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An Insider's Panel and Q&A: What Admissions Officers from MIT, Johns Hopkins, and Bowdoin Really Want from Applicants
Oh to be a fly on the wall in an admissions office. Most parents, students, and even educators struggle to keep up with changing admissions trends and to understand the nuances of a holistic admissions review. It's by nature not a straightforward process. There is no secret algorithm. Only real, human admissions officers evaluating each and every student's application.

Just because there isn't some hidden system, doesn't mean you can't learn what goes on behind the scenes in an admissions office and optimize your application accordingly. Whether you're a junior nervously awaiting the start of your admissions journey or an underclassman hoping to strategize your high school years, you can absolutely use your knowledge of what really goes on in an admissions office to fine-tune your eventual applications. That's why we're hosting "An Insider's Panel and Q&A: What Admissions Officers from MIT, Johns Hopkins, and Bowdoin Really Want from Applicants."

This free webinar will cover:
- How Applications Are Processed
- How Applications Are Evaluated
- A Comprehensive Q&A Session

Two of our top Former Admissions Officers will be joining us to host this webinar:
- DJ Rock, the former Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- Zak Harris, a Former Admissions Officer from George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Bowdoin College, and Regis College.

DJ and Zak, along with InGenius Prep's Managing Director and Harvard and UChicago grad Daniel Valenti, will host this free webinar on Wednesday, January 26th at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

Jan 26, 2022 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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DJ Rock
Former Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment @Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Hello! I go by DJ, and I am a Former Admissions Officer with InGenius Prep, based in Boston, Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with a minor in Political Science from Boston University and I have a Master’s of Education Degree in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. For the first two years of my career, I worked at Bottom Line, a community-based organization in Boston where I worked as a College Access Counselor, helping caseloads of 65 students per year complete their college and financial aid applications. I became fascinated by the admissions process, and then transitioned to being an Admissions Counselor and then an Assistant Director of Admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I spent my time at MIT reviewing first-year applications for domestic and international admissions, supervising a team of student employees, and planning events for multicultural outreach.
Zak Harris
Former Admissions Officer @Johns Hopkins University, Bowdoin College, Regis College, George Washington University
I am the former Director of Admission at Regis College in Weston, MA. I have also worked in the admission offices at Bowdoin College, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. My passion for students has always fueled my work with students and their families. The college process is a journey and I enjoy providing guidance and insight for those who are going through it. Outside of my work in higher education, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my family, running, and watching sports.