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 private high school counsellors and principals
For this reason, BMI has developed various events exclusively aimed at the secondary school market, such as our International Schools Forum & Workshops 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 Forum & 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 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 private meetings with K-12 school counsellors and principals.
The event kicks off with a cocktail reception 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.
You’ll sit down to 13 pre-arranged meetings, converse over coffee breaks, and enjoy a hearty lunch – saving time by meeting new and current K-12 partners all in one location and maximising your visit in each city.
Workshops in 2019 that will help you recruit via high school counsellors
Dedicated to the K-12 sector, you’ll establish and reinforce your relationships with principals and school counsellors from top-notch private, bilingual and international schools in Brazil. Connect with influential leaders at Brazil's secondary school level via pre-scheduled meetings and plenty of networking opportunities.
Young Colombians 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 2 days solidifying relationships with influencers from the best private and international schools in Colombia.
Giving you the unique ability to connect with influential leaders at the secondary school level across the Gulf, you'll mix and mingle with up to 50 principals and counsellors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Hold 13 meetings and network with school leaders who advise teenagers and their parents on the next steps in their academic career.
Pre-schedule meetings with secondary school principals and counsellors who represent the top bilingual, international and private schools from throughout Vietnam and act as important influencers who advise students and their parents on which countries, institutions and programmes abroad are the best match for them.
BMI hosts over 60 events each year in 13 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.