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Build Better Relationships for a Variant-Proof International Recruitment Plan
Are we nearly there yet? Join leaders in admissions and international college counseling to discuss perspectives from both sides of the desk in international recruitment.

You’ll leave this webinar with a greater understanding of international high schools, how to personalize communications with counselors and their student communities and ultimately how to bring your A game in 2022 and meet Gen Z where they are in this ever-changing climate.

As the pandemic continues and recruitment conversations remain online, we explore how university reps can meaningfully engage international high school counselors to form better relationships and win-win partnerships.

• Hear first-hand from an international college counselor with over 20 years experience on how to engage counselors in a meaningful and productive way
• New York University and University of Southern California will share what has and hasn’t worked in their experience engaging with high school counselors throughout the pandemic
• Learn how to forge better relationships and win-win partnerships -- how can you help the counselors help you? And how can a platform such as Cialfo bring value to your conversations?

Can't attend the webinar? You should still register -- all registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation.

This webinar was made possible in part by the financial support of Cialfo. I understand that by registering for this webinar, my registration information will be shared with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

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Jan 27, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jeff Neill
Director of College Counseling/Head of Department @Graded - The American School of Sao Paulo
In 2021, Jeff Neill joined Graded - The American School of Sao Paulo to begin his 21st year in education, a career that has spanned six schools on four continents. Most recently, Jeff served as a comprehensive counselor and Director of Student Support Services at International School of Dakar in Senegal for 2 years and Director of College Counseling at Taipei American School in Taiwan for 3 years. His post in Taipei was his first international role, having spent the initial years of his career Stateside at the Salisbury School in CT, Northfield Mount Hermon in MA and Western Reserve Academy in OH. Jeff presents and consults regularly around the globe on all facets of college counseling and school leadership and volunteers his time by serving on various faculties and boards for assorted organizations and not-for-profits. Jeff holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an MA from Middlebury College and he will complete his EdD from Northeastern University in early 2022.
Katie Korhonen
Director of Global Admissions Evaluation and Strategy @Office of Undergraduate Admissions, New York University
Katie Korhonen is the Director of Global Admissions Evaluation and Strategy at NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In this role, Katie oversees international recruitment and evaluation for NYU's New York City campus and provides enrollment support for NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. Prior to this role, Katie worked as a college counselor at Dwight School's campuses in New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul for 5 years. Katie received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Educational Theatre from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and has held several other roles in NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions during her 17 years in the admissions and counseling field.
Alex Alvendia-Wienkers
Associate Director of International Recruitment @Office of Undergraduate Admission, University of Southern California
Alex Alvendia-Wienkers (he/him) oversees USC’s robust, highly selective recruitment and evaluation efforts for undergraduate international students. Additionally, following George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement, Alex created his office’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice (DEIJ) Committee, assessing and dismantling racist admissions practices and in collaboration with University partners, replacing them with actively antiracist alternatives. Prior to USC, Alex worked in the White House (Obama Administration), a publicly traded tech startup and various undergraduate and graduate admissions programs. Alex holds a Master’s degree from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University.
Lou Greenwald
Director of University Relations @Cialfo
Lou Greenwald has over 20 years of international enrollment experience. He has traveled extensively and enjoys exploring different cultures. Lou provides a global perspective and has worked with students and families from around the world. Prior to joining Cialfo, Lou held Admission positions in international enrollment at Suffolk University and Lasell College. In addition to Lou’s higher education experience, he has worked in fields of marketing and entertainment.