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Testing the Waters: Is Standardised Testing Making a Comeback Post-Pandemic
College admissions underwent a profound transformation in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Standardised testing, once a cornerstone of the US admissions process, was relegated to the sidelines. The number of test-optional colleges in the US dramatically increased from 1,075 in March 2020 to 1,700 by the fall of the same year. However, a significant …

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14/03/2024
Undergraduate
Atypical Careers for Social Science Majors
Social sciences is a vast and dynamic field encompassing various disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science. Many social science majors may envision traditional career paths such as counselling, research, or public policy. However, the versatility of a social sciences degree extends far beyond these conventional options. A liberal arts education is becoming increasingly …

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13/03/2024
Guest Post • Postgraduate
7 Things I Learned From Past Postgraduate Admission Cycles
According to an Application Trends Survey published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 67% of business schools saw an increase in applications in 2020. 2023 was no different. As students worldwide resumed in-person classes, top universities experienced a 19-25 percent surge in applications during the most recent fall intake. After closely working with and …

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10/03/2024
Undergraduate
The Double Major Dilemma – Is It Worth the Extra Effort?
When it comes to mapping out your undergraduate journey, the choice of a major is pivotal. While many students opt for a single major, potentially coupled with a minor, pursuing a double major is a compelling and increasingly popular alternative worth considering. The College Board’s statistics reveal that roughly 25 percent of college students pursue …

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04/03/2024
Undergraduate
Unveiling the 5 Best Non-Ivy League Colleges of 2024
The term “Ivy League” made its way into the American lexicon in the early 1930s when Caswell Adams, a sports journalist at the New York Herald Tribune, used it to characterise the formation of an emerging athletic conference. Today, it has become synonymous with prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, …

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23/01/2024
Guest Post
Embracing Learnacy: Navigating Success in an Ever-Changing World
“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer’s quote emphasises the importance of adaptability and continuous learning in the face of change. He encourages a mindset that values sustained learning, suggesting they are crucial to success in …

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26/12/2023
Guest Post
The Truth About Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Biomedical Science
Embarking on a journey through biological sciences is like unlocking the universe’s secrets. After all, it is the study of living organisms and their environments. Biological scientist specialising in genetics, genomics, molecular cell biology, and biochemistry play a vital role in healthcare and environmental conservation, addressing global challenges like climate change. In this blog, we …

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22/12/2023
Undergraduate
The Revival of Liberal Arts Education in India
The echoes of liberal education once resonated within the hallowed halls of ancient Indian universities like Taxila and Nalanda. But as the colonial education system took precedence, its fixed curriculum and the allure of vocational degrees captivated minds, and the vibrant spirit of liberal arts began to wane. Fast forward to current times. In a …

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12/12/2023
Undergraduate
Undergraduate Application Outcomes: What They Are and How to Respond?
After the frenzy of putting together and sending applications to institutions on your university list, waiting for their responses can feel like an eternity. However, not every college admission story ends with acceptance or rejection. You may also face grey areas like waitlisting and deferrals. But what do these responses mean, and what should you …

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08/12/2023
Pre-College Advising
IBDP or IBCP: Choosing a Curriculum For Successful College Admissions
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an esteemed educational system that equips students for success in higher education. As of October 2023, over 8,000 IB programmes are being offered in 5,700 schools across 159 countries. The IB system has two distinct curricula for high school students: the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the IB Career-Related Programme …

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08/12/2023
Postgraduate
Top 5 Highest-Paid Master’s Degrees in the World
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), individuals with Master’s degrees tend to earn higher salaries than those with Bachelor’s degrees. In the US, on average, in 2022, workers with a Master’s degree earned a median weekly wage of $1,545, while those with a Bachelor’s degree earned $1,248 per week. This …

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27/11/2023
Postgraduate • Undergraduate
Co-Op Programmes for International Students: Everything You Should Know
College graduates often face a classic conundrum: Employers want candidates with work experience. But how do you get experience without a job? Co-op programmes often provide the perfect solution.  A dynamic fusion of classroom learning and paid work experience, these programmes have become integral to modern education. In this comprehensive guide, we explore the essence …

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27/11/2023