Is there any vetting that takes place to ensure that education experts are not currently working for another agency, or intending to use Sofiri's institutional relationships to act as a sort of sub agent?
Yes. We check every prospective expert's profile on Linkedin, if they do not have a Linkedin profile, they cannot apply. We also hold a phone interview to ensure expert is being genuine about their current employment/employer status.
Beside the work we do in terms of making sure we do not have any conflict of interest by recruiting current agent counsellors, we also exclude from applications any individual working with an education provider that has a direct link to international student recruitment, e.g. a recruiter.
Have your Education Experts completed the Education Agents Training Course (EATC) available through www.pieronline.org?
Many of our Education Experts have completed this training. We strongly encourage our Experts to study the course, and offer full reimbursement for our well-performing Experts who complete the certification.
How are the education experts trained?
Education experts are meant to meet certain skills that will allow them to start their journey with Sofiri. All new experts need to go throughs several online training modules provided by us before being listed in the app. Online courses they need to ...
What type of contract should I be providing to Sofiri?
Sofiri's business model separate us from the agent channel; however business practices and legislation within the international education sector is yet to catch up with models that did not exist before like the shared-economy platform. It is for this ...
Which markets are you currently recruiting international students from?
Sofiri is currently recruiting students from multiple markets, including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. We are also recruiting from any nationality in the onshore market for Australia as a ...
How is Sofiri going to ensure documents are certified?
A key element in the Sofiri process is ensuring prospective students are provided all the information they need to appropriately certify their documents. As detailed in this blog post, students are informed they may certify documents directly with ...