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 in 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 at our school that exposes our students to a variety of options. We have personalised interactions with Subject Matter Experts for students to further explore and understand available resources and options.

 

  • Training Ground for writing Statements of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation: We ensure that our students build a robust application by focusing on personal profiles and Letters of Recommendation - the two main components that international universities look for. All essays are reviewed individually to bring sharper focus to what the students want to say. Students also learn what the universities expect to read from their references and to communicate the same via Brag Sheets. Our small class sizes make it possible for teachers to write unique Letters of Recommendation for each student enabling admissions officers to 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. Requirements and due dates vary depending on the college and country students apply to, and our team guides them along the procedures and other details. As a registered centre for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), 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 take a proactive role in decisions about their future.The guidance we give and self-motivation they bring together will help them make decisions that have a positive long-term impact on their future. 

 

Celebrations and Achievements

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Congratulations to our students with early acceptances from colleges in the U.S., U.K., 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 admissions and financial forms, and completing their school responsibilities with diligence.

 

Well done, students!

Events

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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.

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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 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. 


Contact us at collegeadvisor@mdis.net.

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Anne Jones

College Advisor

Colleges our students have received acceptances into:

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