Simplify, Simplify, Simplify with Collegewise Asia

Like so many fledgling businesses, Collegewise started in an apartment. Founded in California in 1999, Collegewise is now America’s largest college counselling organization — and they have even bigger plans for Asia. As Managing Director of Collegewise Asia, there’s a lot on Justin’s plate. He’s responsible for ensuring everything goes smoothly, from student experience to

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5 Metrics Your IEC Needs To Track Now

How do you measure your company’s performance? Here’s how not to do it: by following your gut feeling. A successful business requires a thorough analysis on the work, sales, and financial results. And it can’t be done without tracking relevant business metrics, a measurable value that shows the progress of a company’s business goals. There’s

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Cialfo vs Email

Thanks to the ubiquitous AOL floppy disks and CDs that littered our real mailboxes, email was the backbone of the early internet. It was a simpler time from when 60 or 70% of email was from another human being. Email has continued to put up a good fight since, even through the spam overload of

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Cialfo vs Spreadsheets

More often than not, spreadsheets end up as messy and outdated clumps of data. When one person owns a spreadsheet with knowledge that others need, a silo of information is created. Find out how Cialfo stacks up next to spreadsheets.

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Tips For Choosing An Office For Your Consultancy

Founders and freelancers, when they’re first starting out, will work anywhere and everywhere — coffee shops, home offices, libraries, or park benches. When you’re ready to scale, however, you’ll need more than your willpower and laptop. The biggest reason for moving out of a home office, of course, is meeting students. To project professionalism and

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5 Meeting Tools To Save Time On Scheduling

We complain about spending hours in unproductive and mismanaged meetings, but the greatest crime is all the wasted time we spend scheduling the meeting. The endless back and forth communication — reviewing calendars, setting up a call-in number, adding the meeting to the calendar, inviting all the necessary attendees — gets even worse when your

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Cialfo goes to Delhi!

IC3 – the International Career & College Counseling conference – is hosted by KIC Univassist and takes place in India annually. India’s first ever career and college counseling awards – IC3 Awards – was also hosted during this conference! Two weeks ago, we travelled to New Delhi, India, to attend the annual IC3 conference. We

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Best Practices for Growing IECS

Every counsellor has their own version of “best practices”, based off personal experience and location. Kristin Sullivan has had over a decade of experience in college counselling, and was kind enough to share her tips and tricks with us! I was a high school counselor for thirteen years at a private college prep high school

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An Interview With Alma Mater

Higher education in Brazil isn’t a topic that frequently comes up over the Cialfo watercooler, so when we received the opportunity to chat with Fernanda, Linnea and Gabriela of the Alma Mater Education Consultancy, we were thrilled! A little bit about the Brazilian system: higher education in Brazil adopts a mix of public as well

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