As the Higher Education Guidance Counselors, Margaretha van Rooij and Leah van der Kooy, we would like to introduce ourselves. It is an honour and a pleasure to work with the school community to ensure the highest possible standards are utilised when guiding our students through the Higher Education (HE) process.
Our role at school is to work together to guide RISS students and parents in the decision-making process for their future careers and higher education plans. We take a multi-disciplinary approach that takes into consideration your goals, academic performance, ALIS assessment results and personalised attention to the HE process.
The HE Counsellors will offer individual guidance on decision-making, researching career paths and university possibilities, assisting in the application process, and managing key deadlines.
Students will also receive the added benefit of having access to Unifrog, a careers and university search engine that RISS is using to support and inform students in choosing a career path, finding the best-fit university, building a CV, and creating a personal statement, amongst other things. Here, students and parents can access the latest university admissions criteria and find country/region specific tips for gaining admission.
We have created this HE platform on our website, containing up-to-date information regarding higher education in the Netherlands, UK, USA and abroad. Here you will also find the HE newsletter, a calendar with key HE dates and practical help regarding the application process.
We look forward to serving the RISS community and making this crucial transition from secondary school to higher education a meaningful and growthful process. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us via our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.