College Admissions Summit Preview (Marybeth Kravets, Kathy Wu Brady)

Mar 18, 2021 | podcast

In today’s episode of “College Admissions Real Talk”, Dr. Legatt gives you a preview of her virtual summit “College Admissions In the Era of COVID-19” happening March 23-24. One by one, she’ll introduce each one of her speakers, so stay tuned this week to hear about all the events happening at this virtual summit.



VO: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk with Dr. Aviva Legatt, a podcast for students seeking to get admitted to top-tier colleges. Each episode will feature an important tip for your college admission success, delivered with candor and love. If you’ve ever wanted to take a peek inside the mind of a college admissions officer, this is your chance. Have a question? Text Dr. Legatt at 610-222-5762. So, what’s your dream school? 

AL: Welcome to College Admissions Real Talk. This is Dr. Aviva Legatt, founder and Elite Admissions Expert at Ivy Insight and author of “Get Real and Get In”. I’m very excited to bring you this series of episodes this week to talk all about our virtual summit: College Admissions in the Era of COVID-19. I want you to get a sneak preview and some insider information before you come to the summit. To sign up for our summit, which is free of charge, go to collegeadmissionssummit.com or ivyinsight.com/virtual-summit. Our next speaker is an utmost expert in the field of learning differences and colleges for students with learning differences. She co-authored the “K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences” which is released by the Princeton Review. Mary Beth Kravitz is also the Director of College Counseling for Wolcott College Preparatory High School and the President of Marybeth Kravets & Associates providing college counseling and educational consulting. She graduated from the University of Michigan and earned her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Wayne State. She has served as a President of National Association for College Admissions Counseling, which, by the way, is a big deal because that is the largest college admissions counseling association in the world as well as President of the Illinois chapter. I am very much looking forward to speaking with Mary Beth about learning differences and how students with learning differences can maximize their opportunities during COVID-19. In this far side chat, Mary Beth will shed light on her work with students that have learning differences and how perceptions have significantly changed admissions over the last 5 to 10 years. We’ll talk about the controversy of whether or not to identify a learning difference, how to do it effectively, and what resources are available for students with learning differences. So very much looking forward to that conversation and definitely check out Mary Beth’s book. It is now in the 15th edition. It’s been published since the 1990s, and it’s an incredible resource for any parent that has a child with learning differences. Our next fire side chat is with the amazing Cathy Wu Brady. We’re going to be talking about Mission First Mindset during COVID 19. Kathy Wu Brady is a Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff at Catchafire. Catchafire is a social impact startup date dedicated to supporting nonprofits by connecting them with talented volunteers. Prior to Catchafire, Kathy held a number of senior leadership roles in technology, media, and ecommerce throughout her career. She is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as social impact work and spending time with her partner and their two children. We share that in common. Kathy and I are going to be talking about some of the best strategies for finding a purpose during COVID. You may have noticed that you and or your child are really struggling to get back to a sense of normal and to make progress on your goals. So we’re going to talk about those strategies which can really help us during these challenging times, including mindset, tips and tricks, and how we can start to reinvigorate our dreams and goals. So bring your questions and challenges.


If you purchase a VIP pass, we’re going to do a special invite-only Q&A on the Wednesday, the second day of the summit, which is Wednesday, March 24th. We’re also going to have a fun speakers lounge on Thursday, the 25th at 12 Eastern. All the times I gave, by the way, are in Eastern time. So if you are on Club House, you can follow me @avivalegatt. If you need invite to Club House sign up for the summit and purchase a VIP pass. If you do those things, we will be able to get you an invite to club house for the speaker’s lounge, as well as some great bonuses, like my college application templates and a special Q&A session that’s exclusive for VIP members on Wednesday, the 24th. Until next time. 

VO: College Admissions Real Talk is hosted by Aviva Legatt, edited by Stephanie Carlin, and produced by Incontrera Consulting. I’m Caroline Stokes and this has been your daily boost of college admissions insight. Have a question? Text Dr. Legatt at 610-222-5762. For more information on Dr. Legatt and Ivy Insight visit www.ivyinsight.com. And you can pick up Dr. Legatt’s book, “Get Real and Get In”, at major retail outlets across the world. Insight out.