BEYOND YORK - DECEMBER 7 / 2018

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Precollege Programs at Brandeis University.

The York School can nominate FIVE of our students to represent our high school next summer in a Brandeis Precollege Program. For nearly two decades, Brandeis has offered high school students the opportunity to benefit from this extraordinary academic and social atmosphere.

Brandeis offers diverse high school programming for every learner:

  • Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine - unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of medicine through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities. Students visit the best medical schools in the country, premiere medical centers, and meet in small groups with national leaders in the field. June 23 - June 29

  • App Design – 45 hours of classroom instruction and mentorship from Brandeis Professor Tim Hickey. Students will advance their computer coding and programmings skills, and gain real-life experience pitching their app design to programmers at Google’s Cambridge campus. July 7 - July 18

  • QAA (Queer Academics and Activism): a brand-new seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories & Futures. Relying on research and scholarship, gain insight into queer activism, theories of practice that guide effective engagement, and culminate with an action plan you can take back to your communities. June 23 - June 28

  • Service Corps – ranked in the top ten universities for community engagement, Brandeis Service Corps provides hands-on community service projects and leadership development. Students work in small groups with faculty and community partners to understand the roots of social problems through their service work. July 7 - July 18

  • Genesis: Jewish Leadership – students will join a vibrant and diverse Jewish community, learning from leading scholars and practitioners doing cutting edge work and research in environmental science, social entrepreneurship, technology, gender, public policy, world religions and culinary arts. July 2 - July 15 or July 2 - July 29

  • BIMA: Jewish Arts – an immersive program for students seeking to pursue serious artistic growth within a vibrant Jewish community. Students dedicate more than 100 hours in the music conservatory, art studio, theater or creative writing workshop, honing their skills and creating art with world-class arts faculty. July 2 – July 29

If you are interested in this pre-college summer program, students should speak to Mr. Hanna by Monday December 17th.


Experience Northeastern University

The 2019 Accelerate: Pre-College Program

Northeastern University is offering a variety of pre-college programs and are hosted in Boston, allowing students to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment.

Programs and Dates:

Engineering Innovation and Design: Residential, Boston

BioE Summer Immersion: Residential, Boston

Innovations in Health Professions: Residential, Boston

Experience Design: Residential, Boston

Experiential Entrepreneurship I: Residential and Day Programs, Boston

Experiential Entrepreneurship II:Residential and Day Programs, Boston

Experiential Entrepreneurship California: Day Program, Silicon Valley Campus

For more information go to Accelerate: Pre-College Programs


Using Real Data when Applying to University

Ontario’s universities have worked together to develop and compile data to create Common University Data Ontario (CUDO), and to let students, parents and the public have ready access to information about each university. CUDO offers key data, in a common format, about Ontario’s universities:

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  • Number of degrees awarded, student enrolment and entering averages (by program);

  • Number of students living on campus and activities offered;

  • Student satisfaction ratings;

  • First-year tuition and ancillary fees by program;

  • Number of teaching faculty;

  • Undergraduate class size, by year level;

  • Research grants awarded;

  • Graduation rates and employment rates by program.

https://cudo.ouac.on.ca/

The image is a sample comparison of four business programs and averages student had who were admitted to each program. A great tool for individual research.


German Engineering Taught in English!

The Carl Benz School of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering College of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is accepting applications for the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) program until April 30, 2019.

Known for excellent teaching, a practical approach, small classroom sizes, and a personalized skill development program, this university brings together English-speaking students from around the world and helps them to become a contributing part of the global industry and economy.Engineers are constantly changing the world with solutions and inventions.

There are two ways to get admission to the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) program:

  • Direct admission (starting with one’s studies right away in October 2019

  • Indirect Admission – Assessment of Eligibility (Entrance Examination) after the Pre-Semester (end of September 2019)

Did you know that...

... KIT is the oldest technical university in Germany?

... in the QS Employability Ranking, KIT came in 1st place in German and 30 worldwide?

... KIT received Germany's very first e-mail in 1984?

... Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile, studied at KIT?

... KIT Alumni Alexander Gerst is the astronaut currently leading the International Space Station (ISS) Crew?