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Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Getting In: A College Coach Conversation

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific

October 22nd 2015:Performing and Visual Arts Program Admissions

How much does the audition matter? Do grades even count? What role does the portfolio play? If you are wondering exactly how admissions works at performing and visual arts programs, College Coach expert Kyra Tyler is here to share her insight gained from years assisting students going through the process and her own experience as a flute performance major. Jonathan Fink, Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University, will also join the show to discuss undergraduate research opportunities at colleges and universities. We'll also wel

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Ian Brook Fisher

Ian Brook Fisher comes to College Coach with a unique history as an educational advisor. A graduate of Reed College with a Master’s from Stanford University, Ian discovered his passion for admissions work while still a student. Reading applications and interviewing students during his senior year at Reed, he was immediately recruited to join the admissions department as a full-fledged officer, working with students from the southwestern United States and Asia. His diverse educational experience has helped him successfully guide students of all interests, from those looking at large state schools, to others interested in small liberal arts colleges and the Ivy League. Ian holds a Bachelor’s
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Jonathan Fink

Jonathan Fink serves as Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University. In this role he works with PSU’s faculty and administrators to shape the university’s portfolio of research and creative activities and to link these to the needs and interests of partners in Metro Portland and beyond. Prior to moving to Portland in September 2010, Dr. Fink spent 30 years at Arizona State University in a variety of faculty and administrative positions. His primary scientific expertise is on the physics and chemistry of volcanic eruptions on earth and other planets. Dr. Fink received a B.A. in geology and biology from Colby College, a Ph.D. in
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Shannon Vasconcelos

Shannon Vasconcelos has worked in student financial assistance at Boston University and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she served as the assistant director of financial aid. At Tufts, she was responsible for reviewing financial aid applications, determining financial aid awards, and helping families through the college financing process. In addition, Shannon has served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts. She has a BA in economics fro
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Kyra Tyler

Kyra Tyler has worked in a variety of roles in higher education. She began her career in admissions at Brandeis University, where she spearheaded the school’s student of color recruitment effort. She also chaired a committee dedicated to offering scholarships and performance opportunities to talented chamber musicians. Prior to joining College Coach, Kyra was awarded a Presidential Fellowship from Harvard University, where she worked in development at the Harvard College Fund. She also worked at the Harvard Alumni Association while pursuing a Master of Education at the Graduate School of Education. Upon graduating from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performa
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation 19/10/2017 01:00 19/10/2017 02:00 Getting In: A College Coach Conversation https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2430/getting-in-a-college-coach-conversation How much does the audition matter? Do grades even count? What role does the portfolio play? If you are wondering exactly how admissions works at performing and visual arts programs, College Coach expert Kyra Tyler is here to share her insight gained from years assisting students going through the process and her own experience as a flute performance major. Jonathan Fink, Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University, will also join the show to discuss undergraduate research opportunities at colleges and universities. We'll also welcome college finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos back to the show to talk about student loan forgiveness for students in public service. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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