Helping Students Study Abroad.
Matthew Gan helps students to study abroad and made his business a success. This is truly a noble lifetime achievement.
Education is close to every parent’s heart. We work and save to give our kids an education they deserve.
Matthew’s father ET Gan was a teacher. Later, he was a College Principal. He started ET Education Services (ET) (http://www.et-studyabroad.com/) in 1987 to help students get a higher education. Matthew took over the business in 2003.
For the past 30+ years, ET counselled students and their families, helped placement, documentation, visa application and provided moral support. Today, ET represents over 300 institutions from United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.
ET has franchises and education management solutions, and looks out for like minded people to be potential business partners.
Parent’s Duty to Educate.
Education is a passion among parents. I was delighted to catch up with Matthew and find out what he has done to help students study abroad and how this made his business a success.
If our kids can study, we want to give them the best we can afford. Educating kids, nowadays, is an expensive duty. Overseas education is a big investment. Do kids know what they want? Matthew helps students and their parents better understand their options.
Being a certified NLP and Personality Profiling Practitioner, he created tools and assessment tests to help students better understand themselves. This helps them make better choices.
Scholarships Defray Escalating Cost of Education.
Overseas education costs are rising between 5 to 7 % annually. Currencies fluctuate.
Matthew launched the Scholarship Fair in 2016. Thereafter, it was annually. He matched students to some RM 25 Million worth of scholarships.
It was an eye opener. The response was overwhelming. Deeply encouraged, he is perfecting the Scholarships2u website (https://scholarships2u.com/). His ambition is to offer $ 1 Billion Funds later this year.
The online gateway launched in July 2015 helps qualified students students find the right institution and scholarship with a click of the button.
The app matches available scholarship to qualified students. Students don’t need to do multiple submissions. They just need to complete one application and the required assessments. Foundations don’t need resources to source and process qualified students.
A Tipping Point.
Malcolm Gladwell in his book The Tipping Point talked about the Law of the Few. With a good proposition, what he calls “Stickiness Factor”, and solid “Context”, a tipping point can be achieved with a few key people – Connectors, Maven and Salesman. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
ET is an authority on overseas education. It has 30+ years of experience. It has a strong network of students and universities. Adding to this is a gamechanger app Scholarships2u. Matthew is a soft spoken and convincing sales person. He shares his passion, and is making dreams come true with this tipping point.
Matthew is targeting $ 1 Billion worth of scholarships and funding for all students by October 2020. It is a big ambition, and a big help to qualified students. It is a noble and touching initiative that grooms the talents of our future, and builds the citizens of tomorrow. A Proudly Malaysian initiative, made in Malaysia for the World. It makes me proud.
Salute & Thank You.
What I like about Matthew, is that he is passionate about his work. He is knowledgeable, thinks outside the box and always exploring new ideas. The company is powered by his energy and determination, and ready to change the world.
Congratulations Matthew. I was totally inspired from our chat at Starbucks. Thank you and keep up the excellent work.
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