Compatibility is a one-of-a kind, cloud-based system that helps get students engaged just as soon as they're admitted to college. The easy to use technology employs a validated assessment that learns about the student. Next, our proprietary algorithms match students, based upon unique blends of similarities and differences (that exist amongst all of us), to roommates, peers, mentors, and clubs and organizations. Compatibility provides a gateway to successful student outcomes.
Recommends matches based upon specific traits to seek...hints about what to listen for, and questions to ask when speaking with prospective roommates
Our program generates a uniquely tailored, descriptive summary of qualities to seek in others
A unique matching algorithm, identifies meaningful connections to peer, faculty and alumni mentors and advisors
Promotes early student engagement by matching students to clubs and organizations on campus beyond area of interests
Helps students build a relationship with other students through the important connections they make on campus
The Compatibility program learns about you, in order to help you better understand yourself as
Helps your young adult child create a new home away from home, or even transitioning the home environment into new meaning
Eases the burden of roommate matching for property managers and promotes student resident satisfaction for increased lease renewals
A proven 4 part program. For great engagement and retention.
Andrea earned an MBA from The University of Chicago and a BA from the The University of Michigan. As President and Owner of Executive Options, Ltd., her award winning firm was the first in the Midwest to place part-time and consulting professionals in both middle and senior management positions at leading companies.
Her 30+ years of business experience includes in-depth training, coaching and leadership development for executives. This skill set is particularly useful, since she works hand-in-hand daily with the in-house team at Compatibility, service providers, and all of the deans, administrators and commercial housing professionals who are the key decision makers in selecting our products.
Dr. Kim Rubenstein earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University, a Master's degree in Organizational Behavior and Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Rubenstein has worked in higher education, organizational consultation and clinical practice. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Courses taught include: Research Methods; Clinical Assessment; Organizational Assessment; Interviewing; Career Development; Intergroup Conflict, Coaching, and Lifespan Development. She has participated in both department and institutional academic effectiveness committees and has presented her work at a national conference of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accrediting bodies of degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the United States.
Dr. Marita Labedz-Poll has provided progressive leadership in higher education for over 20 years. Her most recent position as the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students at University of Massachusetts Boston, she has also served as the Associate Dean of the College at Lake Forest College, Assistant Director of Residence Life at the University of Rochester, Assistant Director of Student Activities at American University and Assistant Dean of Students at Otterbein College.
Dr. Poll received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Therapy from Millikin University, a Master of Science in Education and Counseling and Guidance/Student Personnel Work in Higher Education from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from the University of Rochester.
Mike brings 25 years of experience and expertise in undergraduate and graduate college admissions and financial aid, assisting thousands of students and their parents and developing and implementing admission and financial policies.
Mike’s professional roles include Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment at the University of Denver, preceded by Associate Dean of Admission and Enrollment Services and Director of Marketing Communication at the University. His tenure there began as Director of Admission and Student Recruitment at the School of Art and Art History. Most recently, Mike served as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a graduate university located in San Francisco.
In a consulting capacity, Mike has worked with colleges and universities across the country, guiding and assisting them in their recruitment, admissions, and enrollment practices. He has also served as a consultant to the College Board, gaining in-depth knowledge about AP classes and standardized testing. Mike earned his BA in Sociology at Colorado State University and studied in the Mass Communications graduate program at the University of Denver.
Dr. Steven Nakisher is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and entrepreneur. Over 15 years ago, he founded the largest and most successful psychology group practice in Chicago, the Center for Personal Development and is also the Founder of Cornerpiece Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in the ‘people side’ of business that helps companies increase profitability by developing their human capital. Dr. Nakisher specializes in working with CEO’s of major companies in both the U.S. and abroad across a broad spectrum of industries, including entertainment, technology and retail products.
Among Dr. Nakisher’s most notable successes is his co-founding of Talbott Teas, a gourmet tea company. With his partner, he grew the Company from its inception, when he blended in tea in his kitchen, to being featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things. From there, he and his partner successfully pitched Talbott Teas on ABC network’s Shark Tank, acquiring funding and significant exposure. The Company was acquired by Jamba Juice in 2012.
Dr. Nakisher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned his doctorate degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has served on the School’s board of directors for the past 10 years and is also a board member of Jamba Juice’s Talbott Teas division.
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