Gunel Novruzova, who arrange schooling company NGGLOBAL schooling in Beşiktaş on Istanbul’s European facet earlier this 12 months, was to not be deterred.
“This 12 months I made a decision that I might do it,” says the previous college consultant within the Turkish market. “Nevertheless it was fairly anxious.”
In contrast to in her earlier position the place she represented one non-public German college, now she is again to representing a number of colleges and assembly extra folks, which her profession in worldwide schooling had positioned her to do. And the brand new job continues to supply skilled improvement.
“I’m promoting and studying on the similar time,” she explains.
By beginning her personal company, Novruzova can also be going in opposition to a pattern of extra counsellors from Turkey becoming a member of schooling suppliers as nation representatives.
The company is already getting purposes and good numbers, however Novruzova additionally speaks a few change within the profile of Turkish college students trying to examine overseas. Whereas beforehand lots of focus was positioned on rankings, now affordability is coming into play.
“The non-public college costs [in Turkey] at the moment are competing with European universities,” she says. “[For many] it doesn’t make sense to review right here.”
Nations are providing beneficiant scholarships in Europe for Turkish college students, with no charges required in any respect for sure establishments.
It’s doable to review in English in Italy with authorities scholarships providing as much as €7,000 per 12 months, she emphasises. “Not all businesses listed here are providing that,” she notes.
“I’m an unbiased girl abroad attempting to do my very own enterprise and succeed”
With the workplace based mostly in Beşiktaş in Istanbul, nearly all of college students coming to the company are from town. But, Novruzova additionally has college students from throughout the nation, along with her native Azerbaijan, in addition to Russia, CIS nations, Europe and even India.
As an employer, it’s tougher and tougher to seek out certified counsellors, she tells The PIE. “It’s a aggressive company market in Turkey,” she says. “College students will go to a number of totally different brokers and obtain the identical data.”
For NGGLOBAL schooling, it’s about constructing connection and belief with purchasers, she says.
“I’m an unbiased girl abroad attempting to do my very own enterprise and succeed.
“I didn’t know the legal guidelines right here, I didn’t know the way it labored. But when I don’t do it now, then I’ll by no means do it as a result of now I’m younger, I’ve motivation, I would like to do this in any other case I’ll simply lose the chance.”