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Karime has seen firsthand how college admissions has dramatically changed over the past 10+ years and sincerely empathizes with parents & students over how daunting the process has become.

 

Karime started her career as a research and product development chemist and after 7 years became an entrepreneur and built a successful sign & graphics business. After selling that business, she stayed home with her kids for some years and then went on to a community career center where she assisted mid-level professionals with the job search process. 

At the same time, she started the college search process with her own kids and initially (like many of you) was overwhelmed by the amount of information and disinformation out there. She researched for years to unravel the complexities and eventually studied college admissions and attained her Independent Educational Consultant graduate certificate from UC Irvine.  Karime has also volunteered at Streetsquash in Newark and has worked as program director of college admissions for a tutoring company.

 

She is a member of IECA, HECA and NJACAC and has assisted students both in the Midwest and on the East Coast. In addition to active participation in these professional organizations, she is committed to her professional development. Throughout the year she goes on campus visits & counselor tours, meets with college reps and attends regional & national conferences and educational seminars.  Karime is grateful for her vast network of colleagues.  When you hire CollegeSavvy Consultants, you have indirect access to these networks.

 

Karime considers the ability to see the big picture and subsequent dot-connecting to be some of her greatest strengths.  “Truly, the years of endless study/research, working with students from all walks of life and witnessing the college aftermath has given me perfect hindsight.”

 

Karime really enjoys calming the waters, filtering out the noise and empowering students & families with practical and useful information.   Whenever possible, she likes to play tennis and once in a great while, fit in some golf!

Here is a sampling of colleges to which clients have been accepted

Washington University

Duke University

Lafayette College

Drexel University

UT Austin - Business Honors

Indiana University

Franklin & Marshall

University of Illinois

University of Pittsburgh

James Madison University

George Washington University

Texas Christian University

University of Connecticut

Villanova University

Miami University

Univ. of Wisconsin- Madison

Wake Forest University

Lehigh University

Michigan State University

Marquette University

Fairfield University

University of Delaware

Rutgers University Honors

University of the Sciences

Saint Louis University

Stonybrook University

Boston University

Johns Hopkins University

University of South Carolina

University of Maryland

Clemson University

Penn State University

Temple University

University of Dayton

Monmouth University

Duquesne University

Quinnipiac University

George Mason University

Sacred Heart University