Jenny Buyens

Partner and Independent Educational Consultant

College Connectors

Over 8 years experience in public, private and independent counseling making your college search informative and less stressful.

Call Rates

Duration Price
6 minutes (SixFree Call) $0 (No charge)
15 minutes $29.95
30 minutes $59.95
60 minutes $110.00


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You've come to the right place!  I advise college-bound students on key pillars of their college search:

  • building a college list containing a spectrum of possibilities
  • crafting a strong personal essay
  • building a financial aid plan
  • choosing the best fit college.

My goal is to reduce the anxiety and stress many families feel at this point.  I put the student in the "driver's seat", and consider this process a journey from which the student will learn about themselves.  I Skype clients from around the country as well as meet in person with clients in the Twin Cities.  I live and breathe college, so I am ready to answer any question you have!

I am an active professional member of IECA, HECA, and NACAC, MACAC and LDA-MN. I engage with a national professional network of independent consultants, and I visit over 25 colleges each year.  You know you will get the latest and best information from me. I have a master's degree and over 7 years experience in this fledgling profession.

I like watching and playing tennis, biking, and staying warm in the cold Minnesota winters!


founder, college consultant

collEDGE4u, LLC
September 2013 - September 2017

College and Next Steps Counselor

The Howard School
August 2011 - July 2013

Founder, Co-Director

Grady High School College and Career Center
August 2006 - August 2013

admissions reader

University of San Francisco
November 2016 - present

Partner and Independent Educational Consultant

College Connectors
September 2017 - present


University of California - Irvine

Independent Educational Consultant certificate.  

Lewis University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Northern Illinois University

Bachelor's Degree

Illinois Valley Community College

Associate's Degree



graduation coach

achieveMPLS (Education)
January - January


Edina High School ACCESS program (Education)
August 2014 - June 2017

active member

MACAC Inclusion Access and Success Committee (Education)
January 2014 - present


MACAC Camp College (Education)
July 2015 - present

College advisor

Matchlighters Scholarship Program (Education)
July 2017 - present

scholarship reader

Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color
April 2015 - present

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