For those who have yet to endure the college preparation and application process for their children, let me bear the warning: It is simply tormenting. This process has evolved in complication and uncertainty since my very own experience. Sprinkle in the fact that both my wife and I have very demanding schedules. There was no doubt in our minds that helping our daughter through the college preparation process would be a true challenge.
Fortunately for us, a personal recommendation led us to Ms. Katie Jane of Pangaea Life. Upon our first meeting, it was evident that Katie was the right person to trust with our child’s future plans. We hired her immediately.
Over the next couple of years we learned that the business of preparing, choosing and applying to colleges is not just impossible for parents, but that it requires a professional that can understand your child completely. It is vital in preparing their ‘resume’ and guiding them through their search.
College is the essential building block for most adults’ careers. It is where the majority of life’s decisions predict where their futures will land them. And, there is a lot of noise out there. Thousands of colleges promising the world to prospective students. Colleges have become a lucrative business, with extremely efficient marketing machines. You need someone who can see through the smoke and mirrors.
Statistics tell us that the majority of students do not complete college—or not within 4 years. My belief is that much of the energies are focused on getting a child into a college, rather than matching them to the right institution.
Ms. Katie Jane worked tirelessly at getting to know and understand our daughter, helping her to develop the proper resume, and conducted personality testing to better profile the profession and subsequent schools which would help her reach her career goals. Katie also worked with us to ensure that the choices being made would fit within our financial parameters. In fact, we reduced the cost of tuition at two schools by an additional 25% with her help. Those savings alone more than covered the cost of services.
The service provided is personal, honest, productive and much more detailed and complete than you would expect. My personal opinion is that Katie has an unusual ability to identify with each of her students. Their interests are at the core of her working model.
I do not believe that many parents understand or are properly qualified to help their children with this complicated and key task. I strongly urge parents to work with a professional, and can wholeheartedly recommend the outstanding services of Ms. Katie Jane and Pangaea Life.