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Three Key Takeaways:

  • Anja Education Consultants provides expert guidance, helping families navigate the college application process with ease and confidence.
  • Their structured approach and personalized support enable students to identify suitable colleges, craft compelling applications, and develop essential skills.
  • Investing in Anja Education Consultants can lead to a positive return on investment, with students earning scholarships that more than cover the cost of the service.

The College Application Journey: A Family's Perspective

Matthew, Ashley, and their mom share their experience navigating the college application process with Anja Education Consultants. As the mom of twins approaching their senior year, she knew she needed help guiding them through the complex process of applying to college. "It's been a few years since I applied to college," she admits, "and I didn't want to be in the position where I was trying to be the resource and be the ringleader."

Anja Education: An Advocate and Guide

Anja Education Consultants, led by Anjali Maazel, provided invaluable assistance and guidance throughout the college application process. The mom appreciated having Anjali as an advocate and expert, setting expectations and timelines for her children. This allowed her to step back and focus on being a supportive parent rather than a taskmaster.

Finding the Right College and Crafting Essays

Matthew highlights two critical aspects of the process where Anja Education Consultants made a significant difference: identifying suitable colleges and writing essays. He says, "I would have been lost on both of those things," but with the help of Anja Education, he and his sister were able to narrow down their options and create compelling applications. Ashley agrees, adding that Anja Education's firm deadlines and structured approach made it easier for her to stay on track. She also found the brainstorming and essay support from Anjali's team extremely helpful.

Fostering Self-Discovery and Skills

Anja Education's tools and guidance not only helped the twins find the right college fit but also facilitated self-discovery and skill development. Matthew reflects on how the process taught him more effective research skills and improved his persuasive writing abilities. "It was more like learning research skills but wasn't the kind of research I learned in school," he shares. "Just figuring out what I want and knowing what I want to go after."

An Investment Worth Making

The family's investment in Anja Education Consultants paid off, with Matthew and Ashley receiving a scholarship that more than covered the cost of the service. The mom wholeheartedly recommends Anjali and her team to other families, praising their knowledge, guidance, and ability to structure the college application process effectively. "Working with you was just invaluable and saved my sanity," she concludes.

Anja Education Consultants: Transforming the College Admissions Journey

Anja Education Consultants offers students and their families the support and guidance they need to navigate the competitive and complex college admissions process. With their strategic, holistic approach, Anjali Maazel and her team turn this challenging endeavor into a journey of self-discovery and skill-building. Visit Anja Education Consultants to learn more about how they can help your family through this critical stage of life.

Video Transcription:

Matthew, Ashley and their Mom share the highlights of their college application journey with Anja Education.

Mom:

I think approaching the senior year when you have twins, especially, I realized how much I didn't know. It's been a few years since I applied to college.

And I didn't want to be in the position where I was trying to be the resource and be the ringleader and me being the person to crack the whip and get down to it.

So, I mean, it helped tremendously having you, Anjali, as the advocate and setting the expectations and setting the timelines and providing that guidance to where I was able to just basically be significantly removed from the day to day tasks that needed to be done.

Matthew:

And the two kind of big things that I think I would have just been really lost on without y'all would have been finding like figuring out what colleges are good. And then writing essays. I would have been lost on both of those things.

Ashley:

The best for me, so it was easy like having deadlines and having firm deadlines of having to get things done, and the way we were able to break it up a lot was helpful for me as well.

And connecting with Anjali’s team help us. She was really helpful, and she made things like a lot easier to like narrow down topics and help brainstorm and it was helpful.

Mom:

I just didn't, you know, I didn't have the time myself to be able to do all that coordination or the research myself so that was huge.

I thought it was incredibly helpful. I love the tools you gave them to help them.

Just like determine their interests and kind of help funnel them toward logical selections, what should they be looking for. I mean, I really think it helped both of them, kind of narrow it down from the thousands of options they had out there, down to what would make sense for them.

So I think all of the education you provided them, you know, through your ongoing meetings, I think we're just were tremendous and helping guide them along the way.

And then, I guess probably the, you know, on all the essay writing that ordinarily, I would have been excruciatingly involved with. You helping get them going and and I loved your guidance that, Mom, this is not your job.

Mom started to say that, and so I took that to heart.

So it, it, it really, it just helped taking me out of that loop.

And I think and I think they're both really excited and confident, and I have a giggly boy over here.

Matthew:

So, for me, there were a couple of takeaways, I was never really that good at writing, but I did get much a lot better persuasive writing.

That was pretty helpful.

There was also just kind of, it was more like learning research skills but wasn't the kind of research, I learned in school where you got your research and grab your sources, there was more research of what do I want kind of just figuring out what I want, and that was a lot more.

That was a new process to learn. And I have, looking back, yeah, I've been a lot better at that after this and other things in my life, I've been much better at that.

Just figuring out what I want and knowing what I want to go after.

Mom:

You know, we got one scholarship that more than paid for.

More than paid for it.

So yeah, I mean I think it was, it was a positive ROI.

Absolutely recommend you to other families.

Just because you are, you are so knowledgeable, you know the things to look for, you know the questions to ask, you know the timelines and can help structure the year leading up to the decision, so that it's not all left to the last minute.

So I think, yes, working with you was just invaluable and saved my sanity, I would say.

I would say go for it. It was a, it was a very good decision that my husband and I made to go with you.

Anjali Maazel

Anjali Maazel

Founder and CEO of Anja Education Consultants

At Anja Education Consultants, we pride ourselves on the exceptional expertise of our Founder and CEO, Anjali Maazel. With over 15 years of experience as an alumna interviewer for Princeton University, our team, led by Anjali, brings a wealth of knowledge in college admissions. Our interdisciplinary approach, which melds arts, international education, and public relations, allows us to provide unparalleled guidance in college planning. The cornerstone of our success is the proprietary Talent Development 3D Process™, a unique strategy that has achieved a remarkable 100% success rate in securing admissions for our clients to at least one of their top three preferred schools. As a respected Ted Talk speaker and a sought-after authority in college admissions, we are frequently invited by high schools across the globe to share our insights and strategies, empowering students to reach their full potential in the competitive world of college admissions.
 
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