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February 21, 2017

Roots IVY holds Education Expo


February 21, 2017


Roots IVY International Schools, colleges and universities held the first ever, one of a kind ‘Roots IVY Career & Education Expo’ nationwide from February 6-16 to provide students with instantaneous, on the spot counseling about diverse higher studies prospects in the leading universities around the world.

The ‘Roots IVY Career and Education Expo’ began in Roots IVY, Lahore campus as 23 US university representatives that were visiting Pakistan as part of the USEFP EducationUSA’s South Asia Spring Tour along with METU and other Turkish University representatives were welcomed.  After the welcome note, a brief introduction of each foreign university along with their representative was given. Khadija Mushtaq briefed the foreign university representatives about the proactive initiatives taken up by Roots Ivy School, College and University to successfully guide students to get admissions in the top universities of USA and to strengthen the relationship between foreign universities and Pakistani students through such educational ventures. 

Speaking on the occasion, she said, “The Roots IVY Career & Education Expo’ enables US and other international higher educational institutes to visit Pakistan to meet and recruit prospective students by educating students, teachers, and parents to learn from each foreign university representative about admissions, standardized testing, scholarship and financial aid. This expo is an opportunity for students who are seriously considering applying to the USA, UK and Turkey next year or fall 2017.” 

Simultaneously, students were also briefed about the prospects of studying in Turkish universities in other Roots IVY campuses in Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Detailed presentations were given by Danish Ahmed and Sinan Hussein Ozkarsunu, director of Institutional Relations and Communications followed by interactive Q&A sessions with the students. 

The students were very much pleased with the sessions and were very much interested in applying in Turkish universities to pursue their higher education including Sabanci University, Istanbul Bilgi University, Abdullah Gul University, Cyprus International University (Turkish Cyprus), European University of Lefke (Turkish Cyprus), Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul Sehir University, Izmir Economy University, Middle East Technical University NCC, Okan University, Ozyegin University, TED University, Uskudar University, Dogus University, Nisantasi University, Johnson & Whales University (USA), Concordia University Chicago (USA), College of South Nevada (USA), Marymount California University (USA) and Coventry University (UK).

The representatives of 23 US universities also visited Roots IVY F-8 Campus in Islamabad for on spot counseling session about scholarships and study prospects in US. 

The list of US universities included Valparaiso University, DePauw University, Northern Arizona State University, University of Northern IOWA, Foothill and DeAnza Colleges, Colorado State University, Wichita State University, College of the Desert, Northern Kentucky University, Central Washington University, Old Dominion University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Siena College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus, Furman University, SUNY Plattsburgh, Berkeley College, Luther College, University of Bridgeport, Arkansas Tech University,  Buffalo, St. Cloud University, San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley, Minerva Schools and Hiram College. 

‘Roots IVY Career & Education Expo’ enabled students and the parent community to gain firsthand knowledge of the admission requirements, scholarships, financial aid, university selection and what qualities these foreign universities look for in applicants. Informative brochures of each university offered comprehensive details about the various majors and scholarship opportunities that they offered to international students. The foreign university representatives were extremely pleased to visit Roots Ivy and thanked Khadija Mushtaq, counselors, faculty members and the entire staff for their hospitality and for providing students with an opportunity to acquire first-hand information about higher education prospects in the US, UK and Turkey.

Soha Salamah, associate director International Admissions at Siena College USA shared the statistics on Roots IVY students currently enrolled at her campus and highly praised the Global exposure and world class mentorship that is an integral part of the IVY experience.


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