Jenny Buyens

Professional College Consultant

collEDGE4u, LLC

There is no shortcut to success. But there is an edge--CollEDGE4u! College admission advising to help you find the right fit.

Call Rates

Duration Price
6 minutes (SixFree Call) $0 (No charge)
15 minutes $49.95
30 minutes $99.95
60 minutes $179.95

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Biography

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

Experience

college consultant

collEDGE4u, LLC
January - present

College and Next Steps Counselor

The Howard School
January - January

Founder, Co-Director

Grady High School College and Career Center
January - January

admissions reader

University of San Francisco
January - January

Education

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

Other

Volunteer

graduation coach

achieveMPLS (Education)
January - January

advisor

Edina High School ACCESS program (Education)
January - January

active member

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

mentor

MACAC Camp College (Education)
January - January