Why choose our Study & Career Counseling program?


Expertise across diverse paths


Holistic Assessment


Personalized Roadmaps


Intensive Skill-building activities


Comprehensive Graduate Admissions Support


Networking Opportunities

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Course Modules

Self-Assessment and Goal Setting

Incorporate interactive assessments and tools for students to identify their strengths, weaknesses, and values.
Integrate reflective exercises to help students articulate their long-term career goals.

Exploring Career Options

Include guest speakers or industry professionals to provide insights into various career paths.
Offer virtual or physical field trips to companies or organizations in different industries.

Job Search Strategies

Provide practical workshops on resume writing, cover letter crafting, and optimizing online profiles.
Include mock interviews and feedback sessions to prepare students for real-world job interviews.

Building a Strong Application Portfolio

Offer guidance on creating a compelling portfolio, including project showcases and relevant achievements.
Provide templates and examples to assist students in developing a professional application packag

Transitioning Successfully into the Workplace

Conduct workshops on workplace etiquette, communication skills, and adapting to corporate culture.
Facilitate discussions on common challenges faced during the initial stages of employment.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences and insights
Include practical exercises for students to develop business plans or explore entrepreneurial ideas.

Further Education and Research Opportunities

Provide resources on advanced degree programs, scholarships, and research opportunities.
Guide students in creating a personalized roadmap for pursuing further education.

Additional Critical-to-Quality

Interactivity and Engagement
  • Group activities, discussions, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
  • Leverage technology to create an interactive and engaging learning environment.
Continuous Feedback
  • A feedback mechanism for each module to assess student progress and adjust the program accordingly.
  • Encourage open communication and address concerns promptly.
Stay Updated
  • Regularly updated course content to reflect evolving industry trends and job market demands.

Resources and Support

Ongoing support on 1-1 Career Counseling and Coaching
Networking Opportunities
Job Placement Assistance
About the coach

Joon Park

Joon Park - Joon has worked for over a decade in test prep, admissions counseling and career mentorship for high school, university, and graduate school students. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, a B.S.E. in Finance from the Wharton School, and a B.A. in Economics with a Philosophy minor from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides education consulting, he has more than 30 years of experience in Finance and Risk Management at global corporations in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and China.

  • 30+ years of experience in finance, trading, and business development.  
  • Run Friends & Family platform for ~10 clients in trading and risk management
  • Previously responsible for establishing a securitization platform for the $35B annual whole-loan mortgage origination business for G.E. Capital, where he developed hedge strategy and authored the hedging policy for the mortgage origination business. He also engineered the interest rate hedging model, framework and processes
  • Prior to G.E. Capital, launched energy/power trading operations for R.D. Shell, and developed the energy derivatives business, implementing rigorous and process-driven trading strategies. Created and expanded the power derivatives trading desk allowing Shell to monetize power assets, and managed the risk systems as well as providing hedging strategies for institutional clients such as utilities and power generation companies.  He brought best practices from his previous Wall Street experience to the newly deregulating and developing energy industry in the U.S.  Pioneering the use of relative value trading strategies in this new market, he unlocked value in the spark-spread between natural gas and power and monetized optionality in natural gas storage units and co-gen plants.  Leading proprietary market-maker for power derivatives in the Midwest, East Coast (PJM & NY Hub), and Texas power grids.  
  • Started Wall Street career in portfolio strategy and risk management. Responsible for fixed income relative-value trade structuring and portfolio management and hedging strategies for institutional clients at Credit Suisse First Boston. Subsequently became AVP for the newly established Independent Risk Management unit at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, largest bank in the world at the time, conducting risk analysis and developing risk management policies and procedures.
  • M.B.A. in Finance with Honors from Columbia University. Sales and trading associate for J.P. Morgan. B.S.E./B.A. from Wharton School & College of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania where he served as a Zweig Fellow.


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How to enroll

To enroll in the program, simply visit our webpage and fill out the enrollment form. Our admissions team will then reach out to guide you through the registration process and answer any further questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main objectives of the Spark Prep's Career Counseling Program?

The main objectives of the program are to provide participants with clarity and direction as they navigate their post-graduate journey. This includes helping them identify their career goals, explore various opportunities, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

Who is the program designed for?

The program is designed for graduate students who are nearing the completion of their studies and are seeking clarity and direction in their post-graduate journey. Whether students are considering internships, entering the job market, pursuing further education, or exploring research opportunities, this program is tailored to meet their needs.

How is the Career Counseling Program structured?

The program is structured as a series of modules covering different aspects of post-graduate planning. Each module includes lectures, workshops, and hands-on activities to help participants gain practical skills and insights.

How long does the Career Counseling Program last?

The program duration varies depending on the specific modules and topics covered. Typically, it ranges from several weeks to a few months or a year, with both in-person and online components when applicable.

What support is available after completing the Career Counseling Program?

Participants will have access to ongoing support and resources even after completing the program. This includes continued access to career coaching materials, networking events, job placement assistance, and alumni support groups to ensure long-term success in their careers.

How does the Spark Prep's Career Counseling Program differ from other career counseling services?

Spark Prep's Career Counseling Program stands out for its comprehensive approach, personalized support, and focus on empowering students to make informed decisions about their post-graduate paths. The program goes beyond traditional career counseling by offering tailored guidance for diverse career options, including internships, job market entry, graduate school admissions, and more.

Is financial aid available for the Career Counseling Program?

Spark Prep offers financial aid and scholarship opportunities for eligible participants. Interested students can inquire about financial aid options during the application process. Please note that our financial aid policy may vary from year to year.

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