>>The Importance of the Orientation Stage Before Entering Higher Educational Institutions<<
The higher educational journey of Student’s, who want to study in Ukraine or anywhere else, can end up as a blessing or a curse depending on simple decision and judgment made at the beginning of it. The first of them all is deciding what major to choose and which Ukrainian university to enter. Either, if you were a parent or student, a full understanding of what to expect should never be ignored or looked over.
In our practice as admission contractor for Ukrainian universities, it’s common that a student chooses specific major and enters a university in compliance with their own wish following personal dream, but with false or lack of understanding of the next step after completing their academic journey. An example would be entering pilot training programs without knowing before if the training would cover the types of planes used in the targeted work market. No question that training on exclusively Russian made planes would be obsolete step for the student oriented on working within the USA for example, where Boeing and Airbus dominate, no question that the pilot would need to be re-trained, while Central and East Africa are prospective regions in accordance with their training.
Another example would be entering a medical university with no real knowledge of the process of becoming licensed doctor in student’s home country or targeted work market. The common misconception that we encountered with various prospective students was the idea that upon completion of their medical education, they’ll travel back home, where they will finish one year of internship, successfully obtain medical license and then work anywhere world wild and proceed with specialization. As stated before this is a misconception, the reality is junior/senior residency programs vary in requirements and length depending on each countries regulation, the same applies to licensing. No license from any country can allow doctors to practice medicine within the medical system of another; they must meet that particular country’s licensing requirements and successfully pass the standard tests to obtain it (unless stated otherwise in related treaties between countries).
No one requires a young man/woman who has just completed secondary education to draft in full, detailed step by step plan for their future, or for the parent to be completely knowledgeable about the blueprint of all higher education systems, institutions and work places, but clear basic guidelines should exist and our job in the Ukrainian Universities Consultancy is to make sure that the prospective student who wish to study in Ukraine, is pointed to the right path. That’s why answering such question as: “What do you want to do after you finish?” can help us provide more accurate guidance and eventually saving time and resources.