The 3rd Annual International Career and College Counseling (IC3) Conference concluded today. The conference was held on 29-30 August 2018 at the Taj Palace, New Delhi.
700+ delegates attending the event discussed on student mobility & career counseling. They all acknowledged the fact that India’s 350 million students, one of the biggest student populations in the world, need at least 1.4 million counselors to maintain an acceptable student-to-school-counselor ratio globally.
Unveiling a special report on ‘A World on The Move: Trends in Global Student Mobility’ by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the conference highlighted that despite uncertainty in the global front, the rise in the demand for international education did not deter, and in fact will continue to grow.
The two-day event was hosted by KIC UnivAssist and co-hosted by Ashoka University and collaborated by content partners such as IIE, EducationUSA, Edu Canada, College Board, British Council, Cambridge Assessment, International Baccalaureate, and NACAC.
The IC3 conference welcomed 100 counselors – the recipients of IC3 scholarships this year.
“It is exciting to see the momentum IC3 has generated within the Asian teaching community and academic institutions. Career counseling has long been a gaping hole in institutions and is even more crucial in the context of the sweeping changes in types of jobs the world is likely to see in the light of emerging technologies from artificial intelligence to gene therapy. Students will benefit immensely from IC3’s effort to empower high schools and colleges with professional development opportunities and guide students on what to study, where to study, and how to prepare for a successful career”, said one of the keynote speakers Karthik Krishnan, Britannica Group, U.S., Global CEO.