Webinar | The Evolution of Interviews: From One-on-one Conversations to Group Activities

When:  Sep 25, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Many schools rely on applicant interviews to give them a glimpse of what a student is really like. But do we have a clear sense of what characteristics we are hoping to assess? And are we actually learning what we want to know? This session will focus on the reasons for using a group activity versus a one-on-one conversational interview, the benefits and drawbacks, and the logistics of each of our programs.

Presenter: Taryn Grogan, Director of Admissions, The Nueva School

Taryn is the Director of Admissions at The Nueva School in Hillsborough/San Mateo, California (PK-12). She has successfully achieved enrollment goals during two major campaigns: a middle school expansion and launching the new upper school. A Board member of the Bay Area Directors of Admissions and a steering committee member of the Bay Area Admissions Directors, she is engaged in the changing admissions and enrollment trends throughout the bay area. Taryn is also a Trustee for The Berkeley School, Berkeley, CA, and a previous board member of People of Color in Independent Schools.

She can be reached at tgrogan@nuevaschool.org

Presenter: Matt Lai, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Avenues Silicon Valley

Matt Lai was the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Woodside Priory School. He has been at the Priory for 14 years, previously serving as the Dean of Students and Dean of Residential Life as well as a teacher, coach, and advisor. In a previous life, Matt was a corporate litigator at a large law firm in New York, but he quickly saw the light and is now a recovering attorney. He lives in California with his wife and four-year-old son.

He can be reached at matt.lai@avenues.org

Level of Experience:
  • Entering (0-2 Yrs)
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Professional Competencies:
  • Action Oriented
  • Drives Vision and Purpose
Professional Behaviors:
  • Advance School Mission

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