A new online and offline service offers students a one-stop-shop for all university-related matters, from test preparation and career coaching, to application, essay, and interview support.
Newly launched My Path to Uni (MPTU) aims to provide students with comprehensive guidance and support for all things relating to university preparatios. MPTU is an extensive collection of college and career guidance resources and services that has both an online presence via its website mypathtouni.com and a physical location at GEMS World Academy – Dubai.
The former is already live, while the latter is due to open in September 2019. MPTU is the result of a close partnership between a number of major players in the education sector, including GEMS Education and its UniConnect programme, IDP Education, Score Plus – The Princeton Review, Oliv.com, Lifology, Arizona State University, PWC Academy, and Prompt.com. The full list of partners is available on the website. The MPTU platform is an opportunity for all partners to work collectively to share their expertise and experience to the benefit of students.
Commenting on the start of MPTU operations, Christophe Savard, Vice President — Student Career and Future Employment Architect at GEMS Education, said, “I am really excited about the launch of this hub and commend the teamwork and efforts of all partners involved. Building a resource through these strategic partnerships allows for students to receive the best of all services and expertise under one umbrella.”
MPTU services – the first of their kind in the region – are open to not just GEMS pupils, but all students in the UAE and abroad through both onsite and virtual support. The centre stationed at GEMS World Academy – Dubai will provide comprehensive services, including application support, test preparation, essay and interview support, psychometric testing, career coaching, pathway programmes, and experiential opportunities such as internships and work placements.
Looking ahead at the coming academic year, there are plans to expand MPTU locations to multiple sites hosted by GEMS Education schools, offering students and their parents greater convenience. Even in those instances where schools offer their own university and careers counselling services, MPTU enhances these by offering an extra layer of support available after hours and on weekends.
The hub at GEMS World Academy – Dubai will be open 4-8pm Sunday-Wednesday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.