Frequently Asked Questions

What is Profile building?

Profile Building is all about building a profile that showcases your strengths and talks about who you are. It is a long term process that where you build your skills to improve your profile while in High School. During the course of building a Profile, you can take up various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that help you gain knowledge, skill, experience and also certifications. There are various ways in which you can build your Profile, but, the most common methods are attending Summer Enrichment Programs, Online Courses, AP Courses and Internships.

Why is Profile building important?

Profile Building is important because most of the top Colleges and Universities around the globe are looking at students who have achievements beyond academics. They evaluate students holistically and not just for their marks. In a pool of 100 students, all who have scored similar percentages, a student who has a Profile with a list of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities stands out the most when compared to the others.

Why should Profile building have an early start?

Profile Building should have an early start because it helps students identify their interests and career choices. Starting it at grade IX gives students the opportunity to explore fields of interest. By doing this, they gain experience in their field of interest and understand in-depth what it would be like to pursue a career in the same. 

When is the best time to start with Profile building?

Ideally the best time to start working on building a Profile is grade IX. This is the time when students are not burdened with exams and have time to explore. As the grades progress, students have less and less time to build their Profile. In grade IX, a student has the liberty to explore different career options before finalizing on the one where his true interest and passion lies.  However, students take up Profile Building throughout grades IX, X, XI and XII.

What can I do to improve my Profile?

Students have a plethora of options when it comes to building their Profile. The 10 broad categories in which they can build their Profile are as follows -

  • Academics
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Career Focused
  • Co-curricular Achievements
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Special Skills
  • Unique Interests
  • Online Certifications
  • Papers and Conferences
  • Work Experience

Where can I find Profile building courses?

You can find Profile Building courses on your student dashboard after you create a profile at Univariety. You can filter these courses according to your preference based on duration, fee and certification. 

How is Profile building going to help me with my college admissions?

Admission Officers at most Colleges and Universities these day look for students who have walked an extra mile and demonstrated interest in the field that they are applying for.

Example - An admission officer would prefer a student who has got good grades + has done courses and activities to gain more knowledge and experience over a student who just has good grades.

What skills will I gain by taking up a profile building course?

Every course offers different set of skills. Based on the type of activities you take up, you will gain different skills.

Example - MUNs will help you gain exposure, presentation skills and negotiation skills while participating in Debates will help you sharpen your thought process and polish your oratory skills

How will getting certified for my skills help my profile?

Showing the universities that you already have proven beyond doubt that these are your skills makes a lot of difference. This difference can be brought about through getting certified for your skills.

How will doing summer programs help me build a profile?

Summer programs organized by various universities in India as well as abroad help you in 3 ways :

  1. Going to visit the college before you apply and attending the summer program showcases your interest in the college.
  2. You get an insight into the course you’ve chosen and build a network with the faculty.
  3. You get an amazing addition to your profile as you’ve attended a special summer program.

How will Univariety identify the skills I must build and get certified?

We will evaluate your profile and identify the relevant skills that you will have to build for the career of your choice. We also help you get certified for them.

Would extra - curricular activities done in school come under Profile building?

Most definitely! Everything that you do matters. But do keep in mind to always relate your Profile Building activities to your end goal (i.e., field that you are applying to). 

Don't good grades mean you have a strong profile?

Not necessarily. A Profile is a formal document that lists a student’s grades, achievements, awards and recognitions. So just good grades won’t help in terms of making the Profile stand out. 

What are the available Profile building courses?

There are plenty of courses available. Click here to know more.

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