Jing Xiao

Jing Xiao

Sunnyvale, California

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Introduction

Have you ever met an educational consultant with a designer's mindset? It is me. I might never find my calling if I haven’t met the book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. I was fascinated by the methodology developed by two professors in the Design School of Stanford University. It inspired me to initiate the series of Life Design Team workshops. Integrating my 10+ years of work experience in architectural design with 5+ years of diligent exploration in education, I am enthusiastic about supporting students to identify their interests, develop their strengths, and build a standout profile for their future careers.

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Academic Record

University of California-Berkeley

Certificate , GPA: 4.00

College Admissions Advising as major

College Admissions Advising as major

May 21, 2019 ~ Dec. 22, 2022

Work Experiences

Total Consulting Experiences: 2.2 years


Bilingual Consultant

UC Eazy

April 5, 2021 ~ now , 1.5 years

Build up channels to make UCEazy accessible to the Chinese community; Translate some materials (like flyers) and post them through chosen channels;Organize online webinar every 2 weeks in the Chinese community; Prepare PPTs for the webinar and host the webinar if needed; Follow up with the webinar attendees and anyone registered; Have meetings with Chinese families and identify their pains/needs; Make an appointment for Chinese families to meet Dennis for the next steps; Prepare a personalized plan/proposal for prospective Chinese families.


Educational Consultant

Harmony Plus

June 1, 2020 ~ Feb. 1, 2021 , 0.7 years

Harmony Plus prepares learners for the professional landscape by providing long-term academic and career planning services for local and international students. In the position of Bilingual Consultant under the golden triangle framework, I was involved in the Future Planning services.


School Counselor

Oakland school for the arts

Sept. 3, 2020 ~ Dec. 18, 2020 , 0.3 years

Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) is a visual and performing arts charter school in Oakland, California. I was involved in the group counseling sessions with 20+ seniors twice a week regarding the good fit school list, CommApp, UC, CSU applications, and more. I enjoyed seeking various resources to support students in solving their problems, especially for STEM and visual arts students. Simultaneously, I worked with 5+ students on the 1-1 sessions to start and level up their UC PIQs, personal statements, and supplemental essays with deep reflections.

Specialties

Languages

English

Mandarin

School Categories

Colleges, Universities, And Professional Schools

Schools in the West Coast USA

Top 30 US News National Universities

University of California

Majors

Architecture and Urban Design

Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Communication of Science and Technology

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Computer Science and Psychology

Educational Psychology

Foreign Languages Education

International Business

Piano Performance

Major Categories

Arts

Engineering

Interdisciplinary Studies

Math and Science

Social Sciences and Humanities

Accepted Applications

Licenses & Certificates

UCB College Admissions and Career Planning Certificate

Dec. 22, 2020

Q&A

Q: What approach you are using to support students for career exploration?

A: Life Design Team workshop, with Design Thinking methodology developed by professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans in the Design School of Stanford University.

Q: Do you have different packages to meet the various needs of families?

A: Yes. I provide 4 types of packages. College Application Packages are for students entering the application season, College Admission Basic Package and College Admission Unlimited Package. For students in the 8-11th grade, I provide College Planning Package and College Accelerator Package.

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Life Designing Workshop

Standard enrollment, 3 schools

Let us explore methodology from the best-seller book “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” developed by professors in D. School at Stanford. The main goal is to support students to go through wayfinding process, discover different versions of YOU, and map their roles in the world. It will equip with a framework and hands-on tools to develop a conscious competence in life.

1. Major and Career Consulting

$ 540

12 days, 12 sessions 1.5 hour per session 6-9 students for each group

Total

$ 540

College Planning and Application Preparation Package

Standard enrollment, 7 schools

It is the best fit for students in the 8-11th grade and families who seek guidance to manage the high school journey to prepare for college. It includes a monthly one-on-one meeting and Life Designing workshops. I provide personalized services, like summer planning and career exploration. I also help with key decisions for high school success and get ready for college application.

1. Background Evaluation

$ 200

2 days, Introduce my approach and strategies; Evaluate current Academic and E Activities; Discuss preliminary application goals and life goals.

2. Application Planning

$ 800

5 days, Devise GPA enhancement strategies; Make a plan to enhance test scores; Devise strategies for maximizing academic profile;

3. Extracurricular Activities

$ 400

5 days, Create activity list and label with categories; Find logic among categories and plan for more; Start the master resume related to major/interests; Update master resume and activity list.

4. Major and Career Consulting

$ 540

12 days, Life Designing Workshop: Let us explore methodology from the best-seller book “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” developed by professors in D. School at Stanford. The main goal is to support students to go through wayfinding process, discover different versions of YOU, and map their roles in the world. It will equip with a framework and hands-on tools to develop a conscious competence in life.

5. School List

$ 800

5 days, Complete College-Bound survey and start researching; Craft preliminary college list and EA/ED strategies; Attend college events and narrow down college list; Finalize early application school list and EA, REA, ED.

Total

$ 2,740

The First Counseling Meeting

Standard enrollment, 1 school

Let us get to know each other. On the first meeting with parents or students, I mainly identify their needs and introduce my services. It is ONLY $25.

1. Background Evaluation

$ 25

1 days,

Total

$ 25

College Admission Unlimited Package

Standard enrollment, 7 schools

This package is the best fit for families who need full support through the college application process. It includes UC and CSU applications, and 5 schools of Common Application. I provide unlimited support as you need for the entire college application process. I will assist 11th grade students towards getting their acceptance letters through a step-by-step process.

1. Background Evaluation

$ 200

2 days, Introduce my approach and strategies; Evaluate current Academic and E Activities; Discuss preliminary application goals and life goals; Complete College-Bound survey and start researching.

2. Application Planning

$ 800

10 days, It covers 10 months of counseling services, including assessments, academic planning, extracurricular activity planning, career planning, essay writing, and college application review.

3. School List

$ 800

5 days, Upon receipt of transcript and standardized test results (if any)

4. Essay Editing

$ 2,000

20 days, We focus on UC PIQs and CommApp Personal Statement and supplemental essays. Upon receipt of draft, includes preliminary brainstorming, 5 rounds of comments and 1 final round of language edits

5. Application Final Review

$ 300

3 days, All documents ready

6. School Final Decision

$ 200

5 days, Upon receipt of request when all admission decisions are released

Total

$ 4,300

College Admission Basic Package

Standard enrollment, 3 schools

This package is the best fit for families which need limited support or have a budget constraint. It includes UC and CSU applications, and 3 schools of Common Application. Through limited guidance, your family gets the desirable help you need. I will assist 11th grade students towards getting their acceptance letters through a step-by-step process.

1. Background Evaluation

$ 100

2 days, Evaluate current academic and extracurricular activities; Discuss preliminary application goals and life goals.

2. Application Planning

$ 800

10 days, Monthly meeting with Academic Planning, Extracurricular Activities Planning, and Career Planning.

3. School List

$ 800

5 days, Upon receipt of transcript and standardized test results (if any)

4. Essay Editing

$ 1,000

10 days, We mainly focus on UC PIQ and CommApp personal statement. Upon receipt of the draft, it includes preliminary brainstorming, 5 rounds of comments, and 1 final round of language edits.

5. Application Final Review

$ 300

3 days, All documents ready

6. School Final Decision

$ 200

5 days, Upon receipt of request when all admission decisions are released

Total

$ 3,200