March Spotlight: Vinay Patel Student Counselor Intelligent Partners

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How would you describe the culture of your business?

Intelligent Partners is a consulting center with years of experience in fulfilling students’ aspirations with respect to higher education in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Malaysia and Australia.

We work with students to help them discover the best fit in terms of  course selection and the college search. Our students come from all nationalities. We support educational needs of students as young as 12 years old to Undergraduate, Masters, or PHD programs.
3.   How easy is it for you to get direct access to the decision makers in your company?

We are empowered to take short term decisions on the spot, however longer term decisions such as staffing , major changes in workflow etc would require senior management approval. In general, decision making is quite fast as I have direct access to senior management in my company.

4.   What are your biggest challenges in the next 5 years?

There is too much generic information available online and all of it not relevant to guidance that students  require. This creates more confusion than helping students as a piece of information may not be applicable to all because grading scales for each education system are different and requirements may be different for each nationality.  It is difficult for the student to understand these nuances in the application process.  Applying for a particular university abroad requires assessment based on multiple aspects other than rankings. It is a big challenge to undo the information overload suffered by students/parents and help them focus on their specific situation and needs.
5.   What is your philosophy?

We at Intelligent Partners focus work as a perfect match maker i.e. recommending universities based on students profile and specific needs. We go through an elaborate process of understanding students’ expectations from university education, areas of interest, strengths, career aspirations and long term goals. Our relationship with students does not end once admission is secured, but we continue to seek feedback through the education with the objective of providing further support as needed and to continuously refine our knowledge and approach through the feedback received. This makes us a very credible partner to prospective students.

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