It is my honour as I introduce myself and my dream, Study Square to you!
My journey as an international education student was started in 2005, when I decided to pursue my MBA from LaTrobe University. As an individual, pursuing education abroad, I became well aware of the struggles students have to go through to get a chance to study abroad. With the struggles, grew my desire of wanting to make students realise their global education dream, while minimizing those hassles for them.
I founded my first education consulting agency in 2008 which went on to become a global venture and has been one of the fastest-growing education agencies. After causing major ripples in my 12 years of experience in student services, I decided to further extend that commitment with my newest initiative, Study Square.
We believe every student can study at the university and the place of their choice through our ethical partnership with the best global education providers. Our partnerships are from countries like Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, US & UK, with more on the way!
Our team is dedicated to providing the best service to students and our Institutional Partners with expertise, ethics, honesty and passion. As a member of NAFSA and QEAC as an individual, I have imbibed their values in all that we do at Study Square. We believe in working closely with students and guiding them towards realising their dreams of global education.
I want the students to know that your dream of International education can take flight with the right help and guidance. I also want to notify parents that your child can study at the university and the place of their choice through our genuine partnerships with the best global education providers and deserves the best of the education and nothing less. To all of the universities that we have partnered with, I would like to thank you for giving a chance to thousands of students in pursuing the best education possible.
I should say to all my fellow International education providers that we should work in congruence with the needs of students and improve their lives’ through honest guidance and a feedback system.
I look forward to working with every student who wants to make his / her study abroad dream true and every individual who is committed to contribute in making international education accessible to students around the world.
The Hon. Steve Herbert has been a member of the Australian Parliament for multiple terms. In 2004 he was appointed Minister for Training and Skills, the first-ever state Minister for International Education in Victoria, Australia.
Under his Ministerial guidance, International Education in Victoria expanded significantly. Steve has been directly responsible for a major transformation of apprenticeships and training. He has overhauled and transformed the vital TAFE sector and was responsible for modernizing University governance. Steve has advised governments at both a State and a Commonwealth level.
In 2002, he was appointed as the chair of the inaugural all-party Parliamentary Education and Training Committee. He has also served as the Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Skills and as the Shadow Minister or the Teaching Profession.
At Study Square, Steve brings his expertise and in-depth knowledge in Australian education and will contribute towards long term strategies and solutions with the aim to strengthen brand and its foot-print.
Mark Shay is a business leader with 30 years of successful history in helping higher education institutions recruit, retain and better serve students. He has built several companies on his own and been a key executive in several other early stage ventures.
He has been known as an innovator for developing products like GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, creating international student recruiting solutions for agents and universities, and his consulting expertise in areas of sales and marketing. Over the past decade he has worked to bring several agents to the US market including IDP Education, QS Advance etc. He was the first agent representative to serve as a Board member of AIRC and has been a strong proponent of the use of agents as a standard practice in international student recruitment. Mark helped Study Square develop its initial portfolio of US institutions and as an Advisor remains a connection between the company and the American higher education sector.
Ines experience is diverse and has been known for her commitments to clients with integrity and results achieved by embracing agile practices with the respect they deserve. She has helped entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas by providing advice and guidance in business law. Her work ethic, values, drive, motivation, and adaptability cultivated during her practice have been integrated into the foundation of Study Square. Ines is our legal advisor embracing everything that’s is best for us in terms of conserving resources, preventing claims, and resolving the coverage disputes that do arise effectively and efficiently. Saurabh and Ines have been very good friends from the last couple of years which has made a difference in sharing valuable and meaningful experiences for years to come.
Prem holds a graduate degree in Commerce and has extensive experience of over 25+ years in managing multiple businesses across the country. Prem is a great negotiator and moderator with a mastery of building relationships with all stakeholders. His determination and go-to-person approach have made him one of the most resourceful personalities. In his downtime, he enjoys working for society and contributing to community work. Prem has been appointed as the Director (India Operations) at Study Square and is responsible for the expansion of Study Square offices across each state in India.