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
Shruti started her higher education career in admissions at her alma mater, Gettysburg College, where she traveled the entire state of NJ, Long Island, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Ohio, and managed the Tour Guide and the Day and Overnight Visit programs, in addition to reviewing applications. She then moved to the Midwest to pursue her Master’s in Higher Education at the University of Michigan, and took a job at Purdue University, working in the Academic Success Center, helping students with study skills, time management, and motivation. Most recently, Shruti served as Assistant Director for Transition & Mentoring Programs at Texas Tech University, where she oversaw first-generation programs and the Dream Resource Center. Working at these various institutions has given Shruti an understanding of the different types of colleges and universities across the country and she looks forward to sharing this perspective with the students and families she works with.
Shruti has worked with a variety of students in her 9 years in higher education, from campus tour guides, day visit ambassadors, students on advisory boards, peer coaches, and peer mentors. Through it all, her favorite part has always been getting to know students personally, hearing their backgrounds and stories, and using this information to help them achieve their goals. This is no different in her role as a college counselor—and she looks forward to the opportunity to understand her students/families’ hopes regarding the college search and using these to help her students find their home.
Despite currently living in Texas, and having spent the last 8 years in the Midwest, Shruti grew up in Northern New Jersey and can often be found explaining the superiority of a Jersey bagel. In her free time, Shruti can be found trying new recipes in the kitchen- with some recent forays into baking- taking long walks in local parks (often with her husband and daughter), and cleaning and organizing (which sounds like a chore, but is really relaxing to her).
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