UnMazed

About

College UnMazed: Your Guide Through the Florida College & University System was created to help families go through the high school to college process. After moving to Florida and trying to navigate the system as a college counselor, Dr. Sterk understood the frustration and stress that many families feel trying to do the same. Wanting to reach and help as many families as possible, she wrote this guidebook to minimize the time spent on the college process while maximizing the results!

Topics include: 

Chapter 1: Academic Planning

Chapter 2: Developing a College List

 Chapter 3: Applying to Colleges & Universities

Chapter 4: Scholarships & Financial Aid

Chapter 5: Staying on Track

This guidebook is written for Florida families with local and state links, resources, and breakdowns of state and private colleges and universities. This plan netted her 92 seniors $10 million in scholarships.

 

 

Amanda is a true asset for parents of high schoolers in our Southwest Florida community. She recognized a need for students to have access to information on navigating the process of obtaining a post-secondary education and has created excellent resources to help guide families.

Melanie Holaway, Local Scholarship Expert

 

This is guidebook is so exciting! You have done wonderful things for our school and now for our community. I am glad that you have written a book to help all high school students and parents out

Kathleen, Parent

 

When Dr. Sterk joined FSW’s Collegiate High School as a school counselor, our graduating class earned less than $2 million in scholarships.  Thanks to Amanda’s leadership, knowledge, and programming that figure more than quadrupled in just three short years. 

 Larry Miller, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Charter Schools, and Dual-Enrollment

 

College planning is a multifaceted problem: how do you prepare high school student for the process of not just going to college but making the right choices to get through college cost effectively with a rewarding and gratifying job at the end of the process while at the same time making sure the parents have not bet the farm on the student's decision. Amanda Sterk has dedicated her academic and professional work to solving this student's dilemma. 

Marketing gurus say that cloning oneself assures the message is effectively communicated over and over again. Amanda does that with her College UnMaze Guidebook and her practice. Kudos to Amanda for dedicating herself tirelessly to solving this dilemma.

Bud Jenkins, Floridian College Planning Resources, LLC.

 

Dr. Sterk is passionate about guiding students through the college process. She continually seeks to collaborate with experts in the field and ensures the highest quality information is passed on to families that need it most. As a college and career counselor, I see how instrumental her College UnMazed Guidebook will be to ALL Florida students.

Nancy Frede, Find Your Future Today, Career Coach

 

Dr. Sterk has a gifted ability to understand the perspective of others which positions her as a true student advocate. College UnMazed will certainly guide the college applicant in a caring, confident, wise manner.

Nancy Jordan, Ed.D. Educator & Administrator