>Finding a college that meets an individual’s personal, academic and emotional needs is often difficult and stressful. With over 3,500 colleges, so many different opinions, and the increasing competitive nature of the admissions process, students are faced with a great deal of challenges while planning for their future. The Pathway to College provides information and a structured process of navigating through the myriad decisions that must be made when applying to college. While college education consultants are common in metro areas such as Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte. . . this is the first firm to open in Eastern NC.
The Pathway to College helps the student in determining their best college “fit.” Consultants work with the student to develop a solid admissions strategy that includes: preparing for productive college visits; developing compelling applications that accentuate their strengths; formulating essays that help them stand out; preparing for college interviews; finding and applying for financial aid and/or scholarships; evaluating acceptance offers; and preparing for the transition to college.
Cheryl B. Smith, the Founder and Director, holds a MBA from Wake Forest University and a BS in Marketing from Virginia Tech. She has served in executive leadership roles in corporate environments like General Electric, Wachovia, and Hatteras Yachts. Throughout her career she has coached and mentored many young adults. Ms. Smith spends a significant amount of time each year visiting college campuses across the nation to best facilitate matches between her clients and potential campuses.
She is a member of The Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
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Submitted by: Cheryl B. Smith, Founder/Director, 252-638-1002