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CAP Counseling

Sep 04, 2012 09:46AM ● By Style

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?

I’ve always enjoyed working with high school students and helping them prepare for college. I have 14 years of experience as a high school counselor and developed CAP Counseling (College Admissions Preparation) specifically to counsel students on the process of getting into college. I meet with students and parents and provide services such as completing a career interest inventory, preparing a resume of extracurricular activities, and researching colleges and majors . I also help them stay on track with deadlines, and assist with college applications, scholarships and financial aid.

What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?

I was a receptionist at the child advocacy nonprofit Children Now in Sacramento. I met some amazing people who dedicated their time to advocate for children. This job helped inspire me to pursue a career working with children.

Where do you go when the going gets tough?

I go for a mountain bike ride or on a walk with my husband and our dog.

What’s your biggest job perk?

I enjoy seeing the students’ excitement when they’re accepted into the college of their dreams, as well as the pride in parents’ eyes as they’re assured their son/daughter has made the best possible decision with their college choice.

What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?

Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – they have a great menu and their salads are my favorite.

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

In elementary school, my parents got me involved with sports. I especially loved basketball; my favorite childhood memory is seeing my parents cheer me on at every game.

And finally, customer service is…?

Helping students and parents make the best possible choice regarding which college to attend and which major to study. College is a huge financial investment and I want them to be happy with their choices.

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