Meet Jamey!

JameyB@collegewise.com

Meet Jamey!

JameyB@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Jamey Becker, College Counselor

Jamey has over fifteen years of college advising experience, mainly within the independent school setting, where he designed college application seminars, conducted countless parent workshops, and networked with hundreds of colleges and universities. Prior to college advising, Jamey worked at Northwestern University (Go Cats!) in Student Affairs as their Director of Leadership Development, where he incorporated his love for Philosophy (see Mom, it is not completely useless) in teaching a course on Peer Leadership with a heavy dose of utilizing the Socratic Method.

His philosophy in working with young people is grounded in getting to know each student, seeking to develop an understanding of what motivates them, and empowering young people to be at the center of their process. Jamey believes in fostering in his students the ability to ask “beyond the surface” questions and to think critically during each step of the process. Through his many years of college advising, Jamey has discovered how crucial it is to meet each student and family where they are and to consistently seek out opportunities to understand each of their perspectives.

Jamey earned his BA in Philosophy from Loyola University- Maryland, which included several Ph.D. courses during his junior year abroad at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Jamey completed his MS in Education from Northwestern University, focusing his thesis on the student experience of transitioning from high school to college. He is a soccer enthusiast, spends much of his free time coaching baseball and soccer with his three sons, and enjoys watching cooking competition shows despite often believing he is a far superior chef than any of the contestants.

Education & Experience

Former Director of College Counseling, Archbishop Curley High School Former Student Affairs Professional, Northwestern University M.S. Higher Education Administration, Northwestern University B.A. Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

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