In all VI employees, there is a certain level of uniqueness: from a big Michael Jackson fan to a CrossFit aficionado.
Written by Adam Kleinschmidt, an admissions counsellor at Valenture Institute.
I was employed as an admissions counsellor in October 2019, a few short months after the inception of Valenture Institute. I was briefed about the nature of start-up businesses: frequent change, changing expectations, and the need for flexibility. At the time, I was in the middle of writing my Master's thesis in History, with my December divided equally between calling prospective students, leafing through academic texts, and enjoying the pre-COVID summer.
Since then, I can easily say that the last 12 months have been dynamic, exciting, and, above all, exactly what I needed as someone entering the formal working environment. I’d spent the previous 6 years serving tequila at a local restaurant, tutoring undergraduate students, and working every odd job I could. My CV, although diversely detailed, lacked formal, full-time work experience, a critical requirement for the job market.
A Master's degree is an incredible qualification to have, but it doesn’t come with a job attached. One needs to do their due diligence and consult job postings online and follow the (often arduous) process of applying, being interviewed, and awaiting feedback. Experience in the given field is often placed next to tertiary study requirements.
This is where Valenture comes in: for those unfamiliar with the origin to Valenture’s name, it stems from combining ‘valiant’ and ‘adventure’ into one. Our goal as an educational institution is a simple one: provide a top-quality, high-touch learning experience to students with sustainability and global educational trends in mind.
Underneath this, however, lies the substance to my point: not only do we offer an exceptional experience for our students, but we offer considerable opportunities to prospective employees. No matter your working background, be it 25-plus years as a teacher or fresh out of high school, Valenture is a nurturing and development-orientated space. Our company values take centre-stage, and our collective work is celebrated continuously.
In all VI employees, there is a certain level of uniqueness: someone who loves Michael Jackson, a mother of two with a penchant for sweet treats, dog and cat lovers in abundance, and the occasional CrossFit aficionado. At the same time, there is the group energy that can inspire and motivate you. I’m very grateful to be among such a group of people as we continue to provide an inclusive, globally-aware opportunity for students worldwide.