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新世纪咨询是一个旨在帮助外国学生和来自移民家庭的学生在美国取得成功的顾问 团队。外国学生和移民家庭在北美拥有很多方面的优势,但在语言,美国历史文化 和美国社交方面缺少“根基”。在美国,许多文化和社交层面的东西是大部分人的 常识或者耳熟能详的东西,但对移民来说却从来没有人告诉过他们。这种文化层面 的欠缺成为移民在申请美国大学,完成学业,并在职场和社会更上一层楼的障碍。 我们的顾问旨在帮助留学生和移民弥补对美国社会,文化和教育方面了解的不足, 指导并协助学生充分发挥出潜能,进入最理想的大学和专业,在美国职场和社会上 获得认可和成功。我们不仅拥有斯坦福大学教育背景和美国大公司高层管理的经验 的“地道的”美国顾问,同时也拥有具有中美两国背景,并精通北美人力资源市场 的,能讲中文的留学与职业顾问。我们会分析每一位前来咨询的客户的具体情况并 为其量身定制一整套最适合的学业和事业发展的详细计划,同时提供美国留学申请 文书的写作指导和美国留学申请材料的准备指导,奖学金申请指导,并辅导获得美 国大学或美国公司面试的学生出色地表现自己,获得面试成功。

我们的美国留学咨询服务是从学生高中入学开始的一系列详细的学业目标,课程选 择,社会活动,升学考试计划和大学申请整套程序的设计。让学生提早做好各种准 备,在激烈的北美升学竞争中脱颖而出并在大学校园以至今后职场不断成功。选择 学校和专业即便是对土生土长的美国家庭来说都是一个长期艰巨的任务,那些厌学 的学生和痛恨自己工作的员工通常都是没有找到最适合自己去追求的东西。举个例 子,选择上哪所大学决不能不仅仅去看它的排名,所在地和学费。你今后至少四年 的时间里是否能顺利地完成学业,是否快乐并充满自信,是否为你今后的人生打下 一个坚实的基础很可能取决于你在那里朝夕相处的同学圈子,教授,你得到奖学金 和其他经济资助的机会,今后深造的机会,还有那个地区的民风和治安,学术经济 和文化环境,甚至那里的天气…… 我们具有丰富社会文化经验的升学顾问会在指 导您取得优秀成绩,寄出最有竞争力的美国大学申请材料的同时,为您设计一套终 生受益的发展计划。

我们还提供求职面试,职场发展,和文化融入等各项服务,帮助走出校园进入美国 社会的各界人士不断实现自己的梦想。

Why Steve Chicoine Consulting ?

Steve Chicoine Consulting offers a different model

One of our unique strengths is the friendship and partnership that crosses culture and combines experiences – a Stanford graduate and experienced corporate executive, who has mentored countless students into and through college and into careers, and a young Chinese woman who successfully navigated the transition from China to America both academically and in her career..

New Century offers a more personalized approach. The key to success in college application, study and career is in finding the right match. New Century will gather important information about you – your interests and preferences, as well as your performance to-date. We will independently research and analyze possibilities for each client. We will present carefully prepared sheets with different college options that will be specific to your stated interests as to the geographic region of interest and the type of college setting, but also that are a match as to your academic performance and your stated range of possible majors.

This is about a dialogue. We can share our views, based on our experience and our knowledge. You can hear the possibilities from both an experienced American executive and a successful Chinese consultant. You can ask why, understand the basis of our recommendations and, in the end, make your own decision based on well-researched facts presented in an easy-to-read format. New Century will work with clients who are not yet ready to apply to college. There is much more to preparing for college than good grades and a strong score on the ACT or SAT. New Century can advise as to what activities might not only match a student’s interests, but also be attractive to college admissions offices. They are also certain core knowledge areas that can be best improved in the long run, rather than in the period immediately prior to ACT or SAT testing.

Beyond the obvious:
If the college or university, which you attend, is not a good match for you, you may not be happy and you may not be as successful as you could have been. Students, who do not complete college, usually are the ones who attended the wrong school. This is also true of students, who end up in the wrong field or who find themselves in a career that is not personally satisfying..

College/University selection is a major effort, even for American students and their parents who have attended college before them. There is so much more to consider beyond the school’s overall ranking, its location and the annual cost of tuition. Selecting a college is not about getting into the very highest rated college or university. It is about finding the right match for you. Why? Because getting accepted into a school is only the first of many steps on a long journey. Also, the top university into which you are just accepted is less likely to give you scholarship money than the school that is excited to have you choose to come to their school. If money is a consideration, as it often is, this must be taken into account. It is also very important (and all too often overlooked) that you understand what is the culture and life style of the campus, as well as of the town and the surrounding region? The local cost of living is an often overlooked, but very important, factor. And if climate is an important consideration – and each person is unique in terms of the impact of climate upon his or her emotional well-being – then this must be factored into the decision. Also, how important is it that immediate or extended family be close by or easily accessible? If they are not close by, you must consider the cost to travel back and forth several times a year. Will that involve a long plane flight and also a bus ride or two? If it is not a direct connection, the trip can become very tiring and less frequent. What kind of students will you live with and attend classes with for four years? It is critical to your happiness. So it is important to ask yourself how flexible (or not) you are in terms of who other students are and from where they come. Are there student groups and support groups on or off campus that work with international students? What about access to professors? The opportunity for supervised research or independent study? What colleges and universities are better for graduate school acceptance and for corporate recruiters coming to campus?

Through our counseling service, our educational and cultural experts will not only guide you to best prepare for tests and applications for admission to make your case outstanding among the many that your dream university will receive. We also will help you understand your needs and hope to match them to the best overall campus life and study arrangements.

Our counseling services are focused on foreign students and immigrant students. These families normally do not have longstanding deep “roots” and experience in American society. New Century will share its experience and insight on the important “hidden facts” in American culture and society and come up with a strategy for development and advancement accordingly. We offer you the “real American Consultant” to guide you as you navigate to a bright future so you can reach your full potential.

Besides college/university application services, we also offer counseling services for career development and cultural awareness to help professionals and entrepreneurs succeed and step onto the next level.

Steve Chicoine

斯蒂芬•奇科恩(Stephen Chicoine)先生出生在美国伊利诺伊州,斯坦福大学工程学硕 士毕 业,曾获得雪佛龙公司赞助的全额奖学金和美国国家科学基金的研究赞助。毕业后 长期任 职于美孚石油公司,并在全美第五大私营企业柏克德公司(Bechtel Group)担任高 管。曾经连续15年担任斯坦福大学石油投资委员会委员。他热 爱研究历史,社会,并长 期从事写作。著有三部历史题材的学术著作,三部小说,和几部 面向青少年介绍历史和 外国文化的书籍。他还是一个活跃的演说家,多次在各种会议上发表演说。

此外斯蒂芬•奇科恩热心公益事业,多年义务在非营利性的青少年救助组织中担任辅 导员 和高层管理为美国青少年提供升学,择校,经济援助,以及就业和职业发展方面的 指导, 并在其中一个机构中担任执行董事,成功地募集资金扭转了该公益机构资金不足 面临关闭 的困境。他还曾在美国一个国家奖学金与助学金基金组织中担任过管理职务, 具有丰富的大学申请和奖学金申请经验,并与众多美国大学和美国大型企业有密切的联 系。多年来,斯蒂 芬•奇科恩成功地指导了社会各个阶层,多种背景的中学生,大学生择 校,申请,获得录 取并完成学业,其中包括来许多自外国移民家庭的学生。经他指导的 学生中,很多人从美 国知名学府毕业,一些进修顶尖MBA,毕业后成功进入包括国际著 名的麦肯锡顾问公司等全美许多大型企业和机构工 作。斯蒂芬还关心弱势青少年,曾经 指导救助过一个无家可归的美国少年,引导他一路完成学业,获得MBA,成功地做到大 型企业IT信息顾问的职位。

斯蒂芬•奇科恩与亚洲有着不解之缘。他曾在80年代在中国居住过一段时间,之后又 游历了许多亚洲其他国家。在美国德州居住期间还担任过休斯敦亚洲社区组织委员会领导 职位。

Steve Chicoine for many years has counseled and coached students across a broad economic spectrum – from undocumented immigrants to disadvantaged students of color to upper middle class affluent Americans – as to college selection, application and admission. Students have gone on to such institutions as University of Texas, University of Minnesota, Carleton College, University of Chicago, University of California and many more.

He has continued in the capacity as career coach for some of the former students. One of the students, whom he mentored, worked for McKinsey Consulting and is now in upper management in Europe with a billion dollar company.

Steve Chicoine has an undergraduate degree in science from University of Illinois. He earned a graduate degree in engineering with the Graduate School of Business from Stanford University. A fellowship from Chevron Oil supported him through Stanford. The National Science Foundation funded his graduate research. His initial job out of graduate school was as a project engineer with Exxon. He later worked in corporate planning, economic analysis and acquisitions for an independent oil company. That led to the position of Assistant to the Executive Vice President of a large energy company. In this capacity, he was involved in contract drilling, oil & gas exploration & production and oil refining. He later assumed operating responsibility for the company in Texas and Offshore Louisiana. He left to become Vice President, Exploration & Production, for the investment arm of the billion

dollar Bechtel family of California, which owns Bechtel Group, one of the largest engineering, construction & design companies in the world.

Throughout his career, Mr. Chicoine mentored and prepared young students for college and encouraged others to return to college. He volunteered his time with a number of nonprofit organizations and served on several boards.

In more recent years, Chicoine worked in nonprofit, helping economically disadvantaged students to prepare academically for college admission and future careers. He has given many motivational talks to classes in the inner city and also addressed larger gatherings around the state. He also spent a year on the management team of a national scholarship organization.

Steve Chicoine Business Career

Graduate Degree, Engineering & Business
(Stanford University)

Engineer, Exxon CO. USA

Division Management, Large Independent Energy Company

Vice President, Bechtel Investments / Fremont Group
(Major International Investment Firm)

Co-Founder & President, Technology Reseller

Co-Founder, Sports Carnival, LLC
(Software Startup Company)