Dr. Elizabeth Hart is a retired admissions officer from Brown University who has also been an administrator at Dartmouth and Harvard for over 25 years, specializing in admissions and minority recruitment.
Dr. Hart spoke to the enthusiastic audience about what the Ivy League admissions process is all about and how students can effectively present themselves in their applications. The valuable information was presented free of charge for nearly eighty attendees including parents, students, and KHSD staff.
"That was an incredible night. It has prompted further in-depth talks at home with our daughter. It has inspired our daughter and us to pursue another future that at first appeared unattainable. She sees her dream as a real possibility and has investigated what Harvard has to offer. " - Alma Robledo, Parent
Dr. Hart presented information about what to include in the personal essay, who reads the personal essays, the different parts of the application, and what to expect if you are asked for a personal interview. She also encouraged students to seek the help of counselors, teachers and other college outreach programs to strategically plan and submit an application that is a true reflection of themselves, their skills, their experiences. She also encouraged students to write an application that exemplifies their passion for learning.
The presentation was held October 19, 2017, at DeMello Hall on the campus of West High School and was sponsored by the KHSD and Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation.