FAQ2018-09-02T01:44:17+02:00
Where do you offer your workshops?2018-09-03T10:36:54+02:00

We offer our Personality & Career Development workshops at academic institutions (universities, schools of applied sciences, business schools, private schools) that offer Bachelors, Masters, PhD, and vocational degrees, governmental agencies, non-profits, and companies in the private sector. If you have concerns whether your institution would qualify for our workshops, please get in touch.

How does career coaching work?2018-09-03T15:48:27+02:00

Our process is a hybrid of coaching and mentorship. As advisors we give you advice using a tried and tested process. We also provide you with tools and insights that help you achieve your goals. Learn more about our approach here.

Why can’t I figure this out myself?2018-09-03T15:52:56+02:00

If you are like most of our clients, job / internship search or university admissions is something you do, perhaps, a few time in your lifetime. However, we are in the business of admissions and career advisory. We have helped several hundreds of clients like yourself and helped them avoid making the same mistakes that you might be making. In other words, we have gathered a lot of experience from our successes and failures. You don’t need a career advisor or admissions consultant to land a job or get an admit at a university. Nevertheless, having a support system, an experienced team, and trusted partners like INTRVU by your side will help you reach your goals much, much faster and avoid a lot of frustrations and mistakes along the way.

Do you have references I can speak with?2020-06-17T13:18:20+02:00

Yes, we have references who would love to share their success stories with you. Some of our clients and workshop participants have shared their feedback in appreciation of the quality service we rendered for them and their successful outcomes. However, we request you not to reach out directly to our references in consideration of  their privacy. If you wish to speak to our referees, please contact us and we’re more than happy to make the introductions.

How long does an engagement last?2018-09-03T15:43:35+02:00

Typically, we strive to complete each client engagement within 6 weeks, so that you can focus on applying to opportunities, instead of waiting for our deliverables. However, this duration also depends on your timelines, goals, financial situation, and the package you purchased. We coach you as a person, not drag you through a process. This means, we adapt our engagement process to meet your constraints. Likewise, we also expect your time and commitment in the process.

Do you do coaching in person or over the phone?2018-09-03T15:39:03+02:00

Both. We primarily coach over the phone but also offer sessions via Skype / Google Hangouts. We also offer in person advisory sessions in Berlin and Heidelberg, where we operate from.

How can I purchase your service?2018-09-03T11:23:12+02:00

You can purchase our services via Paypal, Credit Card or direct bank transfer. You can choose the option during your purchase. Please note that you may incur additional charges for International payments. These charges are not included in our prices and have to be borne by you.

How long is a workshop?2017-12-30T23:21:53+01:00

Our one day workshops last anywhere between 4 and 8 hours. We have also conducted 2 day workshops. Depending on the expected outcomes, we customize the coursework, content and curriculum. Workshops spread over several days are possible.

Can you guarantee that I will land a job?2018-09-03T15:38:22+02:00

Nobody can offer such guarantees, but what we can assure you is that we will revise your application documents to get them through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), leading to more interviews. Along the process, we also offer valuable insights to ensure that your job search process is smooth and structured.  The application process is complex and there are several moving parts (budget, finances, recruitment plans, politics, strategic outlook, etc.) within a company that are beyond our control. So, we commit only to those aspects that are within our sphere of influence – ATS and beyond. Beating the ATS will significantly enhance your chances and get your application reviewed by a human recruiter. This is the promise we make.

Can I pay for your services after I get a job / internship?2018-09-03T15:34:02+02:00

Unfortunately, we cannot deliver services before you pay for them. Our services entail significant investment in terms of time, resources and expertise. Like all organisations, we can only render our services to candidates that value our expertise and are willing to pay for our services.

Who runs these workshops?2018-09-03T11:06:24+02:00

Our advisors from INTRVU will run these workshops with the course organisers from your institution. Depending on the class size and topics covered, the number of advisors from INTRVU will grow / shrink to deliver the best learning experience for your participants.

Do you offer any discounts for students?2020-06-17T13:20:36+02:00

We understand the budgetary constraints of students. In consideration, we offer coupons that offset some of your costs. As our services are extremely customised and we work one-on-one with you, we don’t offer additional discounts.

What is the minimum required class size?2018-09-03T11:02:18+02:00

Generally, anywhere between 30 and 90 students participate in our workshops. Each advisor can handle 30 – 50 participants in a workshop. For class sizes exceeding 30 participants, we bring in another advisor to manage the workload during workshop. To deliver more personalised attention to the participants and to deliver the most impact to your participants, we recommend that a class size does not exceed 30.

How much do you charge for these workshops?2018-09-03T11:00:11+02:00

Our workshop prices depend on the number of participants and the duration of the workshops. Get in touch with us to discuss your workshop needs, envisioned structure, topic, number of participants, etc. After understanding these details, we shall quote our rates for your consideration. Please note that travel and other overhead expenses are not included in the quote price.

What is the language of instruction in these workshops?2018-09-03T10:57:25+02:00

The admissions and job market is competitive on a global scale and we leverage the best practices from our engagements with a global clientele. Correspondingly, our workshops are delivered only in English.

When do you offer the next workshop?2018-09-03T10:50:02+02:00

We offer these workshops all year round. Please check out our events page for the next workshop. If you’d like to organise a workshop at your institution, please get in touch with us at least 3 months before the planned workshop date.

Are your workshops open for the public audience?2018-09-03T10:49:13+02:00

Our presence workshops are usually conducted at the institutions that engage us to deliver our workshops. Correspondingly, we align with the institution’s registration approach. If our client wants to organise the workshop as an open event, we will plan our workshop accordingly. On the other hand, if the client wants us to deliver our workshop to select audience, we can do that as well. Each advisor delivering the workshop can handle 30-50 participants. Correspondingly, our prices and workshop structures differ depending on the number of participants, workshop focus, and focus areas. Please get in touch with us to discuss the workshop you have in mind.

How can I organize this workshop at my university / company / institution?2018-09-03T10:40:33+02:00

If you wish to organize this workshop at your institution, please drop us an email at support@intrvu.org or fill the contact form. Please make sure that your institution is willing to fund the workshop and the  logistics, such as registrations, our fees, travel & accommodation (if required), course materials, etc. For smooth planning and organisation, we recommend getting in touch with us at least 60 days prior to the workshop.

Why should I engage you?2021-08-27T22:25:44+02:00

We bring deep insights based on current admission dynamics and market insights that our International clients do not have access to. As a prospective applicant to European academic institutions, having these insights during the application process helps enhance your chances of securing an admit. Our personalized, 1-to-1 services, access to current admissions data, software tools, and empirical learning gathered from guiding applicants since 2015 are assets that our clients benefit from. If you want to gain from these aspects to maximize your admissions chances, you are well advised to engage us.

Why don’t I see any of your previous clients on your website?2021-08-27T22:25:36+02:00

We treat each client engagement with the utmost sensitivity, client-confidentiality and privacy. As a German legal entity, we strictly adhere to and comply with GDPR regulations. We understand the marketing and sales mileage that we can gather from publishing client testimonials and our clients’ pictures. However, in the unforgiving cosmos called the Internet and the long-term memory it preserves, we adopt a strictly conservative posture in preserving our clients’ privacy preferences. Hence, we do not and will not publish any client testimonials or pictures on our Digital assets, including this website.

Can you promise me an admit?2021-08-27T22:25:15+02:00

No, we do not promise our clients that we will secure an admit for them. In our view, promising our clients that we can secure them an admit is highly unethical. This is because most German public universities independently make admit / reject decisions. No private sector market player (as INTRVU) cannot influence their decisions. We do, however, employ our experience, software tools and data, market insights, and network to help clients maximize their admissions chances. So far, 99.99% of our clients have achieved their objectives of securing admits to European academic institutions. Our transparency, customer obsession and diligence in each client engagement has helped achieve this success rate, despite our ‘no promises’ posture. We do not set unrealistic expectations among our clients to secure their business. So, we cannot promise an admit. We do, however, promise an excellent quality of service and individual attention that our clients deserve.

What makes your different from other admissions consultants?2021-08-27T22:40:06+02:00

We incredibly obsess over our clients. Our clients approach us with their career aspirations. In other words, our clients TRUST us with their careers. We take this very seriously. We do not trifle with our clients’ careers to win short-term business. Instead, we take on a long-term career view of our clients’ careers and work backwards. We fully understand that any decision or recommendation we make has a long term impact on our clients’ careers. To achieve this, we have installed mechanisms to ensure that we adhere to our core principles. For example, we always start each engagement with a Discovery Call, during which we dive deep into our clients’ real career motivations to both, architect an application strategy and advise them on the appropriate overall career strategy. To provide an example, we have recognized strong business acumen with some of our clients and recommended them to pursue business courses instead of engineering programs. Those clients went on to graduate with highest scholarships and land full-time opportunities at global organizations as HSBC, Amazon, Novartis, Microsoft, etc. We look around the corner and provide career advise based on both, our clients’ passions / strengths and European job market demands. Many local consultancies lack the insights we possess to provide higher education aspirants with the advise that we could offer due to our geographical advantage. In addition, we leverage data and technology to closely monitor market developments, such as emerging skills needs, staff capabilities, etc. These differentiators enable us to provide the kind of holistic service to our clients.

Should I purchase your package before starting an engagement?2021-08-27T22:48:14+02:00

Yes. Our services are high touch. In other words, our Advisors will personally work with and guide you through the entire application process, start-to-end. We do not want to let the financials disrupt the flow of our engagements. Instead, we resolve all financial matters upfront, so we can focus and dedicate our energies on deliver the superior outcomes that our clients expect us to deliver. Hence, an upfront purchase is mandatory before commencing an engagement.

What is an ‘engagement’?2021-08-27T22:53:46+02:00

Engagement is the term we use for our client projects. Our clients in the center of everything we do. We chose the term Engagement to signify the long-term nature of relationships we nurture with our clients. As most of our clients aspire to study in Europe, we adopt a long-term posture to these relationships. We proffer advise and recommendations to our clients during their Internship and / or Job search as well. With local admissions consultants, the relationship ends when you secure an admit / get a reject from a European academic institution. But, to us, this is just the beginning of a relationship. Once you’re in Europe, we’ll invite you to our career seminars and workshops to enhance your career chances. We view ourselves as your extended family in Europe. Hence, the term Engagement.

Do you offer group discounts?2021-08-27T23:01:05+02:00

Yes. Due to synergies that we can leverage across clients with similar profiles, we offer 10% discounts on packages purchased as a group. We require a group size of at least 5 applicants to European academic institutions. Please contact us for advise on your purchase and additional discounts that we can offer to your group.

Will you decrease your rates in the future?2021-08-27T23:08:50+02:00

We probably would decrease our prices in the future. Since 2015, our prices have gone down from € 1759 (in 2015) to € 849 (in 2021) over 8 price cuts. We have made several advances and innovations in our engagements that have resulted in substantial cost and effort savings. We are known for our customer obsession among prospective applicants. To demonstrate our client focus, we decided early on that we will pass on the savings to our clients, instead of maintaining our sticky prices or raising them. Each client engagement offers us learning to improve our processes, tools, data, etc. These improvements have a direct, cost savings benefit. We pass on these cost savings by adjusting our prices downwards, so our future clients could benefit from the reduced prices. As a current / prospective client of ours, you are not at a disadvantage. The benefits you’ll enjoy during your engagement are products of our learning and innovations from our previous engagements. Furthermore, the tools and data we leverage came about through an evolution in our process and technology maturity over a course of several engagements. This means, you’ll directly benefit from that learning and experience. We will leverage these to your advantage during your engagement to put you at a distinct advantage over other competitors (applicants) to European universities.

I have poor grades. Should I still apply?2021-08-28T17:13:14+02:00

In short, yes!

There are a multitude of reasons why your grades were low. But, that should not discourage you from applying to European academic institutions and pursue your dreams.

Overall, grades are one aspect of an applicant’s profile. Approximately 67% of our clients have relatively weak academic scores, but strong overall applicant profile.

As career advisors, we assess the reasons for your poor grades during the Discovery Call, understand your strengths and architect strategies to overcome those shortcomings.

Furthermore, we also help formulate a compelling story in your application package that showcases your strengths and presents you as a formidable graduate school applicant.

Our admissions success rate is well over 99.99% , which means that our strategies are effective and benefit our clients.

Grades and test scores are, nevertheless, important dimensions that admissions committee evaluate. You should overcome weak academic / test scores through compelling application essays that strike a chord with the admissions committee.

Is there racism in Europe?2021-08-28T17:04:32+02:00

As far as we have experienced our lives in Europe, we have observed no racism. There are a few cases that were reported by the Press where some International students were abused due to their race. Fortunately, none our clients have experienced racism of any kind in Europe. In general, Europe is an inclusive and equitable society. Racism that the International students experienced are exceptions than the rule.

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