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Winning at College, with Richard Montauk (ages 14–adult)

Sun June 25 @ 14 h 00 - 15 h 30

Find out how you can get the most out of the U.S. university experience.

This presentation by guest host Richard Montauk is aimed at students who will soon go to college (and their parents, of course). We will not cover the usual advice students receive as they head to college: “study hard, eat your vegetables, and learn—at long last—how to do your own laundry.” Instead, we’ll examine strategic academic considerations, such as:

  • The hidden issues concerning course selection and timing, distribution requirements, and choice of majors.
  • The value of methods courses, undergraduate research, writing a thesis, and aiming for nationally competitive fellowships

On the non-academic side, we’ll examine the surprising factors that drive success beyond academics, including the modern determinants of career access and success. Substantial time will be available—during and after the presentation—for questions.

About Richard Montauk: Richard Montauk is the author of a series of best-selling guides, all published by Prentice Hall, including How to Get Into the Top Colleges and How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs. His most recent books include College Interviews: The Definitive Guide and Getting into Brown: Successful Applicants’ Essays, Resumes, and Interviews. He received a BA in literature from Brown University, an MA in government from Harvard, an MS in finance, and a JD from Stanford Law School. Pursuant to a graduate fellowship, he also studied at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). After graduating from Stanford, Richard worked as a corporate lawyer for Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, then as a corporate strategy consultant for Bain & Co. in London, before devoting himself full-time to admissions consulting. Since 1991, he has consulted to candidates for the world’s top universities, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. He can be reached through his website: www.richardmontauk.com.

Important information:

This event is free for Library members, and 15€ per teen for non-members. Advance registration is required. All visitors are expected to familiarize themselves with the Library Policy for Children and the Rules and Code of Conduct so that we can provide a pleasant library environment for all patrons.

Questions about collections and programs for children and teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


Sun June 25
14 h 00 min - 15 h 30 min
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