Post by - Vidhi Shah | Team Brainheaters
Prepare yourself today to compete with the fast pace of the world tomorrow.
How many students graduate each year, dreams of earning big, gifting themselves for all that hard work through the years? Out of all the throngs of engineers, how many actually make it big in the corporate world and keep up with the unrealistic pace? Not many. So, what's that factor, that crucial factor which differentiates two grads who have gained the same knowledge?
Even after graduating from full time courses, not all new grads falter at interviews, unable to answer seemingly basic questions, unable to communicate proficiently. The knowledge that college and universities impart might help gain technical knowledge and help in the outside world, but only until a certain point. But, what about the practical aspect? When we enter into the competition in the corporate world, we need to evolve ourselves more than just how or what we were in our educational years.
Preparing yourself for the outside world is that factor that distinguishes the above-average engineers from the common-engineers. Listed below are some of the factors that might make you appear beneficial to those super-dream companies:
1. Nurturing Creativity:
Most of the colleges concentrate on the scores of the students in the exams. It's not surprising that a college focuses on adhering the syllabus and writing exams. This makes it difficult to nurture the creativity in the students at that crucial stage. It is important that students concentrate on this aspect as much as they do on exams.
Companies want engineers who can think creatively,can have a strong opinion and give inputs to the team rather than those who can just complete the allotted work in time.
Post by: Vidhi Shah | Team Brainheaters
Like the friend you never had, a guide to show you the world with a whole new set of eyes, a feeling of belonging and common beliefs! Hope. Yes, that's what TED talks are all about.
TED is basically Technology, Education and Design. A set of conferences in which intellectuals, scientists, philosophers, teachers; pople from all the various kinds of professions ceo about to share their interests. "Ideas Worth Spreading" - the motto by which TED talks works, has people sharing their innovative ideas, experiences, thoughts in under 20 minutes. On a more serious note, TED talks can really influence your thought process in a positive way and change our perspective (make it better) and make you understand a lot of things in ways you haven't ever experienced before. As addicting as they are, they always offer good content in such an interesting way, you wouldn't be able to restrain yourself from watching one talk after the other!
So, here, I have compiled not all, but some of them which are early worth a watch! Let's have a look:
These are some of the TED talks which are mongst the so many talks worth listening too. TED talks give you a new pespective of things and hence, it is never a waste to watc any of them. But, Beware, as good as they are, they are too addicting! Surely, you will enjoy these talks and will like to watch more of them!
Post by Vidhi Shah | Team Brainheaters
Imagine this scenario: Your fresh into your third year. The students around you are all preoccupied with all kinds of activities: internships, competitions, online exams, etc. And you, you on the other hand are sitting there, as clueless as a new child, all confused about what to do! This scenario is faced more often than not by every student.
A whooping large amount of students aspire to do an MS. Students opt for an MS for one of many reasons. One: It is a gateway to get a doctoral degree sought by everyone who wants to carve a career in academia. The other major reason is that a Master's degree can significantly improve your career prospects in the corporate world, and your enhanced qualifications will enable you to reach a higher level in significantly less time.
So, opting for MS after degree seems like a very great option. But, is getting into an MS as easy as it seems? Acquiring an admission into the most sought after colleges, where engineers all over the world aspire to study! Getting admitted to an engineering college is a cake-walk compared to getting into the required course for an MS. So, here we are, aiding you through that not-a-cake-walk walk. Some points that are extremely to concentrate on for a Masters degree:
Those aspects of your application that involve numbers: your CGPA, GRE scores, TOEFL scores.
CGPA: The higher the score, the better. But, it's not the end if your score isn't what they call the "ideal score". There are other aspects of your application which can make up for your low score.
GRE: Again, the higher, the better. Any score above the ideal score (330+), doesn't matter much. A 330+ score puts you into the list of the best students. Now the other aspects will decide which student is the best among the best. A score below that, there are chances that the college will put you in the'Stand-By' Pile.
TOEFL: Many international colleges require this if your first language is not English. Though it is
not compulsory, it is better to do a bit of research about it in advance. Many universities use a
higher GRE verbal score as substitute for TOEFL.
The subjective aspects of your application like: LOR, SOP, Work experiences, projects come into the qualitative aspect.
SOP: The importance of this document varies highly, seen among different professors of the same university. Some read through them briefly, some give a greater emphasis to it while some might not consider them at all. Still, we should take great efforts in writing an SOP as it contains our goals, our vision in life, your research ideas, why the course is vital to you and reasons as to why they should select you.
LOR: A Letter of Recommandance is like our 'review' from our previous teachers, professors, mentors, peers, advisors, etc. Just as we like to read the reviews of a film before actually watching it, similarly, our future professors like to read the 'review' of the students before admitting them into the university.
Work/Research Experience: This is not a must-have criteria, but it is certainly positive if you have some kind of work like internships, or technical, research papers that you have written.
Among other things like technical knowledge, work environment experiences, they also showcase your qualities like maturity, skill, thought process.
These are some factors that play a vital role in your entry to Masters Degree. So, don't fret if you have a low CGPA, or a low GRE score. You can make up for it among the other aspects. Similarly, if you have no work experience, it's never to late to start! Better late than never!
So, All The Best for your preps. Hopefully this article helped you piece the puzzle together and get a clearer view of the path leading to your goal!