Research and Publications

The IC3 Institute collaborates with external organizations to bring together expertise and perspectives on career and college counseling from the ground to convert insight into action. Through research publications and engagement with stakeholders, the IC3 Institute aims to co-create strategies and partnerships to galvanize impact and create benchmarks, frameworks, and toolkits that can influence the urgent need to focus on career and college counseling in schools.

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2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey Report (in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR)

The survey answers important questions about the career decision-making process that students follow. The findings of this survey inform high school counseling practices with answers to specific concerns about study destinations, program selection, career choices over time, and the information barriers students typically face. Additionally, universities will benefit by understanding the factors that impact student decision-making at various stages, and how appropriate information and guidance can be provided to students and families as they make decisions. Insights can be drawn from different parts of the report to create a mutually rewarding ecosystem of supporting the future talent across the globe in making informed and judicious college & career decisions.
2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey Report, in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
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International Student Mobility Flows and COVID-19 Realities

The report provides an overview of the global mobility flows to and from major world regions in the 2019/2020 academic year. It also considers the effects of COVID‐19 on global student mobility and how the pandemic has comparatively affected international students and the countries that serve as their hosts.

Joint report by IIE and IC3

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Paving the Path to Success

The survey was conducted as a first-ever effort to map the career and college counseling profession in India to provide a snapshot of the field. As the counseling profession gains traction in India, the results of this survey establish a baseline for the prevalence of school counselors in Indian high schools.

Joint report by IC3 Institute & NACAC

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Staying Resilient, Looking Ahead: COVID-19’s influence on Indian and Nepalese students’ views on education and careers

The survey offers a deep and nuanced understanding of how students who are toward the end of high school make decisions about their futures and their level of preparedness for their futures. The findings are relevant for schools; colleges and universities; employers and industry; and governments to gauge whether their education systems are adequately preparing the youth population for entry into an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

2020 IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey Report

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Global Knowledge and Talent Flows: An Imbalanced Equation?

The report raises some pertinent questions on the issue of access and equity within postsecondary education: Are the current global flows of students advancing wealthier nations over developing ones? Are students from the developing world returning at higher rates to their countries of origin? How do we ensure that the mobility of students and talent is based on principles of access, equity, and inclusiveness, both at the individual student level and at a national level?

Joint report by IIE and IC3

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Careers 2040: Five Essential Skills for the Future

How do we better prepare individuals for the future careers of 2040?
Dr. Rajika Bhandari shares five key skills that will be central to success in the future world of work and which, if mastered, will position students well for those future jobs that are yet unknown and undefined.

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COVID-19’s Impact on World’s Largest Youth Population

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Why focus on Indian students when the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are clearly global? Because India has the largest youth population in the world – 600 million below the age of 25. What this population decides regarding its educational future has an impact on global universities that rely on the flow of students from India.

In this article Rajika Bhandari, President and CEO of IC3 Institute highlights COVID-19’s impact on the world’s largest youth population.