MPTU Newsletter December 9, 2019

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Your child's path to uni! -View Online

Season's greetings!
 
2020 is near and it's time to prepare for the holidays and for your child's "Path to Uni". See below a full list of opportunities over the holidays and all the way into summer next year, from Dubai to Toronto!
  • Book 1-on-1 appointments for ALL application support @MPTU
  • Earn university credit at Arizona State University online
  • Career Planning & Course Major Webinar with Paragon One
  • Summer Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada
  • IELTS Exams are now offered at GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail
  • Essay Writing Support Webinar with Prompt.com
  • FREE SAT mock exams with ScorePlus & The Princeton Review
  • Medical Workshops with RCSI & UCLan
Schedule a 1-on-1 Appointment @ MPTU
My Path to Uni is now accepting advanced bookings (even over the holidays) for personalised 1-on-1 sessions with experts to help you with your application and provide test preparation support.
Book Appointment
*Walk-ins are available Sundays between 3pm and 5.30pm
Earn University Credit @ ASU
Global Freshman Academy Jan 2020
 
Open Scale Spring A 2019 Schedule (1/14/20 – 3/10/20)
  • CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology (3 credits)
  • ECN 211- Macroeconomic Principles (3 credits)
  • ENG 101: English Composition (3 credits)
  • FSE 150: Perspectives in Grand Challenges for Engineering (3 credits)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • ASM 246: Human Origins (3 credits)
  • AST 111/113: Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy (4 credits)
 
Open Scale Spring C 2019 Schedule (1/14/20 – 5/5/20)
  • FSE 100: Introduction to Engineering (2 credits)
  • MAT 117: College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MAT 170: Precalculus (3 credits)
  • MAT 210: Brief Calculus: Calculus for Business & Economics (3 credits)
  • MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I: Calculus with Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering (3 credits)
 
Open Scale Self-Paced Courses (always available)
  • MAT 117: College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MAT 170: Precalculus (3 credits)
 
Enroll Now!
Career Planning & Major Selection Webinar
 
Join Matt Wilkerson, Co-founder and CEO of Paragon One, in partnership with GEMS Education and My Path to Uni.
 
Matt will be leading a discussion about how to explore careers, passion projects, and develop a story that can differentiate your college application and kick off your resume for college. This is essential information that you do not want to miss!
 
Matt has spent the better part of the last five years dedicated to helping young international students seize incredible opportunities for their future, and he is here to share all his learnings with you during this webinar. Matt is a double graduate of MIT with a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering and a B.S. in Management Science. After college he started a career in investment banking, which later took him to new ventures as the Co-Founder & CFO at AHAlife. Matt is also included on Fast Company's list of 30 Most Innovative COs.

17 December 2019 @ 8pm (UAE time)
Sign Me Up!
Ryerson University Summer 2020 in Toronto, Canada
Exclusive for GEMS Education students!
  • Engage in workshops led by industry elites
  • Join a community of entrepreneurs
  • Perfect pitching skills in a collaborative group setting
  • Develop creative talent by prototyping
  • Experience the city’s top attractions
  • Network with global peers
  • Explore innovation while gaining 21st-century skills
  • Receive immigration consulting and application review support
Learn More!

Book Your IELTS Exam

NEXT EXAM: 11 January 2020,
IDP IELTS @ GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, Dubai
GEMS Education students can now take their Academic IELTS exam onsite at GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail during selected dates throughout the year. Register now to secure your spot as early as January 2020.
Register Now!

Free SAT Mock Tests

Free SAT mock tests are available to GEMS Education students at the My Path to Uni Hub through our partner, Score-Plus & The Princeton Review.
 
If your child is planning to take SATs or other US-focused exams, this is a great opportunity for them to prepare now.
 
MPTU Hub @ GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, Dubai
 
14 & 21 December 2019 @ 10am
More Information

Essay Support for Uni Applications

The #1 provider of admissions essay feedback

Prompt's CEO is hosting a FREE one-hour online Q&A (chat) session to help students and parents with admissions essays.

FREE one-hour
"ask me anything" session
19 December 2019
7pm GST
  • Find out what colleges are looking for
  • Get tips for common supplements
  • Discover topic selection and compelling content
  • Learn common mistakes students make
  • Find out about anything else related to college admissions essays
Register Now!
HOST: Brad Schiller, Co-founder and CEO of Prompt, will lead the session. Brad is an experienced entrepreneur and MIT graduate. He has trained hundreds of college essay coaches who have provided feedback on tens of thousands of college essays. Brad alone has provided feedback on more than 3,000 essays.
Medical Workshops & Bootcamps
13 January – UK Medical Admission Bootcamp by UCLan
 
Agenda:
  • 3-5pm – Medical Interview Session (2 hours)
    • general principals and info
    • Mock MMI short video
    • Student testing (write up their own MMI station and test each other)
  • 5-6pm – By Appointment Only Meetings (RSVPs)
  • 6-7.30pm – Medical Application Bootcamp into UCLan:
    • how to align your curriculum to apply for Medicine (30 min)
    • putting together extra-curricular activities to support your application (30 min)
    • starting your application (30 min)
  • 7.30-8.30pm  Open session to answer questions (1 hour)
Count Me In!
16 January (6.30-8.30pm) – Study Medicine in the UK by UCLan
Academics from UCLAN School of Medicine will be at GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail to talk to you about the MBBS programme at the university and what you can do to maximise your chances of successfully applying.
Sign Me Up!
Future Doctors by RCSI
Date: 1 February 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: MPTU Hub, GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail
I'm Interested!
Full MPTU Event Calendar
We have hundreds of events, workshops, webinars, seminars, important deadlines, contests, and other opportunities which are all posted on our centralised event calendar - easily filtered by category. Bookmark it!
See the FULL list

Our Partners

MPTU is powered by our GEMS UniConnect partners to provide students with comprehensive college application support, career guidance, unique opportunities and services across all areas relating to university preparation for high school CV building. All with the aim of supporting your child's future academic and career success, and all with exclusive GEMS rates and, in some cases, at no cost.
We endeavour to share relevant and important information in our newsletters, but please always refer to our website directly for the most up-to-date information.

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