Hi everyone, this week’s post is about your HigherEdMe profile. For the ones among you who haven’t tried our platform yet, you can check our demo tour to discover it here or create your profile right now to be in contact with worldwide higher education institutions (click here).
To begin, I will explain briefly how your profile is organized.You have 8 sections in it, each one with a theme: studies, language, project… Every section contains between 1 and 5 fields that you can complete, none of which are mandatory, so if you don’t want to add a piece of information, you can skip it! Now, let’s get in the HigherEdMe profile and my special tips to make it more interesting for recruiters.
Tip 1: Year of birth in the ‘My status’ sectionI know, I know, it sounds weird. We are so used to be asked our full date of birth that when the question changes a bit we don’t know how to answer. There are quite a lot among you who try to add your full date of birth, but we only ask for the year, so don’t bother to add the day and month, the year is all we need! (Above is what Schools see if you add more than the year in that field)
‘My studies’ section, what to answerThe following tips are more about what information you can add in the section “my studies”. This section is very valuable for recruiters so I can only advise you to not skip it (even if you can).
- Your study level is the last you’ve passed if you aren’t a student. And the one you are currently achieving if you’re still studying.
- Your study Domain is like your study fields, you can be precise here.
- To finish, your study institution is the name of your current or last University (or School) you attended.
Tip 2: How to look serious in one move!Easy, use the right denomination for your University name and don’t forget to use uppercase too via GIPHY
Tip 3: Use at its best the “Current occupation” fieldOf course, most of you have for main occupation to be a student. But as a student, you can have a part-time job or hobbies or even activities that aren’t just hobbies, like volunteering or student rep. If it’s the case, write it here. And you will be part of the few students that have answered this question with valuable information 😉 via GIPHY
Have you filled the motivation text in the ‘project’ section?Big news, it’s an important opportunity to make a killer profile!! Try to be clear as possible in it. Don’t need to be too formal, you aren’t applying for a precise university here. But you have to show that you are an asset for the place that will welcome you. and also that you have the will to go through all the barriers that you may encounter in the achievement of your study abroad project. You can talk about :
- why you want to go in a specific area or country,
- what you love in your study field,
- why you’re choosing it,
- and what you can bring to the place in which you will study.