To parents who are certain your student will never be employable with an art history degree, meet Liz Marx. After graduating from Wesleyan University—with an art history degree—Liz became one of the top casting directors in Hollywood, spending over 20 years placing actors in everything from Broadway musicals to film and television projects for studios the likes of Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox.
After taking some time off to become a mom, Liz wanted a career change and earned her college counseling certificate from UCLA before bringing her skills to Collegewise. A former high school cheerleader who swears she can still do the splits if (literally) pushed, Liz enjoys hiking, biking, and exploring Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Education & Experience
- B.A., Wesleyan University
- Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
- Former Casting Director for Universal Studios, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox
What are people saying about Collegewise?
Liz was an outstanding counselor. Once our son started to work with Liz, we noticed he became focused and positive about the college application process. Liz really knows how to talk to adolescents with empathy and also “reality checks”! She really helped our son find his voice.
Gabriela Cereijido, Parent of Lucas Cereijido
Working with Liz was enlightening. Not only did she help me present myself to colleges in the best light, but she also helped me recognize some of the smaller but more important characteristics that I didn’t know I had. Her process was honest, intuitive, and integral to helping me present myself as an applicant.
Luis Del Rosario
Liz made the college search process extremely enjoyable. She really got to know me before she recommended colleges for me to look at. I could have seen myself at every single college that she recommended. I was able to send in all of my applications early because she had me finish them right after the end of summer.
Applying to college is stressful. With Liz as my counselor, my anxieties were alleviated. She kept me on task and on time. I greatly appreciate her insight and guidance, from helping me highlight my strengths in my personal statement to submitting my applications on time. I couldn’t have done it without her!
Liz created a very open, honest relationship with our daughter, guiding her through each step when applying to schools. She was able to break down what can feel like an overwhelming process into manageable, short-term goals. We feel that Liz and Collegewise added great value to our daughter’s selection process.
Anne Johnson, Parent of Madison Johnson
University of Pennsylvania
We could not be more pleased with our decision to hire Liz Marx for our daughter’s college counseling. With Liz working with our daughter, we are proud to say she was admitted to almost every single school she applied to! Working with Liz Marx was a gift and we highly recommend her services…you will not be disappointed!