Booked a consultation? Here's how to prepare

So, you took the leap and booked a chat with a student advisor. Kudos! You’re one step closer to achieving your goals. Let’s look at how to prepare so you can get the most out of it.

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Thinking about study is one thing. But speaking your dreams aloud? That’s another thing entirely. It’s the very reason why some people may have hesitated to use our Book a Consultation service.

But speaking with a student advisor is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it can be freeing. Like the weight of your future is a weight that is finally shared.

In fact, you might be so inspired by your call that you don’t want to hang up! Here’s how you can make the most of it.

1. Explore before the call

Some students know exactly what they want to study before they speak with a student advisor. Others know where they want to go in life, but not how to get there.

Then, there are those who simply feel they want “something more” than the life they currently have, alongside an inkling that online study may help them get there.

All calls are welcomed with open arms. When you book a consultation, you’re simply booking a friendly chat with someone who wants to see you achieve your goals.

No matter your level of clarity, exploring open.edu.au is a great place to start before your call. By doing so, you can get to know some of the options available across leading Australian universities.

Don’t have the time? Don’t stress. We can talk you through the possibilities during your chat.

2. Save your favourites 

With a few ideas under your belt, now is a great time to save your favourites. Create an account on open.edu.au, and you can keep the courses that pique your interest in the one place.

Simply enter your email address, create a password, and select the heart icon on the courses you’re considering.

Remember, your favourites can be as varied as your wildest dreams. You might have your heart set on a Bachelor of Finance, while a subject in Ancient Greece also tickles your fancy.

Our student advisors can help to tailor your studies to best suit both your career goals, and your personal interests. While there are long-form, career-driven courses like degrees on offer, there are also electives and short courses, giving you the ability to make your lifelong learning journey as unique as your passions.

3. Write out your goals and dreams

Go on, write what you’d really wish for your life—if anything was possible.

You might feel vulnerable at first, but simply seeing the words on paper can help them feel more tangible, and in turn achievable.

After all, at first a dream begins in our own minds—as nothing but a seed. Writing it on paper is your bridge to being able to take the next step—describing it to the student advisor. And then achieving it.

Just as your notepad holds your dream securely, so will a student advisor. You can trust in us to help you get there.

4. Capture those questions

Now comes the easy part. After all, questions are always aplenty! Jot down what you’d like to ask the student advisor who gives you a call.

Perhaps you’ve never studied at university level before, and don’t quite know how it works. Or maybe the entry requirements for the courses you’re interested in could do with some clarifying. You may even want to hear about Open Access, a way in which students who don’t meet entry requirements can still get started with university study. Take a look through open enrolment subjects here.

No matter your questions, our friendly student advisors are ready to help.

 

So if you haven’t done it already, go ahead and book a consultation.

Next? Sit back, relax and wait for your call. Now that you’ve booked a one-on-one, you’ve taken the first step in an exciting journey towards your ideal future.

 

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