Navigating through

college life and career changes

Navigating through

college life and career changes

"We as parents, and my Son, who is a high school senior, appreciate the outstanding expertise that Gina has provided for us. We were naive to all the requirements, expectations and due diligence necessary to prepare and execute for our Son to apply for colleges effectively and efficiently. Gina assisted us in every aspect that we were unprepared for; applications, essays, financial aid assistance and overall knowledge to gain acceptance at various Universities. We are so grateful to Gina for her professionalism, going the extra mile for us and her perseverance in our meeting all the demands required." -Curt P.

"Couldn’t have done it without your help!" - Nick P.

""Gina is a great college consult. She helps with college searches, applications, scholarships, and much more. She is very on top of things. She gets stuff done. Ask her anything and she would love to help out. The money spent goes really quickly, so make sure, students and parents, to make most of your time with her time. Personally, I have gotten into all of those schools I have applied to so far and it is with the help from Gina! I highly recommend her." -Mika H.

"Gina is the BEST! Her knowledge, efficiency, attention to detail, her work ethic and positive influence helped my daughter get into several colleges. Gina effectively produced scholarship options and happily assisted us with college questions at a moment’s notice. I highly recommend Gina and plan to utilize her expertise for my youngest daughter in a couple of years but in the meantime I will tell all my friends that Gina is the ONE to hire. She knows her stuff and will support your child 100 percent!" -Nancy H.

"Thank you for being so invested in my ability to pursue this new path, Gina.  I was truly blessed to meet you and be graced by your incredible knowledge and expertise in the field of higher education." -Laurie S.

"I contacted Gina to help my daughter with the process of applying to colleges to transfer to from SBCC. I'm so glad I did! There's so much to know, everything seems different for every institution, and it can be overwhelming. Gina met with my daughter on several occasions. She's a great researcher, extremely thorough, and very personable. She also helped her write her personal statement. It was a great experience, and my daughter is very happy with the result, which was an acceptance into the school of her choice!"

-Jeanie A.

"YOU have relieved so much of my stress. I really enjoyed handing the responsibility off to you. Thank you for everything! Like I mentioned you are our 'Angel'.  -Nancy H."

"Thank you soooo much for everything!! It is great!" -Tracy M.

"My 17 yr. old son recently met with Dr. Gina La Monica to help him apply to college. Her knowledge and strategies to reach his goal of getting a great education while being able to financially afford it are invaluable. She knows the inner workings of the process beyond what we could know on our own. She is enthusiastic and positive, further giving my son the confidence and focus needed. For us, we see her services as invaluable. We are going to continue working with her till the applications are complete. We thank her for her encouragement, knowledge and patience while my son plans his future." – Trixie L.

“I graduated from UCSB with a doctorate degree with a goal of obtaining a teaching position in higher education, but didn’t know where to begin. Dr. La Monica helped me not only with where to find higher education positions, but the job application process, the interview, and an understanding of how the higher education job market works from an insider’s prospective. The wealth of knowledge Gina has in the education is incredible.”  - Dr. Malia 

"Determining a college and career direction can be overwhelming for students and their families. Add to that the increasing competition for enrollment, especially at schools with impacted programs, and the challenge can seem insurmountable. Dr. Gina La Monica provided a fresh and encouraging perspective presenting us with options we had not considered. Her knowledge and experience make her a real asset to students and their families seeking advice and support in the pursuit of higher education." Denise H.

“I am a Canadian citizen wanting to study in America, but can’t afford the international tuition fees. Dr. La Monica educated me on many affordable options that were available to international students that enabled me to stay in America to complete my college education. Dr. La Monica not has firsthand knowledge of the public college market, but the private sector. She was a tremendous help!” – Trisha Y. 

“When I met Dr. La Monica, I was working as an aesthetician, but wanted to move forward on my career path not knowing what options were available to me. I wanted to enter in a field close to what I was currently doing. Dr. La Monica educated me on many career pathways that were close to my interests, skills, and knowledge. I am now entering a nursing school excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead. I thank Gina for her thoroughness and assistance in helping me get where I am today.” – Ysenia L.

“I live in Texas and had no idea what college to send my son to. He didn’t want to go to a big school and also wanted to stay close to home. He also didn’t know what to major in. Dr. La Monica gave us thorough advice not only on college choices, but what was the best major for him with the future job market. She is an expert in career exploration, which helped my son narrow down his interests. He is now in his second year at a small college in Texas majoring in Computer Science and enjoying his college experience thanks to Dr. La Monica.” Lisa S. 

“I contacted Dr. La Monica when my daughter was in high school looking for guidance on college preparatory classes. My daughter wanted to attend a top tier college so I had to find a college adviser who was extremely knowledgeable not only on college admission, but high school curriculum. Gina gave me invaluable advice about a special program that allows high school students to take community college classes. My daughter enrolled in this program and was so successful that she was able to get admittance to her first choice college – USC.  I thank Gina for her wisdom and guidance.” – Naj B. 

“As a working adult in the health care field, I wanted to finally obtain my bachelor’s degree, but didn’t know what college would be best for me. I work 40 hours a week and do not have much time. Dr. La Monica helped find the best college for the value that works perfectly with my family and work life. I am now fulfilling my dream of earning a bachelor’s degree thanks for Dr. La Monica’s expertise in higher education especially those colleges for the adult learner.” – Michael M.

“I worked for Dr. La Monica as a student assistant when she was a dean at a local community college. Not only did I see her enormous knowledge base of higher education, but I experienced it firsthand. She personally helped me with my educational plan ensuring I took the correct classes not only to transfer to a UC, but also to get me ready for law school. After I finished my undergraduate studies, Dr. La Monica assisted me in identifying the best law school for me in addition to assisting me with the law school admission process, financial aid and scholarship options, and a truly better understanding of the expectations of graduate school.  I don’t think I could have navigated through the law school application process without her assistance.” - Dolly N. 

“I graduated from UCSB with a doctorate degree with a goal of obtaining a teaching position in higher education, but didn’t know where to begin. Dr. La Monica helped me not only with where to find higher education positions, but the job application process, the interview, and an understanding of how the higher education job market works from an insider’s prospective. The wealth of knowledge Gina has in the education is incredible.”  - Dr. Malia 

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