Jeremy Singer

Jeremy Singer

President


College Board

New York, NY USA


You have to feel a real passion for the things you do—don’t just do them to check a box on an application.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
In high school, my parents expected me to go to college, but they were very hands-off, so I didn’t really have any drive or direction towards a certain major, college, or career path.
For my bachelor's degree, I decided to go to the University of Michigan after visiting my older sister when she was a student there.
Instead of starting my career right after graduating, I bought an old car and drove out to Colorado to ski—I would wait tables at night at a hotel and then ski during the day.
I worked in the Soviet Union for the first few years of my career until I realized that I didn’t want to spend my life working abroad.
When I came back to the U.S., I went back to school to get my MBA but still didn’t really know what I wanted to do as a career.
After graduate school, my girlfriend suggested I go into management consulting, so I went to work for a consulting firm...which is where I actually met the future CEO of the College Board.
From there, I worked my way through a variety of positions within the education and nonprofit sectors.
I’m now the president of the College Board, helping to improve equity and access for all students to achieve success—and this is my fourth time working with the CEO of the College Board!
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Education

High School
Bachelor
University of Michigan
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Career

President

I lead the College Board in improving equity and access for all students to achieve success.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

I directly oversee the AP and SAT assessment programs, financial management and strategy, IT, operations, and human resources. I help create the SAT as well as the AP exams. I'm responsible for figuring out what skills are necessary for college success and then I design the exams to show that evidence. I also spend a lot of time on our Access to Opportunity, which is for high-achieving low-income students who wouldn't otherwise take advantage of the opportunities they've earned.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Today, students have this pressure to make sure everything is prescriptive in order to get to where they need to be. However, when I hire people, I look for the people who have zig-zagged and gone down different paths. Take time to experiment and try different things. It'll help you become more resilient and well-rounded.

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

School Stress