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25September2013

Look Beyond University Rankings

by Originally Published in Hindustan Times Education

 A few weeks ago US News and World Report released their college rankings for 2014. Most of the media coverage of this dubious event has concluded that not much has changed, especially among the top 10 colleges. This is important to Indian students for whom US News is sometimes treated as a sacred text. Indian

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12September2013

What to do after 10th?

by Previously Published in the Hindustan Times Education Supplement

I realize September is not normally the time students think about plans after class 10 exams, but if you are considering studying abroad either in 11th or after 12th, there are some things you may need to plan for now. Once your 10th exam results start to come in around next April, you will have

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12September2013

Extracurricular Activities

by Previously Published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

The application season is officially upon us. As students prepare – some late, some far ahead – most seem to worry about the extracurricular component of the application.   In my experience, extracurriculars are not something you can easily fabricate or embellish. And extracurriculars are not something that can overcome flaws in your academic or

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22August2013

Protecting Your Downside

by Previously Published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

At the end of one of my earlier columns (May 15th) I advised students to ‘select realistic back-up options.’ As I start preparing students for the upcoming application cycle, I find that this advice needs more detail. First of all the list of realistic options students have is almost always the same and secondly, it

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22August2013

Starting Early

by Previously published in Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Lately I am seeing a lot more people tuning into the foreign undergraduate college admissions process early. This is a good trend! Preparing early is the best way to help you feel in control of the process and reduce stress at the last minute. If you plan early, you have the confidence that no matter

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