“Education is nothing less than the very soul of our society as it passes from one generation to another, defining who we are and what we can be”
Ms. Saira Akram holds 15 years of valuable experience in the education sector with almost a decade of experience exclusively in career counselling. Due to lack of career counselling at her time, she changed a lot of career paths before finding her true calling as a counsellor for high school students. She believes that career and guidance counselling, rendered at the right time, is crucial for a students’ long term success in their academic and professional careers. Ms. Saira is an academic high achiever and a double Gold Medallist herself and has been a scholarship holder throughout her higher education.
Over the period of 10 years, Ms. Saira has received multiple national and international trainings as a Student Counsellor. She is an active member of United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), and British Council in Pakistan. She is an alumna of Counselors Tour to China, Germany, Sri Lanka, Northwestern University in Qatar, New York University in Abu Dhabi, Yeditepe University in Turkey, Tri-Star Counselors Tour to Turkey 2018 and 2020, Program Manager for Oxford Royale Academy at Oxford and Cambridge, UK, and is a certified CAS Coordinator for IBDP trained in Singapore. Besides her travelling expeditions, she has attended innumerable training workshops such as Study in UK, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hungary, and many more in order to explore higher education opportunities for her students around the world.
Career and guidance counselling is a passion for Ms. Saira as she believes her work allows students to realize their true potential and make the best career choices. Her students have been admitted to top universities in Pakistan and around the world, and received scholarships worth millions of dollars. Many of her students are now graduates who are successfully pursuing their professional careers around the world.
They say it matters not what we are born, what matters is what we grow up to be; all we have to do is make the choices and put in the work.
It’s fairly easy to dream about things. A particular lifestyle, a certain type of career; in our imaginations, it’s all within our reach. It is our education and commitment; however, that helps transform those imaginations into realities. With hard-work and honesty, all is possible, whether it’s our vision of the ideal life or a better version God has planned for us. The Westminster Counselling Depatment is designed not only to guide and facilitate our students, but to help them set realistic and impactful goals. With clear-cut objectives and a vision for the future, we help the students at Westminster Academy, Islamabad, to actualize their objectives and bring their career and educational plans to fruition. Our counselling strategy is simple and revolves around two major goals; understand the abilities of each individual student and help create a custom vision and career path for the student that brings out the best in them. With a belief in the student and a commitment to bring out the best in them, our counselling boasts placements worldwide and a highly successful alumni.