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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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12December2016

Being proactive while awaiting your MBA Round 1 results

by The Red Pen

This is a stressful time. You have submitted your application materials, completed your interviews and are now awaiting that much desired “You have been accepted” to your dream business school.  Yet at the back of your mind there is a niggling doubt that the decision might be ‘Rejected’ or ‘Waitlisted’. Your head is swirling with

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10December2016

Applying to US colleges? Read & review before you submit!

by The Red Pen

It is almost the middle of December and many of you in grade 12 are now down to the last stretch before submitting your US college applications as the January 1 deadline looms near. The last couple of months have been tough: juggling school, research and exams with seemingly endless application work – choosing colleges,

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1December2016

Treat Oxbridge interviews like discussions

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Oxbridge Interviews and Pooling System   There are numerous myths around the interview system at Oxbridge. Do not fret, you will not be asked to peel an orange thrown at you or anything of that sort. These interviews are only to help the university staff decipher if you will be able to thrive in the

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29November2016

How to crack the MBA interview

by Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Recently my colleague, Vrinda Jalan, wrote some helpful pointers on using the MBA interview as an opportunity to reinforce your personal brand. Since the first round of interview invitations for global MBA programs is upon us, I thought it would be relevant to share some of her tips. Applicants often underestimate the interview, a crucial

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