2019麥當勞升學講座

2019麥當勞升學講座McDonald’s Education Workshop

2019麥當勞升學講座McDonald’s Education Workshop

地址:Richard Montgomery High School
            250 Richard Montgomery Dr., Rockville, MD 20852

時間: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019    Program starts 10:00 a.m.

     網上報名https://reurl.cc/V9r2Y

   普通生  上名校  林大展分享升學心得   

Alexander_Lin 林大展

一位從來不補習,就讀最普通的社區高中,並且按部就班讀完十二年的中文學校學生,如何在兩個月之內,入圍英特爾國際科學及工程展,並在決賽中獲獎。他又如何能到哈佛大學醫學院做實驗並且得到華府素友會的青睞,連續兩年獲頒領導服務獎學金及科技獎學金;又如何能在八萬九千名申請人的激烈競爭中脫穎而出,被選為可口可樂學者;最後,得到包括普林斯頓、史丹佛、耶魯、賓大華頓商學院及生命科學雙學位課程、杜克、…等九所大學的入學許可。
  同學及家長們,請把握此一難得的機會,來聽聽林大展(Alexander Lin)的現身說法。

維吉尼亞大學招生官 說明申請手續面面觀   

Allyson Umali

Allyson Umali is an assistant dean of admission at the University of Virginia and has college admission experience at both public and private universities. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Master of Education with a focus on diversity and equity in education through the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Drawing inspiration from her experience growing up with an immigrant family and reflecting on her own college admission process, Allyson is passionate about helping students find colleges and universities where they see themselves thriving. She also encourages students to not be afraid of asking questions or reaching out for help.

籌措學費 專家指導獎、助學金申請   

Cynthia Hammond

高中的輔導老師在學生升學的過程中扮演著舉足輕重的角色,惠頓高中老師及“If I knew What I Know Now, College & Financial Aid Planning From A Parent Perspective”一書的作者Cynthia Hammond Davis,將告訴家長們如何在升學過程中幫助學生,並充分利用資源,申請補助或獎學金,有效籌措學費。
Cynthia Hammond Davis, College and Career Information Coordinator at Wheaton High School, Founder and President of Collegeand CareerAdvice.com, author and former radio show host.
Cynthia is a college and career coordinator at Wheaton High School. She’s been helping students plan for college since 2001. After personally going through the process with her own children, Cynthia put everything she’s learned in her book, If I Knew Then What I know Now! College & Financial Aid Planning From A Parent’s Perspective, in hopes of helping parents understand their role in the process as well as offer tips on the college search, application for financial aid and scholarships, and more.
Cynthia is founder and President of CollegeandCareerAdvice.com and a former radio talk show host for The College and Career Information Hour. She’s also a public and motivational speaker.

SAT放棄Adversity Score 改用Landscape  到底是什麼?換湯不換藥嗎?學生家長抓狂      
名師陳博士解析釋疑 並教您如何舖路邁向名校 

Elisa Chen

【華府新聞日報訊】大學入學考試SAT的出題單位”大學委員會”(The College Board)在今年五月間突然宣布要增加一個所謂的Adversity Score (”逆境分數”),直接送到學生申請的大學給校方當作參考。當時就引發軒然大波,有人直覺認為不公平,有人說不要考SAT,改考ACT,也有人問說是不是該搬離好學區了?各方反應,莫衷一是,正當亞裔學生家長們為此焦急抓狂之際,大學委員會在8月27日又遽然宣布放棄Adversity Score,改用所謂的?Landscape”(“全境評比”)。到底這又是一個什麼樣的東西,是不是換湯不換藥?學生和家長如何因應呢!
為了幫學生和家長們解惑釋疑,本報在今年的麥當勞升學講座特別邀請到大華府地區升學輔導名師陳博士(Elisa Chen),親自到場講解,幫大家解開Adversity Score和Landscape的謎團。
 擁有UVA法學博士及U. Penn教育碩士學位的陳博士,輔導學生升學多年,她有一套完整的升學計劃,幫助8到12 年級的學生,因材施教,按步就班,往名校之門邁進。在她和輔導名師群的調教之下,學生們順利進入頂尖大學。 同時,她調教的學生辯論隊年年過五關斬六將,打進全國性比賽,深受矚目,也幫助了隊員們在升學的競爭中脫穎而出。
 陳博士將在講座中分享她的心得和經驗,古人說:「聽君一席話,勝讀十年書」,學生和家長們,把握這個免費講座的大好機會,立馬上網報名:reurl.cc/V9r2Y 座位有限,以免向隅。

The New Adversity Score
Last May, College Board unveiled a new aspect of the SAT: the Environmental Context Dashboard. More colloquially known as the “Adversity Score”, under this program the College Board would give each student a score ranging from 1 to 100 that reflected the amount of hardship a student faced at home and at school. This score was designed to factor income inequality into how SAT scores were viewed by admissions officers in universities.
However, many parents and educators condemned the College Board’s use of a single number to reflect a student’s entire socioeconomic status. Thus, this past Tuesday, the organization has decided to rename their program to “Landscape”. Besides the name, many other aspects of the system have changed as well. First, the student’s disadvantage scores would be visible to students and families instead of only to admissions officers. There are also other changes that will increase the transparency of the program. Additionally, the College Board will no longer use only one score to reflect a student’s entire status. Although the SAT will still try to provide information on a student’s background so that college admissions officers can know what a student’s environment is, this process will be done in a much more transparent and accurate way.
Do you want to know how this new program will affect you or your child? Would you like to learn more about this new system? If so, please register for the McDonald’s Educational Workshop and our speaker Dr. Elisa Chen will address this issue! Here’s the link for our free event: reurl.cc/V9r2Y. Hope to see you there!

2019福布斯美國性價比最高(Best Value)大學百大排行

001. Brigham Young University 楊百翰大學
Salt Lake City, UT
002. Princeton University普林斯頓大學
Princeton, NJ
003. University of California, Irvine 爾灣加大
Irvine, CA
004. University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 洛杉磯加大
005. University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 柏克利加大
006. Stanford University 史坦福大學
Stanford, CA
007. Harvard University 哈佛大學
Cambridge, MA
008. Amherst College 安賀斯特學院
Amherst, MA
009. CUNY, Baruch College 紐約市大
New York, NY
010. University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, WA 西雅圖華大
011. University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 戴維思加大
012. University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 聖塔芭芭拉加大
013. University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA 聖地牙哥加大
014. Pomona College 波莫納學院
Claremont, CA
015. Yale University 耶魯大學
New Haven, CT
016. Duke University 杜克大學
Durham, NC
017. Williams College 威廉斯學院
Williamstown, MA
018. Dartmouth College 達特茅斯學院
Hanover, NH
019. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC教堂山北卡大
020. University of Florida 佛羅里達大學
Gainesville, FL
021. Rice University 萊斯大學
Houston, TX
022. University of Washington Bothell
Bothell, WA 鮑塞爾華大
023. Wellesley College 衛斯理學院
Wellesley, MA
024. Haverford College 哈佛福特學院
Haverford, PA
025. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 麻省理工學院
026. California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 加州理工學院
027. University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 河濱加大
028.Vanderbilt University 范德堡大學
Nashville, TN
029. Stony Brook University, SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 石溪紐約州大
030. San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 聖地牙哥州大
031. University of Texas, Dallas 達拉斯德大
Dallas, TX
031. University of Virginia 維吉尼亞大學
Charlottesville, VA
033. Brown University 布朗大學
Providence, RI
034. CUNY, Queens College
Flushing, NY 紐約市大皇后學院
035. Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
036. Bates College
Lewiston, ME
037. California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
038. Binghamton University, SUNY
Binghamton, NY
039. University of Utah 猶他大學
Salt Lake City, UT
040. San Jose State University 聖荷西州大
San Jose, CA
041. University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 馬里蘭大學
042. Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
043. Cornell University 康奈爾大學
Ithaca, NY
044. Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
045. Texas A&M University, College Station
College Station, TX 德州農工大
046. Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
047. Cooper Union
New York, NY
048. Columbia University
New York, NY
049. University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
050. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign, IL
051. CUNY, Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
052. University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, IL
053. California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
054. Rutgers University
New Brunswic, NJ
055. Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
056. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Techology
Socorro, NM
057. Georgetown University
Washington, DC
058. Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
059. California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA
060. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
061. College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
062. University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
063. New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL
063. Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
065. University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
066. University of Georgia
Athens, GA
067. Arizona State University, Tempe
Tempe, AZ
068. North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
069. Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
070. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
071. University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
072. Emory University
Atlanta, GA
073. California State University, Chico
Chico, CA
074. CUNY, Hunter College
New York, NY
075. Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
076. University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
077. George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
078. Barnard College
New York, NY
079. Georgia Institute of Techology
Atlanta, GA
080. Davidson College
Davidson, NC
081. Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
082. Washington State University
Pullman, WA
083. University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
084. City College of New York
New York, NY
085. University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
086. Brigham Young University, Idaho
Rexbury, ID
087. Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
088. SUNY, Albany
Albany, NY
089. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
090. California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA
091. James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
092. California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
093. Yeshiva University
New York, NY
094. Missouri Univ. of Sci & Tech
Madison, WI
095. California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
096. University of Houston
Houston, TX
097. Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
098. Greinnell College
Grinnell, IA
099. University of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
100. Tufts University
Medford, MA

資料來源:
Forbes 福布斯雜誌
https://www.forbes.com/best-value-colleges

那個科系含金量最高? 

Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering University of Michigan 密西根大學

【華府新聞日報訊】唸大學,選學校,或選科系呢?這是學生和家長們都會面臨的抉擇。著名的財經網站bankrate.com,每年都會針對美國大學開設的一百多個科系的畢業生,就他(她)們薪水的中位數(median)以及失業率進行調研,然後公佈最有價值(most valuable 也就是”含金量”最高)和最低價值(least valuable 也就是”含金量”最低)的大學主修科系或主修學門。
根據Bankrate.com最新公佈的報告,2019年含金量最高的是那一個科系呢?
排名第一的是航海工程 Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering,年薪中位數是9萬元,失業率只有1.6%。
含金量最高的科系,從第2名到第20名,依序如下(括弧內第一個數字是年薪中位數,第2個數字是失業率):
2. Nuclear Engineering 核子工程 ($98,100, 1.8%)
3. Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences And Administration 藥學 ($100,000, 2.2%)
4. Genetics 基因學 ($85,000, 1.2%)
5. Electrical Engineering 電機工程 ($99,000, 2.7%)
6. Architectural Engineering 建築 ($74,000, 1.5%)
7. Aerospace Engineering 航空工程 ($90,000, 2.3%)
8. Computer Engineering 電腦(計算機)工程 ($92,000, 2.8%)
8. Electrical Engineering Technology 電機科技 ($76,000, 1.8%)
10. Materials Science 材料學 ($90,000, 2.0%)
11. Engineering And Industrial Management 工業工程管理 ($72,600, 1.3%)
12. General Engineering 通用工程學 ($80,000, 2.4%)
13. Applied Mathematics 應用數學 ($78,200, 1.8%)
14. Construction Services 營造服務 ($70,000, 1.9%)
15. Transportation Sciences And Technologies 運輸 ($72,000, 2.2%)
16. Mechanical Engineering 機械工程 ($88,000, 3.0%)
17. Management Information Systems And Statistics 管理資訊暨統計 ($80,000, 2.9%)
18. Computer Science 電腦學(計算機學) ($87,000, 3.1%)
19. Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology 大氣/氣象 ($70,100, 0.6%)
20. Civil Engineering 土木工程 ($80,000, 2.7%)
從以上的排行榜和薪水數字看來, STEM (Science科學-Technology 技術-Engineering 工程-Mathematics數學)的科系,含金量普遍偏高。
相對的,含金量最低的科系又是那一些呢?
根據bankrate.com針對162個科系進行的調研結果,含金量倒數前10名依序如下:
Drama And Theater Arts 戲劇 ($35,500, 5.2%)
Visual And Performing Arts 視覺及表演藝術 ($32,000, 4.1%)
Composition And Rhetoric 作曲作詞 ($37,800, 4.4%)
Linguistics And Comparative Language And Literature 語言學 ($40,000, 3.9%)
Fine Arts 美術 ($37,000, 4.8%)
Film Video And Photographic Arts錄影錄相 ($37,000, 6.5%)
Miscellaneous Fine Arts 雜類美學 ($38,000, 5.7%)
Music 音樂 ($36,000, 3.1%)
Mass Media 大眾媒體 ($40,000, 6.0%)
Cosmetology Services And Culinary Arts 化妝/廚藝 ($35,000, 3.3%)

這所美國大學畢業生薪水最高

【華府新聞日報訊】那一所美國大學的畢業生薪水最高?毫無疑問,大家的直覺反應一定是滕校,哈佛?耶魯?達特茅斯?布朗?康奈爾?哥倫比亞?普林斯頓?賓大?
 等等!!
 美國薪資數據庫權威公司之一Payscale,最近公佈了2019-2020大學畢業生薪水報告,針對美國4000多所大學院校的350萬名校友作調研得到的結果,前五名都不是滕校。
 那!那!第一名是誰?
 第一名是位於加州洛杉磯市附近克萊蒙特市(Claremont)的Harvey Mudd College 哈維穆德學院。它的中年校友薪水的中位數是年薪$158,200。這是一所私立的小型文理學院,大學本科生人數不到一千人,以理工科系為主,是典型的STEM(科技-工程-數學)為導向的學院。
 這個報告所用的薪水數據是指中年(mid-career)校友的薪水,而不是剛出校門的畢業生薪水。從長期職場生涯的角度來看,這個薪水數據值得做為職涯規劃的重要指標。
 其它前五名的學校依照名次是(括弧內的數字是中年校友年薪的中值):
 第2名:Massachusetts Institute of Technology 麻省理工學院 ($155,200)
 第3名:Samuel Merritt University ($154,100) 位於北加州奧克蘭市,以健保科系為主,是與當地醫療中心建教合作的學校。
 第4名:United States Naval Academy 美國海軍官校 ($152,800),位於馬里蘭州首府安納波利市,雖然是一所軍事學校,但是學生接受完整的領導統御訓練,服完兵役後進入社會非常搶手。
 第5名:California Institute of Technology 加州理工學院 ($151,600)
 第6名才輪到滕校的哈佛大學。該報告指出,以STEM為導向的院校科系是高薪的主要源頭,同時,醫療健保和軍事學校畢業生的含金量也偏高。從第6名到20名的學校依序如下:
6. Harvard University 哈佛大學 ($146,800)
7. Stanford University 史丹福大學 ($145,200)
8. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science ($144,800)
9. U.S. Military Academy 西點軍校 ($144,000)
10. Webb Institute ($141,800)
11. SUNY Maritime College ($140,700)
12. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ($140,700)
13. Stevens Institute of Technology ($139,900)
14. Colorado School of Mines ($139,600)
15. Princeton University 普林斯頓大學 ($139,400)
16. Yale University 耶魯大學 ($138,300)