Category: Masters (page 5 of 8)

What is Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Do you wish to work in the US after completing your degree there? If so, then you should know all about Optional Practical Training (OPT).

An F-1 visa is required for international students to attend full-time courses at universities in the US. This is a temporary visa and is also known as the student visa. This visa permits a student to work for 20 hours a week on campus during semester and for full time during vacation. F-1 visa holders become eligible for off-campus employment once they have completed their first academic year. Students are eligible for 12 months of temporary employment during and after their studies. OPT must be directly related to your area of study. Read more

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): The Logic of Writing on the GRE

Are you a good writer, and can you deconstruct a paragraph, and provide a constructive analysis of the same? This is exactly what the GRE is asking you!

The key challenges are time and constructive logic creation within the given time-limit. The GRE wants to test whether you can write passages that are logically created with a proper framework of thought, yet are devoid of spelling and grammatical errors. For non-native English speakers, this can often be challenging. A GRE graduate ends up reading tons of research reports and constructing their own; therefore, the universities pay attention to your AWA scores and have cut-offs for the same. As with everything else, please do your research before stepping into the examination hall. A few students end up performing really well in the Quantitative and Verbal section, yet do not secure admissions due to the sheer over-confidence. AWA is an important part of the test, and working towards understanding it is extremely important. Read more

How much time does it take to prepare for the GRE?

Time is money, isn’t it? But for the 21st century generation: ‘time is just racing’. Every student has this question in their mind: How long will I take to prepare for the GRE? What if I am not good with words? Is my English going to lower my GRE score? Read more

Jamboree’s Study Abroad Loan Guide

Study in US, Canada, EU, Australia, NZ hassle-free with education loan

Not very long ago, studying abroad was an option open only to the privileged few. What with an increasing number of loans, scholarships and bursaries (grants), a large section of the so-called middle class can now aspire to spread their wings. They can pursue degrees at prestigious institutes like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Yale and other universities across the world without worrying about how to fund their education. Read more

What to Consider Before Booking Your GRE Exam Date

You’ve finally gone through the motions and have decided to book your GRE exam date, but what do you encounter? A lot of fields to fill in. First and foremost, please do not be in a hurry to fill up the form. Changing what you have entered is a long process that might require you to call the ETS team, and send emails, and other ID proofs. Stay calm! Read more

A Lesson in Commitment, From Columbia

Towards the end of his first semester at Columbia University, Gundeep Bindra got a mildly reproachful mail from his dean. It went,

Hey Gundeep, you’ve got a 2.7 in your semester and the minimum requirement to graduate is a 2.6. We are concerned about your studies. Is there anything that we as a department can do to help? Read more

Do Universities in the US Accept Students with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree?

Hi! I am Swati. I did my B.Com from DU. I want to pursue an MBA from a reputed college in the US. Am I eligible to apply?

At our study centres all over India, we often get such enquiries from callers. Study-abroad aspirants are concerned about their eligibility to apply to masters programs in the US. The reason? Undergraduate degree in the US is typically 4-years long and as such universities in the US have a 12+4 requirement for applying to masters. They do not consider a 3-year bachelor as a complete degree. Read more

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