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    Seize the Year

    Seize the Year


    • Listing Type: Service Providers
    • Category: Independent Educational Consultant
    • Sub-Categories: College Advisor, Gap Year Advisor, Summer Program Advisor, Career Advisor
    • Service Delivery: Online
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    Seize the Year (StY) focuses on supporting creative students whose interests are centered in the Arts. Working with students and parents, we develop a year-long structured pathway for experimentation and growth. We advise young emerging artists whose work encompasses the artistic fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, film, video, and technology-based work. StY facilitates an interdisciplinary approach prevalent in Contemporary Art and Design.

    Our years of experience in the field of arts education at the college level confirms that students in the visual arts are often experiential learners who absorb new information by creating something tangible. The Seize the Year provides these online services to ensure you have a structured and transformative Interim Year:

    • Complimentary introduction and consultation to discuss your goals for the StY Interim Year and the following year
    • A StY Interim Year personalized list of opportunities, programs, workshops and classes consistent with your creative and professional goals
    • A 15-hour commitment for students and parents to plan, structure and implement a year-long plan
    • Quarterly portfolio reviews
    • College recommendations based on a portfolio review at the end your StY Interim Year
    • College application assistance: portfolio and artist statement
    • Ongoing support during your StY Interim Year


    • I am writing to express our deep appreciation for all that you did in preparing for and implementing our meeting with A____. You were firm, kind, professional and you articulated the information in a way that left us all with hope. The path is clear, and A_____ is lucky to have amazing support and people who care about her. My husband and I are hopeful that she will make wise choices. We will remain in touch with you.

      - W. S. K., Parent - January 21, 2022
    • Wonderful coaching from Susan really helped me better understand the job market and how to approach applying and networking to find a job. She was great at helping me set attainable goals and keep me on schedule to complete them. Susan really supported me throughout my job search and helped me get where I am today.

      - E. P. N., Graduated from UC Santa Cruz in Chemistry, and Flatiron School Software Engineering - January 21, 2022
    • Susan provided E. with exceptional personal contact and guidance. Negotiating the world after school ends is a challenging experience that can be fruitful if the student has a working process to explore the job world. Susan created clear and motivating structures that were made collaboratively, geared towards an understanding of career paths and accomplishing goals. E's confidence in resume building and negotiating the interview process grew exponentially

      - C. N., Senior Continuing Lecturer, Art Practice Department, University of California Berkeley - January 21, 2022