Get to Know Marcelina Podlinska
One our newest advisors here at USP, Marcelina Podlinska, has always had a passion for sports. Given her passion, she has chosen to guide students down the best path possible for their goals.
USP: Tell us about your background. Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
Marcelina: I was born and raised in Poland.
USP: Where did you go to college?
Marcelina: I had an opportunity to play for the University of Oklahoma which gave me many valuable things in life.
USP: Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Marcelina: I definitely think that my mom has been my strongest influence in life because she showed me how to be humble and fight for everything. She showed me how to be passionate and how to derive satisfaction from my own achievements.
USP: What led you to this career?
Marcelina: My Passion for sports, especially tennis, led me to this career and also a similar situation that I have been going through. When I was an international student I also needed an advisor who would pick the best school for me and I thought that this was something that I wanted to do, to help young people fulfill their dreams.
USP: When people ask you what you do for a living, how do you respond?
Marcelina: I am telling them that I am an advisor in a recruiting agency and I am trying to show young people and parents that their kids can have a better future. Also, I am still trying to play on a pro level, so we can call it a second job ;p
USP: What is it that you look forward to with USP?
Marcelina: I am looking to build a great connection with our USP team, to be able to rely on each other, and to show the clients we really care about our future prospects and will do everything that we can to find the best fit for them.
USP: What is your advice for students and their parents?
Marcelina: My advice for students and parties would be to always dream big and never limit yourself. Children who are working hard would always be able to find a great school no matter if that would be on a sports or academic level, however it is important to stay motivated and hungry.