This is a vital stage if effective advising is to take place. I will spend considerable time getting to know the student, their talents, skills, interests and future aspirations.
High School Course Planning and Guidance
Making the right curriculum choices early on can avoid disappointment when it comes time to apply. Subject and grade requirements can vary dramatically from institution to institution, and from country to country; it is important to make sure that you are on the right track throughout the middle and upper high school years.
Building a strong Co Curricular and Extra Curricular Profile
Many universities will look very closely at the activities and learning experiences that you have chosen to engage in outside of the set curriculum. This can range from extended reading, listening to podcasts, viewing documentaries, taking MOOCS, volunteer work, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, foreign travel, sports, arts, drama, and so much more. Quality over quantity is definitely important here and guidance can be given on how to expand your interests in these areas.
University and College Lists
You will be given guidance through the university research process and provided with resources for conducting this in a thorough and thoughtful way. You will learn how to get the most out of campus visits and virtual tours and webinars. From this research, a highly personalised application list will be created.
Exploration of Financial Aid and Scholarships
I will help you understand what sources of aid might be available and offer support with identifying and applying for scholarships.
Get ideas on how to use the summer vacation to try new things or deepen current interests: jobs, internships, work experience, summer camps, pre-college programmes offer valuable experiences and a chance to learn important skills.
Standardised Test planning (SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, and others). Advice on which to take, when to take them, and how to best prepare.
Letters of Recommendation
References from teachers and school counsellors are required by many institutions and a strong letter of recommendation can make a big difference. You will learn who to ask and how to get the best out of their recommendation.
Many highly competitive programmes require students to participate in an in-person or online interview. Students are also often interviewed for scholarship opportunities, or for internships or summer jobs and programmes. Making a good impression and knowing how to respond well to unseen questions takes practice. You receive guidance on how to conduct these interviews and can participate in mock interviews.
Application Essays and Personal Statements
Admissions officers read hundreds, if not thousands of application essays, so you need to make sure that you stand out from the rest. The content and tone of these documents can also vary considerably between countries. I offer you expert guidance in developing confidence in your writing and allowing your authentic voice to shine through.
CV Creation and Development
In countries such as the Netherlands, many universities require students to submit a CV as part of their application. It is also useful to have a professional and up-to-date Cv when looking for internships, summer work, and part-time jobs during term time. Get help crafting one that will make an impact.
Where to Enroll?
The offers are in and you have plenty of great options to choose from – but which one? You will receive help making the final decision about where to enroll.
Transition Guidance and Support
Gaining admission is not the end of the road. Students and families are also offered support with how to find accommodation, budgeting, managing potential homesickness, key issues for TCKs, making friends and settling into university life, and many other issues raised by the transition process.
Since the services with The Global Faculty are advisory in nature, and the final selection of universities and programmes rests with the student and family, it is understood that The Global Faculty does not guarantee acceptance to any particular institution. The designated fees are payable whether or not the student gains acceptance to the university of choice.
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