AIGAC Graduate Admissions Consultants Directory

Karen Marks
North Star Admissions

Phone: (603) 277-9531   (603) 277-9531

Education Background: JD, George Washington University National Law Center

Business School,Graduate School,Medical School,Law School

Resume/CV Preparation,Career Counseling,School Interview Preparation,Case Interview Preparation,Personal Branding,Wait-list evaluation,Re-applicant Consulting

Languages Spoken:

Consultant Bio

Karen was the Associate Director of Admissions for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she was the lead diversity recruiter and chaired the Executive Committee of the Consortium for Graduate School Management. She also served on Dartmouth’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee for several years. Since founding North Star Admissions Consulting in 2012, she has helped applicants gain admission to the nation’s top schools, including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, MIT, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Wellesley, and more. Over the last three years, clients have been awarded more than 10.2 million dollars in scholarships, and more than 95% have gotten into one of their top choice schools. Prior to her college admissions career, Karen was a civil rights attorney working for the ACLU, specializing in race and gender discrimination litigation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law.

Company Description

Colleges and universities use complex criteria to make admissions decisions, and while the details may vary from school to school, the basic components are the same. All schools are looking for multifaceted candidates who will contribute and excel. Karen’s experience gives her a deep understanding of admissions criteria. Including the following topics: • Why schools ask the questions that they do • What schools look for in recommendations • What anecdotes to share and not share • How to articulate your goals • How to address areas of concern • How to shine in interviews North Star’s key to success is a personalized engagement with each client that includes: • Working closely with clients to understand their individual strengths and weaknesses • Determining each candidate’s unique value to potential schools • Helping develop a strategy for communicating this information to admissions teams through powerful applications Through our close collaboration, you can feel confident that you are doing all you can to gain admission to the best possible institution.


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