With an emphasis on cultivating growth from high school to higher education, the Global Student Success Forum on October 19 and 20, 2022, provided exclusive access for Rosedale Global High School students across 17 countries to meet with Global Top 100 University admissions and recruitment staff in a virtual setting.
The student-focused event welcomed 7,094 active attendees on our event platform, with more than 10,000 active attendees on global streaming platforms across many countries in the Rosedale Global High School network. More than thirty-five Global Top 100 Universities, as indicated by 2022 QS World University Rankings, were invited to attend the two-day virtual event and choose a selection of tracks to engage with education practitioners, Rosedale Global High School staff, and students.
On October 19, university representatives supported education practitioners across three concurrent panel sessions with 11 expert university panelists from Caltech, Columbia University Pre-College Programs, Imperial College London, King’s College London, National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, University of British Columbia, University of Oxford, University of Sydney, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo. Panels discussed critical topics in education, including: The admissions and recruitment process; the role of academic integrity in student success; and career planning and experiential programs. A third Rosedale Global High School alumni panel rounded out the day to share intimate perspectives on transitioning from high school to higher education. Workshops for guidance counsellors were offered by Caltech, McGill, NYU, Study in Germany, University of Oxford, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo, providing support on several topics to well-prepare high school administrators at Rosedale Global High School with support and timelines for admissions within these universities’ highly competitive programs.
A keynote address from Chantale LeClerc, Executive Director of the Council of Ministers of Education in Ontario, reminded educators that "Education is a resource, it is the basis of productive and prosperous societies,” and that the role of educators in developing students “...to learn to acquire skills and competencies to succeed in their educational programs and to transition to higher levels of education is vitally important.” Echoing sentiments of developing educators and students through their education journey, Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer, Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, discussed how the developmentalist approach to education provides a critical foundation to enrich students’ minds and prepare them for their futures. She challenged attendees to, “think like developmentalists” and noted “if we are committed to supporting students in developing their future selves, we need to be committed to taking into account who they are developmentally.”
On October 20, university representatives directly supported student admissions and learning in university-led student workshops, delivered by Columbia University Pre-College Programs, McMaster University, National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, University College London, University of Hong Kong, and Western University, with topics ranging from crafting essays for university applications, master classes, and more. In addition to workshops, students were part of 66 university-led open group sessions across our attending universities—a place where they could learn more from admissions and recruitment representatives and ask candid questions about student life and admissions. Select students who were nominated by their Rosedale Global High School partner school and selected by a committee, were eligible to join one of 124 private 1-on-1 meetings between the student and a university admissions and recruitment representative.
The partnership with our Rosedale Global High School community was integral to the opportunities presented to our students, and in creating a global university fair that is unmatched in the education sector. Our enthusiastic university panelists and speakers, recruitment teams, and event attendees were true partners in co-creating life-changing learning outcomes for Rosedale Global High School learners.
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“Rosedale Global High School students are motivated and globally minded, and the Global Student Success Forum is an exclusive event for them to meet with leading global universities on everything from admissions practices to student life, to support with writing concise admissions essays and other transition-focused topics. Student visualization is critical—being able to visualize yourself as part of a post-secondary community while finishing secondary school studies is a unique opportunity and further motivates students as they follow their unique learning path—and we’re proud this event brought together leading minds from the world’s top institutions.” Michelle Cui, CEO, Rosedale International Education
“Supported by innovation in both technology and academics, Rosedale Global High School has grown our collaborative partnership model to 62 partners across nearly 100 schools in 17 countries. Our students learn in their local classroom setting and are immersed in a transformative, competency-focused, global learning environment, regardless of what continent they’re located on. Students take ownership of their learning, allowing them to expand their minds, their futures, and their dreams. In our most recent graduating class, 100% Rosedale graduates received offers of university admission, and 65% received offers from Global Top 100 Universities.” Michelle Cui, CEO, Rosedale International Education
“This event was possible because of the collaboration between Rosedale Global High School and more than 35 highly ranked universities from across the world. The forum enabled more than 4,000 students from 17 countries to learn from, and engage with, outstanding universities. Earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma from Rosedale is a vital pathway to global higher education, and provides our students’ with endless opportunities. In more than three decades of working in post-secondary education, I have never seen a student recruitment event with the involvement of so many top global universities. The willingness of our university colleagues to provide information and support to students and guidance counsellors was inspiring.” Marilyn Mason, Senior Executive, Higher Education Partnerships, Rosedale International Education
Rosedale International Education (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) delivers school learning solutions in K-12 transformative global education. Embracing innovation in academics and technology, Rosedale provides international schools a holistic education solution, supported by an integrated digital learning platform with transformative curriculum and comprehensive quality assurance services, to create life-changing learning outcomes to students around the world. Rosedale International Education operates Rosedale Global High School. Rosedale Global High School currently has a partnership base of 62 global partners with 95 schools in 17 countries. Of the 2022 graduating class, 100% of our graduates received offers of admission to global universities, with 65% of students accepted by Global Top 100 Universities—across Canada, the UK, Australia, the USA and more. Rosedale Global High School is an Ontario-based Canadian secondary school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada (#BSID 668726) and authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to Rosedale Global High School graduates. Learn more: www.rosedaleedu.com