Do you aspire to study in a foreign university?
If your answer is yes, you would know the importance of an education consultant or counselor in facilitating your study abroad journey.
Your counselor doesn’t only ensure you an admission at a study destination of your choice but also helps you in getting a student visa. The importance of a consultant can, therefore, never be overlooked. You must, however, carefully choose your consultant.
Your career is a one-time choice and decision you make. Neither can you leave it in on destiny nor in the hands of some random individuals! Your educational counselor must, therefore, be chosen very carefully.
Here is a lowdown on some simple yet extremely effective tips that will help you in carefully choosing your education consultant:
1. Background Check
A background check of a counselor is much more important than you ever thought it to be. You need to find out answers to the following questions:
- What is his qualification?
- For how long he has been in the business of career guidance or counseling?
- Does he possess a relevant study abroad experience?
- How many students have been counseled by him and what is his success rate?
- Is he personally involved in the application procedure of his clients or has left it entirely to his staff members?
2. Professional Expertise
What is the expertise of a consultant you’re considering for your study abroad journey?
This information must be sought because a person you’re looking at might be a good counselor, but might not hold an expertise in a field you’re interested in.
For example, let’s say you shortlist Mr. A as your career coach. Mr. A has an excellent record of sending students to Australia. His success rate could be more than 90%. But, he has no significant experience of catering to students who want to pursue their higher studies in the U.S. And, you’ e targeting at studying in the U.S. Therefore, Mr. A is not a right choice for your career needs.
It is vital that your counselor holds significant experience in dealing with cases similar to yours and has also achieved success in those cases.
3. Reviews and Ratings
A comparison between different counselors must be made before shortlisting any of them. A right move is to check their ratings online and read the reviews of other students. Even if reviews can be bought, they still never fail in providing strong and clear insights.
As a career coach myself, I strongly recommend choosing career based services only on the basis of ratings and recommendations.
4. Service Fee
You must maintain a distance from any counselor offering packages of any sorts. Career Guidance is a step-by-step procedure and must not take a form of any package. Packages directly imply that the owner is into providing some shady services. A service fee has to be paid after a milestone is achieved.
On the basis of my research and liking of students, I have compiled a list of best education consultants who are dedicated to their efforts to provide right career guidance to their students:
Edu-World: This company, located in Maharashtra, is devoted to providing assistance to students in choosing their dream careers and guiding them in making right preparations for their study abroad journey.
Girnar Global: A study abroad education consulting firm based in Punjab has an industry experience of more than 16 years. It has followed its 8-step strategy all these years to counsel more than 10,000 students.
Madhavi Desai Consulting: It’s a professional firm that has been counseling students since 1986 and has counseled more than 24,000 students.
If you’ve any questions related to your career, you must never hesitate in asking them in the section given below. Good Luck!
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