Diana R. Jones, M.A., M.Ed.
A student advocate with over 25 years of experience in both counseling psychology and education, Diana holds a Bachelor's Degree from Hamilton College and two Master’s degrees, one in adolescent and adult psychology from New York University and one in education from Pace University. Diana believes in a highly personalized college consulting approach. Getting to know the applicant well, assessing the student and family's needs, and identifying strengths and concerns help her to provide both an individually supportive and effective admissions process. "It is about getting in, of course, but the process should be exciting not fear and anxiety inducing. While this often can't be entirely avoided, applying to college is a big deal, every effort is made to channel this energy into more productive outlets and to focus on what makes this one of the most memorable and amazing times in a young adult’s life."
The college admissions process demands strong organization and diligence to the admissions protocol itself. At One University Place, each student is given his or her own specific road map and a journey overseen by an experienced consultant The final destination always has the same goal: a successful and rewarding experience culminating in admission to a school community where the student can grow and excel. "Where one goes to college matters and not just for the more overt reasons. Being happy, being challenged, fitting into a community, having fun while learning, knowing you're in the right place, reaching toward the future you envision, this is why kids go to college."
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Alexander Carballo, M.Ed., Technology Specialist
A teacher with over 15 years experience working with students in the literacy and world language settings, Alex holds a Bachelor's Degree from Skidmore College, a Master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Fordham University and a certificate in gifted education from Brooklyn College. Recognizing the invaluable advantage of creatively using modern technology in the 21st century application process, Alex enjoys helping students rebrand themselves digitally and utilize digital media to realize their full potential as applicants.
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"Yes, the process is overwhelming and we needed help, but more importantly Diana understood my child. She got him. She knew how to motivate him and how to successfully support him. A win/win."
Pound Ridge, NY Parent
"It made the process so much easier. I felt as if I could practically be hands-off."
Greenwich, CT Parent
"I've never written a better essay!"
Ardsley, NY senior
"The help was there all through the process. I tend to worry, but this took so much of the worry out of it."
Briarcliff, NY Parent