David Jeon, our 2018 graduate who is now majoring at Biochemistry neuroscience in University of Toronto (QS #28), has been back in China for his summer vacation.
As one of our top students, David well performed in his IB curriculum. Besides, he also played the important role as caption of basketball and students band. He was also accepted by New York University (QS #43) and Simon Fraser University for college application.
What’s his secret of college application? Let’s see what he said.
How was your learning experience in school, start from PYP all the way to DP?
Starting from M2 I started to get involved in many academic and extracurricular activities such as sports, MUN, band etc. I was personally motivated to study in order for my future and my personal goals. Things got different starting from M5. I had to plan ahead and had to spend more time on academics to maintain my scores.
During DP, things got more complicated and challenging, however, I had enough support from my teachers and my parents. I personally think that IB did play a big part for my success in my school year.
As a Korean student, how do you balance your mother tongue and English learning?
Why did you choose IB? How does IB program help with College Applications?
How’s your university life?
After adjusting to university life, I got an A-average. I must say scheduling well and studying in an organized manner was the biggest change that allowed me to get better. It is obvious but to be a top tier student you cannot lack or layback when it’s time to study, and IB prepares students to foster that habit.
You were involved in many extracurricular activities. How did you value these activities?
Please give some advice to current students and parents.
The University of Toronto (UofT, or UToronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario,
The University of Toronto has educated three Governors General of Canada, four Prime Ministers of Canada, four foreign leaders, and fourteen Justices of the Supreme Court. As of March 2019, ten Nobel laureates, five Turing Award winners, 94 Rhodes Scholars, and one Fields Medalist have been affiliated with the university.
Our 2019 graduates have received the following acceptances.
Carnegie Mellon University (2019 US News #25)
University of Pittsburgh (2019 US News #43)
Fordham University (Scholarship $18,500)
Penn State University
Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences (Scholarship $10,000)
SUNY Binghamton University (Provost’s Scholarship $40,000)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
West Virginia University (Scholarship TBD)
University College London (2019 QS #10)
University of Southampton
University of Bristol
University of Manchester
University of Toronto (80,000 CAD Scholarship) (2019 QS #28)
University of British Columbia (10,000 CAD Scholarship) – (2019 QS #47)
York University (2,000 CAD Scholarship)
Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University