I've spent a lot of my life in higher education in the US and the UK as both a student and a professional. I've traveled worldwide doing recruitment, admissions, lectures, workshops, and strategic planning to promote educational partnerships at a senior level, as well as one on one with students navigating the application process.
For nearly fifteen years I've made higher education my passion, but also my canvas - creating two degrees that spanned academia and industry, thinking outside of the box for promotion and admission, honing the craft of story, entrepreneurship, and innovation to grow as a person, as a professional, an academic, and as a guide.
I'm American myself, and I started working in admissions as a student in the US. I then did two degrees in the UK (MA, PhD), and then worked in recruitment and admissions for more than a decade for a British University.
I currently work for Study in Wales developing relationships between the US and Welsh Universities, and consulting with individuals on educational options, developing everything from college applications to PhD proposals.
I'm involved in admissions workshops, info sessions, tours, and events. Please get in touch if you'd like to consider working together.
Testimonials: "I worked with Maggie Parke to transfer to University in the UK. Maggie proved to be an invaluable resource in selecting a University thanks to her knowledge of the different universities I was interested in. She really listened to what my goals were in choosing a University. Her personal level of involvement during the application process made me feel much more comfortable and certain in my decision. Maggie worked with me through every step of the process with knowledge, patience, and kindness. I wholeheartedly endorse her service to anyone looking to study in the UK." Tavish Peckham, Student, MA USA
"Maggie Parke is an extremely effective, responsive, and professional consultant for students looking to study at University in the UK. We worked with Maggie when my son was looking to transfer into a University in the UK. Our experience with Maggie was very personalized and tailored based on my son’s needs and goals. She was always available to answer questions across various aspects of the application process, and she is extremely knowledgeable and insightful about the entire process. Maggie helped bring structure, organization, and clarity to what can be an overwhelming process, providing valuable feedback, enthusiasm, and advice. In addition to her excellent professional skills, she is personable and caring. It was clear that she truly had the best interests of my son in mind when advising us. Her kindness, care, and sense of humor make her a true pleasure to work with, and we would highly recommend Maggie as a University consultant." Ellen Petersen, Parent, Marblehead, MA USA