For more than 10 years, students and professionals in Singapore have sought out Aureus Consulting to bolster their applications to undergraduate and graduate programs across the world. During those 10 years, the number of applications annually received by elite American universities has doubled and the number of applications to influential British institutions continues to climb as well. Places at the best schools are few and the places held for international applicants are even fewer. What was once a matter of schools reviewing applications and accepting the best candidates has become a gauntlet for both the universities and the applying students. Hard choices have to be made on both sides.
In order to enable Singapore’s most accomplished students and the world’s top universities to get to know each other better, Aureus Consulting is putting together a one-day fair to be held at the prestigious Fullerton Hotel on October, 25 2014. But the fair won’t only focus on those looking to enter at the undergraduate level. Since Aureus has worked extensively with local candidates seeking an MBA abroad, the Aureus Education Fair will also be a hub of information for those aiming for higher education.
To attend to the needs of both breeds of applicants during the fair, Aureus will host a series of seminars customized for a Singapore audience. Split into an undergraduate track and graduate one, topics covered in these seminars will include: how to effectively craft and use a personal brand, how to approach and write admissions essays, and how to excel at interviews. Speakers will provide insight into the culture of institutions abroad and the expectations they hold for Singaporean applicants, as well as offer valuable advice on common application errors, the necessary standardized tests, and how to stand out from the crowd. Those who attend the fair will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Aureus Psychometric Instrument, a unique assessment based on the work of renowned psychologist Carl Jung. This assessment is particularly helpful for applicants, as it enables them to determine not only what type of environment they are best suited to study and work in, but also how they orient their energy, make decisions, and deal with the external world.
Whether located in the Unites States or Great Britain, schools that participate in the Aureus Education Fair are spoiled for choice when selecting possible candidates. Nevertheless, they take pains to accept only the most accomplished and promising individuals, and the communities nurtured at these universities grow into strong and influential alumni networks. The inaugural Aureus Education Fair has invited universities whose names are synonymous with an outstanding education, such as Harvard, Oxford, and others. These schools hope to attract quality applicants who share their devotion to achievement and innovation, and this fair will provide them the opportunity to discover such applicants. Confident, discerning and driven, the students who attend the Aureus Education Fair know they belong at an internationally recognized institution and can utilize this event to hone in on the right path for them.
Aureus Consulting (aureusconsulting.com) is uniquely qualified to host such a fair. The firm’s success is founded on a solid foundation of admissions knowledge and experience, which is brought into the personalized coaching provided by a cadre of consultants. Long regarded as an invaluable resource for both students and professionals seeking higher education, the Aureus team teaches applicants to present the best sides of themselves in every aspect of their applications. Now, the Aureus Education Fair will not only empower applicants but directly introduce them to the schools of their dreams.