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Optimize Your College Application with Richard Montauk (ages 14–adult)

Sat 23 September 2023 @ 15 h 00 - 16 h 30

Explore what it takes to write an exceptional college admissions essay.

You (or your student) will soon be applying to a U.S. college. This presentation examines what you need to know to maximize chances of admission, including:

  • How to get the most out of who you are, what you’ve done, and where you’re headed
  • How to optimize your essays, recommendations, resume, and interviews
  • How to tailor your application to each school (showing it fits you and you fit it)

Along the way, we’ll address application timing, demonstrating interest, the role of money in the process, the importance of correct positioning, estimating chances of acceptance, and much more. (We’ll also take a brief look at applying outside of the U.S.)

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 person for non-members, and advance registration is required. All Library users are expected to familiarize themselves with 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.


Sat 23 September 2023
15 h 00 min - 16 h 30 min
Event Category:
Optimize Your College Application with Richard Montauk (ages 14–adult)
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