We believe that work—and the college admissions process—should be exciting, rewarding, and even fun.

Who we are

An eclectic work family united by a passion for doing what we do best

Like a dormitory at your favorite college, Collegewise is full of smart, fascinating folks bonded by a desire to get the most out of our time here together.

We’ve got artists, chefs, chemists, churchgoers, dancers, gamers, horseback riders, marathoners, musicians, parents, philanthropists, pizza lovers, public speakers, readers, reality TV watchers, sports fans, triathletes, travelers, writers, and yoga instructors.

Collegewisers come from different backgrounds, experiences, and careers, but we all share similar goals: do work we’re proud of, offer the best college counseling in the business, learn, tell the truth, treat people right, make an impact, have fun, and do it all with people we like and trust.

If you’d like to see and hear us in action, here’s a short video we call Life at Collegewise.

Together, we’ve been making a dent in the college admissions universe since 1999. And we feel like we’re still just getting started.

Who you are

Are you and your work missed at your former gigs? Let’s talk.

People who bring their heart to work thrive at Collegewise. If you’re a curious, kind, thoughtful, likeable human being who makes work a way of life without making it your actual life, you just might find a professional home here.

But these common values and goals don’t mean that we’re just looking for clones of ourselves. In fact, when we look at our group photos, we see too many similar faces staring back. Diversity makes us better counselors, better representatives of the values we espouse, and better human beings. So if you look through our counselor bios and don’t see yourself, please don’t pass us by. Come join us. We’ll do some learning and growing together.

 What it’s like to work here

We built the company we’d want to join.

Company culture isn’t a mission statement or a banner on the wall; culture makes itself based on what a company actually does. Here are a few things Collegewise does every day.

The best professional development in the business – Our training doesn’t stop with making sure you have the knowledge and materials needed to do your job right. Everyone at Collegewise is invited to join our regular webinars and in-person trainings delivered by our most experienced Collegewisers. Managers and mentors encourage progress at work so you never feel stagnant. And Collegewise counselors have a professional development budget to spend however they see fit. It feels good to always be getting better at something that matters. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and grow in your career here.

Everyone’s opinions count – We aren’t just open to hearing feedback from everyone at Collegewise—we regularly ask for it. In fact, some of the things we love most about working at Collegewise, including our “Summer Friday” hours, exist because our leadership had the good sense to listen to the Collegewisers who suggested them.

A supportive, connected work hive – No matter where you live, you’ll have opportunities to work, learn, and play with the people who make us who we are. Collegewisers form their own projects and teams, like the OCTF (Oxford Comma Task Force), the monthly “Inside the Hive” newsletter, and the book club for Collegewise bookworms. They exchange everything from counseling advice to recipes in our group chatrooms. And once a year at our company meetup, we all come together in places like Austin, Cancun, and Sedona.

Contributing to the college-going community – From our presentations at high schools and conferences, to our free resources for families and counselors, to the advice our founder shares every day on our blog, when we’re not helping our students, we’ve got unlimited intellectual capital to share with anyone who wants it, including our competition.

Here’s what we offer

Vacations and Paid Holidays – Collegewise offers 10 days of paid vacation, a two-week winter break, and a few national holidays every year. This is a guideline, so when you need to take a sick or personal day, don’t sweat it.

Summer Work Hours – On Fridays during the summer months, our offices close at 1 p.m.

Medical/Dental/Vision – Collegewise offers a full suite of medical, dental, and vision benefits.

401(k) Retirement Plan – After 90 days, full-time employees are eligible for our 401k program with company matching.

Paid Parental Leave – When you welcome a new baby, Collegewise encourages you to take up to 12 weeks of maternity leave, or two weeks of paternity leave.

Don’t see something that’s right for you now?

If you don’t see something that’s right for you now but you’d like to be considered for future openings, just fill out our quick and painless online form here. It’s a way of raising your hand and telling us you might like to work here one day.

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