Most students know little about career options and university course offerings. Early mentoring helps students explore possible university or career paths, and build lasting friendships with overachieving mentors, all with a success formula to share. Each QC mentor is a graduate of a top U.S. or U.K. university, has broad experience working with a diverse group of students, and a winning track record of admissions success. More importantly, a good university choice determines one’s social circle, exposure to opportunities and skills for a future career.

The earliest opportunity of entry is ages 12-17 years of age, where students get a head start from experienced mentors for preparing their curriculum vitae and portfolio. This is definitely a must in order to be impressive enough for the top Ivy League/Oxbridge universities. Students undergo intensive early career and university exposure, early orientation of application process; specialised tests/interviews needed and early non-academic guidance of crucial competitions and projects required for an outstanding portfolio. 

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu
Mentoring ObjectivesCourse SpecificsDeliverables
  • Orientation of Application Process
  • Career Research and University Experience
  • Sharing University and Course Research
  • Early Exposure to Writing and Interview Skills
  • Professional Guidance on Academics and Portfolio

Portfolio Preparation – Mentors will guide each candidate to achieve key academic and non-academic targets, such as relevant competitions and job attachments, for a comprehensive personal portfolio.

Early Exposure to Critical Writing, Thinking and Interviews – Mentors will guide mentees through exercises and reading lists to build depth of knowledge for a strong personal statement and interview skills. The team will also ensure mentees get an early taster of university entrance interviews and the personal statement writing process.

Candidate Profiling – Professional mentors will rely on psychometric assessments to identify each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses to formulate a mentoring blueprint.

Academic Guidance – Experienced tutors and mentors with a wealth of insider knowledge can provide academic guidance and tuition for weak and strong subjects in school.

Non Academic Guidance – Mentors will explore and propose co-curricular activities, community involvement projects, school projects, and external competitions required for an outstanding resume.

3 Success Stories From QC’s Early Mentoring Program