On October 29 Mr. Walter Robinson and Ms. Michele Butler Itinerary, former Admission Officer of University of California, Berkeley paid a visit to the International Department of High School Attached to Shandong Normal University (AHS), introducing in detail University of California, Berkeley to the students of AHS International Department and undertaking intense interactions with them.
To begin with, as Mr. Walter presented, University of California consists of 10 state-owned schools, of which 9 set up undergraduate majors and 1 majors in biology and medical science with no undergraduate programs. The target students to be recruited vary from the different locations of all those schools, which, however, with no exception raise high requirements on students’ high school courses as well as their GPA scores and in addition present demands on standard examinations and language tests.
When it came to the academic rank students most concerned about, Ms. Michele said the academic rank didn’t mean everything so students’ concern should not only consist in the admission requirements of universities but also what they want to obtain. Ms. Michele also put forward suggestions on essay writing, like more words and information on themselves, how to make themselves extraordinary in essay writing, which were all points where students should strengthen and exercise themselves. Following Ms. Michele’s speech students presented their questions, which admission officers replied carefully and patiently.
University of California, Berkeley, located in Berkeley, San Francisco, is a world famous research-oriented university with a high reputation in academics, ranking the 3rd in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the 4th in USNews. Till October, 2018, University of California, Berkeley have nurtured 107 Nobel Prize winners (ranking the 3rd worldwide), 14 Fields Medal winners (ranking the 4th worldwide) and 25 Turing Award winners (ranking the 2nd worldwide).
Since its foundation in 2014, AHS International Department has witnessed two grades of graduates, who then pursued their further study in prestigious universities in countries like the US, Canada and Australia. The best spirits as well as their outstanding academic qualities AHS students have displayed have well won the recognition of admissions officers of universities abroad. Now a increasing number of admission officers of universities abroad have been offering to found connections with AHS and seek for deep corporation.
Reported by Liu Wei
Translated by Feng Zhao
Pictured by Wang Dong
Net Editor: Yang Hua