Senior Academic Counsellor - Leap Advantage

Bengaluru, Karnataka   |   Full Time

About us

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In short, we are building the platform to drive global careers for millennials from emerging economies We work at the exciting intersection of the 2 hottest trends around - edtech & fintech! And we love that we succeed as a business while powering the dreams of talented students!

Founder Profile

Arnav Kumar is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur. Leap is his second company and he has raised more than $30M in capital for his startups. In his last role, he was a VC investor with SAIF Partners (Now Elevation Capital), which is an early investor in paytm, meesho, urban company, unacademy and many other unicorns. He thinks and tweets about Product, Business Models and Company Building, here

Vaibhav Singh is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur. He spent his first 6 years at DeutscheBank, across Singapore & Sydney to manage a $3Bn flow book. He has built 2 fintech startups before, as a founding member of CapitalFloat and Incred, both pioneering businesses valued >$500Mn The Leap team has a fine balance of industry experience (edtech, fintech, study abroad) and technical skills (engineering, product, design)


About Us:

Leap supports future global leaders in their quest for global impact.  We are backed by Sequoia India, Jungle Ventures, Owl Ventures, and a clutch of marquee advisors. We are building the platform to drive global education and careers for millennials from emerging economies. Leap's mission is to ensure every student with a global ambition gets the right guidance, financial support, and career support to win.

The founders, Arnav Kumar and Vaibhav Singh have past experience in shipping successful products and the present team has people from IDP Education, Canam, Edwise, Chopras, and Manya as well as top MNCs such as McKinsey, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and CitiBank.


Recognizing the need for affordable access to international education for Indian students, Leap Advantage has been set up as a new initiative within the LEAP ecosystem. Leap Advantage offers Indian students the opportunity to begin their foreign education in India at affordable prices, later transferring to the foreign university of their choice and getting the coveted degree.


Understand user-profiles and suggest suitable course options

Ability to connect with students/parents and guide them with the university application requirements

Required to dial up to 100 calls a day on a regular basis.

2-3 Video counselling sessions a day with student & working professionals.

Ideal candidate:

Good communication skills

Knowledge of CRM

Consistent performer and has met targets in the previous organisation

Prior experience in study abroad (preferred) or Edtech industry 

Open to work from the office, 6 days working

Life @ Leap

Mutual Respect

We love people who are ‘relentlessly resourceful’. Find your way out. Focus on the possibilities instead of the problems.

Bias for action

We take calculated risks backed by data and information available and encourage fail fast to find the best solutions as soon as possible

Learn & get better

Continuous learning and improvement is the key. We don’t stop learning. We treat feedback as a gift and as an opportunity to get better.

Growth mindset

We operate with a growth mindset and not a mindset of fear or judgement. You are in control of your own ability to learn and improve. We love Resilience.

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