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ACADEMIC COUNSELOR


Academic Counselors help students choose which subjects and classes they require to pursue their higher education goals.




ACADEMIC COUNSELOR
CAREER AS AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR




"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

- Aristotle



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What is an Academic Counselor?


Being an Academic Counselor entails helping students pick & choose subjects that may be beneficial to the field they want to pursue for further education.


What is the scope of a career as an Academic Counselor in India?


In most urban spaces, the need for a academic counselor has always been fulfilled. This however, needs to be spread across other regions and demographics.


How many years will be required for study to be a Academic Counselor?


Most simply have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a master’s in Academic Counselor specifically. Then, one would need to acquire a formal certification for becoming a career counselor.


What are the top universities in India to study Academic Counselor?


● Rajiv Gandhi Youth Development

● Bharathiar University


What are the top 10 universities out of India/Abroad to study Academic Counselor?


● University of Alabama

● University of New Orleans


What are the entrance Exams for Academic Counselor?


There are none, except for a certification test to get certified.


Which skills Required to be an Academic Counselor?


Good research skills, analyzing multiple types of data, and good articulation are the most important skills to have. It is also important to have knowledge of a wide variety of subjects, to know what other peripheral subjects can be tied into it..


Which type of personality is best for an Academic Counselor?


People within this career are usually rational and factual. According to the Myers-Briggs Test Indicator, INTJs or ENFJs would be the most ideal.


Which are the top/best companies offering jobs in the Academic Counselor Industry?

Most work independently, or with educational institutions.


What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage of working as a Academic Counselor?

Pros:

● Meeting a variety of people.

● Dealing with a variety of issues and experiences.


Cons:


● Can be overwhelming.

● Taking on the burden of a student’s educational choices.


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