Devery

Focus: Human Capital Management

The University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A.)

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Coursework: Higher Education Administration

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Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts)

Majors: Romance Languages & Lit, Social Anthropology

PAST CONSULTING CLIENTS ADMITED TO:

Schools Clients Accepted Into (Not a Complete List)

Harvard College, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, Tufts University, George Washington University, Stanford University, Barnard College, Case Western Reserve, Purdue University, Swarthmore College, Yale University, Emory University, Carleton College, Bates College, University of Miami

COUNSELING AREAS

  • Undergraduate Applications

  • MBA Applications

  • Career Advising

PREVIOUS ADMISSIONS-RELATED EXPERIENCES

Harvard University Undergraduate Admission Office – Senior Admissions Officer: Director of Harvard’s Summer Institute on College Admissions, CoDirector of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI), and Residential Proctor for 1st-Year Undergraduate Students University of California – Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions Office – Seasonal Application Reader Make School at Dominican University of California – Director of Admissions The College Preparatory School – Associate Director of College Counseling The Princeton Review – Vice Principal of College Counseling The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – National Scholarship Selection Committee

WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

  • Community Builders

  • Creative & Analytical Thinkers

  • Passionate Action

  • Class Contributors

  • Diverse Backgrounds & Experiences

  • Authenticity

  • Flexibility/Growth Mindset

ADMISSIONS CONSULTING PHILOSOPHY

I believe that students should focus on the best-fit school over the biggest name. I help students do thorough research as well as some deep thinking about what experiences they want. I ask lots of questions in order to have my students be able to clearly articulate not only why they want to attend specific schools, but also what they hope to do, to learn, and to achieve during college and into their future. Ultimately, this is the student’s journey and they need to be able to choose a path that will help them thrive. Given that, I am also a stickler for deadlines and holding the student accountable. I am here to guide them, but not do their work. This is their future and I expect them to put in the necessary work to achieve their goals, which includes studying, researching, and looking internally.

BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

  • Focus on Fit not Brand Name

  • Do thorough research

  • Finish apps with time to spare

  • Know you will likely change your mind so be flexible

  • Be your authentic self and let the reader get to know you

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT COLLEGE PLANNING AND CONSULTING

I like guiding students as they consider what they want to achieve and experience; helping them embrace and use a growth mindset; and seeing their reactions when they get accepted!