Leading graduate management admissions consultants are gathering this week in Europe for the eighth annual Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) members’ conference, where they will share best practices and speak directly with admissions officers from many of the world’s top business school.
Almost 30 attendees representing admissions consultancies from 12 different countries are scheduled to attend the seven-day conference, which takes places at London Business School (LBS) and includes visits to INSEAD, HEC Paris and Cambridge Judge Business School.
AIGAC, which Clear Admit helped found in 2006, is an organization of graduate admissions consultants who pledge to uphold the highest ethical practices in graduate admissions advising as part of an effort to promote and maintain a standard of excellence in the field. Each year, members are invited to attend the AIGAC annual conference, which features panel sessions on a range of topics related to graduate admissions and career planning “fit,” as well as discussions with admissions officers and others involved in the admissions process.
Since the inaugural conference in 2007, the event has grown from a single day to a full week of activities. This year’s event, which began on March 26th and continues through April 1st, spans two countries and includes tours of HEC Paris, INSEAD’s campus in Fontainebleau, France, LBS and Judge Business School in Cambridge. In addition to the deans and admissions officials from these schools, representatives from more than a dozen other leading business school admissions offices will also attend. Panels will cover a range of topics, including global partnerships, early career programs, EMBAs and other executive programs, to name just a few.
Many attendees have already been live tweeting from the event about some of what they’re learning. Use the conference official hashtag, #AIGAC15, to follow along.