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Inside the Heads of Harvard and Oxford Former Admissions Officers

Hear former Admissions Officers (FAOs) from Harvard and Oxford debate each other and learn the secrets of admissions to elite universities!

What kind of student is Harvard looking for? What about Oxford?

Learn how to think like an admissions officer in this Debate of the Century.

Event Date: Saturday, 24th April 2021
Event Time: 2:00-3:30pm (Hong Kong Time)
Why Are Crimson

Would you be more competitive for Oxbridge or the Ivy League? Which schools would you thrive and succeed in? Let Former Admissions Officers from Oxford and Harvard tell you!

Harvard and Oxford are two of the world’s most sought-after universities, receiving tens of thousands of shining applications from ambitious students around the world every year. Have you ever wondered how admissions officers at these two institutions read applications? What are they thinking when they decide whether an applicant is accepted, waitlisted, or rejected? Is it true that they only spend 5 minutes on your application?

For the first time in Hong Kong, Former Admissions Officers from Harvard and Oxford come together to unveil the truths of elite university admissions. Watch them decide and fight over well-qualified applications!

What are the success stories of students who have transformed their futures with online learning?

How do top universities like Oxford and Harvard evaluate applicants’ academics in an online education setting?

How does Crimson Global Academy make online learning much better?

Meet Your Elite Former Admissions Officers!

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+ Devery holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin (where she received a Consortium Fellowship).

+ Devery has served as a Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard's Undergraduate Admissions Office and as an Application Reader for The University of California, Berkeley, Undergraduate Admissions Office.

+ Devery has 15 years of experience in the education industry, guiding students on their pathways to dream universities.

Devery is now a Senior Consultant with Crimson. She has advised hundreds of hopeful students and they have gone on to gain admission to the likes of Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and UChicago.

Devery Doran

Harvard University Former Admissions Officer

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+ Jennifer holds an MA (Hons) in English & Modern Languages (Double 1st Class Honours) and MSc in Anthropology (Distinction) from the University of Oxford.

Jennifer has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various UK universities. She has previously also lectured in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and was an admissions interviewer at the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Oxford.

Jennifer is now an Honorary Lecturer in Anthropology at University College London and Leach Fellow in Public Anthropology at the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland.

Jennifer is also a professional soprano and enjoys a busy career across the world singing. She is currently based in London, U.K.

Jennifer Cearns

University of Oxford Former Admissions Officer

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Excite admissions officers with your UK application

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Outclass your peers with our premier tutoring

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Stand out from the field on your US application

Top UK Admissions

Excite admissions officers with your UK application

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Outclass your peers with our premier tutoring

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What We’ll Cover:

How do they view an applicant differently? A live reading and evaluation of an application by the FAOs 
What happens inside the decision room? A detailed breakdown of the selection process (for international applicants)
What kinds of students thrive at certain universities? An analysis of the fit or mutual “suitability” between a student and a school 
What is it like being a student there? A compare-and-contrast of the university experience in the UK versus the US, from the curriculum to career opportunities
How do FAOs work with Crimson students? A review of case studies and advice for Hong Kong students
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What We’ll Cover:

How do they view an applicant differently? A live reading and evaluation of an application by the FAOs 

What happens inside the decision room? A detailed breakdown of the selection process (for international applicants)

What kinds of students thrive at certain universities? An analysis of the fit or mutual “suitability” between a student and a school 

What is it like being a student there? A compare-and-contrast of the university experience in the UK versus the US, from the curriculum to career opportunities

How do FAOs work with Crimson students? A review of case studies and advice for Hong Kong students


    2018 Judging Panel

    The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their dreams working with us

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

    2018 Judging Panel
    CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

    Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

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