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Melissa Szobota

Former Assistant Director of Admissions, Columbia University School of Social Work
Former Associate Director of Student Affairs, Columbia Business School
MA Candidate, Columbia University
MSW, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Boston College

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I am the former Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia University School of Social Work. I hold a (MSW) Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. I am also pursuing a (MA) Master’s in Arts in Developmental Psychology with a focus in Prevention, Risk, and Resilience among adolescents and families.

I am passionate about partnering with students and their parents/guardians as they experience the college application, admissions, and selection journey. This includes my desire to empower my clients to lead from strengths, discover areas of growth, and find the right institutional fit. I focus on the whole person and utilize a holistic coaching approach to the college application process.

In my free time, I love exploring New York City with my husband and two chihuahuas, Brooklyn and Maple. I am a retired competitive figure skater so I love making use of the NYC ice rinks during the winter months.