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Giraffe Forward Planning – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Forward Planning? Why do we need the forward planning?

We believe that it is never too early to start planning your future career. Forward planning encourages students to prepare the necessary steps to get them closer to their academic and career goals. The steps include taking and acing essential courses, reviewing university options, and preparing for the admission application. It is important for students to realize the path they have to take to reach their goals, so they can pursue as many opportunities without being overwhelmed by missing prerequisites or deadlines. At Giraffe, we offer advising services for selecting major and university, as well as university application services.

 

2. What is the process of your course/career planning and university application services? Do we have to purchase an entire package, or can we select the services according to our need?

The course/career planning services would begin with a consultation. We would discuss the student’s personal career goal based on big data analysis provided by the US Labor Department, as well as reviewing their strengths and weaknesses using a personality test that is widely accepted by Harvard University. We would then suggest additional courses to be taken at school, additional exams to be written, and extracurricular activities to be involved in to get students a step closer to their career goals. We will be there every step of the way!

The university application services include preparing students with their personal statement essay and interviews. We can help students prepare and edit the personal statement essay. We can also train students to answer commonly asked questions during university interviews.

The course/career planning and university application services can be purchased separately. However, we recommend purchasing the entire package to receive highly personalized advising and guidance.

 

3. What is career planning? What do you mean by envisioning a career path? What kind of tools are used? Will we receive a report regarding the details?

Career planning helps students develop the knowledge and skills to make informed choices of their career or education path. Career planning gives students clear goals for their future and a plan to get there. At Giraffe, we can help students envision a career path for them by using a personality test widely accepted by Harvard University to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and by using big data from the US Labor Department. We will analyze the test results and offer at least three different career path options in our formal report. We will arrange private meetings with parents and students to elaborate the options so that they can further evaluate the options. By using such a tool, we help student visualize a possible career path where they would succeed.

 

4. My kid doesn’t know what he/she wants to do in the future. How will Giraffe Learning help?

In this case, you need to contact us to arrange an initial consultation. We will discuss details with you and your children so that we know where to start. From our previous experiences in planning students’ future major and career, your scenario is not a rare case. We noticed that a lot of parents lacked understanding towards their children. In some cases, parents and students make decisions about their future based on suggestions from their surroundings. However, Giraffe Learning adopts scientific methods to identify students’ personal strengths, weaknesses, and interest in order to provide corresponding suggestions on major and career path.

Giraffe Forward Planning – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Forward Planning? Why do we need the forward planning?

We believe that it is never too early to start planning your future career. Forward planning encourages students to prepare the necessary steps to get them closer to their academic and career goals. The steps include taking and acing essential courses, reviewing university options, and preparing for the admission application. It is important for students to realize the path they have to take to reach their goals, so they can pursue as many opportunities without being overwhelmed by missing prerequisites or deadlines. At Giraffe, we offer advising services for selecting major and university, as well as university application services.

 

2. What is the process of your course/career planning and university application services? Do we have to purchase an entire package, or can we select the services according to our need?

The course/career planning services would begin with a consultation. We would discuss the student’s personal career goal based on big data analysis provided by the US Labor Department, as well as reviewing their strengths and weaknesses using a personality test that is widely accepted by Harvard University. We would then suggest additional courses to be taken at school, additional exams to be written, and extracurricular activities to be involved in to get students a step closer to their career goals. We will be there every step of the way!

The university application services include preparing students with their personal statement essay and interviews. We can help students prepare and edit the personal statement essay. We can also train students to answer commonly asked questions during university interviews.

The course/career planning and university application services can be purchased separately. However, we recommend purchasing the entire package to receive highly personalized advising and guidance.

 

3. What is career planning? What do you mean by envisioning a career path? What kind of tools are used? Will we receive a report regarding the details?

Career planning helps students develop the knowledge and skills to make informed choices of their career or education path. Career planning gives students clear goals for their future and a plan to get there. At Giraffe, we can help students envision a career path for them by using a personality test widely accepted by Harvard University to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and by using big data from the US Labor Department. We will analyze the test results and offer at least three different career path options in our formal report. We will arrange private meetings with parents and students to elaborate the options so that they can further evaluate the options. By using such a tool, we help student visualize a possible career path where they would succeed.

 

4. My kid doesn’t know what he/she wants to do in the future. How will Giraffe Learning help?

In this case, you need to contact us to arrange an initial consultation. We will discuss details with you and your children so that we know where to start. From our previous experiences in planning students’ future major and career, your scenario is not a rare case. We noticed that a lot of parents lacked understanding towards their children. In some cases, parents and students make decisions about their future based on suggestions from their surroundings. However, Giraffe Learning adopts scientific methods to identify students’ personal strengths, weaknesses, and interest in order to provide corresponding suggestions on major and career path.

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