Bryant University event at our office on Sun 20 August 11 am
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Bryant University event at our office on Sun 20 August 11 am

Admissions officers from Bryant University will be meeting with families at our office in Gurgaon on Sunday 20 August. Let us know if Bryant is on your list and you wish to attend.

Venue: Edbrand. 301 Crosspoint, DLF Phase IV, Gurugram

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Skidmore, Macalester, Bennington, and Wheaton College admissions officers will be in Delhi
Aug
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Skidmore, Macalester, Bennington, and Wheaton College admissions officers will be in Delhi

Admissions officers from Skidmore, Macalester, Bennington and Wheaton (MA) will be meeting with families at our office in Gurgaon. 

Venue: Edbrand, 301 Crosspoint, DLF Phase IV, Gurugram 122002 (opp Galleria market)

Time: 4 to 6 pm. Please be seated by 3:50 pm.

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Brandeis, Case Western Reserve, Emory, New York, Tufts, Rochester and Washington University in St. Louis are coming to Delhi
Sep
9
10:00am10:00am

Brandeis, Case Western Reserve, Emory, New York, Tufts, Rochester and Washington University in St. Louis are coming to Delhi

Admission Officers from Brandeis, Case Western Reserve, Emory, NYU, Rochester, Tufts, and Washington University in St. Louis are hosting information sessions for prospective students in India. In addition to learning detailed information about each of our universities, you will find out what admissions reps are looking for when they review your application. 

RSVP here 

Venue: The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 

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Aug
17
3:30pm 3:30pm

Northeastern, George Washington and Tulane University event

College admissions officers from Northeastern, George Washington and Tulane University will be presenting at Edbrand, Gurgaon on Thursday 17 August at 3:30 to 5 pm. 

Venue: Edbrand, 301 Crosspoint, DLF Phase IV, Gurugram 122002 (opp Galleria market)

Time: 3:30 to 5 pm. Please be seated by 3:20 pm.

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Getting in & Life in a Highly Selective College
Aug
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Getting in & Life in a Highly Selective College

EdBrand welcomes parents, high school students, and incoming college freshman in Jakarta to an interactive talk with Mansi Jain, rising junior at Stanford University. 

Learn about getting into highly selective colleges, resources colleges have to offer, life at tier 1 universities, as well as career opportunities post graduation. 

Contact Us to know more about location details! 

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Biology and Communication- The Innumerable Opportunities at a Liberal Arts College
Jul
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Biology and Communication- The Innumerable Opportunities at a Liberal Arts College

Archit Agarwal is a recent graduate from Denison University- a liberal arts college in Ohio where he pursued a double degree program in biology and communication. Come for an informal chat to learn more about what it's like studying in the sciences and social sciences in a liberal arts college; what makes a small college different than a large school; opportunities available to students in small school; and the variety of things a biology major can do apart from medicine. Come with questions!! 

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Webinar with Lisa Jain- Country Representative for CollegeBoard
Jul
8
2:30pm 2:30pm

Webinar with Lisa Jain- Country Representative for CollegeBoard

Edbrand is happy to announce a Webinar with Ms. Lisa Jain - Country Representative, CollegeBoard. 
 

This informative session will throw light on the role of SAT and AP in the college admissions process. You will learn about:

  • Why the SAT is used by universities and what it is testing
  • The Ideal Time to Take the SAT
  • How to Prepare for the SAT
  • Understanding How Universities View and Use SAT scores
  • The Advanced Placement (AP) Program and What It Means
  • How AP Can Help You Stand Out in the Admissions Process 
  • When to Take AP Exams
  • How to Choose AP Subjects

Contact us to know how to join the webinar! 

 

 

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Collegebound 2017 Pre-frosh meetup
Jul
1
2:30pm 2:30pm

Collegebound 2017 Pre-frosh meetup

The Edbrand team is looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 1st July at 2:30 pm for our annual pre-frosh send off. We have an exciting line up of panelists to share their US and UK college experience with you. Current students and recent graduates from various institutions will be attending this event.

Feel free to ask questions on topics such as adjusting to dorm life, joining clubs, choosing courses, using on-campus resources, finding internships and volunteering opportunities. This event is also a great chance for you to meet your peers and seniors! 

We look forward to meeting with you before you head to college.

List of Alumni Panelists:  

Amar Sarkar- Grinnell, Oxford, Cambridge 

Huizhong Wu - University of Pennsylvania

Gautam Kumar - Harvard College 

Archit Agarwal - Denison University 

Rohan Nagpal - Harvey Mudd College

Dipin Kaur - UCB

And many more current college students!!

Location: Seminar Hall 1 and 2 at the India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi (Entrance from Gate 1).

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Jun
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Discussion on Psychology as a Major

If you think you are interested in studying Psychology in college then this talk is for you.

Amar Sarkar will describe the American psychology major for students interested in the subject. This includes variations within the major, different areas of focus (social, cognitive, physiological, developmental, abnormal), the kinds of question that are asked in psychology, major requirements, research requirements (optional and compulsory), areas of connection with other subjects, and career options. Amar Sarkar holds a master's degree in psychological research from the University of Oxford and will begin an MPhil in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge this October.
 

Email Amar at amar@edbrand.com if you are interested and would like to come!

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Apr
12
to Apr 15

One-on-one College Admissions Consultancy

Meet Arjun Seth, Director Edbrand during his visit to Dubai on 12, 13, 14 and 15 April

Arjun is the founder of Edbrand - an education consultancy based in New Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta preparing high school students for success in high school and college. He mentors students through the college admissions process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their best personal brand in the applications. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging. Sign up for a free 45 minute session with Arjun while he is visiting Dubai. Arjun will be meeting families from 5 pm to 8 pm on  Wednesday 12 April,  4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday 13 April, 10 am to 8 pm on Friday 14 April and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 15 April.  

Venue: Navpreet (Romi) Garg's place at Arabian Ranches,Villa 277, Saheel 1, Shaeel Street 1. Dubai. UAE.

What does the consultation session entail?  In this initial session Arjun will be able to evaluate the students profile, recommend a detailed time line and develop strategies to help the student stand out in the college admissions process. To book an appointment you can mention your preferred time slot in the form below:

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Mar
31
11:00am11:00am

Angel Perez, VP Admissions and Student Success at Trinity College, CT in conversation with Arjun Seth, Director Edbrand

Attend this session to understand the changing trends in college admissions and role of institutions in helping students explore their passions and future careers.

The topics covered in this informal discussion will also include how to select a college that suits your needs, and how admission deans select students. 

After a presentation highlighting the distinctive features of a liberal arts and sciences education there will be an opportunity for students and parents to ask individual questions. 

Date: 31 March 2017
Time: 11 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: 301 Crosspoint, DLF Phase IV, Gurugram

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Angel Perez's short bio
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx, Dr. Angel B. Pérez is an education administrator, author, speaker, teacher, and student advocate. He's served in secondary and higher education leadership positions throughout the U.S. and travels globally to speak on issues of American education. He is the author of many articles and textbook chapter. For years, Angel taught in the college counseling certification program of UCLA and recieved the appointment of Master Teacher. He currently teaches in the Educational Studies Department of Trinity College serves as International Visiting Faculty Member at Rikkyo University in Japan during the summer.

Angel is a Fulbright Alumnus and serves on the Scholar Peer Review Committee for Fulbright. His research interests include the operationalization of institutional mission, college access, and student success. He is a former Fellow at the Bowen Institute for Higher Education Policy and in 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut appointed Angel to the New England Board of Higher Education.

Angel has served in various advisory or board positions with organizations including: The College Board, Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Skidmore College, Fulbright, the University of Southern California's School of Education and the Coca Cola Scholarship Foundation. He currently serves as a Trustee of United World College (UWC) in Costa Rica and the Berkshire School in Massachusetts.

Angel has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Editor's Award for Outstanding Publication, two awards from Claremont Graduate University for Excellence in the Study of Higher Education, and several national counseling association awards for his leadership on behalf of low-income, first-generation students. He holds degrees from Skidmore College, Columbia University, and Claremont Graduate University.

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Mar
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

Meet Joe Bagnoli, Vice President, Grinnell College at our office in Gurgaon on Thu 30 March 4 pm

Joe Bagnoli,  Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Grinnell College, USA will be visiting our office in Gurgaon on Thursday. 

Joe's talk will focus on the drive of liberal arts colleges like Grinnell to promote social good and academic excellence in students. Grinnell with its $ 1.8 billion endowment easily extends educational opportunities to  international college-bound students. Several students we have worked with in the past have received financial aid and scholarship awards averaging $40000 per annum. Attend this informal talk and learn about top notch educational and generous scholarship opportunities offered by Grinnell College.

Venue: 301 Crosspoint, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Date: Thursday 30 March
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm

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Mar
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Inspire-ED Series

Delhi and its surrounding regions – the NCR – will not be an entity that the legendary Urdu poet Mir Taki Mir would still recognize. But it continues to inspire poets and writers, who never cease to discover a unique niche that has hitherto never been stumbled upon, or caste into poetry something new and beautiful. It also inspires the layman, the student, the professional and the aspiring. Every day, thousands of families throng to this city with hopes and aspirations to break the cycle of poverty that they left behind in their villages. The region is a hub of diversity. Gurgaon is an oasis of tall, imposing sky-scrapers and broad roads while the winding alleys of Chandni Chowk and Matia Mahal offer the same delicacies that Ghalib once wrote about.

In the midst of all these problems, the citizens of the city are collectivizing to take control of the capital they love so much. Environmental collectives, citizen policing, urban farms, and other civil society ventures are abound and litter the city’s landscape. With little or no financial incentive, people from the NCT are working to make the air cleaner, waste better managed, our landscapes greener and out streets safe, not to mention water harvesting and so many other initiatives.

Inspire-ED series owes its creation to active citizenry. This series seeks to introduce the youth of the city to some of the city’s most pressing challenges and to harness their energy and creativity in enabling impactful change.

We will be measuring carbon footprint, helping rejuvenate Gurgaon’s biodiversity, farming organic produce, trying to conserve our heritage and monuments, and working on understanding crimes in the city among others.  
 

Date: 23rd March

Time - 4 to 6 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Thinkers Club & Future Problem Solvers

In this workshop, the speakers will mainly focus on talking about how to build a strong tech profile and a maker portfolio.

We encourage all of our students, especially those who are passionate about technology, to attend this workshop and get a broad perspective of the skills you may need to develop to become an effective maker-creator. Please find attached a concept note on the workshop and a description of the Thinkers' Club.

Date: 22nd March

Time - 4 to 6 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Pravah Workshop

Why volunteer?


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development overtly recognizes volunteer groups as stakeholders to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The nature of volunteerism in itself is a crucial means for sustainable development through which individuals and communities can participate in their own growth.

Volunteering allows a person to see a world different from the one that they may usually be a part of. Such experiences enable them to gain multiple perspectives and the ability to work with different people and in different contexts, along with developing decision making skills, active citizenship and becoming inclusive leaders.
 

Why is NOW a good time?

By 2030 the number of young people in the world (15-24 years) is likely to increase up to 1.3 billion and there is no doubt that the present and the future is in the hands of young people.

Adolescence is a time of transition into adulthood and also the phase where identities and first impressions are formed. How will they engage with their environment? What are the kinds of choices they will make? These are questions worth considering.
This is a time where there is a desire to explore and experience the larger world and form an understanding about it, which can be enhanced through contributing to the world and allowing the world to contribute to the self.

However to get the adolescents involved, spaces must be created which enable them to experience the real world in a space without preaching or telling them what to do. We need to offer tool or ways which enable them to understand how their choices are made and how would they like it to be made. It is through creating safe spaces for such exposures we can facilitate the process of going beyond singular stories and developing a more informed worldview.
 

Date: 20th March

Time - 4 to 6 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Introduction to Cognitive Science and Psychology

Cognitive Science and Psychology are two of the fastest growing areas of interest, and are now at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences, and are also the basis for many questions of artificial intelligence. If you study in the United States, it is also extremely likely that you will take a psychology/cognitive science class at some point in your four years, as the introductory course is the most popular in the country. But what is cognitive science?

In this session, Oxford-trained cognitive neuroscience researcher Amar Sarkar will explore some topics within the realm of cognitive science and experimental psychology and will get you to question both your notions of cognition, psychology, and what the mind is capable of (and what it is not).

It is hoped that students attending this session will come away with insights that they can apply both to their daily lives and also their college essays, which must often demonstrate social sensitivity and awareness. Most important of all, the subject matter is applicable regardless of intended major or area of interest. Whether you're going to study physics, chemistry, sociology, or music, the ideas discussed here will be centrally relevant.

Date: 19th March

Time - 4 to 6 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ahimsa Beyond Nonviolence and Gandhi

The title of the talk is purposely ambiguous; it is meant to evoke Gandhi’s legacy of Ahimsa and its transcendence of nonviolence, as well as ahimsa’s transcendence of Gandhi. There have been several critiques of nonviolence in recent years, although the name of Gandhi and the idea still carry a certain gravitas.

Scholars have pointed out that the progression from ahimsa, the first among the first of the eight limbs of Yoga, to samādhi, is not necessarily a linear one; that ‘In the perfection of ahimså, one sees other beings as fundamentally no different than oneself. Such a vision implies the state of samådhi’

This comprehensive understanding of ahimsa which doesn’t constrict itself to nonviolence as a strategy, lays the foundations for a political argument. It involves accessing a different kind of apparatus. It is very difficult to have this notion taken seriously, due to the pervasiveness of the paradigm of a Eurocentric, western modernity. We are aware of the different kinds of violence that has been inflicted as a result of this paradigm. The violence of humans against humans and the immense violence inflicted upon nature. So long as we think of nonviolence as a policy instrument which can be used to prevent war, we are still working within the same paradigm. When we understand ahimsa as a component; not of an easy ‘way of life’ paradigm; but of an intense, real process of self-transformation, brought about by spiritual discipline; we can truly conceive of a world where we discover what Dr. Usharbudh Arya termed the ‘human impulse for peace’; and a world where, as Sri Aurobindo puts it, ‘war becomes psychologically impossible’.

Speaker: Tarinee Awasthi is currently pursuing a Masters in Modern Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the focus of her work is the persistence and immediacy of spiritual traditions. She is working on the traditions associated with the Yoga-Sutra, and her proposed research deals with questions of transmission and the possibility of alternate subjectivities mediated through the intersubjectivity of the spiritual experience. She is also  interested in the Ramakatha traditions.

Date: 18th March

Time - 3 to 5 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Drugs, Guns, and Rebels: What Political Science Can Help Us Understand

What is political science? Is it only about elections, votes, and political parties? Or can it be broader - can it include the study of ethnic conflict and nationalism, terrorism and rebel groups, social movements and democracy, revolutions and social transformation? In this workshop, we'll discuss some of the questions political scientists ask, and we'll try to analyse several contemporary issues using political science frameworks.

Speaker: Radha Sarkar graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University, with high honours, where she studied political science and Latin American studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in comparative politics at the London School of Economics.

Date: 17th March

Time - 4 to 6 pm

Venue: 301, DLF Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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Mar
17
to Mar 23

Careers & Majors Series of Workshops

  • Hamilton Ct Rd Gurugram, HR, 122009 India (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We cordially invite you to attend our Careers & Majors series of workshops that will be taking place from the 17th to 22nd of March at our Cross Point office. The individual workshops are listed below along with a description and a link to their respective event pages.

Please register in the form at the end of this page and let us know which workshops you are interested in attending.

Address: 

301, Level 3, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase - IV. 
Location on Google Map

Part I - Drugs, Guns, and Rebels: What Political Science Can Help Us Understand

Friday, March 17, 2017
4:00pm  6:00pm

In this workshop, we'll discuss some of the questions political scientists ask, and we'll try to analyse several contemporary issues using political science frameworks.

Speaker - Radha Sarkar

Part II - Ahmisa, Beyond Nonviolence and Gandhi

Saturday, March 18, 2017
3:00pm  5:00pm

This workshop will primarily deal with questions regarding ahimsa and its rich legacy, especially how it transcends our notions of nonviolence and what it meant to one of its biggest proponents - Gandhi.

Speaker - Tarinee Awasthi

Part III - Introduction to Cognitive Science and Psychology

Sunday, March 19, 2017
4:00pm  6:00pm

In this session, Oxford-trained cognitive neuroscience researcher Amar Sarkar will explore some topics within the realm of cognitive science and experimental psychology and will get you to question both your notions of cognition, psychology, and what the mind is capable of (and what it is not).

Speaker - Amar Sarkar

Part V - Pravah Workshop

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00pm  6:00pm

Speakers from Pravah will be discussing the role of volunteering in shaping the world of tomorrow as well as their specialised opportunities to get adolescents involved.

Part VI - Thinkers' Club and Future Problem Solvers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00pm  6:00pm

In this workshop, the speakers will mainly focus on talking about how to build a strong tech profile and a maker portfolio.

We encourage all of our students, especially those who are passionate about technology, to attend this workshop and get a broad perspective of the skills you may need to develop to become an effective maker-creator. 

Part VII - Inspire ED

Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00pm  6:00pm

Inspire-ED series owes its creation to active citizenry. This series seeks to introduce the youth of the city to some of the city’s most pressing challenges and to harness their energy and creativity in enabling impactful change. 

We will be measuring carbon footprint, helping rejuvenate Gurgaon’s biodiversity, farming organic produce, trying to conserve our heritage and monuments, and working on understanding crimes in the city among others.

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Friday, 17th March 2017
Ahimsa, Beyond Nonviolence and Gandhi *
Saturday, 18th March 2017
Introduction to Cognitive Science & Psychology *
Sunday, 19th March 2017
Pravah Workshop *
Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Thinkers' Club & Future Problem Solvers *
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Inspire ED *
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
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Mar
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

Talk on liberal arts colleges. Amy Markham - Admissions Mount Holyoke

Amy Markham (Associate Dean of Admission, Mount Holyoke College) will be speaking on qualities of a liberal arts education, the admissions process and scholarships.

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursday 16 March 2017 at the Edbrand office in Gurugram # 301 Crosspoint, DLF IV. (opp Galleria market).

Speaker profile:

Amy E. Markham has worked in college admission for over 30 years, primarily at liberal arts colleges. Amy holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and psychology and a Master’s degree in higher administration and counseling. She has been involved in the recruitment of students on five different continents and has a passion for introducing international students to the advantages of a small liberal arts college for women. She has traveled in India for over 15 years and loves trying new foods in her travels.

About Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke is the oldest college for women in the United States. Founded in 1837, it is one of America's premier liberal arts colleges, offering majors in 51 academic disciplines and launching graduates into fields as diverse as law, medicine, business, scientific research, education and nonprofits. Mount Holyoke's 2200 undergraduate students can choose from over 5000 courses as a member of the Five College Consortium, a network that includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. This consortium provides innumerable academic, cultural and social opportunities to students in the 10 kilometer radius of the five colleges. In addition, Mount Holyoke has an incredibly loyal and dedicated global alumnae network who offer a vast array of internship opportunities to current students and to provide career networking support. Finally, Mount Holyoke is one of the most diverse colleges in the United States with non-US citizens comprising over 25% of the student body, many of whom are awarded need-based financial aid and/or academic scholarships.

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Feb
10
to Feb 13

One-on-one U.S. College Admissions consultancy on 10, 11 and 12 Feb in Bangkok

Arjun Seth runs Edbrand - an education consultancy based in New Delhi and Jakarta preparing high school students for college. He mentors students through the college application process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their best personal brand in the applications.  His engagement with students helps supplement their high school curriculum to ensure they’re not only prepared to handle the intellectual rigors of college, but also to address local issues in their community. He does this through leading workshops, providing students mentorship for projects, and exposing students to exciting new research and technologies that could be used to make an impact. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging. Sign up for a one-on-one session with Arjun, while he is visiting Bangkok, and learn how to build a personal narrative and be a successful college bound student.

Dates: 10, 11 and 12 February 2017

Venue: To be decided soon.

Arjun will be meeting families from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday 10 Feb and 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday (11 and 12 Feb). You can mention your preferred slot in the form below.

 

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Feb
8
10:00am10:00am

College admissions event in Singapore by Arjun Seth

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Arjun Seth runs Edbrand - an education consultancy based in New Delhi, Singapore and Jakarta preparing high school students for college. He mentors students through the college application process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their best personal brand in the applications.  Students from SAS, UWC, and JIS he worked with this year have made it to universities like Stanford ED, Brown, Columbia ED and Imperial. He is visiting Singapore on 6, 7 and 8 February 2017 and will be meeting families interested in a one-on-one consultation.

Arjun's engagement with students has helped supplement their high school curriculum to ensure they’re not only prepared to handle the intellectual rigors of college, but also to address local issues in their community. He does this through leading workshops, providing students mentorship for projects, and exposing students to exciting new research and technologies that could be used to make an impact. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging. Sign up for an informal talk with Arjun, while he is visiting Singapore and learn how your child can build a personal narrative and be a successful college bound student.

An event with parents will be organised on 8 February. Please leave your details below:

Dates: 8 February 2017 Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

Venue: Taruna Aggarwal's place, 4 Lorong Abu Talib, Singapore 456840

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Feb
7
to Feb 28

College admissions Skype session with Arjun Seth

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Arjun Seth, Director of Edbrand - a college admissions consultancy with operations in India and South East Asia is planning a trip to UAE. Before his visit he will be connecting with interested families over Skype calls.

Arjun  mentors students through the college application process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their best personal brand in the applications.  Students he worked with this year have made it to universities like Stanford ED, Columbia ED, Brown ED, UPenn ED, Cornell ED, Cambridge, LSE and Imperial. 

His engagement with students has helped supplement their high school curriculum to ensure they’re not only prepared to handle the intellectual rigors of college, but also to address local issues in their community. He does this through leading workshops, providing students mentorship for projects, and exposing students to exciting new research and technologies that could be used to make an impact. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging.

To sign up for a Skype call with Arjun email contact@edbrand.com or call our UAE mentor Navpreet at +971 569168500

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Feb
6
to Feb 8

Book a one-on-one consultation with Arjun Seth, Edbrand (a U.S. college admissions practice) on 6, 7 and 8 February

Arjun Seth runs Edbrand - an education consultancy based in New Delhi, Singapore and Jakarta preparing high school students for college. He mentors students through the college application process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their best personal brand in the applications.  Students from SAS and UWC he worked with this year have made it to universities like Stanford ED, Columbia ED and Imperial. He is visiting Singapore on 6, 7 and 8 February 2017 and will be meeting families interested in a one-on-one consultation.

His engagement with students has helped supplement their high school curriculum to ensure they’re not only prepared to handle the intellectual rigors of college, but also to address local issues in their community. He does this through leading workshops, providing students mentorship for projects, and exposing students to exciting new research and technologies that could be used to make an impact. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging. Sign up for a one-on-one session with Arjun, while he is visiting Singapore and learn how to build a personal narrative and be a successful college bound student.

Dates: 6, 7 and 8 February 2017 (Mon, Tue, Wed)

Venue: To be decided.

A fee of SG 100 or INR 5000 will be applicable for a 45 minute session. A link for the online payment will be sent to you shortly. 

Arjun will be meeting families from 4:30 pm to 8 pm on Monday 6 Feb, 11 am to 8 pm on Tuesday 7 Feb and 9 am to noon on Wednesday 8 Feb). You can mention your preferred slot in the form below.

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Feb
2
to Feb 6

Economics Tutoring in Jakarta

From next academic year, Edbrand will be expanding its services to offer tutoring beginning with Economics HL/SL/AP group (4-5) or independent classes. For more information leave your contact details below:

Name *
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For more details contact Gunjan Prasad -- Edbrand Jakarta Mentor -- at +62-81586809477 or gunjan@edbrand.com

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Feb
2
to Feb 6

One-on-one consultation for college admissions and test prep

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Edbrand with operations in Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Singapore made a foray into Jakarta six months back and is working with various seniors, juniors and sophomores from JIS, BIS and Gandhi International School– with some encouraging results already coming in. Arjun Seth, the director of Edbrand will be in Jakarta from February 2 – February 6 to meet families who would like an initial meeting to understand the admission process and Edbrand’s approach to college admissions counselling.

Each one-on-one session will be for 45 minutes and the cost for the same is US$50 or INR equivalent.  To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Arjun, please fill the form below:

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SAT and ACT session with Peter Kaufman from Arbor Bridge, USA.

During his visit, Arjun will also be hosting Peter Kaufman, Director of Tutoring, International (South Asia), ArborBridge. ArborBridge is one of the leading online SAT & ACT tutorial services in the world. Some of Edbrand students in India, Singapore and Jakarta have achieved excellent results with Arbor.Bridge 

Peter will conduct a 45-minute group event for parents and students on February 3, 6.30 pm describing the differences in the two types of standardized testing and the way ArborBridge works independently with each student. For those interested, they will also send out an online diagnostic test before the event that the student can take and then discuss the progress with Peter personally. This is free of cost.

To sign in for the talk and the test, please fill the form below:

Name *
Name
Are you interested in the diagnostic test?

For more details contact Gunjan Prasad -- Edbrand Jakarta Mentor -- at +62-81586809477 or gunjan@edbrand.com

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Jan
12
to Jan 14

One-on-one U.S. College Admissions consultancy in Kochi this week

Arjun Seth runs Edbrand - an education consultancy based in New Delhi, Kolkata, Singapore and Jakarta preparing high school students for college. He mentors students through the college application process, giving them active, tailored feedback, ensuring them to present their personal brand in the applications.  His engagement with students helps supplement their high school curriculum to ensure they’re not only prepared to handle the intellectual rigors of college, but also to address local issues in their community. He does this through leading workshops, providing students mentorship for projects, and exposing students to exciting new research and technologies that could be used to make an impact. 

College admissions can be fun and your interactions with Arjun will be informative and engaging. Sign up for a one-on-one session with Arjun, while he is visiting Kochi, and learn how to build a personal narrative and be a successful college bound student.

Dates: 12, 13 and 14 (Thur-Sat) January 2017

Venue: To be decided soon.

Arjun will be meeting families in Kochi from 9 am to 7 pm on all the three days and you can mention your preferred slot in the form below.

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Jan
9
to Jan 13

Design Thinking Workshop 9-13 Jan

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What is Design Thinking?
Design Thinking is a learning method that develops a child's creative confidence and resilience that will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of 21st century. It is a structured process that is used by the biggest inventors and innovative companies in the world.

Why must your child learn it?
Most educational systems were founded in a time when “learning” meant “rote memorization.” Today, however, we live in a fast changing world in which success demands creativity and innovation instead. Unfortunately, most schools today do not focus on developing either.

Design Thinking prepares children to start thinking like problem solvers and realize that they have power to change the world. It starts with 'empathy' an important skill that promotes emotional literacy in a child and bring lifelong benefits. Children learn to work with others and to see failure as a part of learning experience.

Start the new year by learning how the biggest and best in the world innovate!

Join our 5 day hands-on Design Thinking Workshop

// DATE January 9-13, 2017

// TIMING 3-5 pm for 9-12 yr olds

// COURSE FEE Rs 6500/- Pay by cheque at Intellitots or online at this link. Participants need to bring their own laptop, notebook and pen.

Venue: Intellitots, Gurgaon Sector 57. Ages 13-18 yr old.

Call 9810247894 or 9830105231 for enquires. Fill up the form if you are interested to know more.

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Jan
8
10:00am10:00am

One-on-one U.S. college admissions session with Arjun Seth, Director Edbrand

The college admissions process can be a maze. Attend a personalised session with Arjun Seth, Director Edbrand to find out how this could in fact, turn out to be the most exciting time filled with opportunities for students.

Topics that will be covered include:

 - Understanding 'right-fit'

 - The application process

 - Tips on what it takes to differentiate yourself as an applicant

 - Financial aid and merit-scholarships

Arjun has over 15 years of experience in working with high-school students in India, Singapore and Jakarta. He believes in creating a bond with students through informal yet structured one-on-one sessions and hopes to empower them to give their best academically and otherwise. He has worked with roughly 1200 students and has offered them support for college admissions to highly selective institutions in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Singapore.

Venue: Lavonne cafe, 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Stage 2, Domlur, 
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Mobile: +919910722667

Date: Sunday 8 January 2017

Time: 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm

One-on-one consultations can be scheduled at a convenient time. Parents are advised to fill this form to register an appointment.

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Jan
4
to Jan 9

Careers and Majors – A series of talks by mentors from EdBrand – 4th to 9th January 2017

Given below, are short summaries of a few talks and bios of the speakers participating in this series. All sessions will be held at our office in Gurgaon. #301 Crosspoint, DLF IV. Timing 4 to 6 pm

4 January Session I - Introduction to Political Science, by Radha Sarkar, Princeton University, U.S.A.

What is political science? Is it only about elections, votes, and political parties? Or can it be broader - can it include the study of ethnic conflict and nationalism, terrorism and rebel groups, social movements and democracy, revolutions and social transformation? In this workshop, we'll discuss some of the questions political scientists ask, and we'll try to analyse several contemporary issues using political science frameworks. 

Speaker: Radha Sarkar graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University, with high honours, where she studied political science and Latin American studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in comparative politics at the London School of Economics.

5 January Session II - Understanding schizophrenia and psychosis, by Amar Sarkar, Oxford University U.K.

What is schizophrenia? What is psychosis? These are commonly used terms, but it seems that many are unaware of they are, what their symptoms are, and how they are understood in psychological and therapeutic terms. This talk will provide an overview of how schizophrenia affects the human mind, what the common symptoms are (e.g., hallucinations and delusions), and how it is being studied by researchers currently, and also how different cultures may understand schizophrenia. 

Speaker: Amar Sarkar graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a master's degree (distinction) in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Since then he has been a researcher in the Cohen Kadosh group at Oxford, studying electrical brain stimulation and hormones. 

6 January Session III - History, Mathematics and Data Science, by Rajat Philip, St. Stephen's College

When it comes to starting a research paper or a project, what is more important - a great idea or a stupid question? This talk will look into how projects in Mathematics, History and Data Science begin. Participants will be taken through the life-cycle of a project idea, be it sentiment analysis of Donald Trump's tweets or demonetisation in the Tughlaq period. At the end of the session, participants will be free to stay back and discuss how to embark upon a project or paper in either of the three fields.

Speaker: Rajat Philip graduated from St. Stephen's College in 2015 with a bachelor's degree (honours) in Mathematics. Since then, he has been working with many EdBrand students on projects related to Computer Science and Mathematics.

7 January Session IV - Introduction to Storytelling, by Vidyun Sabhaney, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology

Our engagement with narrative and stories is constant, and in today's information society they are shaping our lives more deeply than ever before. With this in mind. Vidyun will be showing a series of short talks, films and animations that cover aspects of storytelling, and are themselves examples of storytelling. It will also cover what it means to be a storyteller in contemporary society. What is their role? This will be of interest to students who are interested in working in the arts, film making, animation, illustration, design, visualizing, graphic journalism and such that. 

Speaker: Vidyun Sabhaney is a writer primarily interested in comics and visual narrative, based in New Delhi. Her independent work has been published by Penguin India, Blaft Publications Pvt. Ltd., Zubaan and COMIX.INDIA. She runs Captain Bijli Comics, an independent comics publishing project which aims to develop new content, distribution and dialogue around the form – thus far it has produced two books independently, and a collection of non-fiction comics titled First Hand: Graphic Non Fiction from India in May 2016, in collaboration with publisher Yoda Press. She graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in 2013. She works as a mentor to students at Edbrand.

8 January Session V – Active Citizenship and Policymaking by Aparajita Bharti and Rohit Kumar, Oxford University and Harvard University respectively.

Do you think surge pricing should be allowed on Uber/Ola taxis? Do you feel commercial surrogacy should be allowed in India? Have you wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of government, when such policies are made? Public Policy is a field of study that affects every one of us and is at the confluence of economics, philosophy, sociology, political science and increasingly technology. 

The speakers will explore some topics within the realm of policy, public leadership and social change. Students attending this session will get a sneak peek into the policy-making process in India and be exposed to some interesting policy debates. Many of these ideas can be applied to on-going student projects and also college essays. Public Policy is a very relevant subject, regardless of intended major or area of interest. 

Speakers: Aparajita Bharti and Rohit are Oxford and Harvard trained policy professionals and founders of Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC). 

There will be two more sessions that will be announced. 

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