Do you know an IB student who blends their interests in science, music and sports? We got the full story from three graduates who kept their interests well-balanced both during and after the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
From getting your search started to arriving on campus, this collection of resources and essays is an informal guide for Year 1 and 2 IB Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) students based on the experiences of IB programme alumni.
We asked recent DP graduates from around the world to submit essays and personal statements that played a role in their admissions process to the university of their choice. We chose excerpts from four essays that highlight four different approaches.
With the IB’s programmes, one can achieve anything. They can pursue any dream. Meet Mythili Zatakia, IB alum, who is now a professional dancer. She shared her story with us on how her Diploma Programme (DP) environment inspired her to follow her dreams.
Music and the sciences don’t have to be mutually exclusive, despite what people may think. IB alum Henry Kantrow talks about how his passion for music persisted within the Diploma Programme (DP) and into his college years.
We invited DP musician, arts and athlete alumni to talk about their DP experiences. DP alum Alejandro Viramontes talks to us about IB music Higher level (HL), making music, and supportive environments in this inspiring article about transforming dreams into reality.
We asked IB alumni to offer their best advice for making the transition from IB life to university life. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh is a 2016 alumnus of Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada and now a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Up until now, good grades, community service, and other individual accolades got you what you deserved… That is, however, not exactly how it works after you complete the DP. Alumni, Matthew Ferby, shares his advice on networking and navigating the professional playing field beyond the Diploma Programme.
How can you provide the best guidance to high school students who are choosing their Diploma Programme (DP) mathematics courses and help them understand how their choice can relate to their pathway to college and university? Universities are starting to talk publicly about the decisions they are making around their recognition for the new DP […]
“The arts demonstrate that what we later come to recognise as paradigm-changing innovations could hardly have been planned, and as a result are … the work of individuals who took the road less-traveled.” DP graduate Marcel Wälde explores the value of open ended creative inquiry in an era that is increasingly quantified.
Every college and university around the world is different. They have their own mascots, traditions, student demographics, etc. While this is true, the higher education community is rather connected. Alumnus Matthew Ferby shares his experience with higher education since graduating from the Diploma Programme (DP).
Students and parents often weigh the value of an IB education against how well it prepares students for university admission. These admissions officers sat down with us to answer common questions for students applying to universities in the United States and Canada.
Universities want to hear about how you learn, your unique projects and the assignments that define your individual interests. IB programmes offer students a framework to help shape those interests and show where you will go during the next stage of your education.
With school having started this month for many countries, here are four things a student should know as they enter their first few weeks in the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
The class of 2018 will soon be entering their first year of life after the IB diploma. These eight graduates share their best advice and inspiration for the journey ahead.