MPA to Host College Admissions Seminar

Morgan Park Academy will host Mike Moyer for a seminar on college admissions, “Better is Boring,” on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.

Based on his book How to Make Colleges Want You, Moyer’s talk will give students and parents a look at what goes on behind the scenes in the college admissions department and reveal the keys to improving admissions odds for students at all levels of achievement.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call 773-881-6700 to RSVP. Morgan Park Academy is located at 2153 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60647.

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Mike Moyer is a career entrepreneur who has started companies, worked for startups, and held senior management positions at established businesses. He is now the managing director of Lake Shark Ventures, LLC, a company that provides growth consulting and early-stage investments. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is the author of several business-related books including How to Make Colleges Want You, The Slicing Pie Handbook, Slicing Pie, Pitch Ninja, and Trade Show Samurai. He lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Moyer argues in How to Make Colleges Want You that while most high school students try to impress colleges with better grades, better sports, better internships, and better activities, college admissions officers have seen it all and “better” bores them. The real edge in college admissions comes from a student’s ability to differentiate themselves from their peer group.

More information about Moyer is available at his website, mikemoyer.com.

His talk is sponsored by Morgan Park Academy’s college counseling department, which takes advantage of the school’s small class sizes to provide personalized attention for each high school student through the entire college admissions process.

MPA invites students to develop a worldview rooted in their own culture while broadening and deepening their thinking beyond the boundaries of campus, city, and country.

A thorough, thoughtful college counseling program ensures that students find the right fit in their college searches and are ready for advanced college coursework once they get there.

Morgan Park Academy seniors in the past decade have been accepted by 22 of the nation's top 25 colleges and universities, as ranked by US News & World Report. The collective list of admissions includes national universities such as University of Chicago, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University; and top liberal arts schools such as Amherst College, Carleton College, and Williams College.
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