Who Am I?
I am a New York based counseling consultant serving high schools and individuals.
Mr. Giordano graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in criminal justice and sociology in 1997 and an MA in criminal justice in 1998. Mr. Giordano was admitted to Albany under the talented student athlete program where he was the captain of the Division I-AA football team and voted one of the team's most valuable players as a senior. After graduating from Albany in 1998, Mr. Giordano moved to Miami, Florida in search of warmer weather.
In Florida, Mr. Giordano began working with homeless and runaway teenagers at Covenant House Fort Lauderdale. As a Community Services Specialist, Mr. Giordano's responsibilities included managing a community center that housed a pantry, a soup kitchen, a housing program, an employment assistance program, and a community school.
After four years at Covenant House, Mr. Giordano began working as a school counselor at Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami, While serving as a school counselor/football coach/hockey coach/basketball coach, Mr. Giordano decided to seek certification in school counseling. Two years later James received his M.Ed. in School counseling. Mr. Giordano was also a member of the coaching staff for the State Championship Varsity Basketball Team.
After eight years in Florida, Mr. Giordano and his wife decided to move back to New York to begin raising a family. Mr. Giordano immediately began his first of five years as the Director of College Guidance at Saint Agnes Boys High School on West 87th Street in Manhattan. While at Saint Agnes, Mr. Giordano decided to return to the University of West Alabama through a distance learning program to pursue his Ed.S. degree and New York State Certification in School Counseling. Two years later, James achieved both goals.
After five wonderful years at Saint Agnes Boys High School, Mr. Giordano decided to continue his work as a college counselor through Community of Unity at TAPCo (Theatre Arts Production Company School) in the Bronx. Mr. Giordano held the position of Director of College and Career Development for these organizations. After 6 years at TAPCo Mr. Giordano went on to lead the college counseling program at Saint Josephs High School in Brooklyn where he stayed until the school closed in 2020.
As President and founder of Admissions and Aid Consulting LLC, Mr. Giordano now offers individual and group services to those trying to navigate the complicated college admissions landscape. To view some of his presentations and learn more about his accomplishments, visit www.admissionsandaid.com.