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Bay Area College Fair 2009


Mock PSAT exam provided by Princeton Review


Morning Keynote Speakers: Mr. David Lazo Assistant Director of Admission ‚ Office of Undergraduate Admission, Stanford University 10:45am

Ms. Anne Knight A.B. and M.A. in English Literature from Harvard University‚ Former President of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Former Regional Director, Northern CA for Harvard Alumni 11:15am

Mr. Isaac Wang Former CFO of Oryx Capital‚ Former Principal Financial Analyst of City Government 11:30am

** Full Afternoon Financial Aid workshop in the afternoon in break room‚ see page 3.


Lunch Break Performance from Gorin School of Music and Gift Draw Time!!


Myths or Facts: GPA/Extracurricular Profile/SAT scores requirement(Topic 1) – Joon Moy / Elite Education Branch Director


National University - Michael Vu / Director International Programs


University of Pacific Undergraduate and Professional Program Presentation – Richard Toledo / Director of Admission


Getting Into College - Felicia Tam / Princeton Review SAT instructor


West Med College Career Program Presentation - Jolyn Camacho / Associate Regional Dean


Biohealth College Career Program Presentation


Expression College Career Program Presentation - Sheri Catalano / Assistant Director of Admissions


University of California Admission Updates - Ruben Lubers / Bay Area Representative


Effective Way to Prepare SAT/ACT: Tips to compensate Asian American’s Weakness – Christina Jang / Global Prep Academy Director


College Essay Writing Workshop – Anne Knight


College Financial Aid Planning: Important FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) basics –Daniel Loy

Separate Seminar begins at 2:30pm in Room M4


02:30 Global Prep Academy

05:00 West Med College

03:00 College Financial Aid Planning:

05:30 “What schools are looking for

Differences between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile – Daniel Loy

in Freshman candidates?” (Topic 2) – Elite Education

03:30 National University Program Presentation 04:00 Expression College Program Presentation 04:30 Biohealth College


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Bay Area College Fair 2009

Financial Aid in a Nutshell (Location: Lobby of Auditorium)

Mini Seminar + Q&A presentation: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm Presenter: Isaac Wang Founder of Wonderful Life Group Former CFO of Oryx Capital / Former Principal Financial Analyst of San Francisco City

- What is Financial Aid? - What’s the Difference Between Grants and Scholarships? - What’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Cost of Attendance (COA)? - What Determines Your EFC? - Who needs to Apply Financial Aid? - What is FAFSA and CSS Profile? Administrative Offic - When to Start Applying Financial Aid and What are the Deadlines? - How to Apply Your Financial Aid? 4000 Middlefield Rd., Room T2 - What are the Difference between a Public School and a Private School when applying Financial Aid? Office Hours Monday – Thursday: 8:30am - Why some Parents say it’s Cheaper Going to a Private School than Going to a Public School? Friday 8:30am - 5pm - How to Plan your Financial Aid? - How to Choose a Financial Aid Planner?

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Auditorium with Kitchen


Meeting Room

Dance Studio


Meeting Room

GAR (Gym Activity Room)


Lecture Room

Gym B


Activity Room


• Contact Center Office for availability, to place a ten hold on a date, and/or to rental spaces. • Fill out Facility Rental 9/8/09 1:28:28 PM application.

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11:30am to 6:00pm

NTDTV Event Registration

Enopi Learning Center

NTDTV Events

Elite Education

Ms. Anne Knight

Eon (tea) Food Sold Here Also

Shen Yun Performance Exhibit

The Epoch Times Newspaper Pick Up

NTDTV 9competitions Sign Up

Yogurt And Water Supply

West Valley College

Global Prep Academy

C2 Education

Princeton Review

Sylvan Learning Center

University of So.CA

University of Pacific

Harvard University

Stanford University **Booth till 3pm

Yale University

Arizona State University

Santa Clara University

California State University East Bay

Washington University in St. Louis

Chapman University

University of Wisconsin

University of Montana

Oberlin University

UC Merced

UC Santa Cruz

UC Davis

UC Berkeley

Prostro Institute

Golden Gate University

9 Star University

St Francis Career College â&#x20AC;&#x201C; San Jose

National University

Five Branches University

Nurse Building Academy

Training for Life Saving

Oikos University

WestMed College

Life Chiropractic College West

Eastwest Bank

NewYork Life

Mass Mutual

College Financial Aid Counsel or Daniel Loy


Auditorium Entrance

Bay Area Optical School

Medical Career College

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

Art Institute of CA Sunnyvale

Expression College for Digital Arts

Biohealth College


Booth Exhibit

Bay Area College Fair 2009

Highlights of Participating Institutions

*Below is a partial list of all the participating institutions today, please visit booth exhibit for all! *

Out of State Universities Harvard University Established in 1636, Harvard University has about 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments. The University consists of about 6,700 students and more then a dozen graduate and professional schools with about 13,600 students. Harvard College has assembled promising students and distinguished faculty and provided them with an environment and resources to develop their talents to the fullest. For generations, Harvard has played a major role in educating future leaders for every endeavor from academia to the arts, from private industry to public service. Harvard students are very well prepared for service to society and enjoy extraordinarily high rates of admission to Harvard’s and other universities’ graduate schools.

Oberlin College is a unique combination of a premier liberal arts college and a world-renowned conservatory of music. From its founding in 1833, Oberlin College has been a pioneering college as the first coeducational school in the United States and a historic leader in education African-American students.  Among primarily undergraduate institutions, Oberlin College ranks first for the number of students going on to earn PhD degrees.

University of Montana is the symmetry between education and place. Students choose Montana because they aspire to challenge and change the world while living the life they want. They seize their education with the same passion that calls them to the wilds of Montana. Solid friendships are formed through shared adventure. Student live, learn and find meaning here. They are inspired by professors whose knowledge is surpassed only by their conviction. Montana is a state of being where truth and learning coexists in all of its pristine environments. UM is a public, co-educational institution with doctoral programs . The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a four-year, public institution. It is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the country. More than 42,000 students (29,000 undergraduates) from all 50 states and more than 100 countries enroll each year. Nine undergraduate schools and colleges offer 161 majors. UW–Madison is the oldest and largest campus in the University of Wisconsin System. It is located in Wisconsin’s state capital city of Madison.

Washington University encourages students to work across disciplines and explore all of their interests while working alongside other talented students and exceptional faculty. Students choose Washington University because it offers all the opportunities of a large university with the friendliness of a small college. Programs include Arts& Science, Architecture, Art, Business and Engineering.

Yale students have access to approximately 2000 undergraduate courses offered in more than 70 different departments and programs. Yale’s academic resources run wide and deep: from one of the largest university libraries in the United States, to superb science facilities and internationally acclaimed professors.  All arts and sciences faculty members teach undergraduate courses. Each undergraduate is a member of one Yale’s twelve residential colleges.  Students live and dine in their assigned college along with several faculty members who live there as well.  Yale students usually feel a strong connection with their college and find that they have access to both resources of a major research university and the experience of being part of a smaller residential community on campus. For additional information please visit our web site:


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Private Universities in California Chapman University College is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is home to over 4,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students at its beautiful campus in Orange, California. U.S. News and World Report ranks Chapman a Top School in America’s Best Colleges 2009. Chapman University is accredited by, and a member of, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Five Branches University Since 1984, Five Branches University, Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has provided the highest level of professional medical education and treatment in the art, science and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We are dedicated to the success of our field, and strive to make the views and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine a part of our world medicine.  Please visit: Open House on Sunday, September 13, from 1-4pm! Five Branches University, Santa Cruz Campus,

National University Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. Based in San Diego, California, National University offers a wide range of educational opportunities that will help you earn your associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree or teaching credential. Choose from a variety of online degree programs or from our more than 30 convenient locations throughout California and Nevada.

Nine Star University of Health Sciences (NSUHS) is a degree granting school of higher educational, providing excellent professional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture, Chinese herbology, acupressure and Qigong. Graduates of Nine Star University’s three and four year programs receive a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (M.T.C.M.) and go on to qualify as board certified acupuncturists (L.Ac).

Santa Clara University is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, offers a rigorous undergraduate curriculum in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering. It has nationally recognized graduate and professional schools in business, law, engineering, pastoral ministries, counseling psychology, and education. The Catholic, Jesuit university has a 158-year tradition of educating the whole person for a life of service and leadership. This diverse community of scholars, characterized by small classes and a values-oriented curriculum, is dedicated to educating students for competence, conscience, and compassion.

Stanford University As the largest contiguous university campus in America, Stanford is positioned in the heart of Silicon Valley just south of San Francisco and has served as an incubator for industry giants like Google, Yahoo, Netf lix, the Gap and Charles Schwab. With an inspirational setting which is home to a virtually unrivaled network of Nobel, Pulitzer and MacArthur-winning faculty and an especially diverse and talented student body from all 50 states and from around the world, Stanford students stand out for their academic excellence.

University of Pacific Pacific was California’s first chartered institution of higher education in July of 1851 and was the first coed university. The University’s McGeorge School of Law is located in the state capital, Sacramento, and the Dugoni School of Dentistry is in San Francisco. The main campus is within 45 minutes drive of Sacramento, and 90 minutes from San Francisco.

University of Southern California Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.”

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Public Institutions University of California, Berkeley Visit for all applications, information for freshmen, transfer students, and counselor advice.

University of California, Davis The University of California, Davis is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, a publicly supported system of higher education in California. Embracing a century of learning, discovery and engagement, UC Davis provides undergraduates with a rewarding experience while preparing them for success after graduation. Students benefit from a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs, an interdisciplinary research community and an abundance of opportunities to make an impact on society. With a student body drawn from every state and more than l75 countries, UC Davis is enriched y cultural traditions from around the world. UC Davis is characterized by a distinguished faculty of scholars, scientists and artists, a treasured sense of community, and dedication to innovative teaching, research and public service.

University of California, Santa Cruz UC Santa Cruz has earned a national reputation as a campus devoted to excellence in undergraduate teaching, graduate study and research, and professional education. Its academic plan and physical design combine the advantages of a small-college setting with the intensive research and academic strengths traditional to the University of California. UC Santa Cruz faculties are leaders in their fields and have won numerous national and international awards. The campus offers a variety of majors in the arts, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences, and includes the Jack Baskin School of Engineering.

UC Merced stands as the embodiment of the promise of California’s future. The 10th campus in the prestigious University of California system, UC Merced is diverse, growing and committed to those ideals that serve the state, nation and world through education, research and public service. UC Merced is the first new American research university in the 21st century, with a mission of teaching, research and service. UC Merced aims to become the greenest campus in the country. As of May 2009 six buildings have earned LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, with a seventh earning LEED Silver.

Community College West Valley College is a campus where you’ll find it all: Strong lower division courses that prepare you for transfers to four year universities ... tutoring and support programs to ensure your academic success ... career paths and associate degrees that help you land your dream job ... and clubs, events and athletic programs to enjoy and connect with others. Small class sizes, outstanding teachers, low fees and free student support services give you tremendous value for your investment of time and money. Our 175-acre oak-shaded campus is a world in which learning and exploring is a shared, joyful experience. West Valley College is more than a launching pad to where you’re going in life; it’s also, simply, a great place to be! Address: 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 408-741-2001


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Career College Bay Area Optical Schools is designed to prepare an individual for a challenging and rewarding career as an Optical Assistant or ABO Certified Optician’. It is the institute’s intent that all program graduates obtain employment. The Institute will provide assistance to the graduate in acquiring employment.

BioHealth College is to prepare you for a competitive, satisfying, great paying career earning the respect you deserve through quality continuing education. We provide course programs designed to provide the student with the necessary tools required to successfully enter the Biotechnology Tech, Medical Assistant, and Business Adminstration, Industries. BioHealth College’s learning approach is hands-on and job related. With our state-of-the-art equipment and educated instructors who care, your success will be our success.

Ex’pression College offers Bachelor’s degrees in four programs: Animation & Visual Effects, Game Art & Design, Motion Graphic Design and Sound Arts. Ex’pression’s training in 3D animation, gaming, motion graphic design, sound arts, and film, video or music production is landing graduates positions in digital arts entertainment companies. Our graduates are able to be out of school, doing what they love, sooner.

Medical Career College provides quality career trainings in Certified Nurse Assistant program, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certified Hemodialysis Technician programs and more at responsible prices. 41300 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538. 510-445-0319 visit:

Milan Institute of Cosmetology offer quality hands-on training, a committed staff, experienced faculty, and individual attention. Our mission is to meet the needs of students and employers by offering quality educational programs in cosmetology and related fields with solid growth potential. Successful careers begin at Milan Institute of Cosmetology!

Nurse Builders Academy has been in continuous operation since April 2006. The school was approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE). The school continues to uphold the criteria of the BPPVE and has signed a contract with the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The school’s Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide programs are approved as well by the California Department of Public Health. Other programs offered: Acute Care Nursing Assistant/ Rehabilitative/Restorative Nursing Assistant/ Medical Assistant First Aid/CPR Please visit:

Oikos University School of Nursing & Asian Medicine would like to introduce new classes for LVN, CNA, and Medical Terminology. Affordable and fast paced programs are available. Please visit our website at for more information or contact us at (510) 639-7557 ext. 108 for Nursing and ext. 105 for Asian Medicine. Oikos university Vocational Nursing program Dept. 7850 Edgewater Dr. Oakland, Ca 94621

“Training for Life Saving (TLS) is an Educational Training Center and a Consultation Service for Future & Current Healthcare Providers & Businesses, and for those motivated Individuals who are thinking about a career change into the Medical or Health field. As an Educational Center, TLS offers several Certification Programs, Seminars & Workshops, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on Various Health Related Topics.  Courses are open to family members, caregivers, facility staff, and anyone generally interested in learning about the continuum of health and illness.” 

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Learning Centers and Resources Anne Knight has since 2001 worked one-on-one with students to strategize and write their college application essays. She also helps students improve their writing, understanding of literature, and Verbal and Essay SAT performance.  Also a freelance writer and editor, she previously directed marketing communications for several Silicon Valley companies, taught writing in UC-Santa Cruz Extension programs, and served as an editor at Horizon and Look magazines in New York City. She holds an A.B. and M.A. in English Literature from Harvard, where she completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation (ABD) and for five years taught Expository Writing.  For more information, please visit her website:

Elite Education “Will my 4.15 GPA be enough to get me into the top-tier UCs? How much will my weekend volunteer work at the hospital and tennis team participation round out my extracurricular profile? I heard that one needs at least a 2300 on the SAT-R to be competitive for Berkeley--is that true?” “Navigating through the murky waters of college admissions can be tricky and often times unpredictable. Please join Elite today for a discussion on what schools are looking for in Freshman candidates and understand what factors are important to admissions readers.”

Enopi Learning Center – it makes learning fun! The philosophy behind the E.nopi program ref lects Daekyo’s thirty years of experience in providing child-centered education and instructor qualifications. The core value of our philosophy is that children improve their performance and become motivated to learn new things if they obtain an independent and proactive attitude. Learning Centers are located throughout the Bay Area. Our next international Math Olympiad Competition will be held in Cubberley Community Center, on October 17th, 2009. Complete analysis of student’s math skills will be provided. Scholarships will be awarded to the first three winners. Details: 1-888-330-MATH

Global Prep Academy offers tutoring services in all academic subjects for K-12. Specialize in SAT/ACT prep throughout the year, offering on-going Saturday SAT Prep on every Saturday (9am-6pm) in Santa Rosa and Palo Alto locations. Please visit our website: for 2009 SAT/ACT Boot Camp at Stanford University.

Princeton Review School is in session. With college around the corner, homework, tests, extracurricular activities and test scores are at the forefront of your mind and you have questions - “How many AP classes should I take?” and “How much does GPA count for?” and “What SAT score do I need to get into Stanford?” and “When should I prepare for the SAT and ACT?”. The college admissions process can breed a lot anxiety, but it doesn’t have to. You’re invited to uncover the secrets of getting accepted to your dream school at The Princeton Review’s workshop on Getting Into College presented by Felicia Tam a Princeton Review SAT instructor. Felicia will help answer all of your burning admissions questions.

Sylvan Learning Center is the largest learning center system in US with over 1,100 locations. Sylvan is more than tutoring. We design and customize a complete educational program for each student based on their strengths & weaknesses, learning style, scheduling availability and family budget. Our local center has successfully helped over 85% of students improving 1 full grade level after 36 hours of tutoring. We offer flexible SAT & ACT test prep programs. Students can choose their own schedule and subjects and earn 15% of referral discount. Contact us today to see why more parents turn to Sylvan than to any other tutor.  Direct: (650) 472-2505 Location: 2025 West El Camino Real, Mountain View CA 94040


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Extracurricular Activities

“The Gorin School of Music” was established in September of 1991, as academic music school. Since then, GSM had graduate students who went into music as a profession or combine music study with other Major studies in fine colleges of US ( NYU, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Indiana, Stanford, Burley, and many others). All graduates regardless of their professional persuades demonstrated fine performing skills at the graduation recital and continue playing in Community ensembles or orchestras. The Gorin School of Music is a candidate for accreditation by Westorn Association of School and Colleges. The only musical program in California (perhaps even in US) who is affiliated with WASC.”

Financial Aid and Resources Daniel Loy

Our mission, in part, is to ensure that the student receives every dollar to which he or she is entitled. Beyond that, we assist families by showing them the most effective ways possible to pay the portion of college costs not covered by financial aid, what the U.S. Department of Education terms the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

More links • ARTS Program - Scholarships for performing, visual and literary artists. • College Connection Scholarships - Listing free college scholarship information monthly since 1995. • College Options Foundation - Assists in the development of high school students, primarily members of JROTC units, through educational enrichment programs. The Foundation gives students the opportunity to compete for and win scholarships as well as receive coaching on various aspects of post-secondary education. • eStudent Loan - Compare student loans and apply online. • FastAID - Free college scholarship search and student loan information. • FastWEB - tailored scholarship search of over 180,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and grants, available to students for free. • Federal Trade Commission - Scholarship scams • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - online form to complete and submit over the Internet. • FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page -- comprehensive free resource for student financial aid information on the Web. Free scholarship search, financial aid calculators, glossary, and bibliography. • Gates Millennium Scholars Program - Funded by by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. • Office of Post Secondary Education -- Includes comprehensive information about federal student aid at the new Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs web site, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the Federal (Title IV) School Code Search page. There’s also information on HOPE Scholarships and other education tax credits and provisions, as well as links to other higher education resources for students. • SallieMae Fund - Scholarships, financial aid information, etc. • Smart Money - College Planning • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund -- For more than 160 years, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund’s participating colleges and universities have provided support to hundreds of thousands of young men and women. Today, more than ever, the 205,000 students attending these schools need your support. • United Negro College Fund - Scholarships, internships, and information on HBCUs. • US Government Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (OSFAP) -- Information and links regarding student loans and financial aid associated with US Government programs. Includes on line application for financial aid.

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2009 Bay Area College Fair Event Program  

2009 Bay Area College Fair Event Program