By Maria Ojer
Lynn opened its doors for more than 100 counselors recently. This is the first time that the Council of International Schools (CIS) hosted this conference in America.
The CIS helps high school advisors from Latin America learn more about different universities in the states and which institution will be the best fit for their students. More than 50 colleges came to the event to show what they have to offer, including many from the U.S., Canada and Europe.
“It was very important for Lynn to host a historic event of this magnitude because it brought together close to 100 professionals who work with advising and counseling students to colleges and universities,” said Gareth Fowles, Lynn’s vice president for enrollment management. “It brought together people from the admission side to engage in meaningful and dynamic conversations about the wellbeing of the admission profession.”
Numerous high school students attended the fair that was held at the university. They had the opportunity to meet with universities like NYU, Vanderbilt and FIT, among many other prestigious institutions.
“Having the CIS on campus was very beneficial for Lynn,” said Julio Berrio, graduate assistant for the International Office of Admission. “It put [Lynn’s] name out there.”
The CIS allowed many counselors to get to know the Lynn campus, while also allowing them to gain more knowledge about the university and its facilities. Combining it all, this opportunity made it easier for the counselors to picture their students applying and attending Lynn.
“It was a great experience to have been able to help put this conference up,” said Kyana Borbon, student admission ambassador and senior. “[I enjoyed] seeing all the counselors that came from all over the world and to see the effort that everyone made to make this event be an absolute success.”