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12August2017

Considering a Master’s? Six popular destinations you may want to explore

by The Red Pen

Originally published in the Hindustan Times As a college student or a working professional, you might be considering a master’s education abroad. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, deepen subject knowledge, avail of research opportunities or simply broaden your horizons and gain global exposure, planning and preparing for a master’s degree involves several

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4August2017

Building a Resume – Why Bother?

by The Red Pen

When working with high school students who are developing their profile, preparing for future academic challenges and, eventually submitting college applications, whether in India or abroad, one of the first things we do is encourage them to create a resume. Many people associate a resume with something you do just to get a job, but

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3August2017

American English or British English? Tips to help you when applying to university

by The Red Pen

The English language curriculum set by the Indian boards has evolved over time and is certainly different from the curriculum in international schooling systems such as the United States or the United Kingdom (upon which the original curriculum was modeled). Differences in American English, British English and Indian English are related to spelling, usage of

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2August2017

The Statement of Purpose – Your Voice in a Master’s Application

by The Red Pen

If you are applying for a master’s degree to a university abroad, you will be busy preparing your application package over the next couple of months – organising letters of recommendation, preparing an up-to-date resume, sitting for your GRE/GMAT and writing your Statement of Purpose (SOP). Your resume gives the admissions committee an overview of

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29July2017

What are ‘MBA Goals’ and Why Do They Matter?

by The Red Pen

Strange as it might sound, one of the things that really stumps MBA candidates, when they work on their business school applications, are questions focused on their career and personal goals. More than one applicant has been surprised, and a little overwhelmed, when they realize that a core part of their MBA application is the

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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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