An Interview with Stephanie Welder, An Independent Educational Consultant

Everyone benefits from having an expert in their corner, especially when starting something as fluid as college admissions or getting a job. In 13 application seasons as owner of Access College and Career Consultants, LLC, Stephanie Welder has learned how to navigate applications by visiting 450 colleges, creating relationships in admissions offices, and staying on top of trends; she’s monitored changes in how colleges build a class and changes that affect the jobs that graduates are getting. Welder’s previous experiences as a counselor and teacher have built upon one another enriching her understanding of how doors unlock when we are open to walking through them. Her ideal clients come to her to explore who they want to become and strategize how to get there. Together they prep and polish their application materials.