I'm a master's student. I need to hire a coach/consultant who can advise on academic politics and procedures and knows European or Australian/New Zealand unis and available finances.
My google skills are failing me. Is there a set of search terms to use? Is there an official name for such a professional for hire? Or a directory to look in?
- I am not looking for a tutor to help me with my coursework.
- I am not looking for a ghost writer.
- I am not looking for career advice or to switch out of academia.
- I am not looking to change projects. I know what I want to work on.
- I do not have a guidance or career counseling option at my uni or program.
- I'm am at Master's level in Biology.
I want to pay someone to give me information on how to navigate grad school options and politics. I'm trying to google to find such private consultants (term?), but my search results are returning job openings instead of links to paid private consultants -- unhelpful. I need to know what search terms to use (I know, basic). Is there a specific, googleable name for such an advisor? Or a link to some accreditation database or list or company, something. Have you used such a service? Does it even exist? I'm in Europe, so looking for non-US services. Hope this helps.