“Going into the IB Program, you may not know what college and subsequent level of academic difficulty you will be applying to or attending. This is normal, and I would even go as far as to say that this is an irrelevant factor in your decision compared to the wealth of other benefits the program has to offer. As I headed to an Ivy League School, I can thank IB for my level of emotional preparedness. I know how to learn from failure, manage seemingly impossible tasks, and most importantly, keep everything in perspective. Even though I quickly went from being at the top of my class to somewhere near the bottom, I feel as if I am a more mature learner than some of my classmates because I know what it means to put in work for the sake of a long term goal rather than an immediate grade. It’s a lot of work and a big time commitment, but I’d recommend IB to anyone looking for more than just a high school experience.”
University of Pennsylvania ’16 / The Atlantic Monthly
Virginia was recently promoted to a full time position after a year in the Atlantic Media group's fellowship program. Virginia is a designer for Atlantic LIVE, the magazine's events branch, developing graphic design for both the physical and digital aspects of events including website and social media. She lives in Washington, DC.