How did BCC get started?
Brazil College Counseling was founded by Emily Dobson, the former college counselor for the American School of Brasilia (EAB) and current co-counselor for the PanAmerican School of Porto Alegre (PAS) as an answer to the many requests coming in from Brazilian students at Brazilian national schools for support in college admissions. BCC was started in 2009 and launched officially in 2011.
What is the difference between EDge/BCC and other counseling or consulting companies in Brazil?
EDge/BCC is one of the only full consulting enterprises in Brazil, with counselors living in several Brazilian cities, living in the US/UK and also partners globally located. Unlike many others, we are certified in counseling and educational programs and take great pride in our professional development and affiliations. We do not cherry pick clients- there is no application to work with us. We provide as much support as we can through BCC's ONG resources so that our knowledge can be shared; we believe in transparency and providing skills. When we counsel or provide services, we consider our broad experience invaluable from all angles from student applicant to university recruitment- and we use that to create, problem solve and reach mutual goals. We don't make promises other than: The earlier you start with us, the more you work with us, the better the outcome will be.
What are EDge/BCC's professional affiliations?
Our counselors/partners are proud and active members of the following:
**Note** In our humble opinion, all reputable counselors or consultants working with students and schools must be active members in one, if not many, of the above counseling associations or be non-profit organizations(s) supported by a government body, like EducationUSA and the US Department of State.
See Featured Partners for links to our colleagues' professional affiliations.
What are some more resources EDge/BCC suggests?
How can I find out when college fairs come to Brazil? Which one is the best?
The best college fairs are the ones for which a student is prepared. If a student doesn't know how to 'do the fair', the information and experience can often be overwhelming. The most organized and genuine fairs seem to be the private tours that come to spend a few hours at high school campuses, yet large public fairs have larger amounts of programs and offerings. Students attending public and private college fairs can see a helpful checklist for 'doing fairs' .