August 12, 2014

Client Testimonial, L.S., USC Class of ’14

I originally heard about the College Essay Whiz from my parents who requested Margie’s assistance with my younger sister’s college applications. Although I was already a junior at the University of Southern California, I recognized the value of the service with a summer fellowship application. While I had the premise of my responses, Margie patiently helped me highlight important experiences and streamline the content. She was extremely timely in the turnaround and readily available via email, phone, and Skype. With her guidance, I was accepted to the program at the University of Michigan.

During my senior year, I was nominated for top university honors where they select 12 seniors to represent the graduating class. Once again, Margie strategically worked through my essay responses. Her insight into what readers are looking for is invaluable as she provides constructive feedback about how to strengthen content and improve perspective. It is often easy to think what we have written is perfect, but Margie’s comments elevated my application, allowing my personality and accomplishments to shine through.

Upon graduating from USC, I received the highest student recognition award honoring excellence in academics, leadership, and service. I have no doubt that Margie’s support on the aforementioned experiences was pivotal in garnering this award. I strongly believe that as a result of Margie’s assistance with these experiences, I was a competitive candidate through the job search process which resulted in offers from multiple healthcare firms. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with College Essay Whiz as I better understand how to communicate concisely and clearly, while also engaging a reader. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Margie again on my graduate school applications!

–L.S., USC ’14

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