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Acumen High School Counselling Excellence Network Survey Results


Acumen High School Counselling Excellence Network • • • •

Acumen reached out to the high school counsellors across India with a survey to understand about their own professional aspirations as well as the needs and preferences of their students. The respondents were from across India and represented CBSE, IB, IGCSE, ISC, as well as State Boards. Professional development was indicated as high priority by majority of the respondents. 42 high school counsellors responded to the survey out of which 79% of the respondents had more than 5 years’ of experience. We intend to continue to gain insights through surveys, questionnaires and polls, to ensure that we can adequately address the needs of counsellors whom we are bringing into our Excellence network.

Number of years’ experience

26.9%

0-5 More than 5

73.1% Curriculum(s) supported (CBSE) Central Board of Secondary Education

79% 7%

(ISC) Indian School Certificate (IB) International Baccalaureate

5%

CBSE & IB [both]

5%

(IGCSE) International General Certificate of Secondary Education

2%

ICSE

2% 0%

2

20%

40%

60%

80%


Acumen

High School Counselling Excellence Network Challenges faced by the Counsellors Psychometric testing

22%

Financial counselling

19%

Profile Building

19%

Course information

10%

Career day/college fair

7%

Employability

7%

Connecting with universities

5%

Application process

5%

Visa Counselling

3%

Career Guidance

3%

All of the above

3% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

Skills sought after by Counsellors 69%

Developing independent thinking in students 54%

Developing emotional intelligence in students Developing basic life skills in students

52%

Professional practice ethics

52% 41%

Tech savvy counselling 0%

25%

50%

75%

Courses sought after by the students Engineering

20%

Others

20%

Business Management

15%

Medicine

12%

Science Streams

10%

Psychology

8%

Law

5%

Life Skills

5%

Technology & IT based

5% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

3


Countries preferred by the students Canada

26%

All

26%

USA

23%

UK

10%

Australia

6%

Japan

6%

Europe

3% 0%

10%

20%

30%

Would it be valuable to know more about a particular study destination? All

India

25%

19%

Europe

Canada UK

7%

7%

USA

Japan

7%

5%

South Korea Others

2%

Germany

5%

2%

New Zealand

2%

Australia

2% 0%

5%

10%

15%

20%

25%

What activities are sought after by Counsellors from International Universities? Professional development

50%

Building your annual counselling calendar

16%

Scheduling college fairs/events

13%

Visits from international universities

13%

Engaging with in-country representatives Visits from alumni

5% 0%

3%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

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