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Erick Hyde

University Connection Counseling Specialist

What Mr. Hyde does: As part of the ELP’s University Connection (UniConn) Program, he helps students understand the U.S. college/university admission process and apply for admission.  Through workshops, courses, and one-on-one advising, he works with students to find schools that are a good fit and then supports students to submit their best application for admission. He is also the instructor for the massive open online course, “Applying to U.S. Universities,” on Coursera.

Experience: He spent over 10 years as an admission counselor at three different schools: La Salle University, Montgomery County Community College, and Widener University.  In that time, He met students from all over the world and evaluated thousands of applications for admission. For the last 5 years, Mr. Hyde has used his admission knowledge to help ELP students apply to U.S. schools for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees.

Travels: During his time in admission, he traveled extensively to meet students in their home countries. His stops included: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, and Vietnam.

M.A. in Professional Communication, La Salle University
B.A. in Communication, La Salle University

Talk to Mr. Hyde about: U.S. college/university admission, including: building a school list; writing essays/statements of purpose; obtaining letters of recommendation; drafting a résumé, and more.