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The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) promotes high ethical standards and professional development amongst graduate admissions consultants, increases public understanding of graduate admissions consulting, and enhances communication with complementary organizations and entities. Our membership is comprised of over 130 representatives from 16 countries, including the Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States.  Inspired by the collaborative spirit and camaraderie of the consultants who attended Tuck School of Business’s Conferences for International Educational Consultants in 2005 and 2006, Linda Abraham of Accepted.com and Ricardo Betti of MBA Empresarial (Brazil) joined with Graham Richmond of Clear Admit and Maxx Duffy of Maxx Associates to form a not-for-profit association to set industry standards for graduate admissions consultants. In November 2006, AIGAC was officially incorporated in the State of California.


AIGAC President’s Message

By Vince Ricci, AIGAC President 2016-2017

October 2016: Communications Committee Update

Our Communications Committee continues to drive improvements to our website and member directory. As identified in our strategic vision, we are expanding our website to appeal to prospective applicants. As our kick-off project, we are producing a short video that introduces prospective applicants to our member directory. Several board members have reviewed the script and made suggested edits. Now, we would like your input before we start production. Please read it and share your thoughts by adding a comment and/or emailing shiela@aigac.org.

Yours in partnership,
Vince


How to find a graduate admissions consultant


Let’s face it. There are too many people out there who call themselves “admissions consultants” who are not trustworthy professionals. Selecting an AIGAC consultant means you will work with someone who has been vetted carefully. AIGAC graduate admissions consultants have expertise in the admissions process and abide by high ethical standards. We are the most experienced, most collaborative, best informed, and most invested in our ongoing professional development. We organize and attend annual conferences to stay on top of the latest trends in graduate admissions.

By choosing an AIGAC member, you will benefit from an extensive network to learn the most effective methods to select and present your best stories. We work hard to gather and share the in-depth knowledge you need to make informed choices that can change your life. Continue reading full article and provide suggestions…


AIGAC 2017 Conference

AIGAC 2017 will span the California coast mid-June.  So far, we have secured space at Berkeley Haas.  Now, we are coordinating with UCLA Anderson to see if we can bring AIGAC to Los Angeles for the first time.  We are coordinating our conference plans to coincide with the beginning of the GMAC Annual Conference to enable strong school participation. Exact dates will be announced and registration will open in November.

Meanwhile, we are happy to welcome our 2017 Conference Committee, with team members dedicated to developing great content for us.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact me at rkorn@aigac.org. Our next committee meeting will be October 6.

AIGAC 2017 Conference Committee
Rachel Korn – 2017 Conference Chair
Nupur Gupta – Curriculum Co-Chair
Emily Wolper – Curriculum Co-Chair
Cristina Freeman
Brett Haber
Candy Laballe
Faye Mackenzie
Vince Ricci
Hillary Schubach
Andrea Sparrey

 


AIGAC Volunteer of the Month

Our AIGAC volunteer of the month this month is Bara Sapir. She has served on panels for AIGAC conferences, contributed to the AIGAC Library online, and has called attention to AIGAC in her communications with the press.

“Bara is a real champion for AIGAC. In addition to playing an active role on our Membership Committee, suggesting conference venues and serving on panels, Bara continues to tell folks about AIGAC, including in this recent WSJ article. Bara is an ideal AIGAC volunteer because she not only benefits from the AIGAC network, she helps to grow it, as well. Thank you, Bara!” – Vince Ricci, AIGAC President

Bara offers a great reminder that all of our members, whether Admissions Consultants or Affiliate Members can make a significant contribution to our organization. We thank Bara for her enthusiastic support.

“Bara was dynamite serving on the Test Prep Panel at this year’s annual conference in Boston. Her candid take an memorable answers really helped to spice up the discussion. In any role, Bara is a tremendous asset to AIGAC!” – Scott Shrum, AIGAC Secretary and 2016 Test Prep Panel Lead

Want to nominate an AIGAC member who has made a difference? Please email Andrea or Shiela.

Thank you to our volunteers who help our organization run!


AIGAC 2016 Global Conference June 14 – 16, 2016 -
Was a Fabulous Success!



AIGAC Member Resources

AIGAC Members have access to all past Applicant Survey Data and Webinars in our Members-Only Resource Center.

From recent webinars, we have developed a great collection including CEIBS, ESMT, Forte Foundation, Georgetown McDonough, Harvard Kennedy School, Prodigy Finance, Vanderbilt, and Veritas Prep

Visit our members-only resource library at http://member.aigac.org/resources



Our Communications Committee continues to drive improvements to our website and member directory. As identified in our strategic vision, we are expanding our website to appeal to prospective applicants. As our kick-off project, we are producing a short video that introduces prospective applicants to our member directory. Several board members have reviewed the script and made suggested edits. Now, we would like your input before we start production. Please read it and share your thoughts by adding a comment and/or emailing shiela@aigac.org.

Yours in partnership,
Vince

How to find a graduate admissions consultant


Let’s face it. There are too many people out there who call themselves “admissions consultants” who are not trustworthy professionals. Selecting an AIGAC consultant means you will work with someone who has been vetted carefully. AIGAC graduate admissions consultants have expertise in the admissions process and abide by high ethical standards. We are the most experienced, most collaborative, best informed, and most invested in our ongoing professional development. We organize and attend annual conferences to stay on top of the latest trends in graduate admissions.

By choosing an AIGAC member, you will benefit from an extensive network to learn the most effective methods to select and present your best stories. We work hard to gather and share the in-depth knowledge you need to make informed choices that can change your life. Continue reading full article and provide suggestions…

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