Samara Watkins
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Samara Watkins

About

Samara has spent four admissions cycles helping students best represent themselves as both individuals and applicants in the elite college admissions process. As an alumna of Cornell University and child of 2 Harvard alumni interviewers, Samara is familiar with the Ivy League's rigorous academics and application process. Using her Cornell degree in communication and Fortune 100 PR and brand management experience, Samara collaborates with her clients to craft narratives that best represent themselves to admissions committees. The wit, candor, and strategy Samara brings to collaborating with clients has been highly effective. Her clients have gained admission to Columbia University, The University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkley, NYU, and Boston University, among others. She looks forward to adding your student’s successful admission to this impressive list!

Samara helped students get into:
Cornell UniversityStanford University
Harvard UniversityNew York University
University of California, BerkeleyBoston University
Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Stanford University
Harvard University
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
Boston University
Northwestern University
University of Pennsylvania
Samara helps with…
College Interviews
Highly Selective College Admissions
Washington, D.C.
6 years of experience
Cornell University – BS | Communication with a concentration in media theory and minor in American Studies
Business
History
Political Science
Communications
Theater
Design
Engineering
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Witty, observant, thoughtful, savvy, organized

🙏
Best piece of advice
Write it down!

💼
First job
Babysitter

💭
Dream job
Magazine editor

📚
Favorite book
JD Salinger's 7 Stories

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Field hockey and theater

🎵
Favorite artist
Lorde

📺
Favorite TV show
Mad Men and the Real Housewives

🍴
Favorite food
Ice Cream

My process

I bring strategic storytelling to application profiles in order to tell admissions teams compelling stories about my clients as individuals and applicants.

Packages

5 Hour Package

5 hours

5 hours of online and offline essay review
$675($135/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$150.00 / 60 min

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


Recent reviews

4.9(30 reviews)

“Samara did an excellent job. She provided great insights and was very prompt and thorough. Extremely satisfied with her help."

lara s.

“She was incredibly helpful and gave detailed feedback that helped improve my essay tremendously."

Entong G.

“Samara did a thorough job showing us what was important to expand on and what to remove from the essay. I would recommend her to anyone looking for assistance on their college essays. "

A S.
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
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
Washington, D.C.
6 years of experience
Cornell University – BS | Communication with a concentration in media theory and minor in American Studies
Business
History
Political Science
Communications
Theater
Design
Engineering
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Witty, observant, thoughtful, savvy, organized

🙏
Best piece of advice
Write it down!

💼
First job
Babysitter

💭
Dream job
Magazine editor

📚
Favorite book
JD Salinger's 7 Stories

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Field hockey and theater

🎵
Favorite artist
Lorde

📺
Favorite TV show
Mad Men and the Real Housewives

🍴
Favorite food
Ice Cream
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.