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IB 101: Training for Admissions Staff

For leaders in university admissions, the summer break is often a time for organizing staff training sessions, and putting newly trained admissions officers on the road. This webinar will address most of your staff training needs.

This webinar will:

* Give participants an overview of the IB Diploma Programme

* Prepare participants to answer the most frequently asked questions about the IB

* Explain the benefits of recruiting IB students to your institution

* Share best practices for University Admission Officers

Webinar Date:
August 21, 2018

2:00pm EST

Webinar Speaker:

Marie Vivas

Marie Vivas
Senior Development Manager
International Baccalaureate

Marie has 20 years of experience in the IB including as an IB teacher, college counselor in various IB World Schools, Director of Admissions at Jacobs University Bremen, and University Relations Manager for IB in the Americas. Marie has worked closely with university admissions officers and with university faculty helping them develop effective IB recognition policies. She has also been instrumental in the creation of Access Workshops designed to support IB Counselors and Coordinators working with low-income students. Marie is a former President of the International Association for College Admission Counseling and has served on several committees for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Webinar Panelists:

Marie Vivas

Victoria Curtin Imsirovic
Director International Admissions
University of California Irvine

Victoria is the Director International Admissions at University of California Irvine . She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and has served in a number of leadership positions. During Victoria’s tenure at UCI she has been an outstanding partner for IBO.  In collaboration with IBO and the California Association of IB World Schools she organized and hosted an IB counselor workshop on the UCI campus. She has also co-presented on various panels about best practices in recruiting IB students. Victoria holds a BA from UCI in Spanish and a Teaching Credential in Multicultural Education from UC San Diego.

Pam Joos

Pam Joos
University Counselor
Washington International School

Pam Joos has worked in the field of college counseling for over twenty years.  For the past 16 years at Washington International School (WIS) and before that at National Cathedral School for 9 years.  As the University Counselor at WIS, Pam has guided students in the selection of their IB programs and assisted them in exploring and applying to universities around the world. Pam served as the first high school counselor on the IBO's College University Relations Committee, where she has presented at a variety of regional conferences, as well as helping the IBO develop programming for college access.  Pam also serves as a co Facilitator of the NACAC IB Special Interest Group.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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