Career Counselling and Analysis
The considering factors that cause dilemmas in most students regarding study decisions are academic background, future academic plans in terms of course and educational institutions and any specific preferences, long-term career plans , financial ability (budget) and work background, etc. Students are many a time unaware about the existing opportunities in Bangladesh. We are rightly on it! All relevant factors including the above mentioned are considered and discussed upon to arrive at a decision challenging the viability of studying abroad as compared to considering the same in Bangladesh.
Information and Decision Making
(Selection of Right Mix – Course, University and Country)
Students are assisted by the PIEC team members in making a final choice in terms of the right course and the right university or college in a specific country balancing the student’s requirements and the eligibility factor. It is significant to understand various offerings of a country and university should the student need to be on the right path of achieving the long-term goal. Further, certain destinations are exceptionally known for their education relating to a particular industry. About 60% to 70 % of the problem that the students face is the selection of the ‘right mix’. Once this is achieved, admission becomes the responsibility of PIEC. Students not only save money in this process as the applications are only made to specific Institutions (considering the application fees that most universities charge) but also save valuable time – perhaps a pre-requisite trait for any successful student.
Essay / Sop Editing / Scholarship Essay
Editing essays is one of our fortes. Our team of editors who have had over 10 years of editing experience brainstorm with the student and helps bring out crisp and clear content which is really appreciated by universities while making a final admission decision. Each essay or SOP is edited with no limit to the number of iterations.Additionally, PIEC also helps with selecting the right referees, discusses the content a referee could write and more.PIEC relishes the work of helping students with their scholarship essays in order to improve the chance of gaining some crucial funding.
Document Preparation, Application Processing and Admission at The Selected University
A good application with all the required details and documentation creates a positive impact on the Institution, thereby increasing the prospect of securing admission and it also marginally reduces the inconvenience that might be caused to the university or college on account of reasons as missing documents, incomplete application, etc.
However, the students are often unaware about the application procedure and the documentation to be submitted. PIEC team member assists all the students with the precise documentation that is required to be submitted along with the application form.PIEC team keeps regular contact with the universities or colleges regarding the status and progress of students’ applications. Therefore, PIEC students are relieved of the follow-up activity.Student could leverage the expertise of PIEC team members to give them ‘the edge’ in this extremely competitive admissions process. PIEC team members will assist the students edit their ‘essays or statement of purpose’ and provide insights on just the right constituents that make documents unique and personal. It is rather significant to note that the visa officer rightly needs to review all of the students’ documents (academic and financial), thereby making the documentation extremely significant.
Financial Aid / Scholarship Application
PIEC keeps a track of various funding and scholarship opportunities which is shared with the students. PIEC helps with making the scholarship applicationor editing of scholarship essays.A significant number of our students would receive some kind of funding from a foreign University. We have had many students in the past who have received complete financial aid (zero tuition fees).
We Love Visa Procedure and Documentation
Once the student has received an admission offer letter from the university, PIEC details its students with the visa procedure to be followed in the country and guides them in preparing the various documents required for obtaining a valid student visa.PIEC also counsels the students for their visa interview through mock interview sessions. With regular research on the different visa procedures and not underestimating the reviews of other students, PIEC is in a better situation to guide the students at all stages.PIEC also assists in the booking of visa appointment, arranging of financial & other documentation, etc. so as to increase the chance of the visa.
Accommodation (Living in a Foreign Country)
A question that most parents wish to be answered! PIEC provides detailed information to the students with respect to their University accommodation booking and payment; in turn ensuring the students’ safety in an international country.
Networking: PIEC gets you in touch with other students going to the same country or university. It is always great to plan together and have a company while travelling
Pre-departure Briefing: PIEC shares useful information with students about what to do before leaving Bangladesh, what to expect when you reach a new land and more, for instance, Amount of forex to be bought, insurance and medical advice, opening a bank account in a new country, life and living in a new country and much more.
Airline Ticketing: PIEC has its own sister concern PIEC Travels through which we try to work out the most reasonable rates so as to reduce the expenses of the students wherever possible.
This is the key. We keep in touch with our students. We learn about their experiences or keep helping them as much in our capacity even when they are abroad.