Alizeh completed her schooling at Karachi Grammar School, serving as the Napier House Captain in Middle Section. She then went on to get a distinction in O Level Sociology and a humanities A Level subject combination of Literature, History, Economics and Sociology. She was also part of the KGS Debate Society, winning Best Delegate at Harvard Model United Nations.
For her undergraduate, she got into the University of St Andrews for Politics but got a scholarship at Sabanci University and completed her undergraduate in International Relations. She attended the University of Nottingham as an exchange student, and her paper on Machiavelli got her a distinction in the module of Political Philosophy.
For her master’s, she got into Johns Hopkins University with a scholarship, Kings College and Imperial College. She went ahead with Imperial College for their Masters in Strategic Marketing, which was # 2 in the world for Marketing in 2017. During her time in the UK as an international student, she worked at Imperial College in the alumni relations department and the student-staff committee as the Careers representative for her cohort. She also worked at Barclays in London within intermediary marketing and decided to move back to Pakistan to explore the field of marketing.
Moving back to Pakistan, she headed AS College Counselling at Cedar College from 2017-2018. She focused on university profile building, academic readiness and career exploration for students, timely involving parents in such conversations. Her passion lies in helping Pakistani students be independent, data-driven researchers when it comes to university and major selection for their college applications. Through her counselling, she teaches students and parents to be aligned on key conversations: encouraging students to explore career pathways at the time of university major selection. Financial reality should be at the heart of the process, and students need to really do a deep dive and know what studying their major really looks like.
Her counselling is done in 1 on 1 sessions with her (in-person in Karachi or globally over Zoom), with no two student sessions being alike. This is a bespoke process, and the experience is an investment students make in their academic and professional development. Our students after the program (counselling programs are tailored and details shared after the introduction consultation session) have cutting-edge research and writing skills, two lifelong skills that help them in their personal and professional branding.