Dr. Sheetal Gowda is an International Admissions Counselor in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Oklahoma. Sheetal is a member of the team that is responsible for undergraduate international recruitment, processing of international applications and credentials, as well as communicating important information to prospective students and their families. This includes communicating information about OU’s admission policies and processes, application requirements, scholarships, and post-admission steps.
Originally from Bangalore, India, Sheetal lived and worked in Boston before relocating to Norman, Oklahoma. Sheetal brings over 10 years of college admissions experience and advising services for both, students and parents. She received a Master’s in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sheetal then earned her PhD in International Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts. She also holds a Certificate in College Counseling from University of California Los Angeles, California.
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Place to Visit: Walden Pond, Concord, MA
Favorite Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi
As college admissions become increasingly competitive and selective, it is important that students have access to services that aid in developing a ‘college plan’ – a plan that helps students secure admission in a college that is not only the right fit, but also financially feasible. Admission into a college is not a prize to be won or a bumper sticker to display, rather, it is an opportunity to learn effectively, find that happiness/challenge balance, engage in and contribute to their community, and embrace their full potential.