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14January2017

You made it to Oxbridge – get up to speed with some of the traditions!

by The Red Pen

Congratulations on getting an offer from Oxbridge! At the time you were sitting opposite your interviewer in December, your chances of success at Oxford were around 1 in 3 – and about 1 in 4 at Cambridge. Now that you have an offer, it is time to make sure you get the grades to fulfill your conditional requirements and gear up for the adventure of a lifetime! Get ready for a world steeped in tradition; from matriculating at the Oxford Sheldonian1 in your sub-fusc2 uniforms to meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their frequent visits, the two universities have a lot in store for you.

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8January2017

You have been placed on our waitlist…what now?  

by The Red Pen

After a long and exhaustive application process, spread over a few months, getting a waitlist notification can be disappointing. However, while many see the waitlist as a rejection, MBA applicants need to understand that being placed on the waitlist is another opportunity to shine. It really means the admissions committee has decided to continue evaluating your candidacy. But sometimes the waiting can get to you. So here are some guidelines on the waitlist strategy to keep you on track.

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5January2017

Getting Camera Ready!

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

The wonders of technology have made it simpler than ever for foreign colleges to communicate directly with international students. But navigating these virtual interactions to project composure and competence takes skill. The most dazzling resume and polished oral communication skills can be undone by a patchy internet connection, flickering video feed or unintended imagery on your screen. Read below for 10 tips on how to master the video interview:

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