Cara Skikne

General introduction/background

Cara Skikne is a communications specialist with a background in journalism. Cara worked as a current affairs producer for the State Broadcaster in South Africa and then as a financial journalist and producer for CNBC Africa and Business Day TV. She also wrote for the GMAC’s Businessbecause.com and mba.com, as well as GMAT content for Magoosh.

She was a Chevening Scholar and has an MBA from Oxford University, where she co-chaired the Media and Marketing Oxford Business Network. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Rhodes University in South Africa.

Job summary/responsibilities

Cara will enhance Studyportals’ long-established role as a thought leader in the international education space. She will play a role in sharing digital recruitment student insights and analysis with the industry. She will also work closely with Studyportals’ Advisory Boards towards the Studyportals mission of making study choice transparent globally.

Personal goal

Cara is obsessed with helping to bridge the admissions gap between talented applicants (particularly from underrepresented areas) and universities. She believes in making access to universities more inclusive, rather than exclusive, and sees access to quality information for candidates as essential in this mission.