University and Careers Guidance

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates! We are proud to announce that these wonderful CIS students will now continue their educational path at London School of Economics, McGill, Cornell, Princeton UCL, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Cambridge as well as many more prestigious universities. We wish you all the best.

CIS is proud to present our High School Profile covering our achievements for the past three years. This document will be updated each September.

Click here to download the pdf version of our CIS High School Profile 2016-2017

The School Counselors work with parents and students in grades 9 - 12 to help them explore career options after CIS. We believe that the process of future planning is more successful when students start exploring potential careers early. The aim is for DP 2 students to feel comfortable and confident about their potential career, course and university choices.

University and Careers Guidance at CIS is carefully structured grade by grade to lead students through the process of career selection and to help them to make successful applications to future institutions:

  • Grades 9 - 10 (MYP 4/5): Students are offered an initial interview and can begin the career planning process. They are encouraged to try internships, volunteering and informational interviewing in fields in which they are interested. A hands-on approach gives students a true feel of how a potential career could fit. Internships and volunteer work also start building a student’s CV/resume in a particular career interest.
  • Grade 11 (DP1): Possible courses, colleges and universities are discussed with students, and students are strongly encouraged to make university/college visits. Individual family meetings occur in the spring each year to make personalized future plans. By the time they enter DP2, students have developed an understanding of the application process to both UK and US colleges and universities.
  • Grade 12 (DP2): Students meet with the School Counselor as soon as possible after the start of this school year to review their options and begin their applications. Several workshops are held throughout first semester such as Future Planning Parent Night, UCAS Application, Common Application, Writing Personal Statements, Writing Your College Essay, as well as other seminars necessary. There are continued meetings throughout the semester and students are always encouraged to stop by or e-mail with any questions or concerns they may have. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and as stress-free as possible.

The process of choosing the right University or Course is the most successful when we work as a team in the best interest of the student.

We are here to facilitate this process for the students to find the best match for your education so please feel free to come and see us.

For more information, please refer to our section on High School Counseling.

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