Tobias Joel

Education Consultant

M.P.A., M.A. International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
B.A. International Relations, Honors & Departmental Citation, UC Davis






Tobias’ driving principle is personal transformation through higher-education. That transformation begins during late high-school, when students become involved in their academic planning in new ways. Maybe for the first time, students are expected to think long-term and develop a vision for professional development. It’s a crucial moment in which students should be actively gathering information about their world and their goals, as well as different pathways for exceeding those goals. Tobias collaborates with students during this strategic time to insure that their planning is holistic. He gives students tools to broaden their thinking and explore their intentions, because every student should know that they can and will change the world.

Tobias consults students with extensive global experience in teaching and academic advising. His journey began with a B.A. in International Relations (UC Davis) that led to four years of international service: one year as a volunteer in India; two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal; another year as a Fulbright English teacher in Indonesia. Travel attuned Tobias to mutual respect between people; it taught him to listen. Travel also taught Tobias to seek out creative new solutions. This helps Tobias co-design impactful essays with students.

After working abroad, Tobias returned to academia and completed Master’s degrees in International Education Management as well as Public Administration (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey). At heart, Tobias is a project manager specialized in student learning: together with students, he delivers applications on-time and on-point. And while researching his interests in technology, entrepreneurship, and education, Tobias is continuously gathering insights about strategic skills that will help students rapidly advance.


My Blogs

– Time Management: Kanban Technique
– Summer Employment and Academic Development
– Factfulness and Student Purpose
– Major Profile: Applied Mathematics
– Tips to setting yourself up to receive the best letter of recommendation possible
– Why study SAC/ACT vocabulary?
– Misunderstanding Liberal Arts
– Letters of Recommendation
– USC WBB Success Story
– The Late Start
– Career Planning in an Uncertain Job Market




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