Marie Vivas is the IB Americas Senior Development Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. Dear Colleagues, I just spoke to Karen Phillips of the Texas IB Schools Association and to our former IB colleague, Ann Wink, about the aftermath […]
Marie Vivas is the IB Americas University Relations Manager. She has overall responsibility for university recognition in the Americas region, working closely with admissions professionals counseling university bound students. Ah yes, August…. Everybody is taking advantage of back to school sales, reading back to school blogs, and chuckling at back to school memes on Facebook. […]
Rachelle Bernadel is the IB’s University Relations Administrator at the IB Global Centre in Bethesda, MD, USA. She is also an IB graduate of Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. When I heard of Mrs. Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room Movement for College Signing Day, I honestly did not initially associate it with college. My […]
Dean Burdick is the primary enrollment adviser to the University of Rochester’s President, Board, Provost and Deans on matters related to campus internationalization, inclusion, diversity and equity. He has transformed and grown the campus to one of the nation’s most complex and diverse private research universities, spending many weeks each year abroad with a particularly […]
As the IB Career-Related Programme (CP) emerges in the world school community, universities are beginning to take notice. However, due to its unique, flexible nature, they are uncertain how to approach recognition. That is where the University Recognition, School Services, Research and Product Management teams of the IB enter the picture! The more expertise the […]
What a fun day!! I have spent more time on twitter than with all previous my twitter posts combined (@vivas_marisol). Why? Today was #collegesigningday – as part of (@flotus) (@whitehouse) First Lady Michelle Obama’s #reachhigher initiative seniors from all over the US have been tweeting their college choices.
The CP framework allows students to specialize in, a career-related pathway. CP students take at least two Diploma Programme courses, pursue their career-related studies and fulfill the distinctive CP core requirements.
It is during these seasons when I begin to think what value do we really place on not only getting students to persist through school and university, but also being equipped with the skills that are necessary to be successful in a rapidly evolving world. Being able to problem solve and engage thoughtfully with complex […]
Registration is now open for the 2015 IB Higher Education Symposium!
During the peak of assessment season, students oftentimes cannot comprehend the importance that their IA has in the larger picture. However, IAs have comparable importance in determining the final scores that are documented on an IB transcript.