When Keralan student Bibil Jose finished his BSc in Mechanical Engineering, he realised he wouldn’t have enough training for the career he wanted to pursue in core mechanics and would need to study a master’s degree in a more niche engineering field.  

Bibil hadn’t previously considered a master’s degree in this depth and felt overwhelmed by the different paths he could take. “Mechanical engineering is a vast area with many divisions to choose from,” he said, “and I felt confused about which programme to pursue from thousands of options around the world.”  

Keen to travel overseas and gain a reputable international education, Bibil decided to reach out for guidance from an education counsellor who helped him to narrow down his options and understand everything he needed to apply to his chosen institutions.  

Working with QS Counsellors, Bibil was able to decide on an MS in Industrial Engineering and chose to apply to institutions in the United States, where top-ranked universities have strong connections with the engineering industry.  

Bibil said: “The QS Counsellors were a huge help from the very beginning. When I felt overwhelmed about the options available, it was my counsellor who helped me to clarify my goals and see that an industrial engineering programme would be best suited for my future. 

With the help of an educational counsellor, Bibil felt the application process was made smoother and he didn’t face much difficulty in submitting the relevant documents.