Case Studies

Academic & Career Mentors- Case Studies

Case Studies

Career Coaching

Case Study #1: Boston University Advertising Major

Situation – Client was a student at Boston University when we started working with her. Her goal was to secure an internship and then a full-time job at a marketing/advertising agency.

Action
– We worked continuously with the client, assisting her with preparing her portfolio, résumé, cover letter and interview practice. We also worked with her on continuing to develop her hard and soft skills necessary to obtain a position at the large marketing agencies.

Result
– Client obtained a junior-year summer internship at Havas Media, then interned for Wavemaker, the second-largest media agency. After college graduation, she will be starting as an analyst at the marketing agency Digitas.

Case Study #2: University of Pennsylvania Business and Math Major

Situation – Client’s goal was to secure a highly competitive quantitative trading internship in New York or Chicago.

Action
– We worked with the client in planning how to prepare for the technical interviews, and also worked with the client on presenting his answers during the many required interviews.

Result
– Client obtained a high paying quantitative trading internship for this coming summer in New York.

Case Study #3: UC San Diego International Business Graduate

Situation – Client was a UC San Diego graduate who wanted to find an accounting position at a top U.S. public accounting firm. However, she needed to improve her professional English skills in order to perform well during her interviews.

Action –
We worked extensively with her in communicating confidently what she could offer to a company. We went through multiple mock interviews to increase her confidence and to improve her weak areas.

Result –
Student interviewed for and accepted a full-time accounting position with a top U.S. accounting firm.

Case Study #4: UC Irvine Public Health Major

Situation – Client was a student at UC Irvine when we started working with him. His goal was to secure a data analyst position in the healthcare industry upon graduation. However, the client at that point had limited skills and experiences required for his desired position.

Action
– We worked continuously with the client, assisting him with developing relevant technical skills; developing his “story” to communicate through his résumé, cover letter and in-person; and continuously preparing him for a number of interviews.

Result
– Client obtained two data analytically oriented internships, and then accepted a full-time job offer as a Data Analyst, beating out a very competitive candidate pool that included several candidates with Master’s degrees.

Case Study #5: Carnegie Mellon Communications Design Major

Situation – Client was a student at Carnegie Mellon when we started working with her. Her goal was to secure a UX Design position after graduation.

Action
– We worked continuously with the client, helping her revamp her professional portfolio; connecting her to industry professionals to gather industry insight; extensively practicing her interview skills to ensure she confidently and effectively communicated her story to employers; and assisting with negotiating starting salary.

Result
– Client obtained a highly competitive UX Design role with a major financial services firm, and received $5,000 extra in starting salary.

University Admissions

Case Study #1: Admission to Brown University

Situation – Student was a high school sophomore who was seeking admissions to top universities.

Action
– We worked with the student on recommending classes, selecting extracurricular activities, securing teacher and counselor recommendations, and brainstorming and editing her essays.

Result
– Student received admissions to multiple top private schools and UCs. She accepted her admission offer to Brown University.

Case Study #2: Community College Transfer Admission to UCs and USC

Situation – Student was a community college student who was seeking transfer admissions to UCs and USC.

Action
– We worked with the student on choosing classes while at community college. We also worked with her on her entire application, including brainstorming and editing her essay topics.

Result
– Student was accepted to USC and all UCs she applied to, accepting her admission to USC.

Case Study #3: Admission to Georgetown University

Situation – Student was a high school junior who was seeking admissions to top universities where he could pursue a strong liberal arts education.

Action
– We worked with the student on developing relationships with his professor and counselor, as well as the entire application process. We also worked extensively with him on preparing him for his alumni interviews with multiple colleges.

Result
– Student received multiple admissions to top schools, eventually accepting the admission offer from Georgetown University.

Case Study #4: Admission to NYU Dental School

Situation – Student was a college student who was seeking admissions to his top choice dental school at New York University.

Action
– We worked with the student on selecting extracurricular activities, communicating with NYU dental school, and assisting him with his applications and essays. We also prepared him for his dental school admission interviews.

Result
– Student was accepted to NYU Dental School, where he is currently attending.

Case Study #5: Admission to Claremont McKenna College

Situation – Student was a high school junior who was seeking admissions to a California private university where she could play athletics as well as receive a top education.

Action
– We worked with the student on brainstorming and writing essays. We also worked extensively with her on preparing her for her admission interview.

Result
– Student received an Early Admissions acceptance from Claremont McKenna College.

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