Thursday, September 3, 2015

Decoding College Orientation and Learning the Ropes

By Mengying Bi
Student Ambassador,

University of Pennsylvania

As newcomers to college, whether you are a domestic or international student, orientation programs are extremely helpful for adjusting to campus life. During your first few weeks at school, you might encounter different types of orientations – for freshmen, transfer students, international students and others. Though you may initially feel a little annoyed by the fact that you need to attend several orientations not long after arriving on campus, trust me: They are worth it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NYU Wagner and Public Service Degrees in the U.S.

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

If you are interested in public policy or government administration, you might want to consider pursuing a public service degree in the United States.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How to Conduct an Informational Interview

By Brittney Bodden 
World Education Services 

An informational interview is an informal meeting during which you can gather information from a professional working in your specific field of interest. These “interviews” serve as an opportunity to receive career advice and foster connections that will help forward your career. While an informational interview is not the same as an actual job interview, there still may be an opportunity to pass along your résumé after the meeting.

Here are some tips on ways you can prepare for and succeed at an informational interview: 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Check Out Our Free Online Course!

We have officially launched our free online course, “Overview of U.S. Admissions,” available to watch after you register here.

We explore the different types of U.S. admissions, writing a great college essay, getting great letters of recommendations, applying for scholarships and financial aid, creating a resume or CV and undergoing the credential evaluations process.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our Free Online Course is Set to Launch!

Applying to school in the U.S.? We’ve got you covered!

This coming Monday, WES Student Advisor will launch a free online course focusing on the application processes for U.S. colleges and universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

• Overview of U.S. Admissions
• How to Write a Great College Essay
• Letters of Recommendation
• Scholarships
• How to Create a Resume or CV
• Credential Evaluations

Each section is followed by a short multiple choice quiz. The course will be available on our website. Stop by next week and check it out!

POLL: What Are You Most Excited About as You Return to School?

It's that time of the year again: Getting a new list of classes and professors, reconnecting with friends and moving into a new home.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

College Student Guide: 5 Tips for Networking

By Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

Many college graduates often find it hard to find a right-fit job. While the economy is improving, there is still solid competition across all levels and industries. However, you can definitely differentiate yourself from the competition. Listed below are five tips to help you ace your networking skills.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Starting the Scholarship Search: Your Questions Answered

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

Many international students looking at colleges and grad schools in the U.S. are asking the same question: When should I start applying for scholarships?

The answer: As soon as possible!

There are hundreds if not thousands of scholarship opportunities out there, and they can come from a variety of places, whether it’s a school, a non-profit organization, federal and state governments, or a religious group. Considering this range of options, scholarship deadlines vary depending on the funding source; some are in the fall, whereas others are in the winter or spring.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

megaVOICE: Super Size Me – 4 Healthy Eating Tips for the International Student

By Meghavaty Suresh
Contributing Writer

I still remember my first time eating at Chipotle. It was my first ever meal at a chain restaurant in the U.S. I chose to go with the chicken burrito bowl with brown rice, corn, and some guacamole.

Yum! I was pleased with my choice.

This was also the first time I truly understood the idea of super sizes. I got my bowl and reached the checkout counter where I was asked the routine question:

Monday, August 24, 2015

STEM Internships: Why You Need One, How to Get One

By Debadrita Das
Student Ambassador, New York University

Internships are important in all fields of study, but they can be especially beneficial for students in the STEM fields. In the U.S., a research internship in a laboratory can serve as a gateway to higher studies. Here are a few of the reasons why an internship in the U.S. can boost your resume and give you a head start over your peers.

1. Since the U.S. boasts some of the most esteemed research facilities anywhere, an internship may allow you to work with the brightest minds in the world while still in undergraduate school. You can learn quite a bit from these professors and Ph.D. students!

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