COMPLETE COLLEGE CONSULTATION

Quo Vadis LLC partnered with IP Education and Serena Benedetti to bring you a complete college consultation experience.

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Serena Benedetti, a graduate of Swarthmore College, has enjoyed a successful career as an international operatic soprano and voice teacher. As a lifelong performing artist, she has extensive experience not only with commanding the attention of large audiences but with winning highly competitive auditions and cultivating working relationships with colleagues, directors, managers, and media. She brings her expertise in interpersonal skill building, interviewing, and public speaking to help students present their best selves not only during college interviews but throughout their lives.

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Hyelee Yoon studied English at Wellesley College and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Currently she runs her own business, Quo Vadis Consulting, a company that administers the Highlands Ability Battery, a natural abilities test that helps both students and adults understand their hardwired ways of problem-solving and learning. She also brings her considerable writing and editing experience to students as a college essay consultant who enjoys helping students brainstorm and craft essays that capture the best of themselves.

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Joyce Li, studied literature at Beijing University and obtained her Masters in Applied Statistics from the University of Toronto. For the past six years she has run a successful college consulting business, IP Education, helping international Chinese students navigate their way through American high schools all the way to college. Her particular expertise lies in counseling students on a concrete four-year plan to maximize their personal growth, as well as guiding students through the college application process.

 
 

From strategically filling out your Common App extracurriculars and awards, to finely crafting your college essays, to confidently presenting yourself on college interviews, we are here to help.

Our goal is to help you be the best of yourself, not try to be someone else. While getting into the college of your choice may be your current goal, helping you grow in self-knowledge is our goal. Self-knowledge, the foundation of EQ, will not just help you during the college application process but throughout your life. Each person has unique strengths and abilities, but most students don’t know themselves well enough, or have trouble articulating their best sides. Make no mistake, the college application process is long and rigorous, and you, the student, will be doing the work. Our brainstorming and coaching sessions are designed to help you discover and express your best self.

The Common App

Our experienced consultant and the student will identify and discuss all of the student’s extracurricular activities, volunteer time, jobs, leadership positions, and awards in order to strategically order them in a logical and considered manner, with the objective of highlighting the student’s priorities and passions.

The Essays

Your grades, scores, extracurriculars, and teacher recommendations are, for the most part, faits accomplis. They paint the outline of who you are. Your personal statement is the only piece you still control and your only opportunity to show a personal side of yourself that would otherwise remain unknown. Most students think that help with their college essay consists of organizational and grammatical editing. But poor content can be edited to perfection and still be lackluster, often downright boring. The consultant and student will work together to brainstorm the qualities the student wants to highlight, the stories that best illustrate those qualities, as well as the best metaphor or theme to tie the whole essay together.

Most competitive colleges require supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement. Each piece of the college application is important, and the supplemental essays should not be given short shrift. In fact the “Why ____ University/College?” question is one of the most important supplementals according to some admissions officers, because colleges want to admit students who fit into their school culture as much as a student wants to attend a school that fits her personality and interests. We strongly recommend the Package Deal which includes brainstorming and editing services for the personal statement and supplemental essays. All Essay Consultation services must be scheduled at least three weeks prior to the application deadline. If scheduled within three weeks of the deadline, all prices will be double. Scheduling your consultation during the summer before senior year is ideal.

Sample process and finished essay available upon request.

The Interview

Though the college interview, often with an alumnus, is optional for many colleges, most students opt to be interviewed if the opportunity is available. However most students fail to use this valuable time to their advantage. The goal is to make enough of an impression on the interviewer to inspire him or her to champion your application to the admissions committee. To make such an impression takes more than answering questions. From your first eye contact and handshake, to the flow of the conversation, to the questions you pose to the interviewer, each interaction is an opportunity to present the best of yourself. Through videotaped mock interview sessions, feedback, and coaching, our consultant and the student will work together to achieve greater confidence and comfort so that you can be at your best.

 
COMPLETE COLLEGE CONSULTATION
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A LA CARTE CONSULTAtion

Our experienced consultant and the student will identify and discuss all of the student’s extracurricular activities, volunteer time, jobs, leadership positions, and awards in order to strategically order them in a logical and considered manner, with the objective of highlighting the student’s priorities and passions.

 
COLLEGE APPLICATION EDIT
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We strongly recommend the Package Deal which includes brainstorming and editing services for the personal statement and supplemental essays. All Essay Consultation services must be scheduled at least three weeks prior to the application deadline. If scheduled within three weeks of the deadline, all prices will be double. Scheduling your consultation during the summer before senior year is ideal.

 
COLLEGE ESSAY PACKAGE
750.00
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PERSONAL STATEMENT CONSULTATION
500.00
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SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY CONSULTATION
350.00
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Through videotaped mock interview sessions, feedback, and coaching, our consultant and the student will work together to achieve greater confidence and comfort so that you can be at your best.

 
INITIAL INTERVIEW EVALUATION
200.00
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ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW CONSULTATION
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