Category: To University and Beyond

Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions


This post is by David from David Teten's blog


I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world. 

ICC offers free, impactful one-hour webinars about admissions and financing your education, geared for parents and students in middle school, high school, and graduate school. I’ve listed below their most popular topics.  For more information and to schedule a free webinar for parents at your employer or school, contact International College Counselors

Graduate School Admissions

Graduate School 101

Graduate school can be a real opportunity to increase future earning potential while riding out a tough job market. In this presentation, parents and prospective grad school students will learn: the benefits of going to grad school; tips for finding the right school and program for you; admissions timelines and requirements/materials; how to position yourself; and ways to strengthen your application

Great Admissions Advice for Medical School Applicants

Planning to apply to medical school? Learn the ins and outs of the medical school admissions process, including timeline, what medical schools are looking for, and how to stand out in a good way. International College Counselors is here to help so you don’t have to navigate the murky waters of medical school admissions alone. 

Parents of High School Students and High School Students

College Admissions: Everything You Need to (Read more...)

My new book: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear


This post is by David from David Teten's blog


You can now pre-order my forthcoming book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. People seem to like it:

“This book delivers a roadmap for students looking to maximize their investment in higher education, offering the tools necessary to stand out among the crowds of eager, young professionals.”

– Karim Faris, General Partner, GV (Formerly Google Ventures)

“After reading this book, students will know not only what it means to be in the driver’s seat of their education and professional careers, but also what it looks like to play an active role in their own success.”

– Congressman Peter Deutsch, Member of the US House of Representatives (1993-2005)

“The University and Beyond is the book that I wish I’d had as I was entering college and then embarking upon my own career. While there are elements of inspiration in it, the book stands out for its practical, actionable advice. In an increasingly competitive world, The University and Beyond will show you how to stand out as you embark upon your career, and it does so in a practical, actionable way. How I wish every newly minted college graduate I ever hired would have read The University and Beyond and done what Mandee and David recommend!  This is by far the most practical guide to help you find early career success.”

– Patrick Mullane, Executive Director, Harvard Business School Onlin

I started writing this at age 20, and have been expanding it over the years, all the way (Read more...)

How universities can keep alumni excited and connected


This post is by David from David Teten's blog


A new board member of the Alumni Association for one of the Ivies reached out and asked me for some ideas on how they could better engage their graduates. I took this as a challenge, and brainstormed a list of ideas on how universities can do more to engage their alumni community.  I thought this might be of interest to others:

  • Encourage tighter cooperation among their alumni special interest groups (SIGs). The easy way to do this: Provide a central database of ALL SIGs and the current officers leading them. Universities typically have many affiliated Special Interest Groups (SIGs), but almost no cooperation between them. For example, Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Business School all have SIGs focused on women, but those groups don’t interact much between themselves while the students are on campus. However, a 30 year old Harvard college grad working in medtech and a 30 year old Harvard Med grad working as a doctor definitely have overlapping interests. As an example of cross-alumni SIG cooperation: HBS Alumni Angels of NY organizes periodic pitch nights geared to women, African-American, Latino, Arab, and LBGT entrepreneurs, joint with all the relevant HBS and Harvard affinity groups.  This helps create diversified deal flow and closed investments.  Similarly, in April 2017, HBS Angels NY organized the first annual MENA Tech Summit joint between Harvard Arab Alumni Association, ABANA (formerly the Arab Bankers Association), HBS Alumni Angels NY, and HOF Capital.  
  • Share a database of elite fellowships/support programs appropriate (Read more...)