To support the next step in the education of the class of 2016, we asked Diploma Programme graduates to offer advice on making the most of the first semester at university. Here is what they had to say.
“In high school we’re given knowledge—facts and theorems we memorize” says alumnus Kristin Waites, “but in college, and in life, it starts to become obvious that there are a lot of things we just don’t know.”
“Perhaps inspired by the IB Diploma Program’s (DP) Learner Profile, I embraced the idea of a multidisciplinary education, where I was challenged to think and learn as an engineer, as a clinician, as a patient and as an entrepreneur. ” – Alumnus Adrián Alemán
As an IB parent and the Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen has firsthand experience working with many IB graduates. She is excited to see how a student has taken on the IB and knows that IB students show very high success rates during their first year of university.
Students and parents: Beginning your research to apply as an international student to universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia? Four guides on the basics of university entrance for international students.
Choosing an education with a career path in mind can be a difficult task. Alumnus Adrián Alemán has three pieces of advice for students looking at university and degree options and he hopes it will help get students one step closer to their dream job.
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]
Meet Caroline Wesson. She attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with the IB Diploma from Douglas County High School in 2012. Caroline offers advice about choosing a university and talks about her IB experience.
When deciding upon which universities to apply, Justin Parker, a 2013 graduate of Brooke Point High School in Stafford, Virginia, suggests searching for schools that align with your interest and goals. He recommends that students “seek out an institution that will best equip you to pursue your passions.”
Navigating your first semester at university can be tough. It can be challenging to balance classes, homework, and a social life in your new environment. To help, we’ve put together a list of tips from recent IB graduates. 1. Keep an open mind – Be willing to explore several academic paths if this is an […]
Kayla Morton, 2013 IB graduate from Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, has taken this love of language to new and interesting lengths. Having studied French as her Language B in high school, she chose to take Arabic at Duke University where she is a junior, and to spend her summer in Amman, Jordan.
Approximately 45% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are from low-income families. Furthermore, the percentage of children living in poverty appears to be on the rise1. With this growing number of low-income students, it is critical that US educational programs make targeted efforts to ensure that low-income students are provided with […]
Sonia Montejano is a 2012 IB alumni from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, TX, USA. Now in her 4th year studying Political Science at The University of Texas at Austin, Sonia tells us about her semester abroad. I’ve always been fascinated by foreign cultures and languages and completing the Diploma Programme only reinforced […]
Take a look at the key findings from the 2015 University Admissions Officers report in the info-graphic below. The survey gathered feedback from University Admissions Officers at 80 different universities and colleges spanning all university groups in the UK. ACS International Schools (ACS) has conducted the annual report for the past nine years. Now in […]
The typical IB Diploma Programme student has more questions on assessments running through their head than are written on the actual exam paper. As the most recent set of IB Diploma Programme assessments finished on 22 May, IB World magazine decided to catch up with some of this year’s hopeful graduates to discover what wise […]