”Featured Student: Continued... EducationUSA Online Individual Advising Sessions!Rubi visited EducationUSA over 12 Can’t come to the EducationUSA If you have already attendedtimes throughout the application one of our orientations, and still Advising Center? Find us online!process and in August, she and a group have questions about how toof over 40 other accepted students Click these icons: choose a college major and findattended the annual EducationUSA scholarships in the U.S., wePre-Departure Orientation. The event invite you to schedule an ORwas designed to prepare them for life individual advising session withas international students, but it was one of our Educational Advisers.also a celebration of all of their hardwork throughout the past year. Individual appointments are educationusa.mexico free and available Monday through Thursday from 2:30 -Rubi wants students who are 4:30 p.m.considering applying to a U.S.institution to know that “the hardest Please register using Clickbook:part is deciding you are really going to in and apply. Once you’ve deci-ded to do it, it gets easier.”Rubi starts classes at Santa Monica Collegeon August 25. We wish her the best of luck!If you or someone you know is interes- EducationUSA Spanishted in applying to a U.S. institution, Language TVe-mail us at Podcasts For more helpful hints on applying to community college, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send your questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at PAGE 2
  3. 3. AUGUST 2011, ISSUE #64Scholarships & Opportunities ListingsFor a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and connect withEducationUSA Mexico City! BOOK OF THE MONTH 1. Community College Scholarship: The MBA Application Roadmap Butte-Glenn Community College By: Stacy Blackman and Daniel J. Brookings Butte-Glenn Community College, a fully accredited The MBA Application Roadmap is useful for both students two-year institution, is lo- who have started the application process and those who cated approximately 75 are deciding if an MBA is the right choice. This user- miles north of Sacramento friendly book contains concise chapters on how to choose in northern California. Eve- a program, study for tests and select individuals that will ry semester, the International Student Office offers write effective letters of recommendation. The chapter Fee Waiver Scholarships for International Students on essay writing details how to turn weaknesses into valued at $1,000 each. These scholarships give stu- strengths, incorporate humor and showcase how the MBA dents from around the world the opportunity to will help you accomplish your goals. Through the inclusion study at Butte College for a reduced cost. of anecdotes from accepted MBA students with less- than- perfect student profiles, this book is full of insight and The International Student website practical advice for the MBA application process. ( also pro- vides helpful resources, such as information on Call number: IIE 658.023 English language requirements, guidance on hous- With a free membership card, check out this ing, and a step by-step guide for the application book and others from the Benjamin Franklin Library. process. Cindy Phelps, the International Admissions Coordinator, can be reached at If you need a library card, visit: or (530) 895-2572. For more information, please visit: 3. Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships: Georgia College 2. Graduate Scholarship: International Student Scholarships (ISS) will be awarded for COLLEGE OF ST ROSE the Spring 2012 term. The ISS is a tuition waiver that covers either the full cost or half the cost of out-of-state tuition. The College of St. Rose, a private Catholic institution in Albany, Students receive these scholarships on the basis of New York, offers an International demonstrated academic ability, evidence of extra-curricular Scholarship available to new in- involvement and financial need. Applications and all ternational graduate students who information for undergraduate funding can be found at the are enrolled full-time. This merit- main international website. based award, which is open to students in all fields Prospective graduate students can apply for similar funding of study, reduces full-time tuition costs by 50 per- called the International Graduate Assistantship, which can cent for two consecutive years or completion of the reduce annual costs by approximately $14,000. Applications program, whichever comes first. for graduate financial assistance are included in the The Graduate School at St. Rose has academic pro- applications for admission. grams in Education, Business, Arts and Humanities, Georgia College is a public liberal arts institution located in and Mathematics and Sciences. See the graduate Milledgeville. The student body includes more than 100 website ( for a full list of pro- international students from more than 50 countries. grams and degree options. For more information, please visit: For more information, please visit: PAGE 3