We Guide Your College Journey.

From a decade of experience in college counseling - academic and rowing. We offer stand-alone counseling or work in concert with academic professionals. 

We know traveling one's path into adult life is daunting - it takes courage and self-awareness to do well. 

We call that developing leadership skills.

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Success is about knowing what defines you. Here’s why:   

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Two Free Tools that Lead to Better Experiences

1. Rowing Timeline Wizard

Rowing recruiting timelines can be confusing. Given how late most students start the sport, we've created a handy, free tool to give you some orientation. 

Our 5 minute Timeline Wizard provides a personal checklist for the college rowing recruiting process. 

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2. The Rowing School Database

A solid target school list is a highly competitive edge if you seek to find admission and grow who you are as a student and athlete. We've constructed a virtual library of congress on colleges and their rowing teams. 

The most comprehensive tool anywhere for finding and evaluating rowing colleges. Plus, coaches' e-mails are included. 

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Success Stories

Meet Becca

Counseling Associate

Becca coached rowing and recruited at Stanford University, Wellesley College, the University of Minnesota, and the University of California at Berkeley. She brings an incredible amount of knowledge about athletic admissions processes from Division III to large state and highly selective private Division I institutions.

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From Our Blog

The Recruiting Cost of International Athletes

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The Significance of Roster Retention & Performance

The Sparks team looks at how rowing roster retention impacts performance - or visa versa.

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The Significance of Coaching Experience in College Rowing Performance

Continuing our study of various factors in college rowing, we examine what effect, if any, coaching experience has on college rowing performance.

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Sparks Consulting enables athletes' access to transformative experiences such that they may become better athletes, students, and people.