Cognitive College Advising is a college admissions consulting firm with a special interest in helping students develop as thinkers during the college search process. Its founder, Sheri Levin, has a Masters of Science in integrated marketing from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, earned with distinction. Sheri completed her practicum at the French International School of Chicago, where she worked with college bound students enrolled in rigorous baccalaureate curriculum. She presented workshops on the college personal statement, effective resume writing, and research techniques when assessing post-secondary institutions. Sheri is a graduate of the prestigious IECA Summer Training Institute at Claremont-McKenna College.
With a passion for higher education, Sheri is a lover of learning, reading, discussing and discovering. It is her goal to transmit some of this passion onto her students.
Before founding CCA, Sheri worked in corporate America with many international brands. These included Discover Card, Target, Mattel, Home Depot, Universal Studios, National Geographic Explorer, Sony and the Grammy’s. She understands the inner framework of companies with departments that include marketing, IT, customer service, database management, market-research, finance, product development, portfolio management, legal and operations. She also understands the intersection of outside suppliers and vendors and internal company priorities. She provides her students with a basic understanding of these functions within and outside of companies so they can begin to imagine what they may like to do once they launch their careers.