I am passionate about education and I believe preparation is the key to optimizing and maximizing a students college selection choices. I help expose and match students to opportunities that will define their college choices and potential careers. I believe that enhancing students' experiences differentiate their applications.
Working with students has always been my passion. I tutored for many years prior to college consulting. In addition, I continue to teach college planning classes at the Monmouth Country Park System and the Parsippany Library System. I am also a firm believer in giving back to community. Each year I take on pro bono work for qualifying students in the Morris County area. I had also had a fulfilling career as a senior executive in industry. Having interviewed hundreds of candidates during my professional career, I know what hiring managers are looking for in candidates and I use this knowledge to help students find and prepare for interviews and internships.
College admissions process is always changing, especially in these times. To stay current I am a member of the professional organizations Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC) and the
National Career Development Association (NCDA) I. participate in IECA meetings virtually with admission counselors from a variety of colleges both in the US and abroad. I attend National College Fairs hosted by the NJACAC. I attend webinars on current topics such as changes in the college admissions process due to COVID-19, LGBTQ college events, and racial equality in colleges. I attend regional meetings with IECs where I learn and share best practices and have intimate meetings with regional admissions officers from colleges across the country. Prior to COVID, I personally visit 10-15 schools a year. Please see some of the insights from my visits here. As part of the NCDA I keep current on career trends and I attend webinars on career development.
I believe that matching a student's personality to the vibe of a college is very important. This connection is why I truly enjoy developing the list of best-fit colleges for my students. In addition, for more than a decade, I interviewed students on behalf of my Ivy League alma mater, and I share this vast knowledge with my students. I have a deep understanding of questions asked by highly selective schools, as well as the characteristics they are assessing.
To stay current I am a member of the professional organizations Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the New Jersey Association for College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).
Applying to college can be a time of tremendous growth as well as a source of stress for students and parents. By guiding and supporting students, I help them to reflect on their values, accomplishments, and future goals, so that they may articulate in their own voice the personal growth they have experienced during their high school years, which is an integral part of the essay writing task. By helping students explore academic majors and connecting those interests to potential careers, students are better prepared to articulate their vision. I believe working closely with the student and keeping parents thoroughly informed, makes for a more enjoyable and less stressful experience for the entire family.
Check out more testimonials here.