Every year, over 1,000,000 students worldwide leave their homes behind to leap into the unknown, often making one of the most important and expensive decisions of their lives. In the present context of many students globally looking to make smarter choices in their higher studies, Adventus.io, Sri Lanka’s first and trusted SaaS-based student recruitment platform, hosted a forum for Sri Lankan-based student recruitment agencies, to educate on an efficient and reliable way to engage with the international study market.
The event was held on Thursday, 5 October at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with the participation of over 100 student recruitment agencies from all over the country.
Adventus.io was established in Sri Lanka in 2018 by launching a SaaS-based student recruitment platform to revolutionise the student recruitment market. It is a fast-growing EdTech company with a global footprint that spans over 20 countries, with over 500 team members. Adventus.io has expanded its operations with over 1500 institution partners, over 6000 recruitment agents and more than 35 study destinations. It is accredited by AIRC and ICEF and won several awards in recognition of its services, technology, and quality.
South Asia Senior Director Ruwani Bandaranayake delivering the welcome note expressed her thanks to the over 280 agency partners for their active engagement and reinforcing the mission of the company. “Helping students make confident study decisions through a trusted platform that connects the world’s institutions, recruiters and service providers,” she added.
Adventus.io President and Co-Founder Victor Rajeevan mentioned how the agencies can unlock access to 1,500+ of the best institutions around the world and match their students to the right courses. Agencies can maximise their earnings by becoming eligible to a 100% commission for student placements with guaranteed transparency and the added benefit of having access to a student CRM that provides a single-click view of the student journey. With speedy application lodgement, the agencies can save time by applying to multiple institutions with just one form.
Chief Revenue Officer Sunny Sapra delivering the keynote speech mentioned how the dedicated team in Sri Lanka provides expert guidance with student admissions, destination training and VISA support. Adventus.io teams engage in a plethora of services through key account management support, platform messaging services, online knowledge sharing and assistance around the clock for their global recruiter partners. Over 2022, Adventus.io has had a 90% application success rate and a 95% visa success rate.
Regional Manager – Sri Lanka Maiyuran Ramalingam presented to the audience an overview of the admissions teams and comprehensive customer support services available to the agencies at no extra cost – improved and local market expertise, offer-conversion support, advance information on future intakes from the institutions and more significantly important data on universities with fast TAT, highest success in terms of offers/visa and ranking.
Country Director – Sri Lanka Ishan Jayasekara said: “Being ‘customer obsessed’ our goal and mission is to be the preferred platform for both recruiters and institutions, and the student base at large. We are very excited to see how the relationship we’ve forged with the local student recruitment agencies will propel our efforts in expansion of the business and team growth.”
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