You should do some amount of research work for yourself like which field to go, interests, what program to pursue, the main objective of the selected program, which college/institution/university, special benefits, which country, your future goals, career prospects, financial capability and so on. Students who are clear about their goals and requirements and are also well researched will try to get more information from the consultants as an addition to their research so that they don’t get a ready made response.
There will be no use of contacting any education consultant if you haven’t researched well on your part.
Make a list of what you need to know:
To get to know a genuine education consultant google can also help you out! You should always visit the consultant and inquire face to face about their accreditation, licenses and their past experiences. You should do your homework by visiting their website and know more about the consultancy.
You should be always clear with what the consultant is advising to you and what all queries you need to put forward. Don’t forget to inquire about the other value added services provided by them like coaching, travel briefing, assisting for visa interview process and other services.
Many of the consultants take advantage of the students who are not well researched of the information or who don’t have any idea what to do next. Even though the student has secured pretty good marks and scores in his/her academics/exams; the consultants would secure his/her admission in the college that they have partnered with even if the student can be referred to other good universities. For such consultants it is just a mere business and they are only concerned about the fees.
Whereas a genuine education consultant will start the interaction by knowing your area of interest, may conduct an aptitude test, check academic grades, career goals, capabilities and the financial capabilities. Then only the consultant will provide you different options and consultation.
Consultants are licensed individuals who help the students in fulfilling the dream of overseas education. Though student visa rules vary from one country to another and thus approaching a trustworthy consultant will only be helpful for you. Remember not to avoid for looking for options of consultants in the market.