Dear Anh-Hào, thank you for being my friend. I received a lot of help from you for university essays, on how to work with my professors, on how to enjoy New York City, etc. I would have spent time by myself and felt lonely if you had not called me up. They are such good memories. I wouldn't have been able to get into Columbia University without your help.
Hào, I was very lucky to meet you, so that I could find an intelligent, nice and sweet friend who listened to me and gave me wise advice. I hope to meet you again.
—Kim Soyoun, Columbia University, BA International Relations, 2016
Dear Anh-Hào, It has always been a dream of mine to get a nursing internship at the most prestigious healthcare system in Hawaii. Achieving this would not have been possible without all of your assistance with my cover letters, resume, and preparation for a video interview. Thank you so much for all you have done to help me get my dream internship!
Interviews have never been my strong point, but after practicing many mock interviews with you over Skype and receiving a lot of advice and feedback, I now feel confident enough to take on any interview!
Thank you so much again for all you have done and for always supporting me!
--Anne Tomita, The University of Alabama, BS Nursing, 2015
Thank you, Bookmark International, for being a critical part of our daughter's success in the school application process. When she decided to apply to 7 private schools, we knew it was an ambitious and daunting undertaking that would require the help of an expert writer/editor who not only understands the school admissions process but also knows the educational landscape in New York. Your expertise and advice guided us through every step of the process, kept us motivated, and answered all of our questions/concerns with focus and calm assurance.
You helped us to define our family's core educational values and objectives, and then to target those schools that matched our own educational philosophy. Writing the application essays was particularly intimidating, but you were able to edit and transform our initial efforts into clear, concise and evocative prose. Your insight and research on each of our school choices prepared us for interviews and meetings with knowledge and confidence.
We are thrilled that our daughter was accepted into a top choice private school on scholarship. We know that this would not have been possible without your commitment and expert assistance. We completely trust you with our daughter’s education and have every assurance that we can also depend on you in the future.
—David Ige, Parent, 2013
Dear Anh-Hào, I always believed that God would help me whenever I need His help through someone. I believe you are that person at this time during my school life at NYU. Of course, our sisterhood will last even longer than our school life.
I was really happy to see you and thank you for your kindness and concern about me. Thank you for your encouragement as always and your help! Hào, please take care of yourself and see you again with a great smile. I always appreciate knowing you as a friend and sister.
—Kang Soonok, New York University, PhD International Education, 2012
Dear Anh-Hao and the Bookmark team, thank you for your support and sincere efforts during my college application process. I learned so much during the East Coast college tour (Fall 2013), because I could actually visit the campuses, talk to professors and meet attending students, in order to better assess and consider my school choices.
Thank you for the invaluable interview preparation and oral communication training, which gave me the practical skills/tools I need to speak English in class, at meetings and interviews with confidence and assurance. While the training exercises were really challenging, it was rewarding to see a big improvement in just a couple of weeks' time.
Most of all, I truly appreciate your guidance and enthusiastic belief in my abilities. You gave me a lot of confidence and the strong will to pursue my goals in America. Thank you for everything.
—Anh-Do Cheng, SUNY Stony Brook, BS Chemical Engineering, 2018