Meet Amy

Amy Helbig Swords
Senior College Counselor

Amy Swords Background:
 Bachelor of Science, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Former Director of College Advising, Kingswood Oxford School, CT
 Former Assistant Director of Admission, Manhattanville College, NY
 Former Assistant Director of Admission, LeMoyne College, NY
 Former Admission Counselor, Bentley University, MA


Other educational positions held:

College Consultant for Corporate Recruiting and Training, Aetna

I have worked with students in the following areas:

As a result of a 30-year career working with high school and college aged students, I have been fortunate to meet people with various expectations about higher education. As that world of education changes, I continue to consider each student as an individual who deserves to benefit from a positive college experience. High achievers, athletes, artists, and students who are still exploring should all be able to determine where their talents and abilities will be valued, and continue to use them while discovering new interests. Working in both college admissions and high school counseling has allowed me to better understand and share my experiences and knowledge with families.

Why I am passionate about college counseling:

I thoroughly enjoyed my college search and my college experience (even if it was many years ago!) While it may appear to be a more daunting experience now than it was then, it doesn’t have to be. Helping students realize all the interesting things they have done in their young lives is as exciting for me as it is for them.

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do. I love to read, watch movies, ski, craft, go to the beach or spend time on the boat. I’m also a huge fan of college athletics of all kinds.

Campus Bound Office: Hingham