Skype Counseling with Julia
Now more than ever before people are not limited by their borders or boundaries and can access anything or anybody at any time. One of many features that make Mnemonic Education unique is skype counseling. The power of our time and age has given us the ability to work from home and connect with people half way around the world. Through a feature called skype these capabilities are able to expand education counseling.
"Since I am currently in US office, I am not able to guide students in India for their Career options. But don’t worry; Virtual counseling through skype solves that problem. Students can have one – on – one counseling sessions with me regardless of their location. Whether the session includes topics of country and program decisions or specific questions about an application, the content doesn’t matter as much as being able to offer a tool like virtual counseling. Skype counseling can range from a quick 5 minute video session or an hour long plus detailed conversation. The best part is seeing student’s appreciation of Mnemonic’s ability to offer a skype counseling session, giving them access to information immediately and sufficiently. It clears up the lag in between asking for information and obtaining it.
In addition to my previously stated example, there have been many times where I have been able to conduct mock interviews for the U.S. Admissions (MBA, MS programs etc.) and student visa through a video chat on skype. It allows the student and me to be able to see each other through the instant video that gives a better feeling of presence and prep. This method of counseling gets me – a U.S. based satellite member – connected with students and their needs."
Skype goes beyond the office, it places students with counselors at their finger tips – as long as students can access a computer they are able to have a skype counseling session from within their home, clearing up the ‘distance’ factor for those living in more remote places or far away from big cities offices.