The best way to define the Empowerly student is—well, for others to define it for themselves!
We talked with team members, parents, students, and counselors, and gathered interviews to help further understand this. In their own words, we asked these individuals to describe the extra magic that makes our community more than the sum of its parts. Through these conversations, we learn what kind of student excels with the Empowerly approach to admissions counseling.
As most families are aware, Ivy League and Top 50 colleges have increased in demand, and therefore selectivity, over recent years. These days, it feels as though even perfect candidates are turned away by the dozen.
Those outside the admissions panels may never be able to fully answer the question of who gets picked and why. Nonetheless, Empowerly students find themselves earning acceptance to their top choice schools over and over. Let’s investigate what makes Empowerly students unique.
Who is the Empowerly student?
In the words of team member John L., the Empowerly student “is any student who is serious about getting into college.” Especially, he continued, those “ready to take ownership” of this pivotal decision-making process!
No matter your starting level, from early middle school to fall seniors, our counselors are ready to adapt to your student’s needs. What’s important is that your student can dedicate some time to working towards long-term goals.
What should potential Empowerly students know?
Think of it this way: just like a personal trainer helps an athlete improve his or her performance, Empowerly’s counselor matching program pairs your student with an expert counselor to make him/her“the most competitive he/she can be in the application,” John says. Your counselor helps develop a strategy to make the most of your unique strengths.
At another point, Empowerly counselor Gelyna P. explains how working one-on-one with professional counselors differs from in-school guidance counselors. The personalized attention from these counselors allows them to take the time to visualize “how we can convey the student’s genuine passions,” Gelyna said.
Ultimately, this leads to more empowered, enthusiastic college admissions experiences for the student and true satisfaction from families.
What makes a student a good candidate for Empowerly?
Ultimately, if you or your student feels lost about how to achieve his/her goals in high school and college, go to a trusted source. With the entire Empowerly team at your back (including researchers, editors, supporting counselors, and more), our students naturally find themselves able to relax during the process. The first step is a phone or video chat with one of our enrollment specialists, who can help find the right services to match your needs and budget.
One parent related how Empowerly finally put her “at ease” knowing that her child was receiving quality guidance. Another student, thrilled with her recent round of acceptance letters, reflected that working with her Empowerly counselor “gave me confidence. And that’s what I needed the most,” she said.
The connection is meaningful, and it goes both ways. In John’s words, “we are going to treat you like family when you come to Empowerly.”
Ready to get started?
Sound like the kind of college advice you need? Reach out to our enrollment team for an exploratory call to learn more about how we can help you. We can’t wait to meet you.