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A small but growing list of colleges is de-emphasizing standardized tests in their admissions processes. What does this mean for new applicants? This article delves into how the ACT and the SAT might not become as relevant in the process moving forward.
Columbia and Penn will be hosting programs in Bangalore (3 Oct), and Chennai (5 Oct). Yale University will also join us for events in New Delhi (9 Oct), and Mumbai (12 Oct and 13 Oct): Bangalore: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore (3 Oct) - Columbia & Penn Chennai: American International School Chennai (5 Oct) – Columbia & Penn New Delhi: India Habitat Centre (9 Oct) – Columbia, Penn, & Yale Mumbai: Oberoi International School (12 Oct) – Columbia, Penn, & Yale Mumbai: BD Somani International School (13 Oct) – Columbia, Penn, & Yale Sessions are open to students throughout India and will include a brief overview of each university and information about the admission process. Registration is required, please click on the links above for more.
Stressed about getting into college? College Admissions Playbook, authored by Varsity Tutors, offers prospective college students advice on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, SAT and ACT exams and the college application process. Read more here.
“What are the humanities good for?" This article highlights the importance of liberal arts majors in the data age
This is a reminder that the Preview forums in India are coming up this weekend!
Please encourage your students to pre-register, they can do so on our website at: http://www.p-review.com/studen
Top schools now have record low admission rates, even then there is a disproportionate number of students admitted who are legacies. This article does a great job analysing why this is a problem!
There will be a Discover USC program on Oct 8, 1-3pm at Taj Palace Hotel. The Dean of Admission along with representatives from academic departments will give provide information on academic programs. Registration: http://admission.usc.edu/firstyear/prospective/discoverusc.html
Join us for a UC Berkeley Webinar! Introducing the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program Thursday, September 7 | 3:30-4:30 PM PDT Are you interested in studying both Engineering and Business and don’t want to choose? The UC Berkeley Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.)Programallows you to earn a B.S. in Business AND a B.S. in Engineering in just 4 years. Check out the webinar for more information! Spots are limited: sign up today!
Last weekend we were on a panel at the Mount Holyoke College Shakti conference to discuss the importance of encouraging women to pursue STEM. Read more at Youth Inc. Magazine.
STEAM: Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths Dates: 28th August 2017 to 30th August 2017 (Monday to Wednesday) Timings: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm Fee: Rs 5,500/- inclusive of taxes Age Limit: 10 - 14 years Venue: Curiosity Gym, Fort Log on to http://curiositygym.com for more details or call 022-22617244 / 8767814745
Linden University will be having a fair in Mumbai on Saturday, 2nd September 2017. Presentations: 12pm- 2pm University Fair: 2pm - 5pm Locations: Taj Lands End, Bandstand Contact: Ms. Rekha Kalle, email@example.com 9819948474 For more information, go to Linden Tours
Join admissions counselors from Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, the University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt University as they travel across India to host information sessions for prospective students. At these events, you will learn more about the academics, student life offerings, and application processes of these schools. There will also be time to engage in conversation with admissions counselors and ask them any questions you might have about their respective universities.
Kavita Mehta shows us how to empower our daughters to lead by stressing the importance of diversity in professional experiences, and leveraging our education to help others. Read more here.
Today, there are plenty of options that rival universities in the U.K. and the US. Ashmi Mehta tells us about higher education options for students looking to explore alternative avenues. Read more about these options on The Swaddle.
A great opportunity for any applicant to Stanford is the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Successful admits will receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The application deadline is 1:00pm (Pacific Time) on September 27, 2017 for any Fall September 2018 entrant!
If you have been following us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen our #GuessTheCampus series. Each week we will put images of a campus along with a hint as to where that may be, for you to guess! This week's answer was Queen's University Belfast. The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810.
Can you #GuessTheCampus? Every week we will share a new campus we have visited for you to guess, with one hint. This week's campus is home to the Sather Tower, the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world.
While resources are available to everyone online these days, there is one thing the internet does not offer; experience. Kavita shares her thoughts on how an MBA admissions consultant can add value in an applicant's journey. To read more, click here.
People often ask me the generic, open-ended question, “Is a boarding school better for our kids?” And, like everything else, I reply that it depends on the child and the particular family situation. Residential/boarding schooling is not for everyone, but sometimes there are compelling reasons to explore this option. Check out our article on The Swaddle to find out why boarding school might be the option for you.
If you have been following us on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen our #GuessTheCampus series. Each week we will put images of a campus along with a hint as to where that may be, for you to guess! This week's answer was Carnegie Mellon University. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on, Carnegie Mellon has been a university for mavericks in all movements. Famous alums were Andy Warhol (Interview Magazine), James Gosling (Father of Java) and Stephanie Kwolek (who discovered the polymer for bulletproof vests).
Can you #GuessTheCampus? Every week we will share a new campus we have visited for you to guess, with one hint. This week's campus happens to be home to Andy Warhol and was the location where the famous prison break scene in The Dark Knight Rises was filmed.
Come join us for an informative session with Speed Labs where we will discuss the importance of profile development and early advising, among other subjects.
USC Viterbi will be in Mumbai on Aug 6 to give an information session about graduate studies in Engineering. It is geared towards prospective Masters and PhD students. For more information and to register, click here.
We will be in Gwalior with Sabrina Moss, an admissions officer from The University of Washington on Wednesday, August 9. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about the university and what it offers! Registrations are now open.
We will be conducting an info session in Indore with Sabrina Moss, an admissions officer from The University of Washington on Tuesday, August 8. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about the university and what it offers! Registrations are now open.
#TRPVisits Case Western Reserve University where we visited the building where the Michelson-Morley experiment was done, leading to the discovery of the atomic weight of oxygen. Albert Michelson also went on to win the first Nobel Prize in Science for his achievements. Needless to say that CWRU is great for the sciences (Pre-med, Engineering and Nursing students have excellent options here!) and for students looking for internship opportunities.
Register for a free session on Study in the U.S.: Parent’s Interaction. The objective of the session is to better prepare parents for planning their child’s education in the United States. A panel of parents of newly admitted and current students at U.S. Universities will interact with parents of prospective students who plan on studying in the U.S. An EducationUSA adviser will also be at hand to answer questions about the application process, and academic life in the U.S. Date: Friday, July 21, 2017 Time: 2:30 p.m. Venue: U.S. Consulate General, C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai Registration is mandatory. To register sign-up at https://goo.gl/wNB8Fj If you have any queries, please contact Behrooz Avari at AvariBK@state.gov or call 022-26724942.
The Office of College Admission has announced a series of summer STEM lectures meant to supplement a campus visit to Brown. This summer, they are highlighting their Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics programs. Visit their website to learn more and to register!
The University of Cambridge representatives will be hosting information sessions in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi from August 3-9, 2017. More details to follow. Meanwhile contact Claire Edge, Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending the session.
Want to learn about the Stanford MBA Program? No better way than by attending an information session. Get a program overview by an admissions officer, and then hear the inside perspective from Stanford MBA alumni. Stanford MBA Information Session in Mumbai 30 August 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Piramal Enterprises Ltd Ball Room Gr. Floor, Piramal Tower A-Wing Peninsula Corporate Park Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (W) Mumbai 400013, India Register
QS World MBA Tour is returning to Mumbai with an exclusive US-focused MBA event on Saturday, 29th July from 1:30pm - 6:00pm. You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of prestigious American business schools including Cornell, Georgetown, Berkeley-Haas, Arizona State, Boston U, Emory, Illinois-Urbana, Minnesota-Carlson, Michigan-Ross, UT Austin and many more. To register, click here.
Interested in Charterhouse? Applications are now open for the Shirish Saraf scholarship. Charterhouse offers a full scholarship to a boy or girl from India to join the school starting September 2018. This includes a boarding place, supported by a means-tested bursary of up to 100% of the school fees and extra provision to cover other expenses, including travel to and from India. For more information on the school and the scholarship, please visit http://www.charterhouse.org.uk/. For more details on eligibility or how to apply, please email email@example.com. Founded in 1611, Charterhouse is one of Britain’s leading independent schools.
The Mastery Transcript Consortium will be an entirely new way to assess and report the quality of student work — one that is based on real evidence of mastery, rather than a grade or time spent in a particular class. For more information on how this program will benefit students, click here
We visited the San Francisco campus of Wharton Business School during the AIGAC conference. Wharton SF is ideal for students who want to be close to Silicon Valley and gain insights in the technology sector. Wharton cares about the depth and breadth of an applicant's extracurricular experience, not the number of activities; whether you're a thought leader at your workplace, reflect on your daily professional experiences and play the same natural role.
TRP visited a few incredible schools during the #AIGAC17 conference. At Stanford GSB, we saw the collaborative effort of students between schools on campus. The design and engineering schools work with the MBA program to deliver projects that are holistic and inclusive. We learned more about Berkeley Haas School of Business's focus on gender diversity and their Gender Equity Initiative, where students work closely with admissions officers to increase the number of women in the classroom.
Pomegranate's highly reputed multi faculty Experience Theatre program focuses on every aspect of theatre: building self awareness, spatial awareness, movement, rhythm, improvisation, mime and clowning, voice, body language, gestures, role playing, use of physical space and props. Course dates are 15th July 2017- 24th February 2018. Timings for sections vary. Final performance on Sunday 25th February. To register, please send your full name, mobile number and address to Zahra or Priya. You can call them at 9820521940 (Zahra) or 9892210539 (Priya).
Never Write Alone is an online tutored writing program for students 9-18. It is a 5-week summer online writing program for creative writing, which endeavours to teach advanced writing skills to prepare students to tackle the challenges of academic writing in college. The course begins June 26th. To register, click here
Gap years are becoming more common, but there’s still a lot of misunderstanding around what they are and if and how they’re beneficial. Why do students take a gap year? Simply put, it's to be productive. Namita Mehta shares her experience on why a gap year can be an enriching experience for students to help them build skills and thrive in the real world. Read the full article on The Swaddle
Many young adults in India are showing a keen interest in culinary science and aspire to pursue careers as restaurateurs, chefs, food scientists, food photographers and pastry chefs. While Europe has traditionally been the capital of learning for all things culinary, Australia is gaining recognition as a place that is eclectic and offers varied experiences in the realm of food. To find out more about what Australia has to offer for students who wish to pursue the culinary arts or sciences, read our blog!
For those of you preparing your applications for MBA programs, we are sure you have been studying hard for the GMAT (read our article on GMAT or GRE, if you are wondering which test to take) and working on your essays. But one thing you might not be thinking much about is your resume. Read our article on how to write a successful resume.
Ross wants to get to know more about applicants than is normal in a traditional essay. Students will get to share different sides of themselves that will be relevant to their experience during business school. For the application this year, there is a short answer section and a more traditional essay question (300 words each). The short answer section contains three groups of prompts (listed on their Application Requirements page). Students will be asked to select one prompt from each group and respond to it in 100 words or less.
Every student’s needs are different, every parent’s perspective is unique, and yet everyone wants the same thing — the best. The Red Pen’s mandate is to help people understand the best fit, the best place for their unique needs, and the best community for them. Read Kavita, Kim and Namita's interview in The Economic Times on The Red Pen's philosophy, working with students and what motivates them. To see the original article please visit Economic Times.
TRAIx bootcamps offer students the opportunity to get hands on experience in programming, engineering and tinkering. Students work with real world engineers who guide students to build projects in Robotics, Electronics and Drones. Students will develop and employ critically important 21st century skills, particularly communication and collaborative problem-solving, in order to succeed in an entirely project-based environment. More information about the bootcamps is available at www.traix.traisummit.org. Students can register on this link - bit.ly/TraixBTJune.
Please join us at the Yale SOM Reception in Mumbai where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the unique advantages of a Yale MBA. The evening will feature a talk by Anjani Jain, Senior Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer, along with the opportunity to network with Yale SOM alumni. Register here.
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows will receive financial support for the cost of tuition and associated fees for each year of the two-year Stanford MBA Program (approximately $150,000 total). Stanford will award up to five Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships annually.
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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 second and third-year of college exploring their options, in particular whether they should pursue a master’s degree or apply for an MBA at international universities. What you should do really depends on your goals. Both the MBA and master’s degrees are designed to help you increase your knowledge and build your skills. Read here for our take on the key differences between an MBA and Master's and how you should choose what's right for you.
Now that all of the stress is over, your business school decision is made, your new future stretching out in front of you like the yellow brick road, the question is, what are you going to do between now and then? For some of you, there is no choice to be made, because you know you want to stay at your job until the moment you leave for your MBA program orientation. But for some of you, those with a little time, savings, and interest in doing something different before heading back to school in the fall (it’s been a while since you’ve been able to say that, right?), we have a few ideas that you might want to consider. Click here to check out our blog post!
Meeting with John Williamson of Linden Boarding School Tours and Linden Graduate University Fair. Linden assists regionally accredited U.S. Universities in their efforts to recruit, enroll and serve international students. #linden #graduateschool #internationalstudents
The new SAT test format has an optional writing section, a new philosophy behind the math section and the score range has returned to 1600. The test itself has a different ethos, which could be confusing to students all over the world. We talked to two popular test prep companies, one in India and the other in the US, and offer you an in-depth overview on the new SAT. http://theredpen.in/understanding-the-new-sat-how-international-students-can-prepare-for-it/
Kavita, Kim and Namita with Roshika Singh, Gender Specialist International Finance Corporation - South Asia and Renuka Modi, managing editor VOGUE India at the IFC #beboldforchange conference, which had stimulating panel discussions featuring speakers such as Zia Mody, Vivek Pandit and Aisha de Sequeira.
Makers Asylum is a fantastic space for people interested in STEM and who want to explore their creativity; where you can experiment with various equipment and technology. We even got to try the laser-automated harp. Once you start "playing" the harp, it activates the lights, communicating the signal to the computer and the music is played. Great fun!
UC Berkeley has an exciting new program, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology, that’s ideal for students who have an interest in business and engineering. Undergraduate students can:
We believe that igniting leadership in ambitious young women will help them unlock their potential and improve their understanding of work-life balance. The program will showcase a range of successful and motivational women speakers. To learn more visit www.mtholyoke.edu/mhc-shakti.
Admission directors from the 6 universities will give a brief presentation about their institution's undergraduate programs and provide an overview of admission and financial aid policies and procedures. These events will be held in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Kolkata. If you have questions about the information sessions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. REGISTER now for a session. Space is limited in some locations so advance registration is REQUIRED.
Announcing an excellent opportunity by MIT-founded, award-winning project to collaborate with musicians and dancers, and learn how to produce a high quality music video viewed by audiences globally! This is a fantastic way to spend your summer, be part of something unique and most importantly have fun! To apply visit indianraga.com/labs/mumbai or http://indianraga.com/labs/bengaluru/
This summer, McKinsey will gather a select group of pre-MBA students and award these individuals with scholarships, as well as the chance to build a remarkable network and learn more about McKinsey. Candidates for the scholarship need to be admitted to a full-time MBA program beginning in the Fall of 2017* at one of 16 schools. Dual degree program students are also eligible to apply (e.g. MD/MBA, JD/MBA). Visit http://bit.ly/2oBYTrY to find out more.
Kidsstoppress and TRP co-founder Kim Dixit talk about board selection, when parents should start planning, why it’s important to consider different options.
Useful information for parents and anyone studying in the US. Highlights what health records can be disclosed to parents and others after a student turns 18. Outlines steps for authorisation to release information. http://consumerreports.org/health/help-your-college-age-child-in-a-medical-emergency/.
Many Indian applicants who apply for postgraduate studies at US universities end up disappointed when they learn that their 3-year bachelor's degree is not accepted. It is important to have a clear understanding when applying for admissions to graduate programs. http://bit.ly/2m0uEsZ
The KWHS Investment Competition, operated out of The Wharton School, is a free investment competition for high school students and educators around the world. Each team is responsible for managing a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash using Wharton's OTIS online trading system, and developing an investment strategy. Winners of the South Asia & Middle East regional finale are invited to compete against teams in the Global Regions finale, held in Philadelphia. Read more on the 2017 KWHS South Asia & Middle East Investment Competition finale, held in New Delhi, India, on February 11: http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/news/one-herd-street-tops-defending-champs-rainmakers-first-place-kwhs-regional-investment-competition/.
Stephen Pidgeon, associate director of the Tuck Career Development Office (CDO) answers some of the common questions from people who are thinking of doing an MBA and are interested in consulting as a post-MBA career. http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/blog/career-coach-top-3-questions-on-the-consulting-industry/
The ever-increasing number of applicants at elite schools elicits the question of whether it's more difficult to get into elite schools today than ever before. Former Ivy League admissions directors have some potentially unsettling news for college applicants: Yes, it is. http://www.businessinsider.in/nearly-40000-people-applied-to-harvard-this-year-experts-to-say-its-harder-than-ever-to-get-into-elite-schools/articleshow/57153768.cms
There are only 2 weeks left to apply for this summer's Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship! The Fellowship will award up to US$10,000 to one high school age artist, age 14-18, who proposes to complete an independent summer project in the fine arts. It is free and students from any background and any country can apply. The application for this year’s Fellowship is due 26 February 2017 @ 5 pm EST. To learn more visit: www.jeffreyahnjr.org/apply
Knowledge@Wharton High School — KWHS for short — is part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. They provide a free and thought-provoking online resource for high school students and educators looking to deepen their understanding of finance, business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Visit http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/ for more information.
For students in classes 8-11 if your goal is to study at one of the competitive universities in the US then summer is not just about having a good time. Plan ahead and capitalize on your summer breaks; this will help you delve deep into your interests and grow and mature vis-à-vis your experiences. http://theredpen.in/summer-time-to-play-and-work/
Interested in gaining exposure to college golf in the US? The College Golf Discovery Tour for competitive Junior Golfers ages 12-17 includes an exclusive UC Berkeley golf camp as well as campus and athletic facilities tours at universities such as, Stanford, UCLA, Pepperdine Santa Clara, San Diego State University and Claremont McKenna College. Tour Dates: June 26- July 6, 2017. Learn more at http://www.addedsport.com/summer-tours/summer-tour-2017/
After an exhaustive MBA application process, getting a waitlist notification can be disappointing. While many see the waitlist as a rejection, MBA applicants need to understand that being placed on the waitlist may be another opportunity to shine: http://theredpen.in/you-have-been-placed-on-our-waitlist-what-now/
Field Studies students can learn all about their academic passion—but they also get to experience those passions firsthand and see if a college major or potential career is right for them. College-level courses and engaging activities are offered on two college campuses and in unique locations like a former NASA tracking stations, desert retreat, and the Costa Rican rainforest. Classes are filled with gifted peers and led by content experts, ensuring participants develop their creative and critical thinking skills in a supportive environment.
Start Date: January 9 @ 8:00 am
End Date: February 27 @ 5:00 pmGo to the calendar