How Questionnaires Help Manage Students

Do you have a process for onboarding a new student? If not, do you frequently find yourself repeating the same questions to each student? If you’re asking your students each question verbally, you’re wasting valuable face time – time that...

/ August 15, 2017

How To Market Your Consultancy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You may recognise this old nugget of wisdom that has seemingly been around forever. The truth is, it has only been around since about 1917 and scientists tend to dispute the...

/ August 14, 2017

11 Tips To Network Like A Pro

Networking at education conferences can be a very valuable tool for creating connections and opening doors which could be potentially useful to you and your career. There are plenty of education conferences which are held all over the world, giving...

/ August 2, 2017

Case Study: The Red Pen

Founded in 2011 and based in Mumbai, The Red Pen primarily works with applicants of Indian origin applying for boarding schools and higher education (undergraduate, MBA and other postgraduate) in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada and other popular...

/ July 27, 2017

Navigating the Coalition Application

The Coalition Application is an alternative to the Common Application most frequently used by colleges. The Application is used by over 90 colleges, including Stanford and all Ivy League schools. The Coalition Application was created by the Coalition for Access,...

/ July 26, 2017

Our Favourite Google Docs Tips & Tricks

Beyond search, by far their most popular product, Google has quite a few useful tools in their ecosystem that can be quite useful in the education space. One of these is Google Docs, a fairly capable cloud-based word processor. Not...

/ July 24, 2017

How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionise Education

We live in a world where technology is constantly evolving and changing so many aspects of our day-to-day. It was only ten years ago that iPhones were first introduced, and only a few years before that Facebook become one of...

/ July 21, 2017

Two Redesigns For A Cleaner Experience

The student page in the Cialfo app is where most people spend their time working. It tracks everything you need to know about your student: their enrollment year, tests taken, assigned tasks, shortlisted and finalised colleges, and assigned mentor. That...

/ July 19, 2017

2017/2018 College Essay Supplements

Colleges have begun rolling out essay supplements for 2017/2018 admissions. For the record, essay prompts and other application specifications can almost always be found on their respective college websites. For ease, we’ve collated those we could find here. Note that both...

/ July 13, 2017

Cialfo and HECA annual conference 2017

A couple weeks ago, Anjalee and I travelled all the way from Singapore to sunny California for HECA’s annual 2017 conference. It was a blast meeting so many independent education consultants and learning from the keynotes and sessions. Approximately 350...

/ July 4, 2017