Please note the following policy from the IECA:
"an IEC doesn't get you admitted—they help you to demonstrate why you deserve to be admitted."
A sports coach trains and develops athletes to make them competitive enough to win, rather than to guarantee a win. In a similar manner, we instill within our students the skills and confidence needed to make them competitive for the admissions process, rather than guarantee admission to a particular school.
With a decade of experience in higher ed. administration, and a decade of experience in teaching at the college level, Sue has a Ph.D. in English Literature (UCLA), as well as a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting (UC Irvine). She is an MBTI® Certified Practitioner, a Strong Interest Inventory® Certified Practitioner, an Associate Member of the IECA, and a member of WACAC.
While at UCLA, she was twice the recipient of Outstanding Teaching Recognition Awards, and was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award from the English department, where she taught courses in literature and film as a lecturer, instructor, and graduate teaching assistant. She was also an undergraduate academic advisor (College Academic Mentor or CAM) with the College Academic Counseling unit in the College of Letters and Sciences for three years, where she advised undergraduates in course/major selection and post-graduate paths. Finally, she was an Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Digital Humanities, guiding faculty through the process of integrating digital tools into their classrooms.
In addition, she has a background in international education from USC, where she both worked with international students at OISS (now the Office of International Students), and researched the trajectory of international students to and in the U.S. (as a graduate student and teaching assistant in the department of anthropology).
Through JHI Pathways, she mentors traditional and non-traditional high school and college students through the college/transfer admissions process, writing at the college level, major selection, graduate school planning, and career advising.
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