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24June2017

Don’t Mind the Gap – Top 3 Reasons to Consider a College Gap Year

by The Red Pen

The concept of taking a gap year has been around for a long time, but lately the popularity of the gap year is increasing as high profile students such as Malia Obama opt to take a year out before joining Harvard. According to some reports, there has been a 23% increase in gap year students

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8June2017

Australia: The New Destination for Culinary Dreams

by The Red Pen

Australia might be the answer if you nurture culinary dreams! Everywhere you go, people are talking about organic foods, farmer’s markets, pop-up restaurants, healthy cooking and fusion foods. Culinary shows have taken over reality television and everyone wants to be a MasterChef! Many young adults in India are showing a keen interest in culinary science

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13May2017

MBA or Master’s, which one’s for me???

by The Red Pen

Often times after completing a bachelor’s degree, students are confused about which path to follow. The question that arises is whether they should get a job right away or pursue higher studies abroad with the hope of improving their employment opportunities and/or securing better compensation packages. We get many inquiries from Indian students in their

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19April2017

A brief guide to admissions tests for UK Universities: MAT, PAT, STEP, HAT, TSA, BMAT, UKCAT

by Originally published in The Hindustan Times

Undergraduate applicants aspiring to study medicine, math, computer science, physics or engineering at leading universities in the UK should keep in mind that these universities have specific admissions exams that are mandatory or viewed favourably for admissions. At Oxbridge, admissions tests are mandatory for many social sciences courses too. It’s important to understand these tests

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18April2017

Accepted? Deciding which college to choose if you have multiple acceptances

by The Red Pen

There was surely a point in this process when you literally thought you would never be finished with your college application, wasn’t there? And then came the waiting, which also seemed like it might last forever, and all you wanted was to get accepted somewhere. Now, however, as the results have flooded in, and you’ve

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