5:30pm – 5:45pm • Workshop 1 • Career and College Decision-Making During a Crisis (Presented by Ganesh Kohli, Founder, IC3 Movement)
University Presentations (each university presents twice during the WebiFair)
Group 1 • 5:50pm and 7:00pm
Full Sail University • Loyola Marymount University • Michigan State University • University of Waterloo • University of Kentucky • University of Delaware
Indiana Institute of Technology • The New School • Marian University • Les Roches Global Hospitality Education • University of Missouri • Ohio University
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School – Torrens University • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • University of Guelph • Marist College • University of California, Santa Cruz • University of Pittsburgh
Augustana University • Foothill + De Anza Colleges • North Carolina State University • University College Roosevelt • University of Tennessee • Whitworth University
Ganesh Kohli is a teacher and counselor who has founded, nurtured and led multiple education-focused organizations over the past 22 years. An engineer by education, Ganesh started his career teaching Mathematics besides helping families find the best-fit education globally. His journey has led him to visit over 450 colleges and universities, present workshops at 300+ high schools, help 4,000+ students with their higher education decisions and present at numerous global conferences. In 2015, Ganesh stepped back from active involvement in his entrepreneurial ventures to drive initiatives that will have social impact. He supports The Aha Movement and Soul Science Foundation to bring meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. He has also simultaneously envisioned the IC3 movement to impact 175,000 high schools over the next 15 years. Serving as the Chair of IC3, Ganesh has helped build a platform that is providing much-needed focus on career and college counselling within high schools. The IC3 movement now attracts leaders from 500+ educational institutions to its annual conference, has 30 regional events across Asia and supports free education for school teachers to become trained career and college counselors.
Innovator and Technology Strategist with 23 years of work experience. Expertise in developing
product strategy to drive business imperatives, leading software product development and
building high performing global teams. Powerful blend of technology vision and business
acumen with proven architectural skills in complex solution development across industries.
Widely known for incubating and innovating next-gen solutions based on clients’ requirements.
Created significant business impact with technological innovations.
• Creator of IBM Watson Internet of Things and AI Lab in Bangalore- Conceived and launched
global products while winning multimillion dollar deals in Indian market.
• Created IoT/AI Strategy and first of its kind innovative projects for large corporate houses in
India. Worked closely with CXOs of these companies.
• Established Global System Integrator Technology mission in IBM India for TCS, Infosys,
Wipro, Cognizant, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, HCL leading to multimillion dollar revenue
• Technical Role model - First woman IBM Fellow in India, First woman IBM Distinguished
Engineer in India, Emerging Women Achiever's award from CII in 2011, Zinnov Technical Role
Model award for 2012, Woman in Technology award from eMERG, India, 2015, nominee for
Technical Leader of the Year 2020, Economic Times Prime.
• Holder of 12 patents and 4 IEEE papers. Prolific speaker at industry, academia and technology
• Advisor to Nasscom IoT CoE and CII IoT Workgroup.
• Program Advisory Group, IIIT Sri City
• Founder- Ankurit Foundation, NGO to promote STEM education in children
Vineet Gupta graduated from IIT Delhi in 1991 in Mechanical Engineering as a first-generation entrepreneur. Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University, Vineet has been involved with the Ashoka effort since 2007. Vineet continues to play an active role to help build different aspects of the institution. Vineet is also the Education Co-Chair at PHD Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Campher-Griffin was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After high school, she was captivated by the City of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. While studying for her Bachelors of Music degree, she found a growing desire to speak to students & families about their university journey.
Jeong Powell is the Director of International Admissions and Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at North Carolina State University (NC State) and oversees international processing and recruitment efforts. She is responsible for marketing, developing and implementing student recruitment strategies, actions, and plans. Before she started her role as the Director of International Admissions and Recruitment, she served as the Founding Director of the Intensive English Program.
Ryan Griffin is the Director of the Office of International Admissions at the University of Missouri. In that role he oversees both international undergraduate recruitment efforts and application processing and credential evaluation. Griffin has served in International Admissions at Mizzou since 2011 and during that time has represented the University in more than 30 countries and helped thousands of students from around the world to navigate the application process and become Missouri Tigers.
Alicia Case has worked in International Admissions for the last 4 years both at Whitworth University and the University of Idaho. Prior to that I spent several years teaching Writing and English literature in Asia--in Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Taiwan.
Graduated from Indiana University, Alyson’s work with international higher education began after she spent her junior year living in Japan. From that year blossomed a career and a passion for making sure that international students coming to the U.S. have all the tools they need to ease their transition and have a successful and fulfilling experience.
Amber Longtin is a Senior International Admissions Counselor at Michigan State University in the U.S. She has been working in international admissions for 6 years, and had experience at The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign prior to joining the team at Michigan State. She has degrees in English Literature (B.A.) and Higher Education Administration (M. Ed.) and focuses primarily on working with students and counselors from India.
Anjali has an Masters Degree (Delhi Univ) and an M.Phil in Intl Relations (JNU). With professional experience in both corporate and academia, she has worked for over a decade in Canadian education admissions and recruitment.
Anu Kalhan currently works with Full Sail University in the US. With over 15 years of experience in International education, Anu's main objectives and accomplishments include successfully branding along with building admissions processes for US institutions in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. Building and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships is what she has built her career around. Anu continues to learn with every opportunity, and strongly believes in international
13 years of experience in counseling students across the Indian sub-continent especially in the field of Hospitality, Culinary, and Business Management. Have previously worked with Les Roches, Glion and Kendall College.
I have had experience in the hotel industry in Guest Relations, Front Office and Sales and Marketing.
Assistant Director of International Admissions with Syracuse University focusing on recruitment in South Asia. Decade plus experience in higher education both in academic and enrollment management roles.
David Joiner joined UC Santa Cruz after serving as Director of International Affairs at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Associate Director of Research for UnivAssist (where he was co-chair of the first IC3 Conference) and Director of Global Engagement for Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Deepali holds an MBA Degree in Human Resources which she acquired in April 2009. After working in sectors of corporate recruitment and training for a short period of time, her passion for education and thrill to serve students brought her to the international higher education industry in 2010.
With 10 years of experience in international education advising, she holds expertise in U.S. higher education, student counseling, student application guidance and profile building.
Denise Nijhuis works at University College Roosevelt (UCR) as Coordinator Student Recruitment and Admissions. She oversees UCRs admissions procedure from start to finish, including recruitment activities in the Netherlands and beyond, as well as admissions policies and procedures. Outside UCR she serves on the Council of International Schools (CIS) Webinar Committee and as Vice-President for Professional Development of the International Association for College Admissions Counseling (IACAC).
Ellyse Williams has worked in education for over 10 years. She is a proud Pitt alumni, where she completed the double degree program earning degrees in Marketing and Political Science, a minor in Japanese, and certificates in Asian Studies and International Marketing. Ellyse is the international admissions counselor at Pitt and serves students in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She enjoys working with students on shaping their future with education.
I work with University of Kentucky as a Regional Representative (India, Sub Continent & Middle East).I am passionate about counselling students for higher education with a holistic outcome and enjoy exchanging ideas and initiatives with high school counsellors.
For the past twenty years, John has worked in the field of education as an admissions professional and student recruiter, administrator, and faculty member. John’s true passion is international student recruitment. He has fifteen years of student recruitment experience at both secondary schools and higher education institutions. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of International Admissions at the University of Delaware, focusing primarily on student recruitment in SouthEast Asia, C
Kelly Sumner is the Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admission at Marian University. She received her MA in English from IUPUI. Her career began with teaching English as a Second Language to students in grades K-12 in central Indiana schools before she transitioned to working in higher education in 2012. She loves to travel and experience other cultures, especially the languages and the food. She also loves to read, play games, and spend time with her family.
I have worked in international education in both the US and UK for the past 9 years. For the past 2 years, I have represented DePaul University in the Asia/Pacific region assisting students reach their academic goals in the US. Having studied for degrees in two countries – and having been an international student myself – I am very passionate about the value of studying abroad and the positive impact it can have on one’s life and career.
Kelvin Sing had spent the past 7 years in the education sector, working with various institutions on student admissions and recruitment. Having traveled to various regions within Asia during his career, he has developed a deep appreciation for the different cultures and understanding of various educational systems.
Currently based in Singapore at the Asia Campus, his role with Embry-Riddle see him representing the University often in different educational events across Asia.
Lauren is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and joined The New School Admissions team in 2017. In this role, Lauren works primarily with international students from India. Prior to working in higher education, Lauren supported the broader art community through a philanthropy dedicated to public programming in New York. At each stage of her career, Lauren has fostered access and empowerment for students of all ages and, as a maker.
Hospitality & Marketing Graduate. After working in the Education & Career Counselling sector focusing mainly on Business & Hospitality sector for over 9+ years, moved to the American Education System. The American Education system not only works in imparting knowledge in the area of study but also focuses on embracing a larger knowledge base through different Major & Minor combinations for students, making it a popular and favoured destination for Higher Studies. Through my role as the Country Coordinator for University of Tennessee, Knoxville, there is a smooth path created for the School Network, Students & The University. Being passionate about Counselling, I am looking forward to create long lasting relations with the School Counsellors & Student body by using my experience and knowledge in Admissions and Application process through Special Events, Seminars, Admission days and helping them take some important decisions with regards to Higher Education. Look forward to expanding my expertise in the Education Industry and reaching out to different Markets and Stakeholders.
Paul Kim serves as an International Admission Counselor at Loyola Marymount University. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and worked abroad in education for three years in Shanghai. He completed his master's degree in education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University focusing on K-12 and higher education. Paul is now back in his hometown of Los Angeles and after working extensively with international students in China and New York, Paul continues to work with this vibrant community at LMU.
Pavak Vyas is an undergraduate recruitment officer at Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada. Located about 120 kms from Toronto University of Waterloo has been consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university. Pavak looks after a wide array of responsibilities in a busy, vibrant and thriving academic environment by planning, and implementing admissions and outreach strategies, build the University’s brand and build strong relationships to admit academically bright students from India and abroad.
Prior to moving to Canada, over last 20 years in the field of higher education, Pavak has headed admissions and recruitment at Ahmedabad University and Anant National University in Ahmedabad, India. He holds PhD in Business Management and is a fellow of Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.
With a background in communications and marketing, Prathamesh is passionate about international education and career counseling. Having completed his graduate degree abroad, he relates well to what prospective international students are experiencing. He is an enthusiastic member of the Ohio University “Bobcat Family,” spreading the word about all OHIO has to offer.
My name is Priyanka Karia and I am your University of Cincinnati representative. Based in Cincinnati's Mumbai Admissions Office, I work specifically with Indian students and I’m very excited that you are exploring our fantastic university! We are a public research university based in the state of Ohio and in city of Cincinnati. We have invented Cooperative education popularly known as Co-op. Today, UC’s co-op program ranked No. 1 in the nation among public universities by U.S. News & World Report. We are amongst the top 200 global universities, and also ranked no.1 on return on investment. Our campus is termed as the world’s most beautiful campus.
Sarosh Daruwalla has over 30 of experience as an Educational Counselor in the field of Hospitality.
Currently, Sarosh is serving as Country Head, India, for Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland.
Sarosh enjoys counseling high school and graduate students and assists them through the entire student life cycle, from ‘application’ to ‘alumni’ stages and actively encourages them to pursue careers in the exciting field of hospitality management
Shannon O’Hagan is the Assistant Director of International Recruitment at the University of Missouri. She has a specialty in international student recruitment through 7+ years of representing U.S. universities. O’Hagan works with students and counselors around the world and regularly presents on U.S. higher education. Her additional professional experiences in graduate medical education and business provide a unique perspective. Shannon holds a BS in Management and MS in Student Affairs.
Shri Ravella is the International Admissions Representative for Marist college for the past 5 years. Shri enjoys counseling undergraduate and graduate students and works mainly with international students. She loves to assist students in achieving their goals and is very passionate about helping and talking to students. Currently she lives in Hyderabad, India. Having completed her Master’s degree in the U.S., Shri has worked for international companies across the globe.
Vicky Liu is the Undergraduate Recruitment and Admission Officer for the Faculty of Math. She has traveled and met with students around the world including China, Singapore, Philippines, Brunei and Mauritius. Vicky is here to answer any of your questions about math, computer science, and math and business. Vicky has been working at the University of Waterloo for 10 years .
A Graduate of University of Oregon, Vincent Konchellah has 10 years experience in international education. Served as international student advisor, Graduate teaching fellow and international recruiting in 3 different institutions of higher education: Chemeketa Community College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and CSU Bakersfield.
Wade graduated from Augustana in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. After 5+ years working with refugee families from all over the world in the city of Sioux Falls, he began working as an admission counselor at Augustana in the fall of 2014. Wade loves helping students and families navigate the international admission process, and he approaches his work with a student-first mentality. Wade is best known on campus for his sense of humor, warm hugs, and signature red beard.