News EX

Your window to news and perspectives on studying abroad and the international admissions process


Your window to news and perspectives on studying abroad and the international admissions processes.

Enjoyed This Post? Share!
Reset Filter

Fetching awesome content from around the globe for you

Technology Robotics and AI Summit 2018

Inviting registrations for the fifth Technology, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence Summit  on January 27 & 28, 2018. A Summit where High School Students from all over India come together to find solutions to real world problems using tools and approaches from fields of Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking. Register here

Wharton India Economic Forum 2017 – 2018 | Four Seasons, Bombay | January 5, 2018

Join us on Friday, January 5th as we dissect the fabric of India's economy at the 22nd Wharton India Economic Forum: Diversify. Disrupt. Deliver. We dabble with ideas to diversify governance and human capital, identify trends that will disrupt industry through innovation, and discuss how to deliver impact to society. From policy to media, academia to industry, we bring together India's top leaders under one roof to discuss the most exciting opportunities and pressing issues. Book your tickets now! Find out more about the conference here: Please tweet about us @wief2018 and visit our Facebook page to help spread the word.  

droid camp

Droid Camp

Learn about systems engineering through this fun-filled Droid Camp by Curiosity Gym! To register, click here

Camp Dates: 20th December 2017 to 23rd December 2017

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College Now Accepting Self-Reported Scores

Harvey Mudd has announced that effective immediately- including students applying this year for the Fall 2018 entry term- first-year and transfer applicants may self-report their test scores when applying for admission.

TRP Meets with Cambridge

Grabbing coffee at The St. Regis with professors from University of Cambridge. Discussed the admissions criteria and guidelines for all colleges pan-Cambridge. We shared our insights on the Indian student and family perspectives.
#Cambridge #StRegis #Admissions

TRP meets with Michigan Ross

The team meets with Michael Lippert, Associate Director of Admissions for the MBA program at Michigan Ross

How to tackle your college essays

Here's a great article providing editorial suggestions on how to tackle your college essays!


Guess The Campus

Can you guess this week's campus? in 1958, a student of this college named Oliver Smoot got his fraternity brothers to measure a bridge between Boston and Cambridge using his height. This was done by having Smoot lie down while his companions marked his new position in chalk and paint. The bridge is said to be 364.4 smoots.

Woodstock school

Woodstock Info Session in Mumbai

We are hosting an information session with @woodstockschool at #Aqaba on Saturday, November 18th. This info session is FREE, but prior registration is required, as there are limited seats. Please register through the link below Registration: #woodstock #himalayanexperience #boardingschool#internationalschool


TRP on KSP: Tips on teaching children to write effectively

Like reading, effective writing is not intuitive to everyone – it is a habit that needs to be nurtured and starting early can help tremendously. Read our tips on getting your children to write effectively!


Charterhouse School Visits Mumbai and Delhi

Charterhouse School will be visiting Mumbai and Delhi on the 20th and 22nd of November. Iona Hutchinson, Charterhouse’s Admissions Registrar and Chris Hibbs, the School’s Foundation Director, will be delighted to provide you with an insight into studying at Charterhouse and will be happy to answer any questions that you have.

RSVP to Chris Hibbs, Foundation Director, +44 1483 291732

Charterhouse School

Guess The Campus

Guess the campus this week! This college is known for its "puddle jump", where students celebrate the beginning of winter carnival by plunging in to the frozen Lake Andrews.

Puddle Jump
Darden School of Business

Darden School Of Business Coming to Mumbai

UVA Darden School of Business is coming to Mumbai on November 6th and bringing a case discussion for prospective applicants. If you are interested in experiencing Darden’s distinctive case method approach, please register in advance. Deadline to register is tomorrow!


KWHS Investment Competition

Registration for the Region 2 competition, which includes India, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand and many other countries, is in full swing, and KWHS is hoping for a flurry of registrations by the fast-approaching cut-off date, Friday, October 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Trading for Region 2 begins Monday, October 30. Please get those registrations in on time! They want to make sure your team has the best opportunity to build a winning strategy. Check out their new video introduction to the KWHS Investment Competition if you want to understand what we’re all about.

Columbia University

Columbia Engineering for Humanity Session in Mumbai

Dean Mary C. Boyce of Columbia University in the City of New York will be in Mumbai to present the The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences School's new strategic vision, Columbia Engineering for Humanity, which reflects a strong commitment to both technical innovation and community impact. Register to find out more.

Event Management Workshop Switzer Hospitality

Switzer Hospitality is delighted to announce their first experiential workshop in the field of event management.
What students will learn:
  • How to organize events
  • Different career options within the events industry
  • Interactive team exercises
Each student will be presented with a participation certificate.
For event registration, interested students can connect Mitali Rawool
M: +91-91672 55910

YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram

Aimed to be an incubator for the future generation of leaders, CEOs, campaigners and activists, the YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram is looking for 25 exceptional teen leaders in Delhi and Mumbai each, to celebrate the positive ways in which young adults use the internet. This three month long, weekend only fellowship will present teens with an opportunity to voice their opinions on themes important to young netizens around the world. In their time as Counter Speech Fellows, the participants will also have the opportunity to build and sharpen their leadership, communication, critical thinking and other interpersonal skills. Bullying, Body Positivity, Mental Wellbeing, Embracing Diversity, Creating Safe Spaces Online and Countering Violent Extremism are the selected themes for the first edition of this one-of-its-kind fellowship. Fellows will be mentored and encouraged to build and share powerful content for creating meaningful, inclusive and safe communities online. The most inspiring content will be promoted among teens and young adults across the country on Instagram. Applications close on 31st October 2017. To apply, click here.

college du leman

College du Leman Meetup

Dear Parents,
We want to inform you of the upcoming trip of Mr. Jonathan Rosa, Admissions Education Advisor to India for College du Leman International boarding school. He will be in Mumbai meeting prospective families who are interested in attending the school in Geneva, Switzerland . He would be pleased to meet and is available for appointments.
Mumbai - October 9-12
Delhi - October 13-17
For appointments please contact: 
Bharati Thakore, College du Leman
+91 9833439080

Charterhouse to become fully co-educational!

Charterhouse is moving to full coeducation from the age of 13. They look forward to welcoming their first girls into the Fourth Form in September 2021, the year in which they will celebrate half a century of girls at Charterhouse. There will be girls in every year group from September 2023. For more background and information, please do look at their Aspire pages on:


Guess The Campus

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 has an annual Strawberry Festival, which bakes the largest Strawberry Shortcake in a certain popular city.

Haverford College

Guess The Campus

Welcome back to this week's #GuessTheCampus, where we show you pictures of campuses around the world with one hint as to where it may be. This week's campus is home to one of the most extensive collections of Quaker history in the world. It also has the C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library & Collection: the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the western hemisphere

ACT and SAT becoming less relevant?

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.

saving money

A Simple Way to Bring Down College-Application Costs

Though we do not necessarily think about the cost of sending test scores to the colleges, this is indeed a huge burden on students we work with who need financial aid. This article talks about a simple way to help with this burden.
It's good news that colleges are starting to allow students to self report scores - you can save a lot of money!


Informational Session for Columbia, Yale and Penn

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.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney in Mumbai

Join The University of Sydney at upcoming information sessions in India and discover why they're ranked 1st in Australia for graduate employability* and consistently placed in the top 50 universities in the world.

boy studying

Learn How to Differentiate Your College Application

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.

Wake Forest students

US News Report Ranks Wake Forest University Among Top 30 National Colleges

US News Report ranks Wake Forest University among the top 30 national universities. It's often considered a "hidden gem" college in the US and is known for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Read more here.

The Next Genius Pratice Test

The Next Genius's Practice Test is now open. Take the Next Genius Scholarship Program practice test, so that you can be acquainted with the test pattern. Before you take the practice test, make sure to:
1. They will need to complete their Next Genius Profile. Click here to login and complete the profile.
2. They can take the test from their computer (laptop or desktop) with a high-speed internet and a functional webcam. Mobiles/tablets are not allowed.
3. They should take the test using a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser only.
Visit this website to learn more about scholarships and feel free to contact them on 9167787851


Oxford University’s Christ Church college pools new pot of money for poorer students

Christ Church College has launched a new initiative for students from a wide range of backgrounds. Read more here

Liberal Arts in the Data Age

“What are the humanities good for?" This article highlights the importance of liberal arts majors in the data age


Top Art Colleges return to India!

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: Students are strongly encouraged to bring their artwork, since they can get direct personal feedback on their work from experienced art college representatives.

art program
Bocconi University Italy

Guess The Campus

Can you #GuessTheCampus? Every week we will share a new campus we have visited for you to guess, with one hint. This week's hint is that this Italian university has a unique triple degree in World Bachelor in Business in collaboration with USC-Marshall and HKUST.

Legacies make up one-third of Harvard’s incoming freshman class, here’s why that’s a problem

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!


ACT 9th September Date Cancelled

The 9th September ACT has been cancelled and is not going to be rescheduled. ACT will contact you in a few days on how to make a test center change at a future date at no fee.

Purdue launches 3 year degree program

Purdue launches a program that will allow undergraduate students to receive their degrees in 3 years! Read more here.  

Good Luck to HBS Applicants!

We at The Red Pen want to wish all our clients good luck as they apply to Harvard Business School, as Round 1 deadlines are today!


Discover USC Program

There will be a Discover USC program on Oct 81-3pm at Taj Palace Hotel. The Dean of Admission along with representatives from academic departments will give provide information on academic programs. Registration:  

Berkeley Webinar

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!

UC Berkeley

Legacy Admissions And How They Work

An interesting look at legacy admissions and how they add value to an institution! Click here to read more.

Tags: ,
women in stem

TRP at MHC Shakti Conference

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 for more details or call 022-22617244 / 8767814745

steam camp
Tags: ,

Linden University Fair on 2nd September 2017

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, 9819948474 For more information, go to Linden Tours  

Join U.S. university admissions representatives for information sessions in India

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.

university of chicago

Kavita shares how to fortify your education with enriching experiences!

 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.

Alternative destinations to get an undergraduate degree

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.

Trinity College Dublin

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University

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!

Guess The Campus Answer: Queen’s University Belfast

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.

queen's university belfast
uc berkeley

Guess The Campus

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.

Tags: ,
MBA- Guidance

Do I Need an MBA Admissions Consultant?

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.  


Is a Boarding School Actually Worth It?

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.

Guess The Campus Answer: Carnegie Mellon University

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).


FREE Student Visa and Study in the U.S. session

us consulate Register here or contact Behrooz Avari at or 022-26724942.

carnegie mellon university

Guess The Campus

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.

Information Session with Speedlabs

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.

speed labs mumbai

USC Viterbi in Mumbai

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.  

USC Viterbi
Gwalior Advanced Placement

University of Washington Info Session Gwalior

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.

University of Washington Info Session in Indore

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.

Indore Advanced Placement
acing admissions book

Acing Admissions Featured on The Voice of Malabar Hills

Our book was recently featured on The Voice of Malabar Hills, click on the link to read more!

Next Genius Scholarship Program 2017-2018

The Next Genius Foundation is a registered charitable trust in India that offers full and partial tuition scholarships to outstanding Indian high school students to pursue their undergraduate education in North America and Europe. In the past, they have awarded scholarships worth USD 3.5 million to 39 students from 34 schools across India. In 2017, they hope to award over USD 6 million worth of scholarships to more than 70 students. Application for this year's scholarship program is now open. Visit to learn more.

Musical Coding Lab

Musical Coding Lab is a fun introduction to the fundamentals of computing, programming, and programmatic thinking. Our set of modules takes participants from a starting point of no familiarity with computing. Unlike a workshop or summer camp setting, Musical Coding Lab is an environment that encourages experimentation and risk-taking, along with a guiding structure so participants progress at a personal pace.
For more information and registrations, please contact Becky Fernandes at +91 70458 57313

musical coding music students
Adelbert Hall Case Western Reserve University

#TRPVisits Case Western Reserve University

#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.  

Free Info Session on Studying in the U.S: Parent’s Interaction

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  If you have any queries, please contact Behrooz Avari at or call 022-26724942.  

Students from George Washington University celebrate during their commencement ceremonty on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
Brown University Campus

New Addition to Brown University’s Summer Campus Visit

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!


Professor urges British Govt. to use foreign aid budget for International Students

An interesting article showcasing how faculty care about diversity on their campuses. In light of all political news, it's important to acknowledge that many of the faculty around the world do care about international students and what they bring to the table. To read the article, click here

The University of Cambridge To Visit Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi

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, if you are interested in attending the session.  

Cambridge University Trinity College Great Court
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford MBA Program Information 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

Register for QS US-MBA Event

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.

Charterhouse School in UK

Shirish Saraf Scholarship For Charterhouse School

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 For more details on eligibility or how to apply, please email Founded in 1611, Charterhouse is one of Britain’s leading independent schools.

What Grades Measure, And What They Don’t

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  

TRPVisits Wharton SF!

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 Visits Berkeley Haas and Stanford!

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 Experience Theatre – Registrations Now Open!

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).

Want to improve your academic writing skills? Check out Never Write Alone!

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

Why Do Students Take a Gap Year? To Be Productive

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

Study Culinary Arts in Australia!

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!  

How to Create a Business School Resume

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.

Michigan Ross Introduces a New Essay Format for 2018 MBA Application

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.

ET Panache interviews Kim, Kavita and Namita on getting a world class education

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.

Harvard South Asia Institute Crossroads Summer Program

The SAI Crossroads Summer Program is a fully-funded introduction to Harvard and American university culture for students from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances.
The application deadline is July 1 2017, and the program will run from August 11-14.
The application information is available here

UCLA Anderson Announces Its Essay and Application Deadlines

UCLA Anderson has announced its application deadline on the October 6th, 2017. Round 2 is Jan 5th, 2018 and Round 3 is April 12th, 2018.

Berkeley Haas Announces MBA Admissions Essays

Berkeley Haas School of Business has announced its admissions essays. Click here for the required essays, supplemental essays, and optional essays for Fall 2018.

TRAIx Bootcamps

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  Students can register on this link -

Yale School of Management Reception in Mumbai

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 Fellowship Deadline

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.

Click here for more details

MBA or Master’s, which one’s for me???

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.

Starting your MBA program this fall? Take a ‘gap’ and celebrate

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!  

TRP meets John Williamson of Linden

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

Understanding the new SAT & how students can prepare for it

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.  

Unsuccessful with your MBA applications? Our advice for you

Although you put in a lot of hard work perhaps you didn’t get accepted to a single MBA program where you applied. This is disappointing, even demoralising, as you struggle to understand why this happened, what you should do. Our advice to applicants who have been unsuccessful.

TRP at #beboldforchange conference in Mumbai

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.

TRP teambonding @ CuriosityGym!

Sharpening our minds and team skills as we learn about design thinking at CuriosityGym. At the end, we all got to play with the cool 3D printed spinners!

#TRPvisits Makers Asylum

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 M.E.T. – An Exciting New Program

UC Berkeley has an exciting new program, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technologythat’s ideal for students who have an interest in business and engineering. Undergraduate students can:

Visit or contact to learn more.

The Mount Holyoke College Shakti Program

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

  • Dates: August 26—27, 2017
  • Time: 9:30-18:00 August 26; 10:00-19:00 August 27
  • Venue: American School of Bombay

Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern and Princeton – India Information sessions for Undergraduate Programs

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 REGISTER now for a session. Space is limited in some locations so advance registration is REQUIRED.

Raga Labs in Mumbai & Bangalore - Explore your talent!

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 or

Emerging Scholars: Celebrating the next generation of MBAs

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 to find out more.

KSP & Kim Dixit on studying abroad: Part 1

Kidsstoppress and TRP co-founder Kim Dixit talk about board selection, when parents should start planning, why it’s important to consider different options.

KSP & Kim Dixit on studying abroad: Part 2

Kim and Mansi of Kidsstoppress talk about cost of tuition in different countries, importance of profile building and pursuing one’s interests.

Understand The HIPAA Privacy Rule if You Have a College-Age Child studying in the US

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.

Got a UG degree from India? Research well before applying to US universities

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.    

The Red Pen stays with you even after you make your way to college

Former TRP clients teach us a thing or two! Current MIT student Ayush Sharma and Harvard student Parth Mehta give us an overview on machine learning and game theory, during their college winter break. #loveforlearning

After the MBA: How to Break Into Private Equity

Private Equity After MBA If you are looking to build a career in private equity post your MBA, here are some things to keep in mind.  

The KWHS Investment Competition

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:

Career Coach: Top 3 Questions on the Consulting Industry

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.

Experts say it’s harder than ever to get into elite schools

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.

Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship – recognising young artists

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:

Knowledge@Wharton High School – Online resource for students and educators

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 for more information.

Summer – Time to play and work?

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.

The Red Pen & The Swaddle:

During the course of our discussion, we delved into questions concerning US admissions that are top of mind for many parents and students.

Getting Ready for Ross Round 2 - India Region

#Buildyourprofile – ‘The College Golf Discovery Tour’ for competitive junior golfers

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

You have been placed on our waitlist…what now?

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:

Tags: , ,

Terrific panel of women leaders in India at #WIEF2017

Download free excerpt of Acing Admissions


Field Studies Deadlines | Duke TIP

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, 2017 @ 8:00 am

End Date: February 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Go to the calendar
Load More