Helping college graduates take the next step.
With so many options and so much to get done, the admissions process can be overwhelming. Your Headed For College consultant will help take the stress out of searching for graduate programs and applying to them. Because every student is unique, it’s important to find the program that is best suited to you. We can help you identify which programs are the best match for your goals and qualifications. Not sure about which graduate program you want to pursue? We offer career counseling with interest and personality assessment, as well as step-by-step job search and career planning advising, that will help you find your perfect path.
Writing compelling essays is an essential part of applying to graduate programs. Often the most stressful part of the application process, your essays provide opportunities to express yourself and help the admissions committee understand you. Your consultant will help you choose a topic that shows your ability to communicate and create a dynamic self-portrait. With our help, your essay will provide personal insight and be something you will be proud of.
Many graduate programs include interviews as part of admissions. The interview isn’t just for the interviewer to learn about the student; it’s also an opportunity for the student to learn about the institution. We will help you prepare for interviews by conducting mock interviews, as well as teaching you valuable interview techniques to reduce stress and improve confidence. We’ll provide you with interview questions to review and will make sure that you are well prepared.
Letters of Recommendation
Obtaining supportive recommendations from professors, employers, coaches or others is an important aspect of the application. To obtain the best letters possible, Headed For College will help you identify supportive instructors or others who really know you and who can talk about you and your contributions to the school and community. We will assist you in providing a summary of your accomplishments for your recommenders.
Headed For College offers career counseling with interest and personality assessment, as well as step-by-step job search and career planning advising.
Stephen Schreiber, Law School
Stephen Schreiber has spent his career in higher education. He was Director of Men’s Housing at Wake Forest University, Director of Orientation at the University of Texas at Austin, and Associate Dean of Students at the University of Chicago. Dr. Schreiber was the Director of the GMAT testing program at the Educational Testing Service and the Executive Vice President of the LSAT testing program. He is currently consulting with organizations with educational components and reads undergraduate applications for Princeton University.
With the LSAT, Dr. Schreiber met regularly with law school Deans, Directors of Admission, and faculty and was intimately involved in the introduction of new programs and services to law school applicants and law schools. He has worked with admissions officers at every US and Canadian law school. He was instrumental in the LSAT being used internationally in Australia, China and India.
His entire career has been spent working and advising undergraduate and graduate students. He continues that now using his many experiences and contacts to assist students in developing their applications to law schools. He has built a network of experienced law school admission officers to help students make sound decisions and wise choices.
Dr. Schreiber has a BA in Sociology from the College of Wooster in Wooster Ohio, and a masters and doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Jessica Luchenta, Business School
Jessica Luchenta has dedicated her career to serving student populations, from high school to graduate school, both domestic and international, from all walks of life. Working hand-in-hand with students to achieve their dreams has been a gift, imbuing her life with purpose and meaning.
After earning her B.A. in Political Science from ASU, Jessica began her 20-year career in higher education at the UCLA Alumni Association, coordinating a scholarship program for undergraduate students. This role ignited her passion for helping students achieve their goals. In UCLA’s English Department, Jessica was exposed to the behind-the-scenes mechanics of the admissions process as part of the team that recruited PhD students. This experience piqued her interest in admissions work and soon landed her at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
In 2006 she joined UCLA Anderson as an Associate Director of Admissions, where she served on the Admissions Committee for 5 years. She conducted information sessions and panels in the U.S. and abroad, offering aspiring MBAs advice on GMAT preparation and test taking, visa policies, writing winning essays, and soliciting the best possible letters of recommendation. Over the years, she reviewed thousands of MBA applications, spent hundreds of hours interviewing candidates, and made countless recommendations for admission.
After mastering admissions, Jessica moved to student affairs. She is now the Director of Academic Services at UCLA Anderson. She helps students navigate their business school experience, supporting their academic, career, and personal goals. She also stays abreast of current trends in business school education as an active member of the Ten Schools group, a network of student affairs professionals from top business schools.
Her breadth and depth of expertise make Jessica an expert MBA Admissions advisor. She knows first-hand exactly what the admissions committee is looking for and recognizes what makes one candidate stand out from the next. That knowledge is extremely valuable, and Jessica enjoys one-on-one advising to help people realize their professional and personal ambitions.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Thank you Jennifer for your invaluable insights into our son and for being so courageously forthright from the beginning. He needed that dose of reality. Your program, philosophy, and guidance are outstanding.Helen, Son attending USC
Lisa, thank you for all of your help and for the great advice. I have fallen in love with USC! It feels so right being here.International student attending USC
I don't know what I would have done without your expert advice, Jennifer. I am going to Penn partly due to your unwavering support, and for that, I can never thank you enough.Attending the University of Pennsylvania
Lisa, I am happy to say that Sarah has found her home for the next four years and potentially beyond. She has committed to the University of Utah Honors College. She is so excited to be a Ute! Thank you for all of your efforts in helping her get to this wonderful place. We truly could not have done it without you!Allison, daughter attending the University of Utah Honors College
Jennifer, You guided me from the first step to the last step, with all the frantic emails in between, and still were willing to help me past the last step when I needed it. I sincerely feel that without your help, I would never have heard of Wash U, which is definitely the perfect school for me and at which I know I will thrive ...Attending Washington University in St. Louis
Thank you so much for your guidance and mentorship Jennifer. Thank you for the last-minute one-on-one meetings, thank you for being understanding when I failed to meet early deadlines because of the stress that I was going through, thank you for everything that you put yourself through to make my application the best it could have possibly been! All of the success that I have experienced during this crazy application process would not have been possible had it not been for your expertise. Because of you, I can now pursue my passion in the best art school in the country!Attending RISD
Kim, I wanted to say thank you for all of the support and encouragement you've given me over the last 12 months. I know it definitely wasn't easy, but Michigan Ross is an amazing place and I'm really happy to be attending the Ross School of Business. Thank you so much! I don't think I could have done it without you!Attending the Ross School of Business at Michigan
Jennifer - What an amazing gift to have had you help each of our boys over-achieve in getting into the colleges of their choice! They could have never done it without your knowledge and guidance.Stan, sons graduated from Pepperdine, USC and Boston College
Kimberly, As you remind us to thank our teachers and those who helped us in our journey, I was able to reflect on my own journey; I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed, been challenged, (sometimes) dreaded, but been as excited and confident throughout the process if it wasn’t for your compassionate help when I needed it most! I think today marks the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, and I certainly appreciate you. I’m happy to report I’ll be staying in Southern California pursuing a BFA at USC!!, something I know I wouldn’t be able to say if it wasn’t for your strong, supportive, and kind guidance.Attending USC
Thank you, Kim, for all of your help and support with Adrianna through this process. I believe at the beginning she did not think she was going to be able to get into college. Through your patience and coaching, she was able to identify a number of colleges to apply to and successfully get into a majority of those colleges. You gave her the confidence she needed during this process we are extremely grateful for all that you did.Mary, daughter attending St. Mary's College
Marissa, We adore you and are so grateful for your kindness and generosity of time and spirit. You went way above and beyond and gave my daughter a feeling of buoyancy with your incredible personality, positivity and warmth. Thank you again for everything!!!Daughter attending Princeton University
Chelsea,Attending Cornell University
The words "thank you" feel utterly inadequate to convey our appreciation for all of the support, guidance, and wisdom you have shared so generously with our family over the past two years. As two college professors, it has been truly humbling to learn how complex, labor intensive, and emotionally charged the college application process has become. Beyond your incredible knowledge, we have been truly in awe of your ability to connect in a meaningful way with both our kids and to guide them not just in "getting in" to college but finding their voices and learning who they are. We are so grateful and will truly miss working with you.
Working with Chelsea was a wonderful experience! She was incredibly helpful throughout the whole application process, but beyond sound advice, she was really invested in my success and because of her help, I’m at the school that is actually perfect for me!Attending Tulane University in the Honors Program
Marissa carefully assessed our individual situation and then provided streamlined, easy to use information. She was patient, positive and supportive, but also held our son accountable to weekly tasks and milestones. She was knowledgeable, up to date, and asked the right kinds of questions to help us find the schools that would be a genuine fit for our son. Marissa’s calm, smart, confident style truly eased the anxiety we were feeling about the college application process. She helped turn what could have been a daunting task into a manageable, exciting challenge that we were eager to master.Attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Words cannot express our gratitude, Jennifer. Your advice gave us direction, confidence, and comfort during the crazy college process. We are very grateful for your patience with us - you always had an answer to our questions and concerns. Thank you for helping facilitate our daughter's Cornell dream!Donna, daughter attending Cornell University
While trying to juggle the pressures of work, being a full-time college student, and all the extracurriculars I was involved in, I felt reassurance that my transfer applications would excellent because of Chelsea. Chelsea was very thorough and pushed me to open up about the story I had to tell. She gave me tons of information that I would never have known without her help.Transferred to UC Berkeley
Jennifer, I just wanted to say thank you for your guidance, expertise, and confidence in Ben and for finding him the college that is right for him… You have been an amazing force in his life and we are forever grateful.Attending Vanderbilt University
Thank you so much for all of your help with my myriad of college applications… for never letting me lose hope in Michigan, and for showing me some of the great things Michigan had to offer me on campus. I truly would not have been able to do it without you, Jennifer. Go Blue!Attending the University of Michigan
Kim, Thank you so much for all your help and assistance through this stressful college process… You helped me stay on track and organized while still remaining positive the whole time. Every time I left your office, I felt stress-free and like a burden was lifted off my shoulders ... seriously.Attending Williams College
While working with Chelsea I was able to get a complete understanding of the college application process and amazing help along the way. I would not have been able to go through this process without her consistent guidance and reassurance.Attending Northwestern University
Lisa, I honestly wish I could thank you in person. I don't know where I would be right now had I not met you and had your guidance throughout this admissions process. As a first-generation Latina coming from a low-income immigrant background, higher education was something that felt unattainable for a long time. But with your guidance and support, I will be attending an institution I would have never imagined even applying to had it not been for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Pro Bono Client)Attending Dartmouth College
Chelsea, Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you for your time, patience, and for keeping me on track and focused, and organized. I have said it to my parents but I also want to be sure that I make it clear to you - The best gift they gave me was the time and help I received from you. I truly appreciate your coaching, advice, and availability at all hours of the day. I will think of you fondly as I walk onto the Emory campus in August! You're the best.Attending Emory
Thank you, Kim, from the bottom of my heart. You are sincerely one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Thank you for everything that you've done for us.Twins attending UCLA
Thank you for always being there for me, Kim. I would probably have broken apart without your help. True story!Attending UCLA
Marissa, I can’t thank you enough for all of the help throughout this crazy process! I truly could not have done it without you. You are so kind and wise, and I have greatly enjoyed getting to know you….Once again, you are absolutely amazing.Attending Dartmouth College
Kim - I just committed to UT!! Thank you so much for everything. The journey would not have been possible without you. I'm so thankful for your guidance.Attending the University of Texas, Austin
Chelsea’s experience and knowledge of colleges, her prompt advice at every step of the way, and the kind manner with which she was able to convey key messages to our son were more than we could have asked for.Attending UCLA
Marissa, I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for helping Lily last year. She is so happy at Cal Poly and just thriving there. It really is the perfect place for her and I think she is enjoying Communications too! I believe your advice for taking college classes and the dual enrollment courses and keeping the rigor last year really did make a difference.Daughter attending Cal Poly SLO
Thank you so much for helping guide Julie. I'm forever grateful!
Hi Kim: I wanted to let you know that I've made my choice and am officially enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. After visiting, I know that Notre Dame really does fit all of my criteria. Thank you for all the help and guidance you've given me throughout the college process. I couldn't have done it without you. All those long nights toiling over essays definitely paid off. Once again thank you for everything Kim.Attending Notre Dame