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With the craze for students to study abroad mushrooming with every passing year, it is increasingly difficult for students to correctly evaluate a Study Abroad Consultant in Mumbai. If this is what you think, don’t despair, as here are five parameters on which you can hire a really good overseas educational consultant:
Are you working with a consultant or an agent?
An agent recommends certain universities to students in India and earns valuable commission on it. He is, therefore, not genuine in his recommendation but certainly more loyal to the foreign universities. A consultant, on the other hand, will give you personalized service, based on your interests and scores.
Does your consultant advise you personally or through his staff?
This is by far the most important aspect for deciding to go with a consultant. If the consultant does not meet you and discuss with you all matters related to your application, he’s not the right person for you. It is smart to work with a consultant where the founders of the organization are interested in your career and application, rather than dealing with a “brand” which leaves all its work with junior low quality staff without any ownership to handle. If his junior staff hands you a list of documents to send across to the university, without a senior experienced members involvement, then you need to rethink whether you want to go ahead with this agency/consulting company or not
Is your consultant planning your career?
A genuine educational consultant will not offer you a short-term plan for your studies. Instead, he will chalk out your entire educational plan after discussing your interests, prospects and aptitude and advise you accordingly. If he doesn’t do this, you’re going to end up frustrated.
Does your consultant come across as a knowledgeable person?
If your consultant is knowledgeable, it can go a long way for you because you can benefit by all that he knows about the education system in the country of your choice, its employment opportunities and immigration and visa procedures. Once you tell your consultant the course you wish to pursue, he will tell you exactly how to go ahead with making your choice. He will also put you through a battery of tests so that you get high scores in TOEFL, IELTS, GRE and GMAT. Those who coach you for these tests will also provide you with the best and latest study materials.
Does he conduct tests and programs to coach you for the qualifying exams:
Ask your consultant to conduct personality development programs and other kinds of tests, which will enable you to score highly in your qualifying exams.
Choose a consultant with a high success rate: You don’t need an educational consulting firm’s star consultant on your case, but just someone with enough experience and interest in your case.
Does he help you get a loan?
Your consultant should also try to get you a loan at an affordable rate of from reputed banks. As your consultant, he should also make arrangement for your accommodation, which isn’t difficult for him to do.
He can continue to be your guide until he lands you a good job. He may also give you some direction about the amount of money you can earn while you are still studying. These facilities can only be given to you by a top consultant from a reputed agency such as Study Abroad Consultants in Mumbai. Rely on them to get you the best university to study at with fee waivers and job opportunities.