Nicholas Everdell comes to Steinbrecher & Partners from Yale Law School, where he served as Director of Recruitment in their admissions office. Prior to that, he was Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia Law School. Deeply knowledgeable about the graduate school admissions process, Nick works with Steinbrecher clients to select an appropriate list of schools and craft the best possible applications. He also advises on appropriate undergraduate courses of study, and helps students lay out a plan during their undergrad years which will be most attractive to potential graduate schools.
Nick also brings knowledge of boarding schools, having grown up as the child of boarding school teachers in Maryland and as a graduate of the Lawrenceville School. He began his admissions career at Vermont Academy, and received his B.A. from Cornell University, where he majored in Russian. Nick went on to earn an M.A. from the Klingenstein Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, which focuses on developing leaders in independent education.
In his time as an Admissions Officer, Nick developed a clear understanding of what schools look for when they build a class. He also had the pleasure of meeting with thousands of applicants. As not all of them were the right match with the schools that he represented, Nick took special enjoyment in counseling many of them on how to craft their applications and find appropriate schools for their abilities and interests. Nick loves getting to know applicants, learning their strengths and interests, and developing the best way to showcase those talents in their applications.
In all his counseling work he is deeply passionate about helping his clients find and achieve the educational path that leads to the greatest personal and professional success. He works closely with students and their families to determine what programs and environments are best suited for their interests and learning styles.