College Counseling for Aspiring Leaders

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

Sparks works in partnership with some of the best academic college counselors in the world to provide comprehensive coverage and support of the college and recruiting process for self-aware student athletes.

The process can be tricky to navigate. However, it can also be a life-changing opportunity to have a college experience that supports your growth perfectly. 

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Meet Ryan 

As a college athlete, Ryan Sparks saw gaps in the system that left many students (including himself) discouraged and disheartened. In this video, he tells his story and reflects on how Sparks helps student-athletes achieve. 

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Meet Christina

Counseling Associate

Before starting as a college counselor with Sparks in 2011, Christina coached and recruited at Harvard, Michigan, and Washington State Universities. She holds a B.A. from Michigan and an Ed.M. from Boston University and has also coached on the high school level. Beyond her work as a counselor with Sparks, she also helped build the firm's experiential education division.

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Sparks Consulting provides student-athletes with better college opportunities and insights than any other counseling or recruiting service. We do this by tapping into over a decade of experience as collegiate coaches and utilizing advanced practice ideas in experiential education combined with data-driven insight covering every major college team in the United States.