Mariana Goldlust
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Mariana Goldlust

About

Hi there! My name is Mariana Goldlust, and I am a recent graduate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. I have six years of experience in college advising and standardized test prep, where I've helped 20+ students gain acceptance letters to Ivy League and Top 20 universities. Whether you are seeking personal statement guidance, school-specific insight, or interview prep, I look forward to supporting you as your maximize your college admissions potential.

Mariana helped students get into:
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
Wellesley CollegeCornell University
Brown UniversityColumbia University
Emory UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Northwestern University
University of Pennsylvania
Wellesley College
Cornell University
Brown University
Columbia University
Emory University
University of Michigan
Mariana helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Jobs & Internships
Highly Selective College Admissions
New York, NY
6 years of experience
Cornell University – BS | Industrial and Labor Relations
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
McKinsey & Company

📓
Favorite subject in school
Business Strategy

📺
Favorite TV show
Gilmore Girls, Suits, Ted Lasso

🍴
Favorite food
Sushi

Packages

Trial

5 hours

For families looking for support in a specific area of the admissions process.
$375($75/hr)
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Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools of a specific stage of the application process.
$750($75/hr)
Save 32%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$110.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Activities Section Review

$55.00 / 30 min

Receive feedback and guidance on creating a well-rounded and impact-oriented activities section.


All about Cornell...

$55.00 / 30 min

Ask your Cornell-related questions, receive guidance on Cornell essays, and more


Building a Strategic School List

$55.00 / 30 min

Engage in a crash-course session to build and review your school list for the application process.


College Admissions Advising

$110.00 / 60 min

Receive guidance and support on any part of the admissions process.


College Interview Prep (with mock interview!)

$110.00 / 60 min

Learn how to prepare and best position yourself for success during your next college interview!


Essay Brainstorming and Concept Development

$110.00 / 60 min

Hitting a wall in developing your college essays? Let's talk about it.


Essay Review

$110.00 / 60 min

Receive comments and revisions for your personal statement or supplemental essays.


Waitlist guidance / LOCI

$55.00 / 30 min

Receive support in navigating the waitlist (e.g., letter of continued interest)


Writing a Letter of Continued Interest

$110.00 / 60 min

Receive personalized instruction, real-time outline guidance, and asynchronous editing on your Letter of Continued Interest.

Recent reviews

5.0(4 reviews)

“Mariana is absolutely AMAZING! She guided me through the entire process and never failed to make herself available when I needed it. I was able to get into my #1 choice with her help. She's energetic, understanding, and absolutely committed to your success - everything I could have hoped for!"

Aryan B.

“Mariana is so helpful. She interacted with me with good manners and answered my questions fully. Thanks, Mariana."

Zipporah I.
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Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
New York, NY
6 years of experience
Cornell University – BS | Industrial and Labor Relations
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
McKinsey & Company

📓
Favorite subject in school
Business Strategy

📺
Favorite TV show
Gilmore Girls, Suits, Ted Lasso

🍴
Favorite food
Sushi
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.