Student Agency

We encourage students to take control of their journey by advising and guiding students through decision and application processes.

During the final years of secondary education, the student becomes increasingly responsible for his/her future. As graduation gets closer and the big decisions arise, the student becomes the primary contact for all relevant communications.

We respect when decisions about university or career are taken as a family. We encourage our students to feel comfortable with these choices and take ownership of them.

Our university counsellors and teachers advise and guide students through the complicated application processes required for higher education, internship or a job. Students must expect to engage with counsellors and teachers, follow our “Integrity Agreement” and adhere strictly to the policies.

The application process, however, is the ultimate responsibility of the student. Students should actively check all processes, dates and deadlines related to any application.

Meet our university counsellors

Flora Meng

Name: Flora Meng
School: Dulwich College Beijing
Title: University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2017

• Providing personalised guidance to students, ensuring individual pathway development and best fit for them and their families;
• Developing comprehensive and age-appropriate university and careers programme for Senior School students;
• Fostering effective relationships with university representatives, admissions officers, and institutions of higher education.

Luke Devlin

Name: Luke Devlin
School: Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Title: Director of University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2013

• Curriculum Design & Delivery
• Global higher education admissions & FIT analysis
• Essay Support and Application Management
• Career Psychology

Paul Sweet

Name: Paul Sweet
School: Dulwich College Seoul 
Title: Director of University Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2021

• International school university counselling experience in East Asia
• University admission experience at several schools in the United States
• Active member of professional admission organisations

Cai Hong

Name: Cai Hong
School: Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School 
Title: University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2020

• Master degree in International and Comparative Education
• 9 years of university counselling experience with university matriculation result worldwide
• Cognitive Behavior Theory Certificate 
• Comprehensive service to students for long-term future planning and personal growth through university and career exploration and preparation journey

 

Stephanie Zhang

Name: Stephanie Zhang 
School: Dulwich College Beijing
Title: University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2021

• Time management 
• Resource management 
• Empathy and active listening 

Jack Rau

Name: Jack Rau
School: Dulwich International High School Suzhou
Title: University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2018

• Experience with a wide variety of application systems

Martin Zarate 

Name: Martin Zarate 
School: Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi 
Title: University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2017

• I am a highly passionate and professional United States trained counselor with over 14 years  experience of offering exceptional support, guidance and direction to students. 
• I would describe myself as a self-driven leader with excellent communication and  interpersonal skills and someone who effectively collaborates with all staff members. My background in providing crucial support and counseling  services to students of diverse backgrounds, personalities, cultures, and socio- economic conditions has prepared me to excel in this role. With my ability to quickly connect with individuals and establish trusting relationships, along with my strong communication and compassionate cultural awareness skills, I am committed to improving students’ success. I am fully dedicated and determined to advocate for students facing setbacks as I believe every student, if given the proper guidance, can find a path to their own personal success.

Mark Coyle

Name: Mark Coyle
School: Dulwich International High School Suzhou
Title: Head of University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2018

• Data driven processes informing the next generation through data analysis
• Supporting the “Best fit” of students and encouraging students to explore courses and universities they have not heard of
• Uses of MaiaLearning

Jolan Zhou

Name: Jolan Zhou
School: Dulwich International High School Zhuhai 
Title: Head of University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2018

• Familiar with multi-countries university application, especially US, UK, Canada and Hong Kong
• Train and support students on writing personal statement
• Have experience of working in both A-Level and AP high schools
• Career Counseling

Jade Sui

Name: Jade Sui
School: Dulwich International High School Zhuhai
Title: Assistant University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2021

• UK and Hongkong university application
• IELTS and TOEFL
• Career explorations and planning
• Data collection and analysis

Rain Xie

Name: Rain Xie
School: Dulwich International High School Suzhou
Title: University and Careers Counselling
Starting year with EiM: 2014

• Receptive - have strong opinions but  recognize the importance of allowing others to express themselves fully
• Reliable - can be counted on to see her promises and responsibilities through – even when it’s difficult to do so
• Passionate - take great pleasure in pursuing her hobbies and rarely find herself at a loss for something interesting to do.
• Charismatic - determined and inspiring

Rorie MacDonald

Name: Rorie MacDonald
School: Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Title: University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2021

• Application essay preparation
• Effective and clear communication
• The recommendation letter writing process

Serena Shi

Name: Serena Shi
School: Dulwich International High School Suzhou 
Title: University and Careers Counsellor
Starting year with EiM: 2016

• Working with students from Year 10 to Year 13, assisting them with their career plans and preparing them for the application worldwide.

Our students determine their futures.
Without exception, University counsellors and teachers do not make decisions for students.

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