Staff Spotlight: Heather Friedman

by | Sep 6, 2019 | Staff Spotlight

Heather is a College Counselor with Campus Bound. Learn more about her in this Staff Spotlight.

Heather Friedman, College Counselor

Heather, with her family

BA, Boston College
MEd, Boston University

Heather served as an Assistant Director of the Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Board in both Boston and London for several years. She was also involved in the design of the HBS Early Career 2+2 program. Prior to HBS, Heather worked at Boston Consulting Group and in undergraduate admissions at Boston University.

In Her Own Words: 

My approach:

“I enjoy listening to college applicants and getting to know their needs and wants. My strength lies in helping them develop a unique story to tell and one that inspires them in the process. I enjoy helping students stay focused and on task during this busy time. Finding the right college can be daunting, but it can also be a fun and rewarding way to discover more about one’s self. I aim to make this journey as smooth as possible for all of my students and families.”

What I love about the college process:
“As someone who has experience in college admissions, MBA admissions and private sector work, I relish the opportunity to work with a group of young people who truly want to be guided.  I recognize that each student is an individual with their own thoughts, ideas and desires for their futures.  I see my job as being their listener, coach, champion and gentle “nudger” to help them reach their own personal goals.  I learn from each student as much as they learn from me!”

What I enjoy doing in my spare time: 

“I took several years away from work to raise my two boys. While they are still young, I enjoy being back in the workforce while also being an attentive mom.  In my spare time, I love to run, ski, play frisbee and backyard baseball with my boys and spend time with family and friends socially.  I also love to be near the water as I find it relaxes me completely! I love hearing how my students spend their free time as well.  It often inspires me to do something new or to learn something that I have not yet discovered for myself!”

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