A TURNKEY SOLUTION TO YOUR CAREER GROWTH
CAREER AND SCHOOL SELECTION
Students are prone to following a herd mentality and tend to overlook their strengths and weaknesses. Unlike other typical overseas educational consultants, Collegepond works with students to determine their forte, dreams and aspirations and accordingly recommend career opportunities suitable for them.
At Collegepond, our MS counselling sessions are personal in nature. To begin with, we get our students to answer a few questions, and based on their answers we try to analyze the most suitable career options for them. This process also helps us understand the student’s strengths and weaknesses and thus helps us assist them in building their profile.
Our Education Counsellors have helped students with varied interests in arts, science, mathematics, engineering and architecture choose the right program based on the coursework of the program and the research opportunities available in the university.
Our GRE, TOEFL and IELTS coaching classes are designed by industry experts who know the secret to cracking the standardized exam. Our effective methodology coupled with personalized and flexible coaching makes the preparation experience enjoyable and enriching.
The mock tests we conduct are geared to help the students practice for the GRE examination. After the tests we provide constructive feedback to help students understand the topics they are weak in and accordingly they can work towards improving their GRE score.
For TOEFL/IELTS we provide free mock tests and our faculty members personally evaluate the speaking and writing sessions and help the students improve their overall language skills. We have been producing excellent GRE and TOEFL results for the past few years.
ASSISTANCE IN BUILDING CREDENTIALS
An impressive credential is indispensable to the selection process and the Masters Counselling program aids its students in putting their best foot forward, magnifying their academic achievements and amplifying their leadership skills in extracurricular activities.
Our Education Counsellors aid the students in profile building and help them explore options to build their profile in accordance with the course they select. We simultaneously counsel them in enhancing their academic profile in order to increase their chances of receiving an admit from their dream universities.
ESSAY AND APPLICATION ASSISTANCE
The essays, letter of recommendations and resumes are an opportunity to showcase and market your strengths and positive qualities to the admission committee. Your transcripts and results may be impressive but if they are not backed by impressive and well written essays, letters of recommendation and succinct and precise resumes then gaining admission into a good university is not easy.
Our expert and experienced MS counselling counsellors and team of editors at Collegepond assists students in writing personal statements, scholarship essays, leadership essays and also modify them according to the different school’s requirements.
We have specific individual teams which specialize in catering to LORs, SOPs, resumes, scholarship essays and personal statements. The team members discuss and brainstorm with students with a view to produce immaculate and professional essays that will undoubtedly help students in their admission process.
Collegepond brings your dream of studying abroad to fruition by helping you cross the last hurdle with ease and equanimity through our professional Visa Counselling and mock interviews. We boast of 99% success rate in helping students acquire a student visa.
Often the visa process is daunting and lengthy with several proofs and documents that need to be submitted. In such a case, the visa counselling sessions offered by our study abroad counsellors will resolve all doubts and queries regarding visa applications. Also, the visa counsellors will conduct mock interviews which will greatly contribute towards alleviating student anxieties before visa interviews.
Studying abroad is an expensive affair and we at Collegepond believe in helping students to manage finance in a smart and effective manner. Collegepond conducts free in-house seminars from time to time for its students and parents to help them ease out their financial worries. We not only go through your documents at every stage, but also simplify the process by providing you with best tie ups with financial institutions. We help students with scholarship essays as well because scholarships go a long way in alleviating financial burden.
Our Collegepond Services unit will work with you individually and help you to secure educational loans at the most competitive rates. Our Study Abroad consultants will understand your financial situation and then recommend the ideal loan product and provider for you. We have negotiated discount on interest rates as well as processing fees with leading educational loan providers for our students.
When students plan to study abroad, it is essential to acquire appropriate health and travel insurance policies. You will be required by both your school and your host country to have adequate international student insurance when you are visiting. Studying abroad in a foreign land entails a lot of risk. Medical expenses in foreign currency and hospitalization can be quite expensive. A student living alone, outside India might also need visits from family if something goes wrong. Therefore, a travel policy covers you for all such eventualities.
Most universities and colleges require their students to purchase international student health insurance for their enrolment period. These requirements can vary depending on your university or college and can apply to any dependents traveling with you as well. Our Overseas Education Consultants will help you to explore and finalize various options for health and travel insurance that saves you money.
Finding a suitable accommodation for your study abroad can be a daunting task. It is quite challenging to find a place that is affordable as well as liveable in an unfamiliar and foreign land. There are myriad options available for accommodation such as home-stays, apartments, student dorms etc. Most of the universities do not provide accommodation and in such cases, students are responsible for securing their own, independent off campus housing.
It is very important to find the right accommodation for your stay abroad as accommodation is one of the factors that can lead to great success as a student. Various activities that can easily help the performance of a student are carried out in the accommodation setting such as working on projects and assignments and preparing for exams. Also, the right accommodation will ensure the safety and security of the student. Therefore, we organize events to help our student’s network, and choose their future roommates. Our Overseas Education Consultants will help our students connect with students who are currently studying in the universities abroad to help them find apartments.
Through our pre-departure services, we try to help you understand what to expect in your new country, with topics covering living, banking services, mobile phone services, culture, traditions and customs. As part of a Masters Counselling program, our student abroad consultants conduct pre-departure sessions wherein we answer all the students’ queries and help them to prepare for their student life in a new country.
During our briefing, we also provide information and advice students on matters such as ticketing, foreign exchange, travelling, opening a bank account and international calling cards. Students are also given the opportunity to network with other students, including alumni, current students and future classmates. Through our pre-departure services, we aim to ease the students’ apprehensions and concerns and ensure that their stay abroad is a pleasant and a memorable one.
POST LANDING SERVICES / NETWORKING
Every student enrolled at Collegepond becomes part of our ever-growing community as we continue to extend our services even after our students commence with their education abroad.
Our post-landing services include visitor VISA counselling for parents, resume drafting services for internships, assistance with essays for Research Assistantship, and help in networking with Collegepond alumi.