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22December2012

MBA Application Primer

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education

Most MBA applicants assume the best way to get into competitive business schools is by showcasing all of their work-related achievements. While this is true, its what you have done beyond the workplace that often makes the difference between finding yourself on a flight to start your MBA abroad and finding yourself back at the

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22December2012

Tips From Parents

by Originally published in Hindustan Times Education

While 12th grade students and high school counselors are ready for the college admission process, parents sometimes wake up a little late and are surprised by the rigor of the process. Applying to college abroad requires a tremendous amount of work and often the brunt of it gets shifted to parents as students get busy

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25July2012

Who Needs a College Counselor

by Originally published in HT Education

Planning to study abroad for your Bachelor’s degree is exciting! It’s a huge decision for you and your family and taking the right steps to get through it successfully is crucial. Fortunately there are a lot of resources available to help you succeed. Among these is the option to engage a private educational consultant or

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25July2012

The Tests!

by Originally published in HT Education Times

If you are applying for college in the US this year, you should have already taken some of the required standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT and/or SATII. If you have not, you still have time. In addition, some colleges in the US as well as Canada, Australia, UK may require you to give

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25July2012

The New Schools

by Originally published in HT Education

New schools popping up everywhere, what does it mean for your study 
abroad plans?   There seem to be announcements on the side of every BEST bus these days advertising a new “international school”. Whether it’s the Ascend’s school’s new elementary programs, HBV’s IBDP efficiently squeezed between the Western Railway tracks and Marine Drive or

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7June2012

Busting Some Study Abroad Myths

by Originally published in The HT Education Supplement

Who should consider studying abroad? When you think of studying abroad several stereotypes come to mind: rich kids from IB schools, total brainiacs from HSC schools or IITians who want an MBA. Well here I hope to muddle those stereotypes a bit and dispel some of the myths around the kind of students who can

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30May2012

It’s May, What Should Undergraduate Applicants Be Doing?

by Originally published in HT, Education Supplement

“Aaah, the recommendations!” was the exasperated cry of one of my clients at the end of last year. He had worked tirelessly on every part of his application, but had failed to request letters of recommendations from his teachers. By mid-December his teachers were swamped with requests and wouldn’t be able to give the letters

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