Posts in Queen Elizabeth College
Ashwarya Singh Devason (University of Pennsylvania)

“… In the beginning, I was afraid that my application would lose my personal touch if I approach a counselor. Boy, was I wrong! In fact, the opposite is true; she helped me find me. Over countless conversations about my life plans, aspirations, dreams and goals, she listened, encouraged and believed in me. She always pushed me to be the best version of myself and she was always ready to help me dig deep into my heart to figure out what I wanted. She always went out of her way, exactly like a parent would, to ensure the success of my application. Her insightful feedback on my essays, her infectious drive and motivation (the countdown emails!!!) and her methodical approach really helped me manage my application alongside my HSC exams. … I received glowing letters of acceptance and full scholarships to several Top US Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges, among which I chose the University of Pennsylvania. …”

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Reeya Callychurn (Caldwell University)

“I was not well-informed about universities, and words like “common app” seemed foreign to me. … I knew that America is the land of opportunities but I always thought that attending an American university is next to impossible. … Working with Anjanita made the college application process a period of self-discovery especially during the essay-writing period. She always encouraged her students to be authentic and to write their own story. She was a firm believer that everyone has a story to tell and that the essay serves as a vehicle for our voice. Such advice from her indeed helped me to embrace my uniqueness and stand out rather than fashioning myself into someone I might think the admissions committee will like. … Thanks to Anjanita, I will be attending Caldwell University this fall with a Presidential Scholarship. … Thank you for listening and providing insights to help me navigate all the rough patches and big decisions in this journey! …”

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Neha Ramsurrun (Dartmouth College)

“Ms. Anjanita gradually broke it down and made everything seem simpler. With her guidance, I began to understand what was required of me as an applicant. … I was able to hone my writing skills and engage in introspection, grow, and better present myself through my application. … Be it through helping me polish my Common App, brainstorm for my personal essay, submit my applications, or through her encouraging words during stressful times, Ms. Anjanita was there for me at every step of the way. … And when I was later accepted into four excellent schools, including Georgetown University and Dartmouth College, on great financial aid, I will never forget how Ms. Anjanita’s joy seemed to rival my own. ... She often told me to “go the extra mile”, and this is a lesson that I will keep in mind as I attend Dartmouth College during the next four years, and throughout my life. …”

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Anushka Dunessur (Drexel University)

“Anjanita motivated me to persevere and helped me thoroughly throughout the whole application process, making it less daunting and overwhelming as it previously seemed to be. She has been so patient and understanding, guiding me step by step, reviewing my application carefully and constantly giving me constructive criticism and positive feedback. … My happiness was inexorable seeing my efforts getting paid off after investing so much time and effort working on my extracurricular activities, SAT, writing personal statements amongst other things. I can’t be more grateful for the scholarship I received as it has greatly reduced the financial burden on my father who is a single parent, and is helping me to live my dream. I am really grateful to Ms. Mahadoo for contributing to making my dream a reality. …"

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Siksha Ramchurn (Augustana College)

“Ms Mahadoo made me tackle the different parts of my application in such a way that the lengthy process seemed so easy. ... She is always available to answer any questions I have and will do everything in her capacity to clear any confusion my parents or I have. … Ms Mahadoo was there to guide me through every single step of my application. She put all her efforts to solve any problem that came up and didn’t hesitate to contact the appropriate university officials whenever needed. Thanks to her constant support I was able to get into 7 schools and I finally committed to Augustana College, Illinois, where I was offered both a merit scholarship and financial aid. … I have to say that without Ms Mahadoo’s guidance, my American dream would have never come. …”

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Nadiya Jaunbocus (Wesleyan University)

“…A million questions flooded my mind ‘With only a few months left and the upcoming HSC exams, how would I manage to start and complete the lengthy application process? When would I take the SATs?’…Mrs Mahadoo dispelled all the doubts I had… Most importantly, she made me believe in my own capabilities to be successful…I absolutely love Mrs Mahadoo’s ability to connect with people… Under her constant guidance and encouragement, I learnt how to make the most of my time, by balancing my application and studies perfectly…I’ll never forget how she once called the College Board on my behalf, so I would not have to incur international charges. That kind of dedication is rare…Thanks to Mrs Mahadoo, I will be attending Wesleyan University this fall with a full scholarship…”

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Swarna Jeewajee (MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

"...She stood by me throughout the application process, constantly urging me to see the larger picture, and make choices that would benefit me in the long run...In Mauritius, sadly, not everyone can be a laureate. Yet, it is a dream that thousands of HSC students pursue, year in year out; ...I may have missed the chance of having my name inscribed in gold on my high school’s board of honor, but I will forever carry within me, the golden MIT experience that I am currently living..."

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Kirtee Ramo (Bryn Mawr College)

“…Initially, I knew very little about the application process for US institutions. I was not even sure which schools I should apply to or what I should study in college… After talking to Anjanita, I was convinced that she was the perfect person to help me… Her brainstorming sessions helped me engage in deep introspection and gain a better understanding of myself. Her constructive criticism helped me demonstrate my uniqueness in my college essays. It is thanks to her guidance that I have been accepted to two great US colleges with considerable financial aid packages…”

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Yusrah Kaudeer (Amherst College)

"...I had no idea what to do. Then came the light through the tunnel: I talked to dear Madame Mahadoo. She pushed me to bring out the best in me... The application process was indeed very bulky and hectic, with many high and lows, and I constantly had many questions, but she always had my back... Today, I am forever grateful that I got into several schools in the US—two of them with a full ride..."

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Kashmeera Baboolall (Amherst College)

"...StudyUSA helps you showcase your full potential to universities... and thus ensures that you get matched to the university that best suits you... I valued the individual attention I received along with the meticulous work both StudyUSA and I put in... Anjanita always encouraged me to dream bigger... Without StudyUSA I would not be at one of the top colleges in the US..."

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Lovanee Cunden (Bard College)

"...Today I'm being able to pursue my American dream… She believed in me when I could not believe in myself ... With her by my side, I felt in safe hands. Her dedication to her work is so contagious that she makes you want to work harder to achieve your goals… She always had the right words to encourage me, and bring the best out of me "if you have an elephant to eat and keep staring at it you will never be able to do it but if you attack each part of the elephant one piece at a time, it makes it much easier and more approachable..."

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