Business and Engineering

Achieve Admissions provides college consulting services to high school students with a range of backgrounds and interests. We have particular expertise in helping students looking to major in Business, Economics or Engineering.



Todd has an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford University. Prior to becoming an educational consultant he was a marketing and business development executive at both Fortune 500 companies and startups, including two successful IPOs.

Todd has served as an advisor to students in the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program and a guest lecturer in Marketing at the Harvard University Extension School.

Questions to Ask

When considering a major in Business, Economics or Engineering, ask these questions:


  • Why do I want to major in this area? Where do I want it to take me, and what paths can get me there?

  • What should I be looking for in colleges offering these majors?

  • What's the difference between an undergraduate Business School, a university that offers a Business major, or a liberal arts college that offers a major in Economics?

  • Do I want a pre-professional track or a more liberal arts track that will prepare me for a career? Read my blog and newsletter for more on this.

  • Does every college offer an Engineering major?

  • What classes and activities should I be doing during high school to prepare for these majors?

  • What are colleges looking for in students applying to these majors?

  • How does applying as a Business or Engineering major impact my application?