Bruce Vinik founded Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc. in 2001. Before establishing Vinik EPS, he worked for 25 years as a teacher and administrator at independent schools in the Washington, DC and Philadelphia areas. At Georgetown Day School, he was Director of College Counseling and Director of Admissions. He also served as both a middle school and high school principal in local private schools. In addition, he has spoken about college admissions, education, and adolescence at a number of organizations and schools in the Washington area.
Bruce holds bachelors and masters degrees from Duke University. He is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the Higher Education Consultants Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling. You can contact Bruce at email@example.com or (301) 320-9711.
Laura Hosid joined Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc. in 2012 and came to the practice from the Georgetown University Law Center where she served as an Associate Director of the Office of Career Services. In addition to her six years at Georgetown, Laura has also worked as an attorney at a law firm in Philadelphia and as a teacher at the Melvin Gelman Religious School at Adas Israel Congregation.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York University School of Law. She conducted alumni admissions interviews for the University of Pennsylvania for many years, and has served as co-chair of the school’s Secondary School Committee in Montgomery County, MD.
In addition to helping high school students and families navigate the college admissions process, Laura also helps college students and recent graduates with job search skills, and has a particular interest in working with pre-law students, law students, and young lawyers on admissions and career issues. She is certified to administer and interpret the Strong Interest Inventory, and has served as a virtual career coach for college students via Modern Guild. In addition to the Vinik EPS Bethesda office, Laura also sees clients in her home office in Rockville/North Potomac, and by Skype.
Laura has been featured on MSNBC and in the Washington Post. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 660-6130.