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GMAT Over, Now What?

Answer 1 A typical program is 2 years long. However it can stretch up to 2.5 to 3 years depending on performance and course load. Answer 2 Don’t assume that. I have seen cases where someone secured admission in ten programs and did not get financial aid in even one. Never generalize an individual experience. Every case is different and ...

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Studying and Living in Chilly Canada

There’s a lot of disillusionment with the Indian education system. So what is the solution? The good ol’ US of A, right? But then there is always the risk that the consular officer thinks you look like a leper and rejects you or your dad will have to sell cattle to put you through. Anyway I would urge all you ...

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Getting The Reccos

True…the letters of recommendation are by Profs or people who are acquainted with us professionally…but, the students are the ones who draft it… right? So, here are some pointers to writing a truly enticing recommendation letter. – Begin the letter by identifying its author in terms of academic background and professional experience. Also, explain his relationship with you and for ...

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Summer Jobs

If you aren’t one of the lucky few who’ve managed to land themselves a Summer Internship job through JAM, fret not, here are a few other job opportunities that may help you earn some experience plus cool cash. Jobs that are available to students can be classified in these categories 1. Fast Food Joints A. McDonalds Your best bet would ...

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Call Center Transportation

On the information superway: The world of call center transportation Free transport is one of the best things about a call center job. Here’s a comparative look at the home pick up and drop facilities provided by various BPOs. Generally call centers provide home pick up/drop between 22.00hrs and 10.00hrs and station pick up/ drop between 10.00hrs and 22.00 hrs. ...

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Career Counseling

A career counselor may be just the person to clear your confusion!! It’s that time of the year again. Time to make difficult choices, especially for those of you who’ve got Board exam results. But are you making an informed decision or simply moving along with the herd, goaded by peer pressure, parents and pretty brochures? This is your life ...

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Home Science

Home Science as a career? Hm…the only career HS grads manage to land is that of a FTH (full-time housewife). Betcha you think all the poor sods, who are about to tie the knot, make a beeline for home science classes, right? Okay, all ye narrow-minded folks, here is an eye-opener – Home Science (HS) is NOT restricted to only ...

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Arts V/S Science

Science for the nerds, Arts is for the birds… –Neha Seth “Oh! You were so little when I last saw you, now you’ve become so big…,” says your distant aunt. This ironical statement sounds quite familiar to most of you, I’m sure. “So! You’re in college now, haan…. Following in your sister’s footsteps, one more engineer in the family…” “No, ...

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The Unbecoming Engineers

A student in an engineering college is considered to be part of a special species. And an IITian is God’s gift to earth. But what exactly are we learning in these four years, asks IITian Taru Kapoor. Before I proceed to say anything, I request you all to kindly excuse any content that maybe regarded as capricious jargon or insensitive ...

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Dark side of the Kota quota

Akhil Mehta investigates the Good, the Bad ,and the Ugly side of the IIT Coaching Class phenomenon that’s mushroomed in Kota About 40 years ago, the directors of 5 institutes noticed that the number of people who wanted to study there was starting to exceed the number of people who could be trained. So they devised a system, a system ...

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