Why Aspire?

Meet The Team

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Cindy Laubenstein is an independent college consultant and owner of Aspire College & Career Consulting.  Prior to opening Aspire CCC, Cindy spent over 15 years in corporate sales and marketing roles with Nestle Foods and Nabisco Biscuit Company in Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.  An Atlanta native, she returned to the area in 2005 and served in various volunteer roles where she developed a college center in a local school that served to educate students and parents on specific colleges, programs of study and the admissions path.  While simultaneously working on a Master’s in Counseling degree, she chose the ‘college’ pathway as a way to guide and inspire young adults in their life journey.  After working with a local college consulting firm and many individual students and families, she opened Aspire CCC in 2012.

Cindy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Counseling Studies completed in 2012. She is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC) and regularly attends conferences and campus visits through these associations.

Cindy is a mother to two young adults, a daughter who recently graduated with a Master’s Degree from Boston University after completing undergraduate studies at James Madison University and a son who recently graduated from Georgia Tech.

In addition to working with Skype clients across the country, Cindy has worked locally with students from high schools including:

Aspire College and Career commits to and supports the Code of Conduct known as the Statement of Principles of Good Practice established by the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Cindy Laubenstein is a member in good standing of these key industry associations, each of which sets individual membership requirements demanding years of specialized experience, education and training, and a firm commitment to continuing education:

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  • Alpharetta High School

  • Blessed Trinity High School

  • Cambridge High School

  • Centennial High School

  • Chattahoochee High School

  • Denmark High School

  • Fellowship Christian School

  • Fulton Science Academy

  • John’s Creek High School

  • Lambert High School

  • Milton High School

  • North Forsyth High School

  • Northview High School

  • Norcross High School

  • Peachtree Ridge High School

  • Rivers Academy

  • Roswell High School

  • St. Francis High School

  • South Forsyth High School

  • The Weber School

  • West Forsyth High School

  • Wheeler High School

Cindy has spoken to both students and parents at many local events including:

  • Young Men’s Service League – sophomore and junior boys as well as Moms meetings

  • Applerouth Tutoring’s ‘College Everything’ presentations – parents and students

  • Cambridge High School parents meeting

  • Milton High School PTSA

  • Milton High School College and Career Center – How to Create a College List

  • National Charity League – sophomore and junior girls

  • Dunwoody Dads (Dunwoody High School)

Contact Cindy at cindy@aspirecollegeconsulting.com or (404) 606-2637

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Stu Laubenstein is an experienced Human Resources executive and, in addition to working with adults in career transition, works with college students and recent college graduates who are seeking their first job or looking to discover new opportunities as a recent college graduate.  He currently works as a Career Coach with Lee Hecht Harrison helping adults in career transition with resumes, interview skills, LinkedIn, navigation of job boards, and salary negotiations.

Stu received a B.S in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He has completed executive development programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina and is a certified trainer with Development Dimensions International (DDI). Stu is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, The Human Resources Leadership Forum and the Risk Insurance Management Society. Stu’s employment history includes Director and V.P. of Human Resources roles at FedEx, Exxon/Mobil, and DS Waters.

Contact Stu at stu@aspirecollegeconsulting.com or (678) 358-2563

Aspire College and Career commits to and supports the Code of Conduct known as the Statement of Principles of Good Practice established by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC).

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