There aren’t many English Literature PhD candidates who will admit to loving young adult novels, but Jamie Oldham isn’t every PhD candidate.
What exactly should that mean to you? Jamie has a sharp creative and analytical mind - the kind that gets things done and gets ‘em done right - but she ain’t no fuddy duddy professor sitting up in her ivory tower ensconced in tweed. (And no offense to professors, here, though if you’re still wearing tweed, we’ve got a few things to talk about).
Jamie just “gets” her students. Her manner is firm yet compassionate, and she won’t shy away from a Twilight reference if it’ll help get her students on track. That’s probably why her CV is bursting with counseling experience. As a Writing Consultant at the University of Washington’s Center for Learning and Undergraduate Education, Jamie helped students from all walks of life, including gifted, international and returning students, as well as those with a broad spectrum of learning disabilities. She has also worked in college transition programs, helping students learn the skills needed to help them survive in a college environment, both academically and socially. As a college counselor with a history of success, Jamie considers herself an ally for students and families. She knows just how stressful this process can be, and seeks to make it fun for all involved.
What exactly does that mean? Jamie will:
- Do an in-depth intake, learning about every aspect you or your child’s personality and needs
- Help sort through a wide range of colleges and develop a list
- Coach the applicant on interviewing skills
- Organize and track every aspect of the application, including deadline due dates
- Introduce your family to the FAFSA and CSS profile
- Guide you through the decision-making process
- Decrease stress so your family can go back to enjoying one another. Remember what
that was like?
Need more convincing about just how cool Jamie is? Well, when she is not working with students, she can be found devouring Young Adult novels that she thinks her students might like, cooking, scouring the city for Seattle’s best cappuccino and spending time with Bella, her best canine friend. She loves working at Just Start and thinks she might have the best job in the world.
Contact us to get started with Jamie today!