- Success Stories
“Ms. Rivers was so helpful with assisting me with my college application essay. I am certain her help with my college application essay is what helped me get into my top school. One school even wrote a personal note on my college acceptance stating my essay was one of the best they had received.” – Olivia J. – student
“Caryn Rivers was instrumental in helping us navigate the college application process for our daughter. She took everything our family needed into consideration. She provided professional and personal insight which undeniably helped us make informed decisions. Caryn even helped us craft a financial appeal letter and helped us gain more financial aid. She is patient, kind, efficient and thorough. We are delighted!” – D. Jobe – parent
I am blessed to have had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Caryn Rivers of Pathfinder Placement in July 2102, during which time she was the Director of Family Services at Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. I cannot speak highly enough about another individual who has more passion, commitment, and dedication to children’s education and career than Caryn.
Caryn has and continues to be a very intricate part of my children’s education and their future. She has supported my family through the school placement and admissions process, resulting in both of my children being accepted into highly ranked independent schools. She was also very instrumental in providing financial aid counseling which has successfully given me the necessary tools to navigate the independent school financial aid process. Finally, she continues to provide enrichment skills for my children through youth leadership development workshops, that will support them through high school, college, and their future career transitions.
Liah, The Baldwin School – Class of 2021
Elijah, Hill Top Preparatory School – Class of 2021
Ms. Caryn Rivers’ counseling has shepherded both my sons’ admission into Independent Schools and helped my oldest son with admission into college. She will work for the family and the student. Not only does she have expertise in gaining admissions into Public, Charter and Independent schools and colleges, she also assisted my family with financial aid and the applications for admittance into schools. She has also counseled and assisted with testing like the SAT, ACT and other testing to gain admission into school, colleges and graduate school.
Her advice has been helpful and vital to my sons education. She believes that acquiring a strong education is a passport with no barriers in life.
I cannot say enough about her work ethic, determination and due diligence to make sure our children get the best and strong educational background. She makes sure that the ultimate goal for her students is to become a college graduate.