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Counselling Services

The Career Counselling Centre at DPSI, Gurgaon will focus on providing students the best post-secondary schooling and career guidance to suit their interest and aptitude. A comprehensive counselling programme will be available to support and guide you through the complexities of the admission process to universities both within and outside India. Career counsellors will help students develop a better understanding of their skills, abilities, and career interests and how these relate to the workplace.

The programme is designed in a graded manner to suit the needs of students from MYP 4 (Grade IX onwards). The services offered are:

  • Regular workshops: including information for Summer Schools, subject choice orientation, understanding Naviance and Family Connection, building portfolios etc.
  • Visits by University Representatives: to ensure that you get authentic and first-hand information
  • Individual appointments with counsellors: one on one session will facilitate systematic  career planning.
  • Monthly Schedule of events being organised: to help you plan in advance
  • Career Fairs: Will help  students to interact with various in country as well as overseas representatives Opportunities for experiential learning: including internships,  meeting professionals and experts from different fields, student-led events and volunteering opportunities.

About University Options:

The Centre has been set up and is being run by a dedicated team of experienced counsellors from University Options. University Options was founded by Kanika Marwaha who has been associated with counselling and career guidance for the past 32 years. Please find below some of the activities which the team has provided over the last two decades:

  • Established a first of its kind Counselling Centre at Delhi Public School (R.K. Puram) in 1990
  • Set up the Career Counselling Centre at The Shri Ram School, Aravali and Moulsari (Gurgaon) in 2003 and currently training all 7 counsellors at the school
  • Presenting to and guiding other Top Delhi schools to do the same.

University Options also provides Education Consultancy Services to students, educational institutes and corporates. The team specializes in profile building, subject selection and college application guidance to all parts of the world and India. The team guides students and parents on a wide range of opportunities available after completing their IB diploma. Counsellors  work with parents, faculty, administration and outside resources to support students to achieve their goals.

Team at University Options:

Kanika Marwaha has worked both in schools as well as with Universities, giving her a perspective of both qualifications required for admission and the criteria universities take into account when they make an admission decision. Working with the University of Warwick as their India Representative for two decades,building the Warwick brand in-country, developing institutional links and alumni groups gives her a unique perspective. She has been guiding students seeking admissions into premier league institutions like Princeton, Stanford, and UPenn in the United States, Oxford, LSE and Warwick in the UK and NTU and SMU in Singapore for the past three decades.

Naumita Chopra has over 18 years of experience working in higher education and independent educational consulting. Most recently she headed the University Guidance Office at The British School, New Delhi for 5 years until June 2015. She handles the University Options Singapore Office and continues to work with students from India and other countries across the world. Over the years, she has reviewed hundreds of college applications, guiding students from initial topic brainstorming to essay and Personal Statement editing. Naumita has visited many school and college campuses to conduct workshops and seminars.

Kabeer Marwaha is an entrepreneur at heart. He has spent time his time being a professional Golfer for six years, well-established Restaurateur for three years and now an Education Consultant for the past five years. He co-founded University Options with Kanika Marwaha. The idea of this organisation is to get technology involved in the education sector to give access and make unbiased information available to all students. Change the way you think about education is his motto. He envisions making the field of education fun and exciting and having people look at it in a different light.

Nidhi Manocha works as a Senior Manager at University Options. She has completed her Post Graduation Diploma in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. She brings to the company five years of experience of dealing with International Luxury brands and her enthusiasm to guide students all the way through the application process of International Universities. She offers admissions counselling to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Mansi Sharma works as a Junior Counsellor at University Options. She has three years of work experience in the UK education industry and is fluent with UK applications. She has completed her Bachelors in Business Administration from Punjab Technical University , and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management from Footwear Design and Development Institute..

Aditi Bakht works as a Manager, Business Development at University Options. She has nine years of work experience in HR and CSR at KPMG and Eastern Software Systems. Her experience gives her the skills to increase collaborations with schools and colleges in India and abroad. Aditi has completed her Masters in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, prior to which she did her Bachelors in Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women.

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