20+ years advising - students, global businesses, and entrepreneurs.
12 years of work experience at colleges - including 4 years in a consulting division at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Substitute high school teacher - 14 public and private high schools. I've worked with the full range of teens, personalities, abilities, and motivations.
Passionate about working with students. I came from consulting, so the rotation of clients and felt like I worked for over a hundred firms. This was a valuable experience of gaining insights on a wide range of industries, careers, jobs, business challenges, and solutions. Fast forward a few years to this career of student advising. It is an honor to help young people find clarity for their career direction. Every day is a process of learning and pushing the envelope to best serve individual client needs.
15+ years of experience as a college planner for high school students.
Cindy Laubenstein is an independent college consultant and owner of Aspire College & Career Consulting. We refer clients to each other as our high school students overlap with some wanting both career and in-depth college planning assistance to manage the college prep process throughout high school.
She educates students and parents on specific colleges to consider, programs of study, the admission path, and oversees SAT/ACT pre, college essays, and admissions applications.
M.S., Counseling, Boston University
M.S. in Business, Boston University
B.A., Psychology, James Madison University
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and
Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC) '
Cindy is a mother to two young adults, a daughter who recently graduated with a Master’s Degree from Boston University after completing undergraduate studies at James Madison University and a son who recently graduated from Georgia Tech with a major in business.