Consulting Agencies Research

  1. What overseas consulting agency do you and your parents use?
  2. Where is it located?
  3. What services do they offer?
  4. How much does it cost?
  5. What services do you wish they offered? What do your parents worry about, when you go abroad?

JANE

Zhong An, 13000元 in Zhengzhou

  • Apply school
  • Visa

She wished they: deal with life problem, custom, culture

BILL

Don’t use any agency.

“half a million yuan” for what?

Needs? medical insurance

Parents worry he “can’t adapt the food there.”

CAROLINE

SinoSense International Inc., 10000元 in Canada

  • house proprietary certificate
  • school report card

She wished they offered: information about the school & about the local environment.

Her parents worry: what to eat, what to do, that her life won’t be good.

IRIS

Zhong An, 20000元 in Zhengzhou

  • Grade
  • Passport
  • House property card

She wished they offered: stay picture (picture of the place she will stay)

Her parents worry: her living habits and contact, with the drug (drugs? or medicine?)

????

Jin Ji Li, Zhong An, Tian Dao in Zhengzhou
Cornerstone, Top 10: 20000元, Top 50: 15000元,Top 100: 10000元,Top 200: 5000元

  • study
  • immigration
  • visa
  • recommendation letter

He wished they offered: insurance, living, credit card

His parents worry about: living, insurance, charge for buying something (credit?), safe state (MI)

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Overseas Consultation Notes

List of things I thought of that need to be taken care of for the consultation process:

In China:

  • ACT & ACT Writing or SAT (before December the year prior to application)
  • Transcripts (subjects, grades, awards & certificates), original and translated
  • IELTS (7+) academic module or TOEL (83+ internet test or 550+ paper test) —» forward scores to Admissions and/or school’s ESL placement exam (AFTER)
  • Accept/decline Admissions offer
  • If possible, apply for the college’s honors program
  • Apply for on-campus housing
  • I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status – For Academic and Language Students
  • Sign up for orientation
  • Explore clubs, summer institutes, sports, internships, trips, sororities/frats, local social groups & organizations (LIST)
  • Pay tuition/fees
  • Get all relevant social media accounts

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Immigration documents
  • Other documents: in English & Chinese (transcripts, degrees/diplomas, driver’s license), immunizations —» Keep copies in a separate location/folder
  • A power converter for any DC 220/240 power appliances, must be AC 110V
  • Jacket
  • Glasses & contact lenses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A 30-day supply of medication
  • A cell phone with internet access to use Skype & search for locations online

In America:

  • Make sure to visit all departments and get a feeling for where they are: Registrar, HR, Financial Aid, Career Center, Guidance
  • Check in with international department
  • Check in with major department
  • Get a cell phone
  • Unpack & go to orientation
  • Register on school website
  • Social security
  • Health insurance
  • Academic plan & registration
  • Buy textbooks
  • Placement tests (PREP)
  • Medical check on campus
  • Get school ID card
  • Choose a major  (LIST)
  • Open a bank account (LIST)
  • Get a credit card
  • Set up an email with filters for important ppl/things
  • If desired, buy a car, get insurance and pay for parking
  • Get a laundry card or find out where and how to get access to laundry services
  • The cafeteria/food services
  • Get/make a calendar of university events
  • Get access to and get acquainted with the library: card, searching, the Dewey Decimal System, copying, using the computers, etc.
  • Get a contacts/glasses prescription from a local optometrist

 

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☐ Make a list of universities & their particulars

  • Educational Planner (UCLA)
  • Alcohol Awareness course (UCLA)
  • What bank is “connected” or usually used
  • Nearby store for basics like bedding & towels
  • Nearby hospitals and how to get there/what insurance is accepted
  • Nearby optometrist, orthodontist and dentist offices
  • Nearby Asian areas/markets

☐ Make a handy pdf for students (to print and give to them: first for the basics from deciding to applying, then another once they’ve chosen a uni)

Post-acceptance

  • The Dewey Decimal System basic layout
  • What kind of foods/products/medications are not easy to get in America
  • Packing list (minimal)
  • University-specific information

 

Marketing/Vision TO DO LIST

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☐ Add to marketing/vision ppt.

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☐ What are the principles of analysis? In my mind, it’s analyze something, identify its weak points, work to strengthen/improve those weak points, once you have done that to a reasonable/satisfactory degree, analyze it again

☐ Start with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and other big money-makers.

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☐ These are the tenets of my belief, regarding life, philosophy, and my education system. Simplify the wording and add it to the ppt.

Personal Research TO DO LIST

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Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ Type quotes from Tolstoy’s Confessions—whether or not you reach some solutions to this problem, his words will be helpful in marketing/vision work.

☐ …think of some analogies and/or think through this more and type it out.

Personal

Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ Type quotes from Tolstoy’s Confessions—whether or not you reach some solutions to this problem, his words will be helpful in marketing/vision work.

☐ …think of some analogies and/or think through this more and type it out.

TO DO LIST

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GENERAL TEACHING METHODS

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☐ AFTER ‘GENERAL TEACHING METHODS’ IS EXPANDED ON FROM YOUR OWN IDEAS then dig into the foundations: read up on the three theories mentioned in http://online.husson.edu/classroom-management-theories/

  • B.F. Skinner
  • William Glasser
  • Alfie Kohn

Then ☐ continue my search: “theories of classroom management.” Post findings at: https://shanglink.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/beginning-research

Then ☐ go back and add to GENERAL TEACHING METHODS ideas with any new thinking inspired by or drawn from that research.

☑ create my own psychological/behavioral >>

Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ Expand on this in a future post. Here just follow your own thinking.

KID’S PROFILING (“Their Profile”)

Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ Make a list of traits of the signs, as well as their opposing sign’s directly opposing trait.

☐ The Seven Deadly Sins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins

☐ Look for examples of how imbalance and sin are interrelated:

  • The Book of Virtues
  • in the characters of The Bible
  • in Chinese parables/anecdotes
  • in ppl whose natal chart is knowable: celebrities, personal examples

☐ If possible, streamline all of that into qualities that stand out to me, in terms of what is POSSIBLE to improve through education, as well as what can lead to SUCCESS.

☐ Add these examples and whatnot into the marketing category blog posts.

Leading Them To Their Potential

Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ The principles of analysis in terms of the NATURE OF THE MOVEMENT forward toward their potential.

☐ Write your own thoughts on HOW exactly to do that. There might be a lot of overlap with GENERAL TEACHING and TEACHER TRAINING.

 

Personal

Psychological/Behavioral Profile

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☐ Type quotes from Tolstoy’s Confessions—whether or not you reach some solutions to this problem, his words will be helpful in marketing/vision work.

☐ …think of some analogies and/or think through this more and type it out.