The Admissions Wayfinder
Your personal guide through the college admissions process
Welcome! The Admissions Wayfinder provides all the tools, guidance, and support that students need to get accepted into their top choice college. Our professional experience will help students and families navigate college exploration, create a first-class application, and understand the financial aid process. Explore our services, background, and free recouces.
WHO BENEFITS FROM OUR SERVICES?
Parents & Guardians
Give your student a competitive edge
Alleviate stress from working with family members
Guidance through the financial aid and scholarship process
Middle & High School Students
College exploration guidance
Class schedule counseling
Major and career exploration
College application coaching
Resume and interview coaching
Transfer Students &
Resume and interview coaching
Guidance in the transfer process
Assistance in the graduate school application
COVID-19 academic alternative options
The Admissions Wayfinder works with clients of all ages and their families to guide them through the college admissions process. Students ranging from middle school to adults looking for their next academic adventure are welcome here.
Summer College Application Workshop
Finish your college application in one week before school starts! These small group workshops focus on the Personal Statement/Essay and the Common Application.
In-Person or Online College Admissions Consulting
After your initial session you may choose to book individual sessions, as needed. Unlike large corporations, we don't require clients to buy bulk packages. Each student is unique, and we cater to their needs.
Resume and Interview Coaching
Learn how to show the world the best version of you! Professional resume guidance and interview coaching can help you stand out to future employers, scholarship committees, and to admissions officers.
Experience in Higher Education
Choosing a college and completing the application process can be a challenge for students and their families. The founder of The Admissions Wayfinder spent nearly a decade working in high schools and colleges. She uses this knowledge to help students reach their academic goals with a holistic approach that helps reduce the stress this process can create.
Anna Zirkel earned her B.S. in Secondary Education from Indiana University and her Master's degree in School Counseling from Hunter College in New York City. Her broad experience ranges from working as a high school counselor at Williamsburg Prep in Brooklyn, NY to roles in academic advising at New York University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent the last two years working in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at UNC for the College of Arts and Science.
She’s worked on both sides of the scholarship process, helping students apply and serving on merit-based scholarship and grant committees. While at NYU she was a founding contributor to the Social Impact Grant that gives students an opportunity to make the world a better place. Today, she serves as a contributing editor for College Consensus and coaches students through the college application, financial aid, and decision-making process as The Admissions Wayfinder.
If you are looking for someone who can guide you through the many decisions in the college application process with an honest, ethical, and kind demeanor then you have come to the right place.
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