Welcome to Ivy Strategy Advisor

(Formerly known as Ivy League Advisor)

We are an educational and leadership strategy consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

We focus on youth empowerment through innovation. We specialize in innovative human capital development and work with students, young professionals, schools, universities, companies and governments globally. We mentor students, young professionals and adults to unlock their potential and help them achieve their educational and career objectives. This includes helping clients to maximize their chances of admission to top universities such as the Ivy League, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley and Duke for undergraduate and graduate studies.

We have a unique proprietary, data-driven Innovative Leadership Program™ that offers a cutting-edge method to leadership development to identify, develop and incubate talent. Using our innovative approach, we design an individualized strategy for each client and help develop their portfolio and brand to accelerate their personal and professional growth.

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About Our Founder and CEO

Wasif Syed, Ph.D.

Founder, Ivy Strategy Advisor LLC

Wasif launched Ivy Strategy Advisor (formerly known as Ivy League Advisor) more than ten years ago with a mission to help students and young professionals unlock their potential through a unique process he created known as “disruptive transformation.” An expert in education and leadership development, he developed the proprietary, data-driven, Innovative Leadership Program™ that mentors clients globally.

Wasif, an avid proponent of youth empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation, conducts professional development programs and workshops for schools, universities, nonprofits, governments and the private sector (e.g. McKinsey) worldwide. Huffington Post named him as one of “5 People Inspiring Peace Globally” for his education and leadership work. He mentors students, young professionals and executives globally. He develops their leadership skills unlocking their true potential to achieve their educational and career objectives. His clients have had enormous success in discovering themselves to reach the utmost of their potential and have had social impact globally. They have been accepted to top universities such as the Ivy League, MIT, Stanford and Berkeley, advanced their careers and gained international recognition. A much sought after speaker, he has spoken at the United Nations, and regularly speaks at schools, universities, conferences, and organizations around the world. He is a Disruptor Foundation Fellow and collaborates with the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in NYC. He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University. He is an active member of the Cornell alumni community.

OUR RECENT COLLEGE & GRAD SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES
HARVARD UNIVERSITY (EARLY ACTION)
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
BROWN UNIVERSITY
DUKE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES
EMORY UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (INCL. GPA <3.0!)
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (INCL. GPA <3.0!)
MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
YALE UNIVERSITY
UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL (LSAT: 158!)
CORNELL JOHNSON SCHOOL ($20,000 SCHOLARSHIP)
MIT
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
INSEAD
We work globally

We are a global firm. In addition to the U.S., we work with students and young professionals from around the world. We also conduct programs and workshops around the world.

Our students are globally engaged and have been interviewed by CNN, ABC, NBC, published articles in CNN, published op-eds, organized concerts with A-list musicians (Kesha), collaborated with Senators, Congressmen, Ministers, Ambassadors, did community service in Africa, selected by Business Insider magazine as top students across America, conducted research with Nobel Laureates, published research (as a first author) in journal articles with Nobel laureates, interviewed heads of states, organized rallies, interned at the White House, UN, World Bank, international cable news networks and worked at companies such as McKinsey, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and launched nonprofits and started companies.
Innovative Leadership Program

Innovative Leadership Program

Data Driven Approach

Data Driven Approach

Testimonials

Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying
I think that having Wasif as an advisor early on gives you an amazing advantage over other students. His ability to create a vision that encapsulates your interests as well as pushes you to fully show the strengths that you possess is a big part of what made me a stronger candidate in the college application process. Wasif helps set goals for you that allow you to really see how far you can push yourself - allowing you not only to better yourself, but also to show colleges you have what it takes to be successful at their school and beyond.

High school student accepted to Harvard (Early Action)

Selected by Business Insider magazine as one of “24 Incredibly Impressive Kids Graduating From High School This Year
We Unlock Your Potential Through Disruptive Transformation.