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July 31, 2007
How to SUCCEED at your first job
Fresh out of college and unsure of how to behave at your new office? Here's how to make an impression.

US studies: 'Learn how to cite your sources'
Former US students describe the academic system in America. They discuss relationships with professors and work outside the classroom.

GRE 2007: Four methods for easy registration
Atul Prashar, competitive examination expert, reviews the four methods for GRE 2007 registration.

July 30, 2007
Six 24-week courses in Fashion and Design
Pearl Academy of Fashion announces admission for Short Term Certificate Programmes for August 07

How to ACE your job interview
Job interview have you in a cold sweat? Here are some questions usually asked at interviews, and tips on how to tackle them.

English Errors: Word meanings are always changing
Two readers explain what happens when outdated words and local slang are used out of context!

New GRE: Changes introduced from November
Changes announced to the Graduate Record Exam will be introduced in phases, beginning in November 2007.

US studies: Former students speak on housing
Former US students answer questions and provide advice regarding housing and roommates at US universities.

July 27, 2007
Ten Tips: How to survive in England
Chindu Sreedharan, UK PhD student and university lecturer, provides ten helpful hints for surviving the English.

BPO experiences: 'The sky is the limit'
Three GA readers share what it's liek to work in a BPO concern.

Study UK: The other side of the story
A Get Ahead reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, send us his opinion regarding studies in the UK.

English Errors: Tenses aren't so difficult
Two Get Ahead readers provide helpful tips for those trying to improve their English. Specifically, we look at tenses and how to effectiviely use them.

July 26, 2007
UK studies: Get your teeth checked before leaving
The 24 July 2007 'Education UK pre-departure briefing' was held at the Hilton Towers, Mumbai. Over 200 parents and students showed up to learn about life on-campus at UK universities.

Two-year Distance Learning MBA programme
National Institute of Business Management offers admissions notice for its correspondence study MBA two-year distance learning programme

Leaving for UK studies? Attend a briefing
The British Council in Mumbai is offering Studying in the UK briefings for students departing for UK studies.

Study UK: 'It opens your heart and mind'
Mayank Singh, who studied in the UK, shares some experiences and gives some helpful advice to students preparing for departure.

VFS: Scheduling an emergency visa interview
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa expert, explains how to schedule an emergency US visa interview.

July 25, 2007
Earn a PhD in the University of Allahabad
The University of Allahabad shall conduct an All India Written Test CRET-2007, at Allahabad only, for admission to its Doctor of Philosophy programme in various subjects.

English Errors: 'She wore a lose dress today'
Eight more English errors along with a detailed look at the 'Noon versus 12 pm' debate.

VFS: Do you qualify for an emergency US visa?
Dr Arun Vakil looks at two aspects of Visa Facilitation Service -- the criteria for emergency US visas and how to collect your passport over the counter.

July 24, 2007
US studies: 'Don't be too proud to ask for help'
A look at international student orientation programmes at US universities. Hear from former students, as they describe how they were useful and why students should participate.

Success mantras from Himesh Reshammiya
What makes Himesh Reshammiya such a successful composer, singer and, now, actor. India's self-styled shares his success mantras.

VFS: Make your dream US visa a reality
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa specialist, provides an introduction to Visa Faciliation Service. He explains how to use the web site, book an appointment and modify your application.

Back to work after a break? Ease into it
Back to work after a long break? Here are some tips on how to get back into the system.

CAT 2007: 'Study at least 5 hours a day'
KB Sharma and Deepak Kumar, competitive examination experts, give advice to Get Ahead readers on CAT 2007.

July 23, 2007
CAT: 'Think logically, not mechanically'
Trainers from TCY answer questions regarding the CAT 2007. They give strategies for the different sections as well as advice for overall preparation.

Only: The most misused word in Desi English
Sachi Chander, from IIT Madras, shows us our errant usage of 'only', and how we can correct it.

Leaving for US studies? Better start networking
Social networking is necessary for students leaving for the US. Contact administrators, professors, alumni and fellow students.

July 20, 2007
BPO experiences: 'My job lets me push the limits'
GA readers shares their BPO experiences, what they've learned and how to cope with the night shift.

Study US: 'I will be leaving in one month'
Aparna Patel, who was brought up in Bombay and Dubai, is off to Grinnell college in the United States. Here are her pre-departure thoughts.

Want to improve your English?
Shashidhar Gowda gives resources you can use to improve your English.

H-1B visas: 'If rejected, you cannot appeal'
Dr Arun Vakil, US visa expert, discusses the current shortage of H-1B visas. He tells Get Ahead readers about the various status -- pending, rejected and approved.

July 19, 2007
'The quota of H1-B visas may increase next year'
Dr Arun Vakil addresses queries from GA readers regarding the H-1B visa -- your ticket to employment in the US.

Is your workaholic boss turning you into one?
Does your boss slave for your organisation and expect the same from you? Here's how you can deal with it.

'Studying in the US for 7 years shaped who I am today'
Aazhi Aadhan, who spent seven years in a US university, describes life as an international student. He says, 'I wouldn't trade my experience for anything!'

CAT: How to manage your time on exam day
How can you best manage your time while taking the CAT? How should you divide your time and which questions should you answer?

July 18, 2007
English Errors: 'I am having a lovely family.'
More English Bloopers sent in by observant readers. Today, we look at the differences between present continuous and present simple.

Study abroad advice on US universities
Sree Sreenivasan, one of the 20 most powerful south asians in America, answers questions about studying in the US. As dean of students at Columbia's journalism school, he interacts intimately with university students.

July 17, 2007
'IELTS is not compulsory for UK studies'
Paul Michael and Yatin Madlani, visa officers at the British High Commission in New Delhi, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 11 expert chat.

Are you cut out to be an architectural journalist?
Read on to find out whether you should consider a career in architectural journalism.

CAT 2007: Unlock Reading Comprehension
Deepak Kumar, a competitive examination expert, takes us through the CAT's Reading Comprehension section. He offers preparation tips and exam day strategy.

UK studies: Life with Rimpy Aunty the Super Cop
Ajay Pal Agarwal, who studied at Canterbury University in the UK in 2002, shares his story. He talks about living with roommates, learning to cook and juggling school and work.

July 16, 2007
'Studying abroad is a personal decision'
Paul Michael and Yatin Madlani, visa officers at the British High Commission in New Delhi, answered questions about UK universities and student visas during a July 12 expert chat.

Why studying liberal arts in college is not for losers
So you've always believed that it's only dimbulbs who opt for arts? Read on to find out why you're wrong.

English Errors: 'This calamity is very nice!'
In today's edition of English Bloopers, we hear of a dangerous mother and a lovely calamity!

UK studies: 'We slept in a public park on uncomfortable benches.'
Ajay Pal Agarwal describes leaving his life back home for studies in the UK. He sleeps on benches, meets many friends and learns a lot about himself in the process.

July 13, 2007
Sick of your annoying colleagues?
Is there someone so annoying at your place of work that you want to quit? We speak to people who have faced such a scenario and how they dealt with it.

'Understanding the tree and drinking cigarettes'
Eight more English bloopers, as reported by our readers.

MBA: Which degree specialisation is best for you?
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBAs and how you should choose your degree specialisation.

July 12, 2007
UK studies: 'Impressive facilities and curriculum'
Aruni Mukherjee spent seven years studying and working in the UK. Today, he makes a passionate argument in favour of the UK education system, and hopes that India can implement changes.

Foreign MBA: 'Good job prospects and international exposure'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBA programmes around the globe. Which one is right for you?

July 11, 2007
To be H1B or not to be
Arun Vakil discusses H1B visas and some myths surrounding them.

English Bloopers: 'She came in at 12:00 pm'
English Bloopers straight from our readers, for our readers. A user-driven series that looks at common errors and how to avoid them!

What was your first day at college like?
We're inviting readers to share stories of their first day at college with us!

Global MBA: A stepping stone?
Some facts you should be aware of before you opt for S P Jain' new management course.

Tips for students travelling to the UK
Nabiha shares her experiences studying in the UK. She also provides a list of tips and hints that will prove useful for students travelling to the UK.

July 10, 2007
'It's not marks but attitude that counts'
GA reader Ayush Biyani shares how he made a success of himself despite a poor academic performance.

US studies: 'Network before you leave'
Former US student Aparajita Saha-Bubna answers questions about her study abroad experience. In particular, she describes preparing, leaving and adjusting.

'Education abroad is about exposure, not mugging'
Chindu Sreedharan, PhD student in the UK, shares his experiences living abroad. He emphasises the beneficial aspects of studying abroad -- new perspectives, new people and new cultures.

July 09, 2007
Desi English at office, a comedy of errors
Anand S., a Human Resources worker, shows us the absurd English errors that regularly cross his desk.

Are you being micro-managed?
You sense a presence behind you, and in a feeble attempt to look busy your fingers fumble, hitting random keys. You might just be a victim of micro-management.

How to choose your MBA programme
Karan Gupta details the various MBA options available to students. To find the best programme, he says, 'start with self-analysis.'

Experiences as a PhD student in the UK
Chindu Sreedharan, a PhD student in the UK, shares his experiences with rediff.com readers.

July 06, 2007
Ten avoidable English errors
English Bloopers, a look at how certain mistakes keep creeping into our everyday vocabulary.

US studies: 'One of the best decisions of my life'
Kanchana Suggu, former US student, describes her life in the United States. She touches on employment opportuntities, adjusting to a new country and working on-campus.

Are you your boss' 'yes man'?
Do you have to give in to all your boss' whims and fancies just to keep your job? You're not alone.

Dreaming of a career in astronomy?
Career guidance counsellor chatted with GA readers about their career goals and how to achieve them.

July 05, 2007
Workaholic colleagues: A boon or a bane?
Are workaholics a pleasure to work with, or a pain in the you-know-what? Share your opinion!

Want a career in HR? Here's how
Unsure of the educational options available to you after Class X? Young Buzz career guidance counsellor Chandra Bali chatted with readers about just that.

The world's study material is just a click away
The National Knowledge Commission is setting up an online network that will enable college students to access study material and connect with institutions and faculty members from around the world by the year 2008.

Have you studied in America?
For former and current students in US universities, a chance to tell us what you really think about life abroad!

'US education style is more interactive'
Kanchana Suggu, former US student, describes life in America. She talks about the academic differences, living expenses and finding employment.

'Animation is a serious business'
Do you have a passion for animation? Vinod A S, head of the 3 D department at Toonz Animation discusses his own career in the industry and offers advice.

July 04, 2007
Interested in studying B. Tech courses?
NMIMS university has openings in B Tech courses for the Mumbai branch.

English Bloopers: 'Why you do me like this?'
More English Bloopers observed and sent in by rediff.com users.

Fancy a career in animation?
Toonz Animation Academy is offering a professional training programme for would-be animators. Learn about the company's background, the industry in general, and the scope of such a career in India.

Study US: Ask your questions here
Are you leaving to study in the US? Ask your questions here and get answers that should help resolve your worries.

July 03, 2007
'Low marks are usually due to a lack of effort'
Get Ahead reader Santhosh K shares the remarkable story of his transformation from college dropout to UK-based MBA graduate.

'It is better to study dentistry in India'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses MBAs, dentistry and other aspects of the study abroad process.

July 02, 2007
Studying in Canada: 'I will cherish the experience for life'
A student experience from the University of Toronto. Parshati Patel describes living on campus in a foreign university.

Bloopers: 'She thought me English'
Readers send in more English Erros encountered in both the spoken and written word.

Does your workplace want to give you the boot? Read the signs
Are you a vital part of your workplace? Or are you getting the feeling that you aren't as invaluable as you thought? Here are seven signs your office doesn't need you anymore.

'Work two years before an MBA abroad'
Karan Gupta, overseas education consultant, discusses various aspects of the study abroad process, especially post-studies employment options.

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