Excellence in University and Careers Counselling

The student is always our top priority.

Our University and Careers Counselling (UCC) service is among the most effective in the world – professional in its advice yet highly personalised in its delivery. Our counsellors are experts in global education, with unparalleled understanding of the student journey through secondary school, higher education, and careers.

UCC counsellors draw from shared resources and expertise found across the EiM family of schools, and outlined in the EiM University and Careers Counselling Model, to align the specific needs of the student with the ever-changing demands of universities and employers. With our excellent counsellors on your side, each student's personalised pathway to achievement and success is clearer than ever.


How can we help?


Student Agency

How we empower students to make their own decisions?

We encourage students to take control of their journey by advising and guiding students through decision and application processes.

During the final years of secondary education, the student becomes increasingly responsible for his/her future. As graduation gets closer and the big decisions arise, the student becomes the primary contact for all relevant communications.

We respect when decisions about university or career are taken as a family. We encourage our students to feel comfortable with these choices and take ownership of them.

Our university counsellors and teachers advise and guide students through the complicated application processes required for higher education, internship or a job. Students must expect to engage with counsellors and teachers, follow our "Integrity Agreement" and adhere strictly to the policies.

The application process, however, is the ultimate responsibility of the student. Students should actively check all processes, dates and deadlines related to any application.

Value Add

What is the unique role of our world-class counsellors?

Our counsellors help students define what success means to them and develop the tools necessary to achieve that success – seeking the most up-to-date understanding of higher education globally and collaborating with teachers and families to provide exceptional service to students and institutions with which we work.

We collaborate with academic and pastoral student support systems to develop student agency and facilitate informed 'Best Fit' decision-making, adding value through life skills training, mentorship and well-being support. 

'Best fit' is a student-oriented process that takes into account every student's unique combination of goals, needs and interests to identify and plan for the next step in their journey.

We support students to continue exploring and developing in those areas they excel while also identifying where and how to improve and frame their performance in areas they find more difficult. We facilitate communication across different aspects of their education to improve academic, extra-curricular, personal-social and post-secondary outcomes.


Our Counsellors


  • Introduce students to the full scope of their capabilities


  • Introduce students to new and diverse 'best fit' pathways


  • Provide and advise on a plan for students according to their choices and aspirations


  • Help students experience and achieve more in their areas of greatest interest


  • Help students explore their deepest interests outside the classroom


  • Given students platforms, habits and skill-sets to pursue their interests in the future


Our counsellors also greatly enhance post-secondary related communications between students, parents and teachers.

Excellence in Counselling

What does University and Careers Counselling deliver?

Excellence in EiM UCC is contextual, driven and connected. 

Contextual: UCC that works within the context, culture, and mission of the school and EiM, but also seeks to shape those cultures.

Driven: UCC that recognizes and develops talent within students, helping them to cultivate untapped potential. Pushes students to aspire. Acknowledges the feelings, frames the learning experiences and celebrates resilience in the face of disappointing outcomes.

Connected: UCC that leverages the resources, expertise, and support system of the group and the full extent of the international professional community. Seeks professional development.

At DCI and Dehong, we've invested considerable efforts and expertise in supporting our students throughout their academic journeys, ensuring they not only achieve their academic goals but also find their best-fit universities. Our mission is to empower them to reach their full potential and embark on a path that aligns perfectly with their aspirations.