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About Our Principal, Claudine Vainrub

Utilizing career strategy savvy, creative thinking, and a high dose of energy to inspire students and professionals to reach their maximum potential!

Claudine Vainrub is the Founder and Principal of EduPlan. Since 2004, she has supported hundreds of students and professionals to reach their admissions goals and gain acceptance to top universities/colleges in the U.S. and all over the world.

Claudine Vainrub 2016Ms. Vainrub graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration - MBA, and also from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) College Counseling Certificate Program. Originally from Venezuela, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from the most selective program in the country, offered at Universidad Católica Andres Bello. She has earned multiple professional certifications in Resume Writing, Personal Branding, Personnel Consulting, Online Identity, 360Reach and WBI Assessment Administration, among others. For over a decade, Ms. Vainrub served as admissions interviewer for the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, as Alumni Admissions Committee member.

Recognized as an expert in College and Graduate School Admissions, and Career Development, her opinions have been featured on The Wall Street Journal, CNN en Español, Forbes, US News, CareerBuilder, LAWeekly, Radio Caracol, Actualidad 1020AM, Diversity USA sites, International Career Development and Resume Writing bestsellers, among other leading global media. She is member of NACAC - the National Association for College Admission Counseling, IECA - the Independent Educational Consultants Association, HECA - the Higher Education Consultants' Association, AIGAC - the Association for International Graduate Admissions Consultants, and SACAC - the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Throughout her career, Ms. Vainrub has earned various certificates including the UCLA Certificate in College Admissions Counseling (with High Distinction), Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS), and Personnel Consultant (CPC). She is recognized for her knowledge and high ethical standards in providing career, educational and corporate consulting services for over 15 years. She is known for her ability to inspire and empower others into achieving career and academic goals. She speaks four languages, and has advanced composition skills in English and Spanish.

Vainrub comes from the corporate world, where she attained senior management positions, such as Executive Vice President for Grupo Frigilux, an international manufacturing corporation with over 1,500 employees. Her career includes 20 years of leading experience in Human Resources, Marketing Management, Research, Analysis and Strategic Planning, for companies such as General Motors Corp., Shiseido and Digital Equipment Corp.

Ms. Vainrub is regarded as a team facilitator and motivator, orchestrating groups of students to collaborate in reaching their personal goals. As an innovator and entrepreneur, she founded EduPlan, LLC, an educational consulting practice supporting thousands of students to reach their academic and professional aspirations.

The opportunity to conduct admissions interviews for the University of Michigan enabled Claudine to get into the education world, and fulfill a life-long passion. She has escalated in the field, earning the nomination to serve on the board of directors of both HECA and AIGAC, as a leader in the field of higher education.

Due to her excellent public speaking skills in English and Spanish, Ms. Vainrub has been invited to conduct seminars and speaking engagements, motivating others with her enthusiasm and desire to succeed. Ms. Vainrub is a collaborator, regarded as always accessible and genuine in managing others. With her fact finding skills and her devotion to each customers, she ensures complying with her unique promise of value – to inspire professionals of all levels into surpassing their expectations.

Ms. Vainrub’s devotion is towards providing creative strategies and practical tools for individuals to review their current level of success and actively take it up a notch. She is a believer of personal and professional growth not only in word but in action, challenging her team and herself to continually seek bold growth strategies, learning and expanding as much as she challenges others to do.


Claudine has lived in three countries and highly diverse environments, successfully managing people from various backgrounds, and enabling them to work in any environment and within interdisciplinary teams.

Ms. Vainrub grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has turned her corporate success into a thriving consulting practice. With a contagious energy, strategy savvy and determination towards positive change, she is ready to inspire you and your team to meet your highest expectations.