Today, students are going abroad at younger and younger ages, whether it be to refine their language skills, experience other cultures, gain confidence and independence, or increase their chances of acceptance at a well-ranked higher education institution overseas.
This desire to explore the possibility of an international education often starts in the early teenage years when students are hungry for options and helpful advisors and guidance counsellors can steer them in the right direction.
Given that they work with students on a regular basis and see them day in and day out, secondary school counsellors have a good sense of what students need and which type of educational environment will enable each one to flourish.
This makes them an invaluable resource for international institutions who are keen to understand market demand and tap into an influential audience early in the student journey.
Networking workshops that connect you with high school counsellors and principals
For this reason, BMI has developed various events exclusively aimed at the high school market, such as our International Schools Forum & Workshop and our chauffeured trips to leading international high schools held on-campus either just before or after our main student recruitment fairs.
While you can meet principals and counsellors during these high school visits, if you really want to strengthen your relationships with them, then our International Schools Forums & Workshops are your best bet. These events provide you with an exclusive opportunity to meet and network with K-12 leaders and advisors from across Colombia, Brazil, the Gulf and Vietnam.
These workshops help you solidify relationships via private meetings and networking functions
Conveniently timed at the start of each series of recruitment events in each region, the BMI International Schools Forum & Workshop gives you the opportunity to hold over a dozen pre-scheduled private meetings with K-12 school counsellors and principals.
The event kicks off with a cocktail reception and dinner on the evening of the first day, facilitating a relaxed environment to mingle and network with this influential audience working in top private schools that offer an international curriculum and have a track record for sending sizable numbers of students and alumni abroad.
On the 2nd day, you’ll sit down to 11 pre-arranged meetings, converse over coffee breaks, and enjoy a wonderful lunch – saving time by meeting new and current K-12 partners all in one location and maximising your visit in each city.
Workshops in 2022 that will help you recruit via high school counsellors
Young Brazilians are heading overseas in growing numbers, and this event is where it all starts. Meet the principals and high school counsellors who inspire and encourage students in their final years of secondary school, and spend a day solidifying relationships with influencers from the best private and international schools in Brazil.
Giving you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level in the UAE across the Gulf. Hold meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on their future Undergraduate options. Importantly, the UAE, in and of itself, has the largest concentration of private and international schools in the world.
Giving you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level across the Gulf, you'll mix and mingle with counsellors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Hold 15 meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic career.
BMI hosts over 80 events each year in 15 countries. You can mix and match event types, dates, and cities, plus ramp up brand exposure for audiences where you need it most. We’re happy to build a bespoke plan just for you.
BMI connects you to people from across the recruitment spectrum – from the parents and students who are planning their study abroad experience to senior level government representatives, school principals, counsellors, university staff and agents.