In our latest summer series post, Director of College Counseling Lawrence Alexander discusses his summer plans as the Program Director for the College Admissions Program at Columbia University in New York City. Be sure to follow our blog this summer to learn what other students and faculty are doing during their time away from campus.
What are your summer plans?
I will be working at Columbia University during the month of July as the Program Director for the College Admissions Preparation Program (CAP), sponsored by Summerfuel. I will be running two, ten-day programs where students prep for the SAT with the Princeton Review, work on their college essay with writing faculty, and participate in college admissions workshops facilitated by admissions counselors. We also visit do campus tours of Columbia University, Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College and Yale University. Our students are rising juniors and seniors from all around the world.
Learn more about Summerfuel here!
Running CAP every summer allows me to sharpen my college counseling skills by working with diverse students from diverse schools. Students from CAP study at IB schools, American schools abroad, schools with A-levels and so many more. Each new student case gives me greater experience to bring back to my students at WMS.
In my time away from WMS, I have learned just how much ahead of the game we are. Rising seniors left campus in June with college lists, a sense of their college lists, and most of them having created their Common Application account. The more I work with rising seniors from other schools, I realize how far ahead we are.