With over twenty years of experience in the international education space, the founders of Campus Connect have spent a significant amount of their careers catering to the unique needs of students, parents, high schools and universities from around the world. From assisting students to select institutions that are the “right fit” to helping international universities with their marketing initiatives in India, the founders’ one to one attention approach dwelled from their professional and overseas experience has facilitated universities and students achieve success no matter how distinctive their requirements.
With India’s rapid economic growth and access to quality education being a top priority, the education industry is facing a paradigm shift today. India’s burgeoning middle class increasingly aspires for a world class global education and international institutions are increasingly fighting in a crowded space along with those from other countries to market them more distinctively through initiatives that are less personal and less interactive.
Keeping this in mind, we launched Campus Connect with an aim to create an open global platform that lets students personally interact and engage with international institutions so as to enable them to enrol in schools that are the “right fit”. We are able to achieve this through customised high school tours with a focus on information exchange, branding and relationship building activities which leads to an increase in enrolment at the undergraduate level creating a sustainable footprint in the Indian market.
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Sonal pioneered the education consulting industry in India with over fifteen years of recruiting experience. Sonal graduated with a BBA from Temple University (Philadelphia) and has been instrumental in developing the university network. She has mentored local colleges and high schools in India with international university affiliations and collaborative programs, and has spoken on various topics related to higher education at many schools, colleges and associations. Leading publications and media houses such as the BBC Network, The Times of India and Hindustan Times among others has covered her work. Having chaired the student affairs committee of the American Alumni Association in Mumbai, she is officially recognized by the British Council, Singapore Education and the International Students Network (ISN). Sonal’s immense understanding of the global education industry from the student’s viewpoint allows her to advise High Schools and Universities alike on student mobility trends making her a key contributor to Campus Connect’s global partnership plans.
Leading all strategic initiatives at Campus Connect, Binoy brings with him an understanding of the Indian education market space that is vital for universities to plan their India recruitment. With an MBA from Bentley University (USA) and a Master’s from the University of Mumbai, Binoy has years of experience in international education. Having previously consulted on process improvement projects with National Grid and Sodexo Corporate Services in the USA, his first step toward the education travel industry was with his involvement with Education Travel Alliance (ETA), where he consulted on an India launch project for the “People to People – Student Ambassadors” Group. Over the past seven years, Binoy has personally met with students and university delegates alike to fulfil their internationalisation goals through project specific marketing efforts as well as highly successful education fairs and targeted tours in India. Binoy’s strong operational knowledge backed with deep-rooted relationships with school officials and high school counsellors make’s him key to Campus Connect’s strategic plans.