Jennifer Tabbush '91

Jennifer Tabbush '91


Founder, Headed for College

Jennifer Tabbush, MBA, CEP founded Headed For College to help families in need of expert educational consulting, college and graduate school counseling, and academic planning. Ms. Tabbush received a B.A. in Economics/Business from UCLA in 1987, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. After graduating from UCLA, Jennifer worked as a Financial Analyst for Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Investment Banking Division in New York and Los Angeles. Jennifer earned her M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management in 1991. Ms. Tabbush worked for Walt Disney Television during business school in International Television Marketing. After graduating, Jennifer joined Nissan North America as a Senior Financial Analyst working in the strategy group.

Ms. Tabbush began her admissions career in 1990 as a volunteer student reader of applications to the MBA program at UCLA Anderson. From 1990-2008, Ms. Tabbush worked in graduate admissions for the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where she was Associate Director of MBA Admissions. She read thousands of essays, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and represented UCLA Anderson at events in the U.S. and abroad. Jennifer was also a member of the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools admissions read team, and read applications for UCLA’s freshman class for three years.

Jennifer earned the Certified Educational Planner designation from the AICEP and holds a certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She has advised high school and college students regarding academic planning and successful college and graduate program search and application strategies since 1994, and has helped hundreds of students on a volunteer basis. Jennifer is a Professional Member of IECA where she serves on the Finance Committee, and is a member of NACAC, WACAC and Phi Beta Kappa. Jennifer and her husband Victor have two sons: Ben attends UCLA, and Zachary will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall.