[EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING]

If you are a student or parent needing help to navigate the school system, I am here for you. I am here to share my in-depth knowledge of the education system and community resources to advocate for you and help with any problems that you or your child may be facing.

If you are a current or incoming high school student needing help with course selection, meeting requirements to graduate, looking for alternatives to traditional high school programs or having difficulty deciding on post-secondary options I will use my expertise and experience to narrow down your choices and help you make the best decisions to suit your individual needs.

If you are a student in high school transitioning to university or college, or seeking other pursuits after graduation, there are important choices that can impact the rest of your life. With post-secondary counselling I can help ease the stress of figuring out which program to take at university or college. Together, we will explore your skills, talents, learning styles and aspirations to help you make the best educational decisions and ensure that you get into the school or program of your choice.

I will be there every step of the way to…

  • SUPPORT you in applying for post-secondary institutions, additional courses and internships
  • ADVISE you on how to go above and beyond the requirements necessary to secure your spot in the program of your choice
  • ANALYZE your innate skills, qualifications, interests, values, personality traits, learning styles and goals to envision your future
  • WORK with you to write an effective resume and cover letter
  • PROVIDE interview training and moral support
  • SEEK out available scholarships, bursaries and apprenticeship opportunities
  • GUIDE you through all aspects of post-secondary and supplementary applications, essays and applications for scholarships and bursaries
  • PLAN for specific schools, programs and courses that match your learning style, career goals and the educational experience you are seeking
  • FOLLOW-UP with meetings to track your progress
  • ADVOCATE for students with academic and social needs
  • HELP newcomers to the country to understand and navigate the school system

[CAREER COUNSELLING]

Perhaps you’re just graduating from secondary school and are unsure of which direction to pursue. Maybe you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t value your efforts. Maybe you’ve simply lost sight of the spark that led you to your career in the first place, or have other career-oriented issues. For those wanting to find the position of their dreams I offer a variety of services including:

  • RESUME WRITING
    I will work with you to inspire and empower you to write an effective resume articulating your strengths, experience and accomplishments that will make you stand out from the pack.
  • INTERVIEW PREPARATION
    You often only get one chance to make a good impression. Working closely with you, I will provide interview training and moral support to increase self-awareness and self-confidence in your individuality.
  • APPLICATION ASSISTANCE
    I aid in all aspects of the post-secondary application process helping to craft supplementary applications, essays and applications for scholarships and bursaries.
  • I am in your corner to…

  • UNDERSTAND your skills, interests, values and goals
  • PROVIDE effective methods for how you can leverage your strengths
  • ASSIST you in gaining the clarity you need to figure out what you want out of your career
  • CREATE a strategic plan for achieving professional goals.
  • PROVIDE resume and customized cover letter writing
  • PREPARE you for interviews
  • GAIN accurate information for you to make knowledgeable choices

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

Marlene keenly understands that one size does not fit all in the realm of career and educational counselling. Due to this, she works with clients to create a concise and unique package of services for their distinct needs.