Today receive counseling anywhere in the world; Online through Skype Interface. Trying to decide “what you want to be when you grow up” is a significant decision. But it’s also a confusing one. Most students don’t know which path to choose when they come to a cross-road in their lives, or how the path they choose will benefit or impact them.
University Connection’s mentoring model lets students and parents sit down with a mentor in a one-on-one session to get a strong understanding of a child’s interests and abilities and then create an appropriate road map towards the final destination – college acceptance.
Frequently asked Questions
1. How do I schedule a counseling session?
To schedule a counseling session, you can contact Student Admissions Manager at University Connection.
For students and parents who are not able to come in for a 1:1 session, we also offer Skype and Phone counseling sessions.
2. How is Online Counseling different from Face to Face Counseling ?
There’s not much difference. Online Counseling is a virtual Face-to-face counselling with your Key Mentor wherein, you can get complete guidance about your Career Planning.
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3. How is an Aptitude Test conducted?
The Interest Profiler in our Aptitude Test measures six broad interest types- Realistic, Artistic, Investigative, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. Your scores across these six areas are taken into consideration. Most people have interests that fall into more than one category.
Our team shall be happy to guide you through your further education and career planning process to facilitate systematic and informed decision making.
4. What is an Aptitude Test and will I need one?
An Aptitude Analysis is an elaborate explanation of your interest profile. Understood and analysed by experienced psychologists, the analysis helps in identifying the most suitable careers for you. The analysis is based on the interpretation of your assessment and is, therefore meant to be used as a guidance tool.
Take time to discuss your assessment findings with teachers, family, friends and mentors. The analysis drawn in this report is based on single evidence and hence must be ratified with academic performance.
Aptitude tests are important for understanding your interests and making informed career decisions so you can find work that you enjoy. People who are able to find a good match between their interests and their occupations have greater levels of satisfaction, productivity and motivation.
5. When is the best time to connect with a college counselor?
The ideal time to connect with a college counselor is in Class VIII or IX, when you’re just beginning to understand your interests.
You won’t be too late if you meet a counselor in Class X, but try to not to delay beyond that. Meeting a counselor in class XI or XII is fine but can sometimes be tricky.
6. Why do I need to meet an education counselor?
Students and families typically need to meet an education counselor for the following reasons:
- They’re unsure about which education stream to pursue.
- They don’t know what career choices they have or are best suited to them.
- They don’t know how to pursue the career they want.
- They don’t know which universities or colleges offer the best programs for the career they want to pursue.
- They don’t know how to develop an outstanding application for their dream college and feel it’s “out of their reach”.
An education counselor’s job is to develop a road map which makes this entire process less overwhelming than it seems to be.
7. What is covered in Education Counseling?
Education Counseling takes place for the student in the presence of parents. At the time of the session, we work towards researching suitable career options for the student, which complements their area of interest and enables them to work towards achieving their future goals.
The session will also focus on answering all the queries and provide unbiased information. The objective of the counseling is to empower students to make informed career choices/decisions.