Monday, 12 December 2016

Being proactive while awaiting your MBA Round 1 results

This is a stressful time. You have submitted your application materials, completed your interviews and are now awaiting that much desired “You have been accepted” to your dream business school.  Yet at the back of your mind there is a niggling doubt that the decision might be ‘Rejected’ or ‘Waitlisted’. Your head is swirling with thoughts that maybe you could have written an essay differently, maybe your supervisor could have written a stronger letter of recommendation, or maybe you should have taken the GMAT again and got a higher score.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Applying to US colleges? Read & review before you submit!

It is almost the middle of December and many of you in grade 12 are now down to the last stretch before submitting your US college applications as the January 1 deadline looms near.
The last couple of months have been tough: juggling school, research and exams with seemingly endless application work – choosing colleges, filling forms, verifying academic requirements, writing and editing essays, coordinating reference letters and transcripts. As you finalise your applications don’t forget that the presentation of your application and attention to detail counts. 
Consider these 10 simple, yet critical finishing touches before you click ‘submit’.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Treat Oxbridge interviews like discussions

Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Oxbridge Interviews and Pooling system

There are numerous myths around the interview system at Oxbridge. Do not fret, you will not be asked to peel an orange thrown at you or anything of that sort. These interviews are only to help the university staff decipher if you will be able to thrive in the rigorous academic atmosphere at Oxbridge. They are often styled to be a mini tutorial or supervision, which you will be having several of if you are accepted at these universities. So, the interviews are just to see if you can cope with the supervision/tutorial style of teaching. No matter how brilliant you are on paper, if you cannot discuss your subject, you won’t be able to contribute to the supervisions/tutorials. Therefore, you will not get an offer. Here are a few things to keep in mind for these interviews: 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

How to crack the MBA interview

Originally Published in The Hindustan Times Education Supplement

Recently my colleague, Vrinda Jalan, wrote some helpful pointers on using the MBA interview as an opportunity to reinforce your personal brand. Since the first round of interview invitations for global MBA programs is upon us, I thought it would be relevant to share some of her tips.

Applicants often underestimate the interview, a crucial step in the MBA admissions process. A powerful component, the interview brings to life all the written application materials and helps admissions committees – 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Crossing the big hurdle - the Oxbridge interview process

As December draws closer, perhaps your anxiety levels are skyrocketing in anticipation of your interview with Oxbridge university tutors. Being invited for an interview is a huge achievement and an amazing opportunity!  Here are a few tips to help you prepare and get the most out of your experience.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Boarding school, a great option for parents seeking a holistic education for their children

Have you ever considered sending your child to boarding school? Historically and even today, children are enrolled in boarding schools because:
  1. Local schooling options are not of high quality
  2. Families feel that the experience of boarding school builds character and makes their children more independent
  3. Because family circumstances (health, work, etc.) are such that children’s care and education is better executed in a residential schooling environment than at home
However, recently other reasons are becoming equally compelling and often mean that families are considering boarding schools abroad as well as international boarding schools within India.