University and Careers Advisor Role
The University and Careers Advisor aims to educate and assist students, their parents, and/or legal guardian about post-secondary and career pathways, as well as university application processes in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Europe and the rest of the world.
By providing information, awareness and guidance around the detailed nature and numerous steps needed for successful university applications, the University and Careers Adviser is an essential resource for upper-secondary students as Park Lane.
In Year-11, as students begin to make their IB course selection for the following academic year, they also consider how these subjects might align with their post-secondary interests. Both the student and their parents are encouraged to discuss their many options with the IB Coordinator and the University & Careers Advisor.
In Year-12, students are given both group and individually targeted information in the form of ongoing classroom workshops (aka, Uni Prep) as well as personalised 1-on-1 meetings.
Through these workshops and meetings, students will find not only the best fit for their potential undergraduate studies and higher education but, will also explore viable alternatives toward this and career interests.
The aim is to engage students and ensure that students take ownership and are proactively involved in their post-secondary objectives from the university research process to finalising their university shortlist at the end of Year-12 and then, completing their university applications in Year-13.
In their final year of the IB Diploma course, Year-13 students will need to manage multiple internal and external deadlines, some of which are concurrent. It is important to emphasise that while students have access to reliable information, resources, tools and guidance, they are ultimately responsible for reviewing and completing all components of a university application as well as communicating in a timely manner of any supporting documents required for their application (e.g. academic transcripts, teacher letters of reference, etc.). This, therefore, reinforces the importance of the delivery of relevant content throughout Year-12.
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