What do Italian families need to know so that their child can study at university abroad? Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza's interview with Corriere Economia
Against all expectations, Covid-19 has had a positive effect on the international educational scene, increasing young people's desire to create a competitive academic profile that lives up to the current demands of the world of work. Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza illustrate the costs, components and timing to take into account if you want your children to embark on a university course abroad today
New technologies: Paths and advice by Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza, founders of Omni Admissions Educational Consulting
There are many challenges that new technologies have brought and will bring to our personal and professional lives. Corriere della Sera interviews Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza, founders of the educational consulting company Omni Admissions, and draws on their solid international experience to investigate issues related to the advent of 5G, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. How to build a course of study that can prepare students for new professions in the technological field? The keywords: curiosity, in depth-study of mathematics, computer science and humanities subjects such as psychology and philosophy. The two entrepreneurs also advise young people to make the most of their summers from high school to deepen their interests and to seize every opportunity abroad, to prepare for the inevitable international confrontation.
Online education and arising opportunities: OA explores the other side of the pandemic on Il Sole 24 Ore
It is unquestionable: the educational sector has been extremely affected by the events that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought along. While the world of academia is reimagining its scenario in view of the next academic season, an increasing amount of academic and professional opportunities arise and become accessible for students from their homes. Omni Admissions is active in this re-elaboration process and tells how they will assist students during an exceptionally unusual summer, by proposing a wide range of online courses and activities. Among these, we find online tutoring services, pre-IB and academic writing online courses.
OA’s students admitted all over the world
Every year the list of universities from which our students received an offer of admission becomes longer and longer. We are proud of them! This year, among the others, stand out Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Tufts University and University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in the US, Courtauld Institute of the Arts and UCL in the UK, NYU Shanghai, NUS, Yale-NUS and Duke Kunshan in Asia. For postgraduate programs, LBS, ETH Zurich, INSEAD in Europe, Duke Fuqua School of Business and NYU in the US and NUS in Asia.
What is the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on students abroad? Omni Admissions talks to Patriae on Rai Due
Just like everyone, students had to change their habits due to the coronavirus. Universities are closed, lessons are conducted remotely, exams are now online and most of those studying abroad were forced to move back to their home country. From London to Las Angeles, from the Hague to Madrid, some Omni Admissions students share their stories.
US Universities going test optional in response to covid-19
US universities have not remained indifferent to the cancellation of SAT/ACT test dates due to the covid-19 and some of them have already decided to change their entry requirements for students applying in the next rounds of admission. Tufts University, 29th in the national ranking, announced that SAT/ACT will not be a requirement for the next three admission cycles. BU, already test optional for IB students, extended this option to all students applying for 2021 entry, just like the universities of the UC System (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, etc) that introduced this policy for all students; in addition, the UC universities specified that all the classes that at year-end will not have a grade but a pass/no pass will not affect the GPA. MIT and Harvard will not require SAT Subject Tests anymore.
Study abroad and Covid-19 – 10 answers by Omni Admissions for Il Sole 24 Ore
An unusual situation forces us to adopt extraordinary measures. It is important to know how to behave to avoid negative consequences on the several study abroad experiences of our students. Booking a return flight home, attending online lessons and taking exams online, scheduling final exams at other schools: these are some of the solutions that families and students can take to face this emergency. It remains of vital importance to follow the guidance of the Italian Government and of the countries where students are, in addition to those of the institutions that they are attending. If students decide not to return home, they should check their insurance.
In 2019 UCAS registered a record number of non-UK applicants
“UCAS – 2019 International Insights” highlights that 2019 has brought along a new record of applications to UK universities from students outside the UK: 5.2% more compared to 2018. Non-EU countries have driven this growth, with an increase of 12.8% of students from China who make up 15.3% of non-UK applicants. EU students’ applications show a different trend: since the 2016 EU referendum, the number of EU applicants has constantly decreased, with a 39.3% drop this past year. EU students, however, still make up more than one third of non-UK applicants.
Why do Italian students study abroad? OA chats with Il Sole 24 Ore
A better chance for future career, enrichment of personal resume, improvement of the English language, meritocracy, opportunities to earn dual degrees, interactive teaching and hands-on experiences, etc. These are some of the topics discussed during the interview to Anna Maria Padula broadcasted streaming on Il Sole 24 Ore website on February 19, 2020.
Master's degree or "laurea specialistica": pros and cons - an analysis by Sole 24 Ore
Students graduating from a one-year master’s degree have more chances to find a job – a report from Sole 24 Ore says. They are more likely to receive higher salaries than students graduating from a two-year master’s degree, the so-called laurea specialistica. Despite such favourable statistics, most Italian students still decide to pursue the two-year option.
Meritocracy and college counselling in USA university applications: Sette's analysis (Corriere della Sera)
Sette points out some critical issues affecting the American university system, focusing on “easy access” for alumni’s or big donor’s children and to the crazy cost for exclusive consulting. Many scandals took place in the past few months and prestigious colleges were not exempted. In this context, university consulting becomes even more central in the internationalization process of higher education. Since 2013, Omni Admissions has been working with professionalism and rigour. As a member of International ACAC and UCAS Registered Centre, OA bases its activity on ethical principles which are shared with both institutions.
The number of Italian students abroad is on the rise – Omni Admissions on Open
An international profile is critical for the job market. The internationalization of candidates begins in the early years of high school and continues at university. An increasing number of Italian students is enrolling at universities in the United Kingdom and the United States, despite the uncertainties raised by Brexit and the Trump administration.
Summer school abroad - Omni Admissions contributes to Sette of Corriere della Sera
The number of Italian students taking part in summer schools worldwide is on the rise and the locations available are rapidly changing too. Omni Admissions goes beyond the traditional summer language course and offers Sette some practical advice on how to make the most of your summer.
Studying in The Netherlands - Omni Admissions contributes to the magazine Sette of Corriere della Sera
Mainly due to Brexit, Dutch universities are becoming more and more interesting for Italian students thanks also to the number and range of courses taught in English, the academic excellence and the low tuition fees.
What’s next? Omni Admissions meets the students of ESCP
Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza met second-year undergraduate students in Turin (Bachelor in Management), to present the various international options for studying a masters degree at post-graduate level.
Corriere della Sera | Omni Admissions
Corriere Della Sera writes about the increasing number of applications to universities abroad. Marcella Turazza and Anna Maria Padula comment on the various application processes and fees.
Donna Moderna interviews Omni Admissions
Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza give their thoughts as to why Italian universities are adopting a more American-style approach to student life in terms of a communal living environment. Due to the high number of foreign students, a multi cultural urban space proves not only to be the most logical and practical option, but also offers a more inclusive approach to student life, allowing students to focus more on their studies.
Omni Admissions on Capital 4.0: What does a ranking really say?
Within the cover story of the magazine “Capital 4.0” about universities that most easily guarantee a job position, Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza warn about the value of rankings: it could be a helpful starting point, but it must not be the only criterion used when choosing a college. There are many variables that influence the position of an institution in a ranking, and not all of them are based on its academic value.
Donna Moderna interviews Omni Admissions
Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza answer some questions to help students prepare for an academic experience abroad. Students should show an excellent command of the English language (for courses taught in this language), but at the same time they should not be intimidated by tuition costs and bureaucracy.
Writing a college essay is more than just telling a story: it is about sharing a piece of your life with the reader
The New York Times selected 5 insightful college essays written by high school students that talk about their first work at age 11 to help sustain their family, their enthusiasm in helping the elderly and low-income people with tax returns and their perception of the differences among social classes.
Omni Admissions on Affari & Finanza
Anna Maria Padula and Marcella Turazza talk about their idea to found their counseling company to broaden the opportunities for Italian students and support them through the application process to universities abroad: first-hand knowledge, assessment from the very first years of high school and a personalized plan for each student are the keys to a successful path.
Study abroad: Omni Admissions' advice on GRAZIA on the importance of internationalising the curriculum vitae
Anna Maria Padula, Co-Founder of Omni Admissions, shares her advice for university students who would like to broaden their career opportunities: living an academic experience abroad is an added value that opens doors to a successful future.
Corriere della Sera reports Omni Admissions' advice on where to study what
A long and complete overview to help students selecting the best university abroad considering the subject they want to study, admission procedures, and fees.
Studying at university abroad. Omni Admissions interviewed on RAI
Studying abroad and its costs are topics of great interest. Marcella Turazza, Omni Admissions Co-Founder, and International Education Consultant has been interviewed on these themes by a national television network. Watch the interview using the following link http://www.raiplay.it/video/2017/08/Unomattina-Estate-11144f27-4fe0-460b-97a5-088534491232.html at 30’ 35’’.