The Chopras - Managing Director
My experience of growing up and schooling in the UK, imparted education on how to cope with people of a different culture and in facing difficulties that arise from being "different". The lessons learnt there have stayed with me for life that fundamentally people world over are made of the same fabric and we need to be open minded, understand each other and to avoid prejudices.
Having attained an Economics Degree followed by an MBA at the University of Essex and Lancaster University respectively, I went on to be recruited as a financial analyst for an American Bank, soon after furthering my progression to a Dutch multi-national based in Amsterdam managing the financial reporting of their international offices. Later I was transferred to Boston with responsibilities in Business Development. I subsequently returned to London to work as a management consultant in some exciting projects in investment banking including the well-known Eurotunnel before it was launched. I married and migrated to Sydney to join my entrepreneur husband.
The Chopras style and substances stems from the vast personal experience that my husband and I have brought to the service. The brand is trusted for the quality of advice, breadth of thinking, our values of ethics and integrity and processes that are transparent and streamlined that are all interwoven into every aspect of our counseling.
The company provides an end to end service that begins with sensible and informed discussions with students and parents and ends with taking the hassle out of the application process, getting the visas done and preparing for life at a distant university leaving students free to get on with their academics or leaving them free to enjoy some leisure time.
The organization recognizes the nature of the job markets and strives to align the contingent nature of markets with the interests and passion of our students and their goals. One of the objectives in our counseling is to anticipate change in the marketplace that would impact jobs and careers.
As an organization we have an inherent duty to not only keeping up with the changes but also in devising methods and constantly improvising our services such that the student is made aware of emerging opportunities and challenges. Our relationships with universities allow us to give students inputs and to keep the universities updated on the opportunities available in our geographic area of operations that allow them to frame policies which are student friendly while referring suitably matched students to them. The Chopras also do everything possible to negotiate the best possible outcome for students within the established guidelines.
Assisting students is both an art and a science and The Chopras brand has become synonymous with global education and career planning having assisted hundreds of thousands of students reach clarity of purpose while assisting with the process of achieving higher or further education goals. As many as 90% of the students and parents come to us through referrals, as they have been told by our clients "For the right advice go to The Chopras".
Our trained human resource is a very important element of student interaction. Hence we pay a great deal of attention to investing in our people selection with a focus on training both locally and overseas. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff means our students interact with the best in the industry. The university delegates visiting our offices comment on our teams being the best trained of all their representatives globally making our team an important aspect of our success story. Not surprisingly, a huge number of counselors and managers currently operating within the global education industry have been trained at The Chopras
My life experience has taught me that the secret to success is always to enjoy what one does. Our passion to assist young people in making informed and sensible decisions, to progress their career path and in achieving their dreams to becoming successful global citizens. Our reward is when students or parents tell us that we helped them succeed in their goals and lives.
Between my wife, Mrs. Natasha Chopra, the Managing Director of The Chopras, and I, we alone carry over 90 years of experience that we acquired while working hard and living overseas in countries like the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, various parts of Europe and of course, India. When we add to that the experience of our wonderful staff, it is equivalent to over a couple of hundred years of knowledge. Who can match this first hand experience and knowledge that built and continues to build this company and its people?Read More