U.S. University Application Seminar Series 2021

Hosted by Cha Cha Yang – Harvard Graduate and Interviewer

Cha Cha Yang grew up in Toronto and went on to attend Harvard College from 2015-2019 on full financial aid. While in high school, Cha Cha studied at Olympiads School for three years. At Harvard, Cha Cha studied Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a minor in History of Science. After graduating, Cha Cha started working at life sciences consulting firm in Boston where she provides commercial and policy strategies to companies in the healthcare space. She is currently working on a pricing and distribution case for one of the COVID-19 vaccines.


In addition to her job, Cha Cha also currently serves as an interviewer for Harvard, mainly for the Toronto region. Cha Cha recognizes that the college application process can be complex, opaque, and difficult to navigate, especially if you come from an under-resourced background. She is committed to helping to demystify the process by equipping students with important information needed to put together a competitive application and sharing her own journey from a small public school in Toronto to the most prestigious university in the world.


The following is the information about the seminar series:


Session No. Content Date & Time
Session 1 General Overview of the Application Process Sunday, Jan. 31, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Session 2 Importance of Academics and the Personal Essays Sunday, Feb. 21, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Session 3 Extracurricular Activities and Recommendation Letters Sunday, Mar. 14, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Session 4 Interviews Sunday, Apr. 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM


  • Format: Live via Zoom
  • Admission fee: $15 per session. $60 for 4 sessions
  • All 4 sessions include a 30-minute Q & A session

This seminar series is a charity event. Olympiads School will donate all proceeds to COVID-19 relief efforts. By attending our seminar series, you will also help frontline workers in our community.

If you are interested in the seminar series, please click here to register.