Student Stories Spotlight

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Madeleine Karydes
Madeleine Karydes

Madeleine attended UC Berkeley and double-majored in English and Media Studies. She is now an integral part of the Empowerly team.


Wondering what it’s really like to work with the Empowerly community? Of course, we think our program is pretty spectacular… but that’s just us. Now, you can hear real Empowerly student stories as they reflect on their experiences with Empowerly and advice they have to offer you.

With a program curriculum that encompasses everything from (A)dmissions to (Z)oom interviews, there’s something for everyone. No matter where you start in your college admissions journey, our counselors can help you reach for the stars


In order to demonstrate, here are three of our past students, explaining their academic trajectory with Empowerly in their own words. These Empowerly student stories are why we build this community.


This student explains how Empowerly helped him grow beyond just academics. Extracurriculars, networking, and mentorship all make your talents shine.


This student shares how Empowerly helped her grow and explore different science paths to ultimately discover her true passion.


This student shares how Empowerly reduced his stress as he faced an overwhelming workload in his senior year, helping him gain acceptance to his top school.


Still have questions? Interested in college counseling? Talk to us. Our community is here to help.

Each of these students started with a different obstacle to college admissions success. Because our program is individualized to your needs, this helps us adapt to your students to help the most. Rather than apply on your own or try to use one-size-fits-all resources, meeting with an Empowerly counselor can provide the support and assistance you truly need. Your future is worth it.

Questions? Let us know!