An educational counselor is trained and has good amount of knowledge on educational opportunities. For e.g. If the student wants to study abroad, wants scholarship, or needs any information on college training programmes then these counselors help them out with the required information. They help young futures to develop good personality and embrace life skills so that they can face the challenging world better.

Education counselors focus their energies on identifying and dealing with personal, behavioural, social and scholastic problems that affect student performance, achievement and even relationships. They provide individual/group counselling on varied issues like bullying, peer pressure, pressure to perform, low self-esteem and so on. This helps them to come out more confident, mentally strong and mature to handle situations affecting their educational and vocational life.