Last Friday, I had the distinct pleasure of delivering 125 college applications — representing the outstanding efforts of 25 IIT Boeing Scholars — to the Chicago Scholars office downtown. Through our new partnership with Chicago Scholars, these 25 seniors have been invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Onsite Admissions Forum, a live college admissions event attended by almost 70 colleges that enables students to advocate on behalf of their university applications. Thank you, Chicago Scholars, for your partnership, and congratulations, seniors, on applying to college!
And, in case our juniors have been feeling ignored…
This coming Monday, September 26, from 6pm to 8pm, Willard Dix, Director of College Transitioning Programming for Chicago Scholars and former dean of admissions at Amherst College, returns to IIT to present “Preparing Now for Your Future in College” to our juniors, as well as to their parents/guardians, siblings, and “plus one” friends! We booked a whole auditorium for this very important primer and will offer light refreshments.
Don’t forget to RSVP, print out your parking permit, and make sure you know how to find us on campus in the MTCC Auditorium at 3201 S. State! In preparation for Monday’s event, juniors should review the following:
- This essay by an Amherst alumnus: “Don’t Say It About Me Anymore: Learn the Story Behind the Man“
- A questionnaire Will Dix developed to begin discussion about “match” and “fit” and other things important in the college search process
We also look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow at “A Chemistry Renaissance,” the 2011 Kilpatrick lecture with Dr. George Whitesides of Harvard University. Please RSVP online and, even if you are unable to join us for the event, check out Dr. Whitesides’s recent TED talk: “A Lab the Size of a Postage Stamp.”
Other upcoming events are listed online on our in-progress fall 2011 calendar: http://tinyurl.com/iitboeingevents. Bookmark it, review, and RSVP at will.