Julie Simons

Helios College Counseling, LLC

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Member
Prefix
Ms
First Name
Julie
Last Name
Simons
Company
Helios College Counseling, LLC
Address
178 Satinwood Lane
City
Palm Beach Gardens
State / Province
Florida
Postal Code
33410
Country
United States
Region
  • Southeast
 

HECA Member Directory Information

Number of years of experience as an independent consultant:
5
Directory Listing Text (ONE or TWO sentences describing your services)
Helios was founded to help students and families understand and manage the college admissions process so it’s a positive experience. Helios helps by educating students about the aspects of the college admissions process, equipping them to make the best decisions for themselves, and empowering them to find and gain acceptance to schools where they will thrive.
Services Offered
  • College selection
  • Application guidance
  • Essay review
Type of Students Served
  • High school students
  • International students
  • Learning Disabled/ADD
  • Athletes
  • Fine/Performing Arts Applicants
  • First generation students
Description of Services
Helios provides comprehensive college counseling that is aligned with the way colleges practice holistic admissions. Because colleges are evaluating students’ academics, extracurricular activities, and characters, successful college counseling must also include all aspects of students’ lives. Helios strongly believes that breaking the college counseling process into separate pieces does not yield the kind of success people truly want.

Helios works with each student to create a personalized plan based on individual interests, goals, and needs. Because each student is different, so is every plan that Helios creates. Our college counseling is based on understanding your interests, priorities, strengths, needs, and values. By building meaningful relationships, Helios helps students grow so that they are more likely to reach their potential and end up happy with their college choices.
Additional Information
In 2008, Julie founded GirlFuture, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering girls in southeast Florida. Through GirlFuture, she mentored hundreds of girls and partnered with independent schools in Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, and dozens of nonprofit organizations in South Florida to help girls prepare for independent, successful futures. Julie is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She spends several weeks each summer visiting different colleges and universities and talking with admissions officers. Julie served as a Director of College Counseling at International College Counselors from 2016 – 2018 and founded Helios College Counseling at the end of 2018. She is passionate about helping people believe in themselves, set goals, and reach their potential. She’d love to help you!
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