At its core, Kaizen High envisions a college counselling program that treats our students’ journeys as uniquely theirs. We disavow a one-size-fits-all approach towards counselling and believe in encouraging each student to become the best version of themselves.
As a result, Kaizen High offers college counselling that is focused, targeted and flexible in its dimensions and takes into account the specific needs and aspiration of each student. Kaizen has a team of full-time counselors dedicated to seeing, knowing and understanding each of their charges as individuals first, and provide them with advice and resources that they need.
Marium Saeed is a lawyer, a lecturer, College Board certified counselor and now, Counselor at Kaizen High School. In her career, she’s demonstrated a passion for helping others, whether it be in the legal field where she’s demonstrated her ability to use research and the spoken word to succeed, or in the classroom where her lectures have inspired others to do the same. With an intellectual frame of mind, Marium loves to help students achieve their full potential, guiding them through in-depth analysis of their own strengths towards the right career path, academic courses and personal development.
Mariam Saeed – Career Counsellor at Kaizen
Marium Saeed’s track record in multiple professional, legal and academic firms speaks highly about her ability to adapt and work well with people of various backgrounds and personalities, an asset for any counseling team.
At Kaizen High School, as a Counselor, Marium looks forward to helping shape the future potential of our students. She doesn’t believe that one size fits all, rather that each individual chooses his or her own path, even if that path, like hers, melds multiple domains of interest. That, after all, is the true liberal arts spirit.
PARENTS, GUARDIANS, GUIDES AND MENTORS
Kaizen High welcomes the participation of families in the college process, appreciating the crucial role they have always played in their students’ lives as guides and mentors, while also remaining cognizant of the seismic shifts that the college process can bring to family structures and dynamics. We consider the college application process as an opportunity for families and adolescents to evolve together.
While our counselors focus on the student primarily, we remain accessible to families for check-ins, questions and concerns, by appointment.
A1 is a pivotal time to become aware of where you wish to go, geographically speaking, after high school. During this time, our team of counsellors will give you an overview of the process for each country, be that Pakistan or abroad. Our team of dedicated counsellors will help you understand the various types of schools in US, UK or indeed any other country you are considering. This includes liberal arts schools, state universities and private universities amongst the many other variations we will help you explore.
Our sessions also include giving you an understanding of the different portal for admission and the standardized tests that are required. During this time we also help you delve into your interests by taking part in different extra-curricular activities and electives.
A2 is where we narrow down the processes right at the beginning of the year. Our dedicated counsellors will ask you to fill in an intro form where you’ll divulge your experiences and the lessons learned through them as a first step towards forming your narrative. The counselling team will help you explore what your personality is, your academics, your extra-curricular and personal activities to form a full picture of your potential and ambitions. Whatever you wish to do in life, this is the point when we will help you determine the strongest pathway to achieve your dreams.
This period will be spent in developing your university-specific application materials world over. In process, we will guide you on how best to capitalize on your potential to seek opportunities for further education and beyond.
Gap Year Students
We realize often how tough it is to navigate through your high school experience and reach your potential. Even Gap Year students who join Kaizen are given full support to explore electives and extra-curricular activities, receiving the full benefit of our mentorship circle as well as college counselling from our resource center.