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Great Family

College Application Preparation

Summer is about to end, high school juniors must be busy preparing their college applications. There are many prestigious universities in the United States for your children to choose; however, are they aware of exactly which university is their best choice? Many Chinese American parents encourage their children to major in Law, Engineering, and Medical Programs, but maybe your children’s abilities allow them to shine in other job fields too. In this episode of Great Family, we are honored to have Ms. Julie An, College Admissions Consultant from ThinkTank Learning, to be on the show to share her experiences of helping students to choose their right paths. In addition, Julie will also teach students how to prepare for their college applications.

The followings are the tips provided by Julie An:

In 2015, UC Berkeley begins to require 2 letters of recommendation from applicants. For high school juniors who want to apply for UC Berkeley, now it is the time to start asking your teachers and counselors for recommendation letters.

“Great Family” series airs the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF 26.

Great Family is a multi-media initiative which highlights family related health and social issues affecting the Asian-American community. Each month, a Great Family tip is delivered via 30-second broadcast vignettes featuring experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, education, business, etc. The complete, long form version of each expert interview is made available for streaming on greatfamily.ktsf.com and is broadcast on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF-TV.

Mina Li is the Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Host of Mandarin Journal and Great Family at KTSF 26. She works directly with non-profit organizations in producing and screening Public Service Announcements, representing KTSF at events, and coordinating telethons. Mina was the President of Northern California Chinese Media Association for 2011 and 2012, and serves on the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate as 2013 to 2014 Commission of the Health Equity Task Force. She also serves on the Gum Moon Women’s Residence as a Board Secretary, and the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a board member. In 2010, Mina was honored by the Chinese Consolidated Women’s Association and the Chinese Consolidated Family Association as an Outstanding Chinese American of the Year. She has also emceed community and fundraising events for Miss Chinatown USA, Miss Teen, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe “My Dream” Charity Performance, etc. Mina hosted and produced various TV programs at KPST 66, KCNS 38, CCTV and Beijing TV in the past. She earned her BA degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University.