Outlining all the ingredients and factors that the world's leading universtities in the UK and USA, and also the top employers in the work place will be looking for in your child. This talk will clearly detail how to maximise your child's chances of standing out in these highly competitive options after school.

It is never too early to start building up your CV in preparation for when leaving school or university. It is essential to have interests and achievements outside of the classroom when applying to university, especially American ones that are looking for the all round student. Impressive academics are not enough. They look for sporting, musical, dramatic or other ahievements as well as using your time to help in the community or for charity. When thinking about about the job world, a prospective employer will want to see a full CV and to demonstrate your interest in the field you are wanting to get into.


Julie Gottlieb

Julie Gottlieb read Social and Political Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge before qualifying as a solicitor in 1992. She practised in the Litigation team at Berwin Leighton, a City Law firm that now, as Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”), has over 800 lawyers and 14 offices globally.  She returned to BLP as an internal career coach after taking a career break to raise her three children.  The firm sponsored her training as an executive coach and she was awarded her CIPD Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (with Distinction) in 2006.

Julie offers confidential coaching to lawyers and other professionals across the business, supporting personal career development aligned to team strategy and fostering a collaborative approach to developing business. Her practice also encompasses maternity and shared parental leave coaching, through which she offers support before, during and after leave is taken.


Daniel De Witt, MD, Nemecek Bonas MacFarlane

Educated at Harvard and UCL, Daniel entered education through the prestigious Teach First programme in 2011. As a teacher, he was consistently rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED and by the Institute of Education. As one parent put it, “it is constantly astonishing to me, even after four children and several different types of school, what an extraordinary difference an individual teacher can make, and what a lottery that is”.

Daniel worked as Head of Faculty for one of London’s top non-selective schools and founded an information service on Higher Education for students. Since, he has fully committed his time to university education and is specialized in helping students understand and bridge the gaps between the UK and the US Higher Education systems.

Daniel received a starred First Class Honours degree in French Studies and International Relations from UCL in 2007. He was awarded Top Arts Faculty student and nominated for the Gapper Literary Prize during his university career. He was also awarded the Violet Hall Literary Prize for his work on Godard’s ‘Histoire du cinéma’. More recently, Daniel set up Global Club in 2013 and pioneered the first wave of a shift towards global competency in UK schools’ national curricula. He specialises in the admissions process for the US.