The Road to IC3: I Delayed the Inevitable

After the high-octane sessions at the IC3 Regional Forum in Bengaluru, here I am, a couple of days later recounting all the memories before I took the road to IC3. Back in 2014, every time I walked in to my Physics class, I looked at those eager faces, turned to solve an equation on the board and asked myself, “how … Read More

#StudentExcellence: Soumya Swain

2018 IC3 Fair and Symposium Meet and Greet

Soumya Swain is whom we are highlighting next for the #StudentExcellence project! Soumya is in grade 12 and comes to us from The Sanskaar Valley School in Bhopal, India. The IC3 Regional Forum was hosted there on 17 January 2019 and Soumya was nominated by her school! Please enjoy reading and getting to know more about the amazing Soumya! IC3: … Read More

#StudentExcellence: Aratrika Pal

Student Fair

The next student we’re highlighting for our #StudentExcellence campaign comes to us from the Heritage School in Kolkata, India. We hosted an IC3 Regional Forum there on 29 January and Aratrika Pal was nominated by her principal, Seema Sapru. Aratrika Pal was in grade 12, as she just graduated! We are excited for you to get to know her and … Read More

#StudentExcellence: Pranav Nutalapati

2018 IC3 Fair and Symposium Crowd

The goal of the IC3 Movement is to empower every school to run a robust, fully functioning career and college counseling department. With this in mind, focus is placed on student development in an effort to help students make best-fit higher education and career decisions. Aligned with IC3’s mission, the IC3 Regional Forums enable hundreds of schools that have limited … Read More

Making Career Counseling the Heart of Every Curriculum

Student Fair

JimMcLaughlin, Associate Director of Freshman Admissions at Drexel University,speaks to the Principal of Sarala Birla Academy, Santanu Das, to understand the landscape of career and college counseling and how educators can shape this field to positively impact many young lives. Jim McLaughlin (JM): What are some of the challenges faced by career counselors? How do you as a senior administrator … Read More

Some Food for Thought about Indians’ Study Abroad Choices

Indian Girls Close Up

The Indian palate for education abroad is evolving and diversifying. Not only has the sheer number of Indians studying abroad grown significantly as a whole, but also has the parity among the top receiving countries. Although the U.S. remains the top study destination for Indian students, that proportion is shrinking relative to the rest of the world. According to World … Read More

My Journey with India: Personal and Professional

India Map

India is an extraordinary nation bursting with passionate, energetic and talented youth. The demographics are well known, but no less staggering—more than 300 million people under 15 years of age. Needless to say, engagement in India is a must for globally active higher education institutions. When I advised my first Indian student nearly 10 years ago at Chestnut Hill College, … Read More

IC3: A Movement in International Career and College Counseling has Arrived


India is perhaps at the center of every discussion when it comes to international education. A big part of this is due to the large number of Indian international students studying abroad. According to the World Education Services, in 2014/2015 there were 281,160 Indian international students studying in the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., China, New Zealand and Germany. However, the … Read More