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Utahloy Alumni Inauguration and UEF Family Day 2018 Video

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Guest speaker – Ruby Fang

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Ruby Fang holds a double master degree in Law from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Georgetown University in the US. Ruby founded her own company, La Windsor and her haute couture fashion brand in Hong Kong after an ITEC course in the UK helped reignite her love of fashion. Determined to forge her own path as an entrepreneur, with advice from her Business Administration instructors at Harvard University, Ruby set out to create unique designs that have helped her express the innocence of a dream-seeking young girl in the mature world of fashion. Miss Ruby Fang, uses a centuries old Chinese embroidery technique combined with model cutting to create her unique style.

To date, Ruby Fang has made a splash in China with her charmingly girlish designs. In addition to being the first Chinese designer to exhibit on the large screen of Times Square in NYC in 2016, she also has accolades from Guangzhou International Fashion week, China's "Along the Road" Fashion week, and the Miss Chinese Beauty Pageant in New York City. She was also awarded as one of Bright Way's "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong" in 2016.

Her designs have received considerable attention on several of China's major television stations such as "If You Are The One" and "Jing Dong Fashion Master." Ruby continues to influence as the annual brand ambassador of Porsche in China and via lectures on entrepreneurialism at world class universities like Beijing University and Columbia University.

Ruby believes that nothing is more wonderful than a girl who lives her life to the fullest. She creates, thrives, conquers and inspires. She is cunningly sexy and exquisitely strong.

She dresses up every day....because she sees life as a feast!

 

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UISG Will Offer TWO additional SAT Administrations 2018-2019

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UISG and the University and Career Center are happy to announce that UISG will administer two additional SAT administrations during the 2018-2019 school year. Historically, UISG has not been able to offer the October and May examination due to the fall holiday and IB Diploma exams. However, after reviewing the needs of our students the University and Career Center has elected to reinstate the two test administrations. Students can register for SAT I and SAT II Subject tests at sat.org/international Our school code is 694211 and the test center code is 74316. The dates of the test are below.

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject
Tests Available
Registration Deadline Late Registration
Deadline
Deadline for Changes Register
October 6, 2018 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
September 7, 2018 September 18, 2018
(for mailed registrations)
September 26, 2018
(for registrations made online or by phone)
September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
October 5, 2018 October 16, 2018
(for mailed registrations)
October 24, 2018
(for registrations made online or by phone)
October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
November 2, 2018 November 13, 2018
(for mailed registrations)
November 20, 2018
(for registrations made online or by phone)
November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
February 8, 2019 February 19, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
February 27, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
April 5, 2019 April 16, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
April 24, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019 See SAT Subject Tests available
on this date
May 3, 2019 May 14, 2019
(for mailed registrations)
May 22, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
May 22, 2019
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Summer University Planning

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As we get closer to the end of the school year, many of our students and parents are planning a summer of rest and relaxation! Remember that the summer is also a great time to explore college and career goals. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your summer holiday and fine tuning your university and career plans.

  1. Plan a University Visit – There is a university campus in practically every country in the world. No matter if you plan a family holiday in a foreign place or return to your home country, arrange a university tour in each location, regardless of if it is one of your university choices. Students should see the various types of university campuses to understand and compare the different types of campuses to decide which campus environment and facilities best fit their needs.

  2. Maintain Relationships – After visiting universities, send a follow up email stating your appreciation and something you learned during the visit. When questions arise about your major or application, reach out to the representative for support. University reps love to see that students are continuously engaged in the university planning process prior to submission time. Additionally, be sure to nurture your relationships with teachers, coaches, and counselors. They will be writing references on your behalf and should be able to say numerous positive character traits about you (turns in work on time, submits quality work, engages in class discussion, works well with others, etc.). Representatives know that when these traits are not mentioned, it may mean the student has difficulties it this area.

  3. Volunteer and Record Your Efforts – All universities want to see that students are engaged both inside and outside of the classroom. Find a local charity to donate some of your holiday time. If possible, find someone in your chosen career field and shadow them on the job. After each activity record the name, dates, your role, and a description of the activities. These activities can later be included in your student CV and personal statement.

  4. Explore Career Interests – Do you want to work in business or public service? Do you prefer to work with people or with data and computers? Do you see yourself working 8 hours a day or the overnight shift in the emergency hospital? Take some time to think about the career industry that best fits your academic, personal, and social interests. Taking career assessments can help you begin the exploration process. 123test.com offers an easy to use career assessment that can help you explore careers that are aligned with your interests and that you may not have previously considered.

  5. Research Universities and their Admission Criteria – As an international school, our students literally have the world as their base for university options. Begin by decided that top countries of choice to attend university. Then research universities that have the majors or courses that will lead to your career choice. After that, narrow your choices based on the best degree program, campus environment, and cost. Be sure to have reach, target, and safety schools based on your individual academic transcript, predicted grades, and test scores. Students entering Year 11 and 12 have BridgeU accounts to assist them in the university research process. Parents of year 11 and 12 students also have access to student BridgeU accounts. A registration email was sent to parents from BridgeU earlier in the school year. Have your student complete their profiles and shortlist universities of their choice.

  6. Plan for Deadlines – Based on where and when you want to apply, you may have application deadlines throughout all of Year 12. Make sure you have collected all the necessary information before starting an application. Beginning in Year 9, keep track of all of your sports, clubs, volunteer experiences and leadership roles. You will be able to use them to create a CV that will enable teachers and counselors to write a more detailed reference for you. It is also a good idea to begin writing your thoughts about why you want to study your chosen major and the career path you have planned for yourself. This can later be used in a personal statement or help you express your thoughts during university interviews. Make sure you begin taking university entrance exams such as SAT or TOEFL in Year 11 to give yourself plenty of time to take the exams twice. TOEFL exams are offered over the summer. For students entering Year 12, research application deadlines for the universities you plan to apply. A good rule of thumb is to mark your calendar at least 10 days before the application is due. This will ensure that documents needing to be mailed will reach the university on time as well as allow time to address technical issues with online submissions.

  7. Discuss Your Plans with Your Parents – Always keep your parents informed of the ideas and plans you have for university. It is important to know how your parents’ feels about the country in which you want to attend university as well as the cost they have planned to invest in your education. Sometimes parent may not agree with the choices you have made, however the university counselor can assist you in finding information to support you in explaining your interests to your parents. Have the conversation as often as possible to ensure everyone is in agreement throughout the selection process.

If you have questions at any time regarding the career and university selection process, make an appointment with the University Counselor, Tiese Bright when we return next term. She will provide parent and student information sessions to support you through the process. Have a great holiday and I look forward to working with you on your journey to university!

https://www.123test.com/career-test/

 

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Landing a Great Internship

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People often use the expression, “experience is the best teacher.” This is also evident in the fact that most employers prefer to hire candidates who have previous experience in the career field. After graduating from UISG and completing the IB, you will be able to attend the top Universities in the world. Even though you will attend a top University, most employers will say that it is not enough. As the employment market begins to narrow around the world, how will you stand out amongst your peers?

One of the most important things you can do during University is take advantage of internship opportunities. Internships give you exposure to your future career field before graduating from University. They also provide work experience in your field that will make your resume more competitive against fellow graduates applying for careers after graduation. Additionally, many employers prefer to hire from their internship pool as their interns would already know the mission and expectations of the organisation as well as previously demonstrated their abilities and passion for the role. Here are a few tips for landing a great internship while in University:

1. Build your student resume – Your CAS activities can serve as a great start to a student resume. When you are ready, be sure to seek leadership opportunities such as becoming the president, captain, or student-teacher of an activity. It shows universities that you have the leadership skills and initiative needed to be successful in the workplace. Once you begin attending your desired university, continue to grow your resume by joining clubs and organisations related to your personal and career interests.

2. Inquire during your university search – Once you have selected your top five universities, be sure to investigate the University’s access to internships in your career field. You want to be sure you will have the opportunity to build relationships with the types of companies and organisations you would like to work with after graduation.

3. Discuss your interests with professors – Not all internships opportunities will be posted for all students to see. Some internships come from professors’ referrals or are created for specific students. Build relationships with your professors so that they are aware of your professional goals. When opportunities arise, they will know that you are a person of interest for the internship.

4. Be willing to intern for free – Yes, some internships come with a student stipend or salary, but they can be very competitive or not as plentiful. If you do not get the paid internship you want, inquire about volunteer opportunities. Some organizations will also allow you to shadow their employees for a short period of time. Volunteer initiatives and job shadowing could eventually lead to internships or employment one day.

把握實習機會

當您在UISG完成IB國際文憑,您將會升讀世界頂尖大學,大學畢業後就要進入職場,然而在頂尖大學畢業都不一定讓您得到好工作,因為大多數僱主都認為,單有學術成就並不足夠,他們較願意僱用曾經有相關工作經驗的應聘者。隨著全球就業市場開始萎縮,您又如何脫穎而出?

「經驗是最好的老師」,非常重要而您可以做到的,就是在大學好好利用實習機會,接觸過真實的職場,可增加自己在該領域的實戰經驗,這將會令您在畢業後找工作時更具競爭力。實習生很多時已經熟識公司架構、使命和期望,甚至乎早已展示出他們的工作能力及熱情,許多僱主都很願意直接聘用實習生。以下是在大學期間申請實習之建議:

1. 建立學生履歷 參與CAS活動是一個很好的開始填寫您的學生履歷。當您準備好時,一定要爭取機會作領導者,如成為活動學會主席、隊長或者學生老師,向大學展現出您的領導技巧和主動性,獲取這些能力都會幫助您在工作上取得成功。進入心儀大學後,也要多參與有興趣,或與職業相關的俱樂部和活動組織,豐富您的履歷。

2. 大學搜索過程中進行諮詢 當您選擇了前五所心儀大學,請務必查詢大學的相關實習機會,確保畢業後也有機會與曾合作的公司和機構建立長遠關係。

3. 與教授討論您的興趣 並非所有實習機會都會向所有學生發佈,因為有些是由教授推薦或為特定的學生創建,所以,建議您多與教授建立關係及保持溝通,令他們了解您的職業目標。當機會出現時,他們就會知道您對實習感興趣,並且作出合適安排。

4. 願意免費實習 有些實習生會獲得學生津貼或薪金,但金額一般都不會太豐厚。如果您得不到有薪實習機會,也請諮詢免費實習機會,即使是自願性的工作機會,某天也有可能令您最終得到實習或就業機會。

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Beginning the Journey to University

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On one hand, it is never too soon to begin thinking about the university process. On the other hand, the thought of beginning the university process can bring on a lot of anxiety… What course will I study? What grades do I need in order to be competitive? How do I complete the application? What is a Personal Statement? How many tests do I have to take? How do I get into the best University for me?
All of these are questions that will inevitably have to be answered during the university process, but the first and most important step is to think about you. Having a strong understanding of the academic, social, cultural, and environmental factors that foster your success is the best tool you can have to not only find the best university for you, but to THRIVE, COMPLETE, and SUCCEED at the university as well. This process is called finding your best fit. There is no magic formula to choosing the best university. Although ranking may be considered, it does not determine the capacity for success for all students. The college or university that fits you best is one that will:

  1. Offer a program of study to match your interest and needs;
  2. Provide a style of instruction to match the way you like to learn;
  3. Provide a level of academic rigor to match your aptitude and preparation;
  4. Offer a community that feels like home to you; and
  5. Value you for what you do well

Class sizes, access to professors, campus structure and amenities, and student culture plays just as strong of a roll in your ability to succeed as your academic ability and preparation. Therefore, take time to think about the factors that are most important for your success. Can I learn in a class of 300 students or do I need class sizes of 25 or less? Am I okay with accessing my professor via email or a teacher’s assistant or are do I need to be able to speak to my professor directly on a regular basis? Would I thrive on an enclosed campus or would I enjoy an urban setting that incorporates the campus’ buildings within the city structure?

Taking time to answer these questions is a great way to begin the university process. Admission Matters by Springer, Reider, and Vining Morgan has a tool called “Determining Your Priorities” that students and families can use to help guide their decision making process. Scan the QR code to access the adapted version of the worksheet. Best of luck in beginning the university process!

 

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