Christopher Vleeming is our new tennis advisor who's personal experience as a College Tennis player allows him to relate to his clients. We are so excited to have him on our team and can't wait to see his future successes. Keep reading to find out more about Christopher.
USP: Tell us about your background. Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
Christopher: I was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
USP: Where did you go to college?
Christopher: I'm a former student athlete. I studied in William Woods University’s located in Missouri, United States - where i got both my Bachelors and Masters Degree. I was also part of the Mens Tennis team where i competed to the highest level against other universities.
USP: Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Christopher: I couldn't tell you a specific person, as I believe each member of my family has influenced me throughout my life. I will always be grateful to them for all the great moments and more importantly all the valuable lessons they’ve shared with me that have helped me become the person I am today.
USP: What led you to this career?
Christopher: What led me to this career was having the opportunity to give other students and athletes from all over the world the opportunity to live a once in a lifetime experience that is the college life in the United States. I believe there is no better place than USP, providing these opportunities to many students and families.
USP: When people ask you what you do for a living, how do you respond?
Christopher: I say that I help students and athletes to accomplish their dreams of having the opportunity to get a scholarship in the United States.
USP: What is your proudest experience since working with USP?
Christopher: The college decision process is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling experience of working as an advisor at USP. Watching my clients choose the college where they will attend for the next 4-5 years. The smile on my clients' faces is very rewarding and makes us as advisors very proud. Since we are like a little family with our clients, seeing them take that final step is very fulfilling.
USP: What is the main mistake you see in the recruiting process?
Christopher: The main mistake I see in the recruiting process is the planning. It is very important to start the recruiting process with enough time and to not rush any important steps or decision.
USP: What is your most important advice for a student and for the parents?
Christopher: Remember that this is your future. Do the research, work together, and ask any questions you may have throughout the process. We are here for you and we want nothing but the best for you. One last advice that I would like to give to students is to enjoy the ride.