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Things to do after reaching USA on F1 visa

Things to do after reaching USA on F1 visa

Things to Do after Reaching USA on F1 Visa

One of the defining moments in a student’s life is when he clicks on the mail from his dream university and finds the acceptance letter waiting to be clicked open. Unadulterated happiness and ecstasy are soon dwarfed by anxiety about the university. After all, it’s the place which you will call home, where you will be spending years studying, growing and establishing the foundations for a successful career in your chosen field. There’s a lot of advice that applies to Indian students. First is to try to prepare for the culture shock by learning about the customs of your new country and coming up with strategies to deal when you feel homesick or overwhelmed.Things to do after reaching USA on F1 visa Read More

A new dawn awaits you as fly to your dream study destination — the US! Whether your start is a roller coaster ride or a smooth sail will completely depend on your interaction with the very first person you will meet on arrival.  Well, you don’t have a choice.  Meeting this person, the officer from Customs and Border protection (CBP) is your unavoidable destiny.  This guy is highly skilled and knows his job quite well.  His first and foremost concern is security, and you may need to cool your heels at the airport for a while till he checks your name against many computers.  Try and understand things from immigration officer’s perspective.  For him, you are an alien and all that they trust are your documents.  Make sure that your answers to the questions asked by the immigration officer are in resonance with the ones you affirmed to the US Consular officer.   Read More

Apply for a US Visa
Sample 3 Resume
Sample 1 Resume

Sample 1 Resume

|Sample 1 Resume Sample 1 Resume Sample 1 Resume– This is a exemplary academic Sample 1 Resume of a student applying for Masters program.| 

A well-drafted and nicely structured resume speak volumes about your personality. Although a resume is generally a non-obligatory part of the application, it gives an opportunity to the student to highlight their past successes and accomplishments and effectively showcases their endowments and abilities. Resume gives a platform to an applicant to talk about their projects, courses, work experience, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. As resume is not a compulsory document for many of the universities, one must make sure that all important facts are stated in their SOP and LORs.

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OPT STEM Extension

17 months OPT STEM Extension revoked by Federal Court:

The federal court’s ruling on 12th August, 2015 has put the STEM OPT extension in jeopardy. This judgement has created quite a stir! There is a lot of confusion and bewilderment among the students who have a STEM degree from US Schools and are working on the 12 month OPT. In fact many students who are yet to take admissions in the US schools for the spring/fall 2016 are confused whether they should go to the US and if they do, will they be able to work there after their masters. Through this article we hope to bring some clarity on this matter.

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How to reduce the cost of the masters program

HOW TO REDUCE THE COST OF THE MASTERS PROGRAM

|How to reduce the cost of the masters program – This article discusses ways to cut costs of Ms in USAHow to reduce the cost of the masters program
Have you ever dreamt of going abroad for further studies and then almost instantaneously given up on the idea due to financial concerns? Well, studying abroad does have its fair share of expenses right from the time you set foot on foreign shores! Admission fees, tuition fees, airfares, insurance, food, transport, and accommodation -all these expenses are definitely going to pinch your pocket. But the good news is that studying abroad is not as uneconomical as it seems! Make your distant dream of pursuing further studies abroad a definite reality. Here are some pointers on how to minimise cost while studying abroad.

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How to write a SOP

HOW TO WRITE A SOP

The Statement of Purpose is by far the most important document you will write for your study abroad application and therefore it is necessary for you to know the structure and learn some tips regarding-How to write a SOP. The Statement of Purpose, as the name suggests, requires you to state your ‘purpose’; in other words your ‘motivation’ behind attending a particular graduate programme. It’s absolutely necessary as well as crucial for you to come up with an original and exciting story which the committee hasn’t heard before. Your ‘task’ is to write an essay which is not just an engaging read but also include interesting facts that makes you come across as someone unique and exclusive. Usually, it takes approximately one to two months to write your SOP with an ideal length of 750 to 1000 words. How to write a SOP

What should your SOP comprise and what exactly is the admissions committee looking for?

  • Inclination to pursue Masters in the chosen discipline.
  • Aptitude for the course. How to write a SOP
  • Academically equipped for the course. How to write a SOP
  • What have you done so far that is in resonance with the course applied for?
  • Why do you want to pursue MS? How to write a SOP
  • Clearly laid out career plan — at least the short term goals.
  • Not just academic and technical capabilities but also mental preparedness for the rigors of the graduate programme.
  • Why this university? How to write a SOP
  • Why you? How will you enrich and positively impact the student bodies at the university with your talent and skill sets?
  • How you fit into the university’s expectation and that you will go on to become a good brand ambassador for the university

So, what should be the structure of an SOP?

  1. Introduction How to write a SOP

Here are a few suggestions for writing an appealing introduction:

  • Start with a global issue or ecological concern, which everyone can relate to and immediately connect with.
  • Begin your essay with a pressing social issue that has affected you personally and how you are determined to use your expertise to work for the realization of a social cause.
  • You can start with recent breakthroughs in the field you wish to pursue your graduate studies in and how those innovations have taken the world by storm.
  • You can also begin your introduction by writing an interesting anecdote as a preface to your passion and motivation for your choosing a particular field of study.
  1. Academic overview

Apart from being short and crisp, your academic information should convince the committee of your relevant academic background. This paragraph should demonstrate that your undergraduate education has effectively laid a firm foundation for your Masters and is in sync with your intended Masters. You must also talk about the specific subjects that are in tune with the academic requirements of your proposed Masters programme. If you have fared exceptionally well in any subject or course, it is worth mentioning it. If you’re seeking an IT or technology related course, highlight your proficiency in coding and programming.

  1. Projects and paper overview How to write a SOP

Your projects, internships and work experience together have to demonstrate your preparedness for the program and establish your long-term interest in the intended field of study. This makes it imperative to highlight all relevant skill-sets and experience, which qualify you for the proposed field of study. When describing your project,  try and include aspects which enhance your qualities, without making it sound overly technical.

  1. Work experience overview How to write a SOP

When describing your internship and work experience, you must talk about your roles and responsibilities, skills applied, skill-sets acquired, hands-on experience gained, experience in specific areas, accolades and recognition received as well as key leanings.

  1. Extracurricular overview

While speaking about your extracurricular participation, you must highlight your proactive engagement in the University committees, project competitions, robotics, orchestra/band/ choir, sports, dramatics and debates, music/literature/arts, community service initiatives, leadership initiatives. This will make the admission committee believe that you are not just proficient in academics but are also vested in creating a holistically developed personality.

  1. University-specific overview

Curriculum, infrastructure, faculty, student bodies, international community, location, research opportunities and USP of the college are the factors you must focus on while writing your college specific paragraph.

  1. Conclusion How to write a SOP

 It is important to convince the committee that you have carefully considered all aspects and done an extensive research before choosing this school over hundreds of choices available.

Please note that plagiarism is a serious concern and make sure that you do not indulge in this practice at any cost. Every college has plagiarism software, and you will get caught easily. Academic integrity is a vital part of the US education system and plagiarism is strictly prohibited in all the US universities. Indulging in plagiarism while editing SOPs/writing introduction for students can adversely affect their chances of getting into any US university.

What to carry while travelling to USA
First Semester in USA

FIRST SEMESTER IN USA

|First Semester in USA – This article explains how to tackle homesickness while studying in USA|
Everyone expects studying abroad to be an incredibly exciting experience. However one phenomenon that can hamper the entire experience is “homesickness.” Mostly fuelled by the cultural shock, homesickness can be a little daunting to deal with. Here are a few valuable tips, which will help you overcome homesickness with ease. First Semester in USA 

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