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testimonials - high school

I can’t imagine how our daughter would have made it through the college application process without Eda’s help!  My husband and I sought Eda’s assistance when it became clear that when faced with the prospect of applying to colleges my daughter was like a “deer in the headlights.”  She didn’t know how to proceed, and she didn’t really want guidance from her parents.  The high school counselors, although helpful, have too large a workload to help individual students to any great degree.  Eda was instrumental in gently guiding our daughter through the challenging questions of what her life’s purpose might be, what major(s) to target, where to apply, etc.  Eda is remarkably skilled at working with teenagers through the emotions that they face regarding their future.  When it came to the process of writing application essays, Eda’s structured approach made it much more manageable.  Having Eda assist our daughter allowed my husband and me to remove ourselves from the college application process knowing that we had a caring and organized mentor leading our daughter through the steps.  Eda kept my husband and I apprised of the progress through regular e-mail updates that we greatly appreciated.  From start to finish, we felt that Eda cared about our daughter and she wanted an outcome that was good for all of us.  Mission accomplished!

Parent of Davis High School Senior

Life & College Readiness Program / College Admissions Consulting

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testimonials - college+

​1. Working with Élan Advising has been one of the best decisions I have made in my undergraduate career. Eda helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses for job search and career options. She is also very friendly and approachable; I honestly felt like I had known Eda for years.

 

2. I struggled with identifying my personal values and thought a high paying job was more important in life. She helped me identify those values that I strongly believe in, and now I have a much less stressful time searching for jobs after graduation, as well as understanding what should be important.

 

3. Eda was very honest with her words and made me realize that searching for the first job after college is a stressful experience we all feel and go through. From my experience with Eda, my thinking has become much more realistic in terms of my personal performance and where to start after college. 

 

Update: After working for just two weeks with Eda, I have gained so much in professional and personal assets that I was hired by Amazon.

Wen L

Life + Career Readiness Program

I was one of those students who wasn’t sure what to do after college. Well, I knew what to do, but I didn’t know where or how I was going to do it. Was my resume even good enough? Is networking really something I need to do? How do I stand out when my peers might have more experience than I do? Élan Advising helped me address all of these concerns. We polished some wording and now I have a killer resume. The interview preparation session gave me the confidence to walk into any interview ready to land a job. What I loved most about Élan’s program is that it’s not a “let me hold your hand” type of program. It’s more of a “let me give you the tools to help you succeed when this program is over.” 

 

But Élan is more than resume building and interview prepping. I practiced so much negative self-talk and horrible procrastination habits that I thought stress was just part of who I was. A trained Life Coach taught me practical skills that reduce the stress in my life that prevented me from being the absolute best version of myself. The Well-Formed Outcomes session helped me make a plan and see it through by giving myself a realistic deadline (It really is helpful!). The Conditional vs. Intrinsic Motivation session allowed me to really ask myself, “Why am I doing this?”

 

What I loved most about the program is that my coach treated me like an actual human being and not just as a client. Even if you feel like you have a plan, there is ALWAYS room for improvement and self growth.

Vanessa E - CSU Sacramento

Life + Career Readiness Program

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testimonials - college admissions

I can’t imagine how our daughter would have made it through the college application process without Eda’s help!  My husband and I sought Eda’s assistance when it became clear that when faced with the prospect of applying to colleges my daughter was like a “deer in the headlights.”  She didn’t know how to proceed, and she didn’t really want guidance from her parents.  The high school counselors, although helpful, have too large a workload to help individual students to any great degree.  Eda was instrumental in gently guiding our daughter through the challenging questions of what her life’s purpose might be, what major(s) to target, where to apply, etc.  Eda is remarkably skilled at working with teenagers through the emotions that they face regarding their future.  When it came to the process of writing application essays, Eda’s structured approach made it much more manageable.  Having Eda assist our daughter allowed my husband and me to remove ourselves from the college application process knowing that we had a caring and organized mentor leading our daughter through the steps.  Eda kept my husband and I apprised of the progress through regular e-mail updates that we greatly appreciated.  From start to finish, we felt that Eda cared about our daughter and she wanted an outcome that was good for all of us.  Mission accomplished!

Parent of Davis High School Senior

Life & College Readiness Program, College Admissions Consulting

​Eda was very helpful and motivating, ensuring that I had the best experience applying for universities as a transfer.

 

I found the prospect tedious and overwhelming, but she was able to help with the application process, assist me in refining and completing an excellent admissions essay, and was able to talk me through all the processes that I needed to take into consideration.

 

A number of times outside of coaching hours, she was able to talk me through stressful situations by providing uplifting and reassuring but proactive advice. Her approach is friendly and supportive and I honestly felt that I was able to achieve anything academically with her guidance!

Victor W - Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)

College Admissions Consulting

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testimonials - graduate admissions

Working with you was such an amazing experience. I really enjoyed having someone throughout this whole process to offer me advice and guide me towards my goal of being admitted into a graduate program. I thought that you went the extra mile for me numerous times - helping me edit my personal statements was one of those moments. You were very professional throughout the coaching process.

 

One particular skill that I learned from you that stood out were the Well-Formed Outcomes (WFOs) - having since completed the coaching with you, I continue to refer back to our Google Doc and write out my plans with WFOs. I even worked them into how I have been studying for the MCAT. Additionally, the CV and resume help was incredibly helpful for applying to programs. 

 

Overall, I feel that having you as a resource has definitely helped me get to where I wanted to be and I cannot thank you enough. 

Ekaterina T - University of California, San Francisco

Graduate Admissions Coaching

I have known Eda for several years and already knew what an amazing and supportive person she is. Last year when I was starting my MBA applications Eda was a constant positive force and helped in more ways than I can count. During my GMAT preparation she helped raise my score by more than 40 points from my practice tests. My application essays were a complete mess, but Eda stepped in and helped me cut them down to a coherent, organized application. During the interview phase Eda took the time to work with me 1 on 1 to help me be more confident and more competitive throughout my on campus interview. 

Eda was passionate, knowledgeable, and quite simply an amazing coach throughout the entire process. She is THE person to have in your corner when you are facing just about any challenge. I highly recommend Élan Advising for any and all education and career consulting services. 

Laine T

Graduate Admissions Coaching

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