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Disclaimer


Although we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information, the content of this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain should not be relied upon as career or financial advice. You should apply your own judgement in making any use of any content on this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain, including, without limitation, the use of the information as the basis for any conclusions. The products and services sold under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of an award of scholarships or any other financial gain. Your level of success in attaining the results from using our products and information depends on many factors, and may include the time you devote to the program, ideas and techniques used, knowledge level and various skills. You fully agree and understand that MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING is not responsible for your success or failure and makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever that our products or services will produce any particular result for you. Accessing or using this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain does not create a client relationship. Although your use of a website may facilitate access to or communications with members of MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING via e-mail transmissions or otherwise via a website or social media channel, receipt of any such communications or transmissions by any member of this firm does not create a client relationship. We do not guarantee that the content of our websites is accurate, complete or up-to-date. MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING assumes no obligation to update the content. We assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the content or other documents that are referenced by or linked to our websites. The content on our websites may be changed without notice to you.




Copyright


You may display on your computer, download and print a copy of the material on our website for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes only, provided that the content is not modified and that each copy of such materials identifies the source, bears our copyright notice “© mycampusGPS Education Consulting”. However, no part of any document on our website may be reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose without the prior written permission by the owner.




Privacy Policy


We collect personal information from our customers in the regular course of doing business. Personal information we may collect: Name Address Phone Number Email Address Date of Birth/Age Gender Interests and hobbies Transcript of grades Purchase history Customer satisfaction info Opinions about products and services The main reasons we collect personal information are: To deliver services Customer relationship management Customer service To complete a sale/transaction Marketing We do not share your personal information with any third parties. Personal information is stored securely and disposed of properly in a timely manner. When you visit our web site, we also collect: information about your computer, including your IP address, the type of operating system and browser you use, and your computer's location what pages you visit on our site and what links you click on what other sites you've visited recently.





Terms of Use

Disclaimer


Although we endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information, the content of this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain should not be relied upon as career or financial advice. You should apply your own judgement in making any use of any content on this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain, including, without limitation, the use of the information as the basis for any conclusions. The products and services sold under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of an award of scholarships or any other financial gain. Your level of success in attaining the results from using our products and information depends on many factors, and may include the time you devote to the program, ideas and techniques used, knowledge level and various skills. You fully agree and understand that MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING is not responsible for your success or failure and makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever that our products or services will produce any particular result for you. Accessing or using this and other websites under the www.mycampusgps.ca domain does not create a client relationship. Although your use of a website may facilitate access to or communications with members of MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING via e-mail transmissions or otherwise via a website or social media channel, receipt of any such communications or transmissions by any member of this firm does not create a client relationship. We do not guarantee that the content of our websites is accurate, complete or up-to-date. MYCAMPUSGPS EDUCATION CONSULTING assumes no obligation to update the content. We assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the content or other documents that are referenced by or linked to our websites. The content on our websites may be changed without notice to you.




Copyright


You may display on your computer, download and print a copy of the material on our website for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes only, provided that the content is not modified and that each copy of such materials identifies the source, bears our copyright notice “© mycampusGPS Education Consulting”. However, no part of any document on our website may be reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose without the prior written permission by the owner.




Privacy Policy


We collect personal information from our customers in the regular course of doing business. Personal information we may collect: Name Address Phone Number Email Address Date of Birth/Age Gender Interests and hobbies Transcript of grades Purchase history Customer satisfaction info Opinions about products and services The main reasons we collect personal information are: To deliver services Customer relationship management Customer service To complete a sale/transaction Marketing We do not share your personal information with any third parties. Personal information is stored securely and disposed of properly in a timely manner. When you visit our web site, we also collect: information about your computer, including your IP address, the type of operating system and browser you use, and your computer's location what pages you visit on our site and what links you click on what other sites you've visited recently.





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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Private Education Consultant?


A private education consultant helps students and families navigate future education opportunities. A private education consultant works with students one-to-one to help them find the “best fit” program and university for their academic, social and personal needs. The education consultant also does research on behalf of the client and provides advice to ensure the student takes advantage of scholarship and other opportunities, and helps to find ways for clients to get the most value for their education investment.

A private education consultant is not an agent of any particular school or post-secondary institution. An education consultant is part guidance counsellor, part university admissions officer, and part career coach. An education consultant works for the client, independent of any specific school or university, to provide unbiased personal assistance with education choices.




Is Private Education Consulting New?


Although private education consulting is well established in the United States and in some other countries, it is relatively new in Canada. Thankfully, in Canada we don’t have the same level of complexity and competition as in the US, making our system easier to navigate. Even so, the education consultant has a place in Canada.

Perhaps today more than ever, parents and students are expecting to get some economic return on their education investment. And perhaps today more than ever the opportunities are there to do so. The problem is that secondary school-based guidance resources are often stretched thin, leaving students and parents to do much of the research and planning on their own. Researching, reflecting, planning and deciding takes time and it can be a confusing, anxiety-ridden process.

This is where the education consultant comes in – to fill the gap in service, to provide expertise and save time, and to help students and parents make informed decisions based on accurate information. It can also help to keep students motivated in the process. Although a lot of things about university have changed in the past 20 years, there is still one very basic factor that is the most important: finding the best fit for the student. When students make the right choice or the “best fit” choice of program and institution they are happier, healthier, and they get more out of their university experience. Simply put, they are more likely to be successful.




How Can an Education Consultant Help Me?


By Exploring Career Options: For many students, exploring potential careers is the most important step in the process. It serves as the foundation upon which many other decisions are made. The problem is, most students don't do enough career exploration in high school to make an informed decision about a degree or program, and many simply choose something without putting nearly enough thought into it. The result: more than half of university students change majors or programs, often causing them to take extra credits to make up pre-requisites. This means the student spends more time and money at university than necessary, and delays graduation and employment. Had the student learned the steps of career exploration and made a more informed decision about their degree program, many of these problems could be avoided. However, career exploration--when done properly--takes time. Many students don’t get nearly enough instruction in high school to get meaningful results. An education consultant can provide guided career exploration to determine some key areas of interest, and make suggestions for various paths to follow to pursue the student’s goals. This path may be quite specific (if the student has a clear idea or goal) or it may be general, to keep as many options open as possible. Once the student learns how to research careers properly and knows how to plan a pathway, they can use the information at any time in the future. By Getting Better Value for Your Money: Consultants can help students make the most of their university experience. The student’s actual program selection is important but a consultant can point out other academic and extra-curricular opportunities that develop marketable skills and add value to a regular degree program. A consultant can also help students source and apply for scholarships and awards. By Managing Stress: Preparing for, and applying to, university can be a time consuming, frustrating task. But choosing post-secondary education is an important life event for students, and it is a big financial investment for parents. An education consultant can assess the needs of the family and give step by step guidance and information to help make the process go smoothly.




Who is this service for?


Any high school student planning to attend university. It is most useful for students in grades 11 and 12, but some planning work can be done with motivated grade 10 students. University students who need help to develop a goal, a plan and a pathway.




What will we get out of it?


Students will gain a better understanding of what kind of career(s) they desire and what career(s) suits them best. They will learn how to find useful information on careers in their area of interest, and know what degree program(s) will prepare them for their area or areas of interest. They will learn how to plan for the career during their degree program(s) so they are ready to enter that career area when they graduate. They will learn what funding sources and enrichment opportunities are available, and how to take advantage of them, e.g. how to write scholarship essays. Parents will get peace of mind knowing your child is making informed decisions based on accurate, up-to-date information, and learning how to set goals and plan for the future.




How is the career exploration done?


Many students don’t know what kind of career they want, but most have some ideas of what they like and don’t like, what kind of work environment they desire, and their general interests and skills. I conduct focused interest assessments that help to reveal the career areas that best suit the student’s skills, abilities, interests, values and personality. Then, based on that information, we discuss possibilities for post-secondary programs, university selection and scholarships.




How do you keep students on track with this process?


I sometimes find it difficult to get my child to complete the tasks he/she needs to do, and to meet deadlines. How do you keep students on track with this process? The student must be a willing participant in the process. Students will be given various short tasks they are expected to complete during the time we work together. I will send a reminder about task completion and the deadline (and will copy the parent, if necessary), but the onus is on the student to complete it. It has been my experience that most students complete the tasks I assign (I think it helps immensely that I am not their parent!).




How are services delivered?


Services are usually delivered via a Zoom online meeting. Zoom is a lot like Skype, only better. It allows me to see the client and for the client to see me, plus I can share my computer screen to present information and share resources. For more information on how I use Zoom, please see my blog post "How I work with students and parents using Zoom". I also provide service via phone, Skype and email.