As a College Counsellor assisting High School students and their parents you are a vital conduit for the information required to find “best-fit” career pathways. On this popular course you will learn from an experienced College Counsellor in a class tailored to yours and your colleagues needs. 




Who is it for?

College Counsellors


18th - 20th April, 2017


Warwick University - Scarman House





Focused on US, Canada, Europe and UK application processes


Led by a highly-experienced IB Careers Counsellor


Guest speakers from universities and institutes from around the world





College Counselling Course Leader

The course will be led by the extremely experienced College Counsellor, Sarah Cassell.

Sarah has been working in international education for over 25 years as a teacher, coordinator and counsellor.  For the past 10 years Sarah has delivered University and Career Counselling workshops, conference presentations, and given family and individual consultations. Sarah also writes OSC's University Guidance blogs which can be found here.

Sarah's passion is helping students find the right fit post-High School career path. Combining her counselling skills and her wide-ranging connections with universities and colleges worldwide, Sarah works collaboratively with families to enable successful applications to further education institutions in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Scandanavia and Europe. 

Sarah also trains new College Counsellors introducing them to international University Admissions Tutors as well as highlighting the knowledge base and skills needed to successfully advise international students and families.




This course acts as a beginners guide to college counselling, with a focus on the university application systems of the UK, EU, USA and Canada. Topics covered will include:


  • Application systems
  • Essays, personal statements, and letters of motivation
  • References
  • Additional entrance tests
  • Scholarships
  • Visas
  • University and college institution choice
  • Course selection and career pathways
  • Meet the reps: an introduction to American, Canadian, Scottish and English University reps
  • Meet the IB organisation: a chance to meet Peter Fidczuk from the IB UK Development team
  • Special feature this year: London University mini-Fair


There will also be opportunity for attendees to request further topics to suit their needs.