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: