Ms. Nuzhat Saleem was an integral part of my journey to becoming who I am right now. She served as my college counsellor in A levels, but even before that, was an inspiring mentor for me throughout my time at LGS Defence. Every encounter that I have had with Ms. Saleem always left me feeling refreshed and motivated to pursue whatever dream that I set my heart on, no matter how big or far it seemed, and it is through her constant encouragement, wisdom and experience that she made even the most unachievable goals become a reality. My favorite quality of Ms. Saleem is her ability to always keep a smile on her face and brave whatever circumstance life may throw. She is a mentor who is filled with so much hope and kindness, and she spreads those two things around so that when you’re around her, you can’t help but also feel content and dedicated to be a better person. I can safely say that if it wasn’t for her guidance and help through the process, I would not be where I am today, having graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and now pursuing medicine in the US.
Mrs. Saleem is a great college counselor and a seasoned expert in her field. During my college application process, she was cognizant of what sort of an educative environment I was looking for, and what would best aid me in launching and accomplishing my future career goals. At times when I was stressed or hit writer’s block during the essay writing routine, she was always there to provide me with advice and suppress my worries with a learned sense of calm. Her expert guidance allowed me to receive several acceptances, with merit scholarships from the following schools: Sarah Lawrence College ($40,000 per year), visiting student programs at the University of Oxford ($30,000 per year), and the London School of Economics (LSE), along with acceptances from Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and others. Beyond my undergraduate application process, most recently, Mrs. Saleem was extremely helpful in guiding me during my graduate school applications. I secured admissions for my Master’s degree from prestigious institutions such as Columbia University and Northwestern University (with a merit scholarship of $35,000)