UNIVERSITY AND CAREER GUIDANCE
“What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”
The journey from high school to college can be confusing, complicated, and downright overwhelming. At MDIS, we assist in the admissions process by guiding high school students every step of the way. Here are some of the ways we assist our students:
Psychometric assessments and College and Career Guidance classes in grade 11: We believe that finding postsecondary options and careers that are an ideal fit stem from a good understanding of the student’s perspective and personality. Students are guided early on in assessing what careers and majors fit them best and how to shortlist colleges based on factors important to them.
Inviting external speakers: We hold career conversations and university visits to our school so that students are exposed to a variety of choices. They also have personalised interactions with individuals from specific fields of interest to further explore their future options.
Training Ground for writing Statements of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation: We ensure that students build up a robust application by focussing on their personal statements and letters of recommendation - two main components that many international universities look for. We review their essays individually and help bring sharper focus to what they want to say about themselves. We also teach students what universities expect to read from their references and how to effectively communicate this information to their referees via personalised Brag Sheets. Our smaller class sizes make it possible for teachers to write unique Letters of Recommendation for each of our students so that admissions officers get a holistic perspective of the student.
Taking the Work out of Paperwork: Our counselling team does the legwork involved in submitting documents, processing applications, and overseeing crucial deadlines. There are varying requirements and due dates depending on the colleges and countries students apply to, on which we keep tabs and advise them details of various procedures. As a registered center for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), for example, we are certified to help applicants who specifically want to apply to higher education institutions in the UK.
Testing Center: In addition to processing applications, MDIS is also an official centre for administering Advanced Placement (AP) exams, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the University of Waterloo’s Euclid Contest.
At MDIS, students will take a proactive role in decisions about their future.The guidance we give and self-motivation they bring will together help them make decisions that have a positive long term impact on their future.
Celebrations and Achievements
Congratulations to our students with early acceptances from colleges in the US, UK and Canada! All of them worked hard to apply for the Early Application round in semester 1, shortlisting their colleges, working on multiple drafts and essays, filling out countless admissions and financial forms, and completing their school responsibilities diligently as well.
Well done, students!
Green River College Visits MDIS
In April 2022, we had our first in-person college visit since Covid! Mr. Ross Jennings, the Sr. Director of International Education at Green River College, Seattle, USA talked to our students on one of the hidden gems of the American college system: two-year colleges. Students learnt of the many benefits of these colleges, including excellent education, transferring to a bigger university to complete their undergraduate degree, financial affordability, and personalised attention.
Alumni Session on The Road to College
We always love having our former students visit us! In February, we had an informal online session with three of our very esteemed alumni: HeeSoo Kim (currently at Seoul National University, S. Korea), Aarna Chugh (currently at Krea University, India), and Aditya Vikrant (currently at Northeastern University, USA). We covered college and career-related topics like how to choose a major and create a strong college application, how to shortlist colleges and what to take into consideration when finally accepting an offer. So much wisdom gained from talking to those who’ve gone before!
Anne Jones has a Green Belt Global Career Counselling Certification from Univariety and UCLA Extension. She has a passion for interacting with and guiding students as they navigate the maze of college admissions. Having worked as a research assistant at Villanova University, USA, from where she was also awarded an M.A. in English, Anne brings her writing, editing, and research skills to help students craft the best possible college applications.
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