Laila Hilfinger

Medina College Counseling


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Medina College Counseling
Independent College Counselor
8417 NE 10th Street
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United States
  • Southeast
  • West
  • Non US Region
  • Virtual

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Customized counseling to meet each student's needs through all phases of the college search and application process. I strive to find unique opportunities for students to get involved in and explore their interests outside of the classroom.
Services Offered
  • College selection
  • Application guidance
  • Essay review
  • Graduate school advising
Type of Students Served
  • High school students
  • Transfer students
  • International students
  • Fine/Performing Arts Applicants
  • First generation students
Description of Services
There is no one-size-fits-all in the college search and application process. Each student and family situation is unique. I work with students, sometimes starting as early freshman year, to help them choose appropriate classes, extracurricular activities, summer programs, jobs or internships, recommend test prep services and develop a testing schedule. We work on application strategy, identifying a balanced list of colleges to apply to and writing and revising application essays. I help identify merit scholarship opportunities for my students.
Additional Information
I worked as an Alumni Interviewer for Brown University for twenty years and was the Area Chair for the Western Washington Alumni Interviewing Program, working closely with the Office of Admissions and participating in training workshops with the Admissions Office on campus..

I also work with underserved students in the Seattle area as a volunteer with College Corps in the Bellevue School District, part of the VIBES, Volunteers in Bellevue Schools program, and with College Access Now, CAN. Our primary focus is on helping students write and revise their college application essays.
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