These are just a sample of the most common services we offer to prospective and current college students.  We offer affordable hourly rates and packages to best suit your needs.  Contact us to set up a free consultation or to ask us any questions. We’re here to help!

Finding Strengths, Weaknesses, and Passions

  • Analyze portfolio for strengths and weaknesses
  • Discuss personal, academic, and career interests and passions 

Graduate Program Identification and Program List Building

  • Discussion of  preferences regarding demographics, size, location, program concentrations, faculty specialties, etc.
  • Academic considerations such as GPA, test scores, completed internships, etc.
  • Discussion of research-based versus liberal arts/teaching institutions
  • Understanding institution, program, and faculty rankings

Résumé and CV Development

  • Résumé making and editing 
  • CV making and editing 

Campus and Visitation Assistance

  • Planning and scheduling a campus tour
  • Making the most of campus visits
  • How to schedule meetings with faculty, staff, and students

Campus Interview Preparation (Pre-admission into the program)

  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock interview sessions

Job Interview, Job Offer, or Program Interview Coaching

  • Preparing for the campus visit for a job (academic jobs) or site visit (non-academic jobs)
  • Review of the job talk and lectures
  • Offer Negotiations—including salary and course load 
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock interview sessions

Essay Support

  • Short answer vs. essay questions
  • Brainstorming topics
  • Writing tips
  • Feedback/revision

Application Process

  • Getting organized
  • Help preparing a personal statement or statement of interest
  • Tracking deadlines
  • Considering the best format for an application
  • Applications recommendations
  • Help communicating with institutional staff
  • Review of applications

Financial Aid

  • Help completing the FAFSA
  • Help setting and meeting deadlines
  • Scholarship searches
  • Assistantship/Fellowship/Graduate internship searches and application help
  • Analysis of financial aid offers

Maximizing Your Portfolio 

  • Course selection help 
  • Graduate Internship/Assistantship/Fellowship recommendations
  • Discussion of special interests and projects to boost student’s competitiveness
  • Discussion of appropriate volunteer work
  • Employment (non-graduate assistant) while in graduate school
  • Brainstorming for thesis or dissertation 
  • Brainstorming ideas for assembling a thesis or dissertation committee 
  • Thesis or dissertation coaching
  • Support finding co-authors and completing manuscripts for publication
  • Support finding, initiating and completing teaching/research internships, assistantships, and fellowships
  • Help preparing for a conference attendance and presentations

Self-care and Other Support Resources

  • Help finding academic resources such as tutoring, “major fairs”, disabilities centers, etc.
  • Discussion of self-care assistance such as the counselling centers, gyms, clinics, etc.
  • Discussion of affinity groups and other campus-based and off campus identity-based organizations for students of color
  • Support through comprehensive/qualifying exams 
  • Assistance finding a mentor
  • Support navigating conflict with roommates, cohorts, professors, committees, and others at the institution
  • Support navigating the various challenges involved in being a student of color