UCEazy developed its proprietary Career Pathway as an exclusive, invitation-only program that guides exceptional students with the highest chances of being admitted into competitive majors at top U.S. universities. These innovative Career Pathways provide students with all the highly specialized guidance needed to secure admission into Computer Science, Engineering & Pre-Med programs at Ivy League-type colleges. For students in public schools, these Pathways level the playing field with students from elite private high schools.
These sophisticated pathways combine the following:
- Highly qualified counselors with a deep understanding of admissions to these three majors
- Specialists in extracurricular activities
- Specialists in college essay writing
- College Essay Writing Program
- Group courses for students and parents to support well-rounded development
- UCEazy’s proprietary curriculum
Meet the lead counselors for the three Career Pathways:
Computer Science –Mr. Chris Sharp has served as the Assistant Director of Admission at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where his focus was on computer science and other quantitative majors. CMU’s CS program is currently ranked #3 in the U.S. Learn more here.
Engineering – Mr. Ray Prado spent 12 years in the Undergraduate Admissions office at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where his focus was on Engineering admissions. Caltech’s Engineering program is currently ranked #4 in the U.S. Learn more here.
Pre-Med (emphasis on combo BS/MD programs) –Mr. Brian Ford has served as an Assistant Director of Admission at Boston University (BU) where his focus was on their combined BS/MD program. BU is currently ranked among the top 10 combo BS/MD programs in the U.S. Learn more here.
Frequently Asked Questions (Click to Expand)
Why should my student participate in Career Pathways?
These Pathways provide highly specialized guidance for students that aspire to CS, Engineering or Pre-Med majors. It is specifically offered for students that are committed to these majors and associated careers. The design elements of these Pathways take talented and motivated students to the next level while being mindful of the holistic development that universities seek. This program combines three experts to support your student throughout the entire process, beginning in 8th grade when the direction towards a major is essential.
What elements makeup Career Pathways?
UCEazy’s Career Pathways program includes:
- One-on-one guidance from a counseling expert
- During 9th and 10th grades, the Career Pathway lead serves as a mentor
- During 11th and 12th grades, the Career Pathway lead is the primary counselor
- One-on-one writing program (for college essays) begins in 9th grade
- Support from our activities strategist as needed
- Group classes on topics related to the student’s all-round development
What are your acceptance rates for students participating in this Pathway?
While there are no guarantees for acceptance into top-tier programs and universities, our Career Pathways program boasts a 100% acceptance rate for students into the top 20 ranked programs and universities. This is precisely the reason why we have a strong evaluation process in place for being admitted into the program.
How is this different from the College Bound Pathway?
The Career Pathways add career-specific guidance on top of the College Bound Pathway curriculum. Historically, College Bound students have been admitted to top-ranked universities and programs. However, that pathway does not include the mentorship with our Career Pathway leads or require students to participate in our intensive writing program for college essays.
How is the Career Pathway different from other UCEazy programs?
The Career Pathway provides highly-specialized guidance for students that aspire to admissions in CS, Engineering and Pre-Med majors.
What should parents expect from their students in this program?
In grades 8-11, your child will develop a competitive profile for applying to top colleges and universities with these specific majors. Your child’s passion will be developed in tangible ways that impact the college admissions process. By the end of 11th grade, parents will see significant progress in their child’s writing abilities. In 12th grade, your child will receive specialized guidance throughout the application process for these competitive majors.