James McLaughlin

James McLaughlin

Associate Director of Freshmen Admissions, U.S.

Drexel University

Jim is a native of Philadelphia and has tremendous pride in his hometown, affectionately referred to as “the City of Brotherly Love.” As a student at Saint Joseph's University, his passions for world cultures and civilizations led him to earn a B.A. in history. Following an undergraduate study, Jim accepted a position at Chestnut Hill College, where he later earned his M.S. in administration of human services with a focus on international student enrollment. There he served as director of international student services and principal designated school official. Since joining Drexel University in 2012, Jim has furthered his commitment to international education and has represented Drexel in more than 25 countries.

Posts by James McLaughlin

Student Fair

Making Career Counseling the Heart of Every Curriculum

Posted on 17 Dec 2018 by James McLaughlin

JimMcLaughlin, Associate Director of Freshman Admissions at Drexel University,speaks to the Principal of Sarala Birla Academy, Santanu Das, to understand the landscape of career and college counseling and how educators can shape this field to positively impact many young lives. Jim McLaughlin (JM): What are some of the challenges faced by career counselors? How do you as a senior administrator … Read More

Indian Girls Close Up

Some Food for Thought about Indians’ Study Abroad Choices

Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by James McLaughlin

The Indian palate for education abroad is evolving and diversifying. Not only has the sheer number of Indians studying abroad grown significantly as a whole, but also has the parity among the top receiving countries. Although the U.S. remains the top study destination for Indian students, that proportion is shrinking relative to the rest of the world. According to World … Read More

India Map

My Journey with India: Personal and Professional

Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by James McLaughlin

India is an extraordinary nation bursting with passionate, energetic and talented youth. The demographics are well known, but no less staggering—more than 300 million people under 15 years of age. Needless to say, engagement in India is a must for globally active higher education institutions. When I advised my first Indian student nearly 10 years ago at Chestnut Hill College, … Read More

IC3 Movement


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