An Independent Educational Consultant (IECs) is a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families choose a school, college, or other program that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth. Independent Educational Consultants (IECs) can provide a student and family with individual attention, firsthand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities, and the time to explore all of the options.
With their extensive knowledge of schools and colleges, IECs can broaden the potential choices, and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location and curriculum. With an IEC, your student has the opportunity to explore a wider variety of options and discuss possibilities in a meaningful way. Because they are not tied to any specific school or college, IECs are not burdened with unrelated duties, and are available at the family’s convenience—not just during school hours during the school year.
As an IEC, Jolyn Brand attends multiple counselor updates every semester to keep informed about new trends in higher ed and college admissions and networks with other professionals who may offer students job-shadowing or internship opportunities.