With so many options and so much to get done, the admissions process can be overwhelming. Your Headed For College consultant will help take the stress out of searching for graduate programs and applying to them. Because every student is unique, it’s important to find the program that is best suited to you. We can help you identify which programs are the best match for your goals and qualifications. Not sure about which graduate program you want to pursue? We offer career counseling with interest and personality assessment, as well as step-by-step job search and career planning advising, that will help you find your perfect path.
Writing compelling essays is an essential part of applying to graduate programs. Often the most stressful part of the application process, your essays provide opportunities to express yourself and help the admissions committee understand you. Your consultant will help you choose a topic that shows your ability to communicate and create a dynamic self-portrait. With our help, your essay will provide personal insight and be something you will be proud of.
Many graduate programs include interviews as part of admissions. The interview isn’t just for the interviewer to learn about the student; it’s also an opportunity for the student to learn about the institution. We will help you prepare for interviews by conducting mock interviews, as well as teaching you valuable interview techniques to reduce stress and improve confidence. We’ll provide you with interview questions to review and will make sure that you are well prepared.
Obtaining supportive recommendations from professors, employers, coaches or others is an important aspect of the application. To obtain the best letters possible, Headed For College will help you identify supportive instructors or others who really know you and who can talk about you and your contributions to the school and community. We will assist you in providing a summary of your accomplishments for your recommenders.
Headed For College offers career counseling with interest and personality assessment, as well as step-by-step job search and career planning advising.
Stephen Schreiber has spent his career in higher education. He was Director of Men’s Housing at Wake Forest University, Director of Orientation at the University of Texas at Austin, and Associate Dean of Students at the University of Chicago. Dr. Schreiber was the Director of the GMAT testing program at the Educational Testing Service and the Executive Vice President of the LSAT testing program. He is currently consulting with organizations with educational components and reads undergraduate applications for Princeton University.
With the LSAT, Dr. Schreiber met regularly with law school Deans, Directors of Admission, and faculty and was intimately involved in the introduction of new programs and services to law school applicants and law schools. He has worked with admissions officers at every US and Canadian law school. He was instrumental in the LSAT being used internationally in Australia, China and India.
His entire career has been spent working and advising undergraduate and graduate students. He continues that now using his many experiences and contacts to assist students in developing their applications to law schools. He has built a network of experienced law school admission officers to help students make sound decisions and wise choices.
Dr. Schreiber has a BA in Sociology from the College of Wooster in Wooster Ohio, and a masters and doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Eric joined Headed for College following a distinguished 35-year career at UCLA. The diversity of positions he held at UCLA was remarkable. Many remember Eric as an energetic and highly effective Director of MBA Admissions for 10 years when the UCLA MBA Program grew into being a truly national and international powerhouse. He then transitioned to become Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program and Dean of Students for the next 12 years, where he managed all student services, including admissions. Following the infamous “Dot Bomb,” Eric was asked to take over the leadership of the Parker Career Management Center in 2003. Within a short period of time the Career Center was transformed and student career outcomes soared. Eric’s personal relationships had a lot to do
with those successes.
In 2010, Eric transitioned to become Associate Dean for External Affairs and Executive Director of Alumni Relations where he motivated a team of people to engage UCLA alumni world-wide, and he energized the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network like never before. Eric served as a trustee of the Graduate Management Admission Council among other noteworthy Boards of major Higher Educational Organizations. With years of MBA Admissions experience as well as corporate experience, Eric can provide expert guidance in all aspects of choosing and applying to MBA programs, in the U.S. and abroad.
Inna Gergel, Headed For College’s graduate health care advisor, has been advising undergraduate and graduate students for over fifteen years at UCLA. Since 2004, she has specialized in advising students seeking careers in health care including medical and dental school, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and psychology graduate programs. Inna advises students throughout their undergraduate careers and through the graduate school application process. Using a holistic approach, she aids students with academic preparation, research opportunities, volunteering and extra-curricular activities, revisions of personal statements, assistance in answering prompts during secondary applications, interviews and more.
Ms. Gergel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.