10 questions to ask before hiring an Educational consultant

Posted by Aussizz Group on June 26, 2016

It’s always good to inquire, especially when you spend some of your own, no matter if that’s your time or money…

Most of the candidates simply trust the organizations, without even inquiring about what they are getting into and what they are spending so heavily on. They know that they have other options, but something in ‘urgency’ and ‘hurriedness’ does cost them, leaving behind a belief that they won’t be able to make it ever.

It’s always better to avoid such nuisances by simply asking your heart out to the education consultants or the organization you are putting your money on. Ten questions that will surely clear your mindset are:

  • What kind of Colleges / Universities do you offer?

    Well, this question is kept on the top for one simple reason. You should know where you are going and where you are planning to study. People will surely lure you into their traps, simply for making you their client, earning money. But this is not what you desire. Ask them everything in regards for the university that they are offering you to go in. Ask them about the reference of the candidates that they have already offered that university.

    At the end, make sure that you are in safe hands and are not fooled.

  • How many visas have been processed successfully from your company?

    Again, this question will make your vision clear enough about how the company is. The number of visas it has processed and how much successful it is will surely let you know how trustworthy that company is. Every individual demands some kind of an experience or at least some relevant knowledge from the agent he/she is consulting.

  • Can you provide the references of the students the file of whom you processed earlier?

    Check out for the testimonials of the students or the candidates that got their visa processed from that company. See what are their views, how many days did it take for them to get everything done. If possible, try to contact them and take their reviews about the same.

    This can let you know how to process further and how to get through your student visa.

  • Do you have any branches / associates in other countries where you are sending students for further study?

    This question might surely help as where you are going is completely a new country, where you might not find anyone to assist if in any situation in regards for your student visa. Many visa consultants work only in India, leaving behind all the assistance to the candidate in overseas. Therefore, it is always a must to ask this beforehand to the agent if they have their office(s) in Australia or not.

  • Does the consultant have expertise in an area you perceive as needing attention?

    Well, every candidate has his own assembled set of questions, at which he/she expects the counsellor to be the best. If at all you ask this, the agent will always answer being positive, rather ask him/her something relevant which can test his/her skills.

  • Do you help in overall student visa process –SOP, Admission, Issuance of CoE till Visa filling?

    Students usually have to submit their SOP and all the required documents to the university as well as the department of immigration and border protection. You must ask the agent whether they provide the candidate with these facilities or not. This can indeed ease off the things from the student’s end.

  • Do you guarantee admission to a school / college in one of his/her top choices?

    Yes, because many of them do give a guarantee, but them turn themselves off. Make a firm decision from yours as well as from their end to receive a guaranteed response, else it would never be their fault if you do not get into any university.

    This is the best question you can ask the agent!

  • Do you provide on shore help if we will have any sort of problem there?

    Some people might skip this question, but this can surely help you out. You may never know what is going to happen, so why not stay prepared for the things that can come up.

    Ask them if they can help you after you reach Australia in regards to your student visa.

  • Do you know the study pattern of other country?

    This is the question which a reputed organization or agent might answer. You can surely judge them by asking this question. Doesn’t mean that you refuse their service, but rather give them some time to research, as it’s not always necessary for everyone to know everything. If they know it, good for you, but if they don’t, you lose nothing. A general question this is, but indeed an interesting one.

  • Do you attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?

    The more they attend the workshops and seminars, the more they learn. But this doesn’t apply everywhere. Mostly the students ask for this question and sometimes not. The least preferable question on the list, but some or the other way, effective. This can show you how knowledgeable the agent is.

Come to us…

Aussizz Group’s enthralling contribution towards the candidate in serving the best quality service in term of universities and colleges, we have proven to be the best. With bonds amongst the best colleges and universities in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, we guarantee the candidate an experience of a lifetime. Being one of the best education consultants in Australia, we are professionals!

 
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