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[In-person event] For the First Time in Vietnam: Meet a Former Duke Admissions Officer!

Don't miss the opportunity to meet directly Ms. Sonam Aidasani, a Former Admissions Officer at DUKE UNIVERSITY, and learn about strategies for Ivy League vs. Non-Ivy League universities.


9:30AM on October 14th, 2023


Liberty Hotel - 17 Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMC


9:30AM on October 15th, 2023


Hotel de l'opera, 29 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem

Ivy vs. Non-Ivy League: Insights From a Former Duke Admissions Expert

Ivy and Non-Ivy League schools such as Yale and MIT are renowned for their academic excellence and high standards. While grades matter, both universities consider applicants holistically, looking beyond academics!

  • At MIT, it's not just about scores; they evaluate your fit with their mission.
  • Yale is all about the whole of you. Extracurriculars, passions, and future plans matter.

So, how do you choose your best-fit university? Join our upcoming event to learn from a FORMER DUKE ADMISSIONS EXPERT!


Ms. Sonam Aidasani

🎓 Sonam attended Duke University for her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Education.

🎓 After graduation, she became a Senior Admissions Officer with the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions where she read and evaluated over 10,000 applications from students across the United States.

🎓 Sonam has also worked on initiatives with the College Board and ACT.

🎓 As a Senior Strategist at Crimson, Sonam has supported students in gaining admission to the best colleges in the country.

US & UK Extracurricular Activities and Leadership Consultant

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Ivy vs Non-Ivy League University Admissions Landscape

  • Understand the admissions trends of top US universities such as Ivy League, Liberal Arts Colleges, and others.
  • Learn insights and secrets of candidate selection from the admissions officers of Top US universities.
  • Be aware of the percentage weight of the US university application.

How to become a winning applicant: From Vietnam to top US universities

  • How should Vietnamese students make the most of the international curriculum
  • Key dates in the application process
  • Learn how Crimson students are advised on Academics, Extracurricular activities, and Essays.

Journey to Duke University from our high-profile speaker

Hear how Sonam evaluated over 10,000 applications from students across the US

Discuss 1-on-1 with our academic advisors

Students and families will have a chance to talk to our academic advisors. You will receive suggestions on the next steps to increase the competitiveness of your application profile!

Who should join this event?

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This is your only chance to meet a former Duke Admissions Officer in Vietnam, so sign up for the event now!