Maria Kalogera is the founder of MK Career Choices, a company that helps clients to identify their career and education goals and develop a plan to achieve them. She then works on a one to one basis with her clients: with prospective students to ensure their admittance to top Universities worldwide and with graduates and professionals to enable them to find the job of their dreams. She collaborates with a team of writers/editors to help clients submit outstanding University and/or job applications and move on to the next level of their careers.

Within the past three years, Maria has helped prospective candidates gain admission to leading Universities in the UK and the USA and attend undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, and PhD programmes there. Some of her clients are studying at the London Business School, INSEAD, Columbia University, London School of Economics, George Washington University, City Business School, Penn State, Cambridge University, University of Rochester, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London, and Warwick.

Maria’s clients have successfully secured a graduate or professional role, in Greece or the UK, within one to six months of joining her one-stop job search coaching programme.

Before working in Career and Education Management, she held senior-level roles in Human Resources (HR) departments in the UK, during which she was responsible for all aspects of People Management, including recruitment, graduate recruitment, learning and development for both sides of the Atlantic (USA and Europe).

Her understanding of career paths in multinational organisations and the way in which organisations recruit, train, and develop their employees has always been a distinctive advantage in her career and education coaching work. Additionally, she worked closely with Universities to recruit graduates thus acquiring invaluable insights into what companies expect from a candidate. She is also an experienced and qualified Career Coach.

Her previous employers include AstraZeneca, LVMH, NHS, Cambridge University, and Cambridge University Press. She has also trained and managed a wide range of client groups including lawyers, finance officers, PR & Marketing, Sales, and IT staff, doctors, teachers, scientists, and Business staff, from the graduate to the CEO level.

Working as a trainer and coach for On Track International means she remains up-to-date with the latest international developments in the field of Management, Recruitment, and Training. She also works as an Associate for Career Associates SA, an established career counselling and development centre, with more than 30 years of experience in Greece, where she is responsible for educational consulting and the international job search.

Professional Qualifications:

MSc in Human Resources, London School of Economics
Certificate of CCS Core Skills in Career Counselling
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Associate Member of the Association for Coaching
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability qualification