Our Services


Our Services

for students

For students enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program, prospective students starting in Fall 2018, and recent graduates looking for a job, this is your portal.

for Internationals

For Mandarin Chinese speaking students enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program, prospective students, and recent graduates looking for a job, this is your portal.

for universities

For university programs and Career Service Offices (CSO) that need specialized support and coaching for students (be it international students or consulting case prep) go here. 



For humans unconnected to the campus eco-system who are looking for a new job, seeking guidance on making a career switch, or need some serious interview prep, stay here on this site. This is where it all began, and where we have the longest track record.

You are in good hands. Welcome! 

How do you know it’s time to look for another job? The video below might give you some clues. In the end, we can never be sure; all we can do is take that first step. And another small one. Fumble to the end of the road,.. and peer around the corner.. wow, now you have more visibility!
— Hira Fernando


We offer a range of career coaching, teaching, and training services to universities.


We offer a range of career coaching, teaching, and training services to universities.

individual coaching

How are we different? We are industry specific. A marketing role in a real estate firm is different to applying to a finance job on Wall Street., correct?  Therefore you need someone with experience getting into and working in that field to help you navigate the process,, network with the right people, and know what to say at an interview.  





Our blog posts across the web feature career advice you can trust.


Our blog posts across the web feature career advice you can trust.

credibility & quality

We are known and vetted. Read us on Business InsiderFast Company, and the Wharton Blog Network.  Check out our work for major Universities. Glance through our testimonials from students, individual clients, Career Services staff, employers, and some 24K+ Youtube subsribers.  

Linked-IN Guide!

This #1 Careerly Guide is a perennial favorite!  We cover how to structure your LinkedIn summary. optimize your LinkedIn profile for search and SEO, and use LinkedIn to build your network, search for jobs and find career opportunities.


Hear what our clients have to say about our services.


Hear what our clients have to say about our services.


“I was looking to make a significant career move and I worked with Hiranya on how best to position my accounting and project management experience to roles in a wider array of industries. Hiranya works magic with words. Suddenly even the most ordinary accounting task I did was transformed into an action-oriented, high impact, numbers-focused accomplishment, making me highly marketable to any potential employer!”

Chris F, Finance Director, Washington D.C.

“Hiranya’s help gave me that boost that I needed to walk into interviews head held high. Her coaching gave me the opportunity to fully realize the skills and abilities I already possessed, her defining them for me helped me articulate them clearly at interviews”

Chris F, Finance Director, Washington D.C.

“I made very solid progress in my personal development and career goals during the time I worked with Hiranya. I appreciated her methodical approach, the list of action items each week, and her drilling into my head how important it was to keep taking even tiny actions every day and creating a forward momentum. Every day I woke up with a clearer understanding of what needs to be done, and then taking action to get it done.”

Bill B., 35, Political Consultant, Washington D.C.

“What was the most useful was Hiranya picking up on emotional cues I wasn’t articulating, and pushing me to address these. Effective coaching stirs things up. If you are the only standard by which you measure progress, you will never improve. It’s why I hired Hiranya and why I respect her so much. Behind that great smile is a formidable will and intellect. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to grow in their personal and professional life.”

Bill B., 35, Political Consultant, Washington D.C.

“Hira’s approach leveraged worksheets and assignments between sessions. Her analysis of all the moving parts, followed by a clear roadmap to move forward, was phenomenal. She organized everything in my life into 4 key buckets. We ‘bucketed’ all my time into these, and addedd goals and weekly/monthly milestones for each. If Malcolm Gladwell’s approach is that spending X hours on a thing makes you an expert at it, Hira’s theory is, spending X hours on a thing takes you to a new place, transforms you in unimaginable ways (especially if that ‘thing’ is something you are afraid of).”

Niki G., 37, London, Legatum Fellow, MIT MBA

“Hira’s support and encouragement during my two months of coaching was a key factor of success. She is kind, a good listener, and her intuition about things is spot-on. Today, six months down the road, I have a much better idea of where I want to take my career, and how that sits within my long-term life goals.”

Sarah K., 32, International Development, Rome,

“I have worked with Hiranya individually and taken her awesome Skillshare class “How to Find Work You Love.” Hiranya is not only good at identifying and solving problems (very MBA-like with her models and goal-driven plans), but is also someone who seems to ‘get’ human behavior, hopes, dreams, and struggles in a deeply connected way. She provided a roadmap identifying what had previously been amorphous goals, and was also a source of inspiration and nurturing in getting there.”

Jennifer M., Journalist, Washington D.C.

“I got the impression that Hiranya genuinely cares about me and my struggles. She conveys that she’s willing to roll up her sleeves and get involved, and that she is committed to making things better for me. I loved working with her. I highly recommend her!”

Cara G., Attorney, Washington D.C.

“One of the best career workshops I’ve attended. It included many facets of life and employment and considered the whole person. It was not repetitive or clichéd.”

Participant in Skillshare Class

“Fantastic job, fantastic course! Hiranya did a wonderful job of showing us some opportunities to grow and expand with which we should well have been at some level familiar, but may have overlooked or forgotten with the passage of time that it’s OK, indeed, positively necessary for one to follow one’s own heart in order to bring one’s gifts into the world.”

Participant in "Find Work You Love" #DWYL class Class

“Make the class longer! So valuable, and many people are looking for what this class offers. The content is important and relevant. Hiranya is also a gifted presenter and teacher. It was great to get to know her.”

Participant in "Find Work You Love" #DWYL Class

“I attended one of Hiranya’s career workshops. She is a generous spirit with exceptional interpersonal skills. She has the tools, resources and coaching skills plus the real world professional experience to help you with your job search or orchestrate a career change. I was particularly impressed with the targeted insights she was able to offer after only brief discussions about work history and professional goals.”

Nancy P., Participant in Skillshare Class

“Hiranya's familiarity with the corporate interview process, skill in "role playing" as an interviewer and willingness to provide honest, even brutal, feedback as necessary didn't just allow me to overcome the previous difficulties I'd had with corporate interviews. They helped me smash the interview out of the park and get the job I was seeking in a highly competitive selection process (6 selected out of 800 applicants). I highly recommend Hiranya as an interview coach, particularly for anyone who is looking to transition into a new career field.”

Dustin S., Site Leader, International Oil & Gas

“I hired Hiranya to work with me to develop my CV and found Ms. Fernando to be efficient, knowledgeable, and focused in getting the job done. She efficiently worked through my CV to ensure I have the key points and have had success in getting interviews since then. I would highly recommend her for any career coaching!”

Chantal A., Senior Manager, Health Policy

“After attending one of Hiranya's workshops on "How to Find Work you Love", I hired her for individual coaching to help figure out next steps in my career development, and then once we did that, to help with my job search, resume, and cover letters. With Hiranya's help I applied for a great job … under a very competitive United Nations program - and got accepted! The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian organization fighting against hunger, and I am thrilled to soon start my new job!”

Susanne Q., Rsearch Associate, International Development

“Hiranya worked for me recently on my resume and job application materials. She is reliable, diligent, and pays very high attention to every single detail. I have never seen anyone work so hard on getting a sentence just perfectly right to 'sell' your skill and value as best as possible. She stands out from any other resume/career professionals.”

Jason K., Specialist, International Health

“If you´re looking to enter the US job market having Hiranya ´re-interpret´your resume for a US audience will have an impact. Having worked with various international organizations Hiranya knew the ´jargon´. I would highly recommend her if you´re looking for ways to better market yourself or need help navigating jobs"

Analisa B., Senior Specialist, International Finance

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Hiranya to anyone seeking a new direction or focus in their career. She is able to break down the daunting task of not only finding a job that fits like a glove, but is very practical in her guidance. She stays abreast and networked in top tier firms and really shows her clients the ins and outs of finding the best career and also excelling in what will ultimately offer the most professional and personal satisfaction.”

Mina Y., Project Manager, Management Consulting


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