Friday, April 29, 2016

How to conquer a networking event

By: Brittney Bodden
WES Student Advisor

Have you ever walked into a room full of strangers and weren’t sure of the best way to approach someone and start a conversation? This is how it may feel at your first networking event. It may be frightening, but you are not alone. Networking is a great opportunity to socialize with business professionals, discover potential job opportunities, and create a list of contacts for future reference.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My First Music Festival in the US

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By Mengying Bi
Student Ambassador, University of Pennsylvania

It has been two weeks since I got back from Miami. I still think about it- I miss the palm trees, sunny beaches, the sand in my shoes, even the sunburn on my back, but what I miss the most is Ultra. It was the first music festival I have attended in the US.

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place in March each year and attracts the biggest names in electronic dance music (EDM) to Miami, as well as EDM fans from all over the world.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tips and Resources: Crack the GRE in 60 Days

By: Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

Studying for the GRE in a short amount of time can be overwhelming – we get it! To help you plan and ace the test, we’ve listed some important tips and resources below.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Resources Should I Look for on Campus?


By: Justine D’Souza
Contributing Author

Selecting the best university requires significant research. While it’s important to consider whether a given school has a strong reputation and affordable tuition, it’s equally important to consider what campus resources the school offers because those resources can make a difference in both your academic success and future career.

When looking into schools, make sure the following resources are active and accessible:

Friday, April 15, 2016

4 Ways International Students Can Boost Scholarship Chances



By: Brittney Bodden
World Education Services

We all know searching and applying for scholarships can be very time consuming. With the cost of tuition on the rise in the U.S., more American and International students are turning to scholarships contribute to their funding. While the application processes can be tedious and the applicant lists are long, and only a select few are chosen for a specific scholarship, there are several ways to increase your chances.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Webinar Preview: India Focus - Strengthen Your U.S. Admissions Application



 Date: Rescheduled to May. Exact Date TBA! Feel free to sign-up we will send you a reminder when the date is confirmed.
Time: 9-10 a.m. EST
Location: Online/Virtual
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Lilian Hallstrom; Director of International Marketing Southern New Hamsphire University

Friday, April 8, 2016

Self-reflection: What I learned from studying in the US and how it changed me as a person


By: Trishnee Bhurosy
Student Ambassador, Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

After living on the island of Mauritius all my life, coming to the US for a doctoral program was a huge leap for me. Before I even started my academic experience, I had already achieved so much: getting excellent GRE and TOEFL scores, evaluating my academic transcripts, writing a strong statement of purpose, budgeting for application fees, and contacting potential advisors whose research interests matched mine. These were small achievements before the BIG one!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What to Do if You're Waitlisted?



By: Naimeesha Murthy
World Education Services

If you’ve been waitlisted by a college, that means the college likes you, but there just isn’t enough room to accept all of the candidates the college wants.

The advantage of getting waitlisted is that you haven't been denied admission, and you can take steps to try to change your status to "admitted." Listed below are things you can do to boost your chances of being accepted:

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Big, Fat Internship Search!


By Mrinalini Srinivasagopal
Student Ambassador, Pennsylvania State University

Once you are working towards your degree, it is important to begin the internship search. The internship search typically mirrors a job search. You need to identify your area of interest and align your career path towards it. It’s best to start the search early. Every university will have a career services department that often provides resources like resume building workshops, LinkedIn workshops, information sessions with employers, and career fairs, to name a few.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time Management: Balancing academics, social life and extracurricular activities

By: Sanghamitra Dutta
Student Ambassador, Carnegie Mellon University

Time management is one of the most crucial aspects of graduate life in US and plays a significant role in your academic success. A graduate student’s life here is hectic with upcoming deadlines, assignments, and submissions throughout the semester, which can be quite different from the education system international students may be used to. 


While the education system in most Asian countries is teacher-centered, the system of education in US is learner-centered. In a teacher-centered classroom, the teacher usually delivers lectures and evaluates the performance of the students based on examinations.

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