It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Christine Henninger has always known she wanted to counsel students. At 17, she filled out a survey asking where she wanted to be in 10 years. Her answer: "In 10 years, I hope to be a counselor back at Mitty."
Christine detoured with school counseling internships across California, and then spent two years as a college counselor at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. In 2017, less than 10 years after she wrote her answer to that survey question, Christine went back to Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA for the counseling job she had been dreaming about. She managed a caseload of 200 students, coordinated the annual Case Studies program, wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, and coordinated Mitty's College Essay Support Program. But with the pandemic, family changes, and the opportunity to leave San Jose to be closer to family in Davis, the "dream job" changed a bit. Christine opted to leave Mitty at the end of this school year and is looking forward to focusing on a smaller caseload of students.
Christine earned her bachelor's in Child Development and Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and then earned her master's in school counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) K-12 School Counseling Credential from San Diego State University. When she's not dreaming about college counseling, Christine is busy being a big Boston sports fan (her daughter might be named after Tom Brady) and making friends with every dog she sees.
Education & Experience
B.S., Child Development & Psychology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
M.A., School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) K-12 School Counseling Credential, San Diego State University
College Counselor, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, CA
Counselor, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA
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