Monday, March 25, 2013

We Gathered at Gather

Although the sun was out it was still a brisk Sunday morning as the Yale/Brown mentor group gathered at Gather Restaurant in Berkeley.

The purpose of these mentoring activities is to place some of our ILCers with alums from our partner schools so they can learn from people who have actually attended these schools--people who can tell them from first hand knowledge about the school, how to maximize their applications and how to take advantage of the resources that only alums can bring.

Thanks to Simon Hong (Brown ‘05) and Ken Yamaguchi (Yale ‘92), these events have been an important tool for our ILCers.  They’ve made connections and learned from people who’s main goal is to see these young students excel and succeed.

After the brunch, the group took a short walk across town to CREAM to have what some claim to be the best ice cream sandwiches available.  [Nick and Kelly had a professional disagreement on whether it was only a 2 block walk or three.  Google maps puts it at more than 6/10 of a mile.  Since the sun had warmed us up the walk was a pleasant one.]

Tiffany Ng (Yale ’05)—a renowned carillonist—offered to escort the group up to the top of Cal’s Campanile to watch a concert that would be performed shortly.  [Sorry, no photos.]

Another great Sunday outing.  Thanks to all of the Brown/Yale alums for volunteering their time to help out.

A few photos of the event:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Brown/Yale Mentoring: Hands on Gourmet

The Ivy League Connection has partnered with the Brown and Yale Alumni Associations here in the Bay Area to form a mentoring partnership.  With the close associations between our ILCers and alums from these partner schools the application and admissions process for our students is enhanced.  With what they learn from these mentors, even when they apply elsewhere, is valuable information from dedicated and successful alums who know what they're talking about.

Last Saturday this mentoring group met in San Francisco for a Hands on Gourmet event.  We were broken up into four groups with each devoted to a specific part of the meal.
When you look at these tantalizing items on this menu you can't help but feel the hunger pains we all felt.  It was great to have everyone working so hard to put together such a fine meal.

While ti would be easy to sit here and salivate over these fine menu choices, let me give you all a hint that, for all intents and purposes, these were just appetizers to keep us going until the Gateaux Au Chocolate was served at the end of the meal.  For the record, I was on the team that created that fine dessert.

Rather than go on and on about how my team saved the day, take a look at these photos of our mentoring team.