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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team
on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad

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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad.

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7March2013

Post College Plans

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

The question I most often get asked by readers of my HT column is about what to do after college – MA, MBA, work experience?  As I see it, these queries stem from 2 different situations – 1. Students who joined a course in a subject, which, after 3 years of study, they have discovered

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7March2013

Know Your Resources

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

There are an impressive number of free or low-cost resources available to Indian students who want to study abroad. However I find that students are often unaware of the help they can get. Below is a review of the valuable study abroad information services in English-speaking countries. You should look into these if you are

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7March2013

Following Up

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

Happy New Year! Most college applications for the US and the second round MBA applications have been submitted by now. There are a few stray applications that are due in mid-January or February, but for the most part all should have been submitted. And for UK universities the UCAS deadline is on January 15th. So

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7March2013

Planning Ahead in January for Class 11

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

If you are in class 11 and planning to study abroad in 2014, there is a lot you can do now, in early 2013, to enhance your application. A common question at this point is, “What should I do over the summer before entering 12th? Take an internship? Start a new extra-curricular activity? Publish a

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7March2013

Moving On After December

by Originally published in Hindustan Times, Education Supplement

The last few weeks of December is an emotional roller coaster for some applicants. Since at least December 10th admissions decisions have been coming in for undergraduates who applied in early decision or early action programs and for MBA applicants who applied in the first round. I use the roller coaster metaphor because whether you

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