Law, Business, Medical School and Career Counseling
Carolyn Magnani has 20 years of experience that spans the corporate and non-profit worlds, and she has held executive director and dean-level positions in non-profit management and higher education. Carolyn has been the Director of the Office of Advising and Student Services at NYU, the Assistant Dean at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and Career Strategist in the Office of Career Services MBA Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland. Originally from the US, she has also lived in Europe and Asia. She holds BA and EdM degrees from Harvard University.
Susan K. Gurley is a lawyer and seasoned executive with experience in law school administration, international legal reform, access to justice-centered non-profits, and with the US government. Susan’s positions include serving as the Assistant Dean of International and Graduate Programs at the Georgetown University School of Law. She has also held leadership roles at the United States Agency for International Development, the East-West Management Institute, Equal Justice Works, and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. Susan earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a member of the Virginia Bar. She has worked in 30+ countries, most recently in Cambodia. She speaks French, Hungarian and German.
Jess Deutsch, EdM, LSW, has a decade of experience as an advisor specializing in the pre-health/pre-medical experience. From 2008-2012, she was Associate Director of Health Professions Advising at Princeton University, her alma mater. As a former on-campus advisor, she has supported hundreds of students through the complex process of preparing for a life in medicine. The daughter of a physician, and a NJ native, she has also worked internationally with students. Her approach to advising empowers students and connects them with the experiences and resources to put their best foot forward, maintaining excellence and balance along the way. Jess holds an EdM from Harvard University and an MSW from Rutgers School of Social Work.
- determine readiness for application
- ensure maximization of on-campus resources
- set a timeline – including for testing, coursework, postbacs, and application submission
- choose a target list of schools
- select meaningful and impactful activities and organizations that enhance readiness
- prepare AMCAS and secondary application
- refine personal statements
- practice interviewing
- manage the decision process, including wait-lists