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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Dec 30, 2022

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Meet Maria and Tom Geffers of Career and College Counselors. With over 30 years in the education field involving levels from secondary to university in both the public and private school systems, Maria created various educational programs in regular and gifted education.  Maria has presented at state, national and international education conferences.

Maria has hands-on experience creating educational curricula that meet the academic needs of gifted and regular education students and AP students. Her work includes college planning, scholarship searching, career planning, administering personality inventories, learning style inventories, expression inventories, interest inventories, coordinating job shadow experiences, college entrance applications, test preparation, and resume writing.

Tom, a Certified College Funding Specialist, has over 30 year’s experience in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a graduate of the City University of New York in Business Administration.   He was a Commercial and Personal Lines Producer for Declaration Brokerage where he was Regional Vice-President.

As a past member of the Million Dollar Round Table, Tom has extensive experience in Life & Health Insurance. As a licensed member of College Planning Relief, Tom has access to the expertise and the many years of college financial planning. Member of PA Association of College Admissions Counselor, Member of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh Valley Business Group, and Member of the Association for Certified College Funding Specialist.

Together, Tom and Maria have recently published a best-seller, A Degree of Success: The Right Career, the Right College, and the Financial Aid to Make it All Possible.  Their podcast, “College and Financial Aid and Career Navigator” has interviewed college, career, and college aid experts to keep parents informed.

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.