27 Sep How to Upgrade Student Profile
Past for one decade, there has been a rampant hike in the number of students who wish to move overseas for higher education. Also, the number of students scoring more than 95 % has doubled in the recent past. Thousands of applications keep pouring into universities for a few hundred seats. Indians are the second-largest nationality on any university campus worldwide with nearly 750,000 students moving overseas every year for higher education. Canada, UK, the USA being a topmost destination on their list, few more have been added to same like Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway and many more.
Therefore, in order to reserve a seat in elite colleges of the world, the student has to be more competitive and make their application stronger. What makes each student outstand amidst thousands of applications is the profile they present in front of the University admission committee. So, it is very important to build your profile that grasps the attention of the committee members instantaneously.
Whereas academic scores have always been the first criteria of selection by universities but universities look beyond these academic scores to attract talents to their universities. Also, students need to prove their potential apart from academics while applying to top foreign universities. And creating an outstanding student profile is not just a matter of one year but starts as early as in Grade 9 onwards. Because universities do not look at only academic scores, therefore students need to work and outshine in their interest areas may be with regard to the profession they want to pursue or their passion areas. Few possible areas where students can work all these years are:
- Research Area
- Add on courses
- Volunteering works
- Additional Exams (APs/SATs/ACTs/GRE/GMAT)
- Summer schools
- Reading/writing books
At Skillmapping, we work in collaboration with students and create a profile according to students’ interest area and also as per requirements of targeted Universities in India and abroad.
To know more about how to work in these areas, keep following Skill mapping. You can also book career consultancy with Skillmapping for further guidance.
Dr. Shweta Miglani is an academician who brings along the experience of 18+ years in the industry. She is a doctorate in Viral marketing and is a Certified Career Coach as well. She is a professor at one of the leading institutes in the city and runs a Career Consulting firm by the name of Skill Mapping, in Ludhiana. She help prepares students by working on their profile so that they get future-ready for any course/college and thereby, guiding them in their career-related decisions. She strongly believes in creating a right fitment between student’s skill and interest and thereby supporting skill mapping ideology for “Mentorship for life”