Within a year of its inception, the IC3 Institute alumni network has proven itself invaluable to the IC3 Institute's overall impact.
Early research with the participants of the pilot cohort of 2018-19 revealed that only 7% of the participants enrolled in the IC3 Institute’s one-year program in career and college counseling came with formal training and experience in the field. Upon completion of the program, 93% of the participants with administrative and teaching responsibilities reported feeling well-equipped to cater to the career guidance needs of their students. They also reported an increase in their confidence and effectiveness in guiding students and parents. 73% of the graduates of the program have gone on to establish Counseling Laboratories within their schools.
Other key takeaways from the program that the alumni have reported:
- Access to a global counselor network
- Access to professional resources
- Regular opportunities for continued learning
The IC3 Institute alumni continue to benefit from ongoing engagement with the IC3 Institute and also support the IC3 Institute by volunteering their time as mentors to the current cohort. With their experience and guidance, the participants of the current cohort have been able to significantly accelerate their progress both in the program as well as at their schools.
"My year at the IC3 Institute was fabulous. I got an opportunity to build a worldwide network. It has helped me think differently. I learned a lot about college admission procedures in India and abroad. I'm indebted to the IC3 Institute, and my experience with it has become a cornerstone of my life and my students as well. Participation in the IC3 Institute’s prestigious program helped me to qualify for the Fulbright scholarship to continue exploring my professional horizons. I'm very excited to expand my work in the area of college and career counseling and will always be a part of the IC3 Institute.”
- Mr. Bhupendra Dhital, 2018-2019 cohort, Awarded the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Scholarship (FTEA)