FAQS

What is the advantage of using your consulting service?

It is becoming harder and harder to gain admission to many undergraduate and graduate programs in prestigious universities. Every year a large number of applicants compete for a limited number of seats. The students who are successful in gaining admissions to their programs of choice have high academic grade point averages (GPA), high scores in standardized tests, and very good extracurricular and work experiences. Advance academic planning, smart study strategies, high GPA, extracurricular and voluntary work experiences, meeting specific and general criteria for admissions are all important for student success. Applying to programs and universities of your choice requires you to do many hours of research and planning. If you are not successful with admission, you most likely will re-apply and go through the process again, which will cost you time and money. We have many years of experience helping hundreds of students gain admission into the programs of their choice. We maximize your chances of admission by helping you prepare a strong application and help reduce your stress levels.

I need feedback on my resume and cover letter, and I’m also nervous about interviews, help me!

You’ve come to the right place! Our consultants have extensive knowledge on the format of professional resume types and cover letters and an understanding of the purpose and point of view of many employers and interview committees. We assist our clients with preparing job applications and we help you to improve your interview skills and prepare you for interviews through practice and coaching. We help you to improve your chances of finding a job successfully.

When would it be useful to start the consulting service?

It is very important in this competitive environment to make the right choices early on when you are in high school so you can have an academic plan and a career path to follow. It is also important to meet extracurricular requirements and start volunteering as soon as possible to build up your portfolio of experiences. We recommend that you come and see us in grade ten. This is an optimal time to begin considering different educational and career options. Many students in grade 10 start thinking about post-secondary options. That being said, it is possible you’re connecting with us while at the post-secondary stage, or after you’ve finished your schooling. It’s still not too late to benefit from our consulting services! We recognize that every student has his/her own timeline and requires a program tailored to them. The sooner you connect with us, the better we can support you! We are a one-stop consulting firm and we would be able to take care of many of your needs.

What is the cost of your consulting services?

We provide excellent service at an affordable price. Our price quotes will depend on the particular service or a combination of services you request, and we offer prices for individual segments and package pricing when you request services in combinations. After our initial assessment we would be able to quote you the cost for the services you request. We ask that you pay after each consultation session and in-advance for group seminars and workshops. We accept cash, cheque, or payment by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal. Please note that we have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy for all registered individual and group sessions.

Who are your clients?

Our clients are:

  • High school students looking for assistance with academic planning and exploring career options
  • High school students applying to undergraduate programs at universities in Canada and US
  • University students applying for medicine, business, and graduate programs
  • International students and graduates wanting guidance to plan their studies in Canada
  • University students and graduates looking for work in their chosen fields
  • Unemployed and underemployed adults looking for work or career transition
  • Individuals looking for resume, cover letter and interview skills coaching
  • Immigrants who need education and/or employment advice and would like to learn about the immigrant support services and resources available to them

My child does not know what he/she wants to do in their life – can you help?

Yes, we have a wide variety of tools at our disposal to help assess the personality, interest, and career goals of your child. These tools help students explore themselves the career paths that are just right for them. We will then cater to this interest as we work through the consultation process with your child.

When and how should we book appointments?

The best process to follow is to call or email us immediately when you’re considering options and programming that we offer. We will schedule an appointment for you at your convenience to meet with us.

What does the initial stages of consulting look like?

The first session is usually introductory and serves as an assessment session. The main objectives are gathering the background education, determining the student’s education interests and goals, and the development of an academic plan and career path. Each session is customized to the needs of the student. We will advise you on what seminars and information sessions that we deliver would be of interest to you.

Are parents welcome to attend sessions with their child?

Parents are welcome to attend the first assessment/consultation, and in fact we recommend that. We also recognize that certain students may want to handle this process individually, and this is not a problem either. We welcome parents anytime if they would like to accompany their child to talk to us.

Do you offer SAT/ACT/PSAT/MCAT/DAT/GRE/GMAT/etc. preparation?

We do not offer these particular services, as they are outside the scope of our consulting services. However, there are numerous 3rd party exam prep institutions that provide these services, and we can refer you to the one that best suits your needs and goals.

Can you help me with the university applications I’m working on?

Yes, we surely can. We have a variety of services to assist students through application processes. As mentioned above, many institutions require supplementary applications, which include extra-curricular activity portfolios and writing samples. We aid students through the specific tasks in an organized and meticulous fashion.

Can I get help with my application to a U.S. post-secondary institution?

Yes, you can. Note that the process of applying to colleges in the US is very thorough and requires a great amount of attention to detail. We aid students in this daunting process by dividing the massive application process into small, tangible action items. Our work in the field has demonstrated that the most successful applications are sincere, genuine, based on your impressive background education and experience, and are to-the-point. It is our goal to help you create a high-quality application to improve your chances of admission.