Post by: Vidhi shah
Doing engineering might narrow down your scope to get across books that help you get through the semester. But, contemplating on what we learned, chasing the important milestones, reflecting on these is also important. Reading is a miracle, passing on knowledge seamlessly from one generation to the next, one part of the world to the another!
So, here I have compiled a list of some non-academic books all the aspiring engineers should read:
#1 Zero To One
Authored by Peter Theils, a Pay-Pal co-founder along with Blake Masters, it is a condensed and updated version of a class on start-ups taught at Stanford University. This is the more important book on start-ups, economics, business-design and the future of tech that has ever been written. This isn't to say that you shouldn't read the books(an enormity of them!) on entrepreneurship available out there. But, from productions to sales, to answers to frequent questions, this is the one book every aspiring entrepreneur should read.
#2 The Magic Of Thinking Big
This self-help book is written by David Schwartz. According to Schwartz, the thing that holds back people is the smallness of their thoughts, hence, he focuses on explaining the importance of 'Thinking Positively Towards Oneself'. It is a classic motivational book which informs about three kinds of failures diseases. The book builds an individual's confidence, mentality, and ultimately the ability of a person to think big introspectively and extrospectively, in short helping one making better decisions and avoiding negative things.
Post by: Vidhi Shah
Stepping head-first into a new year? A fresh year brings with itself various new experiences, successes. A change of academics, faculty, social environment! Academics- we'll wade through that. Faculty- can handle that too! Social Environment- that's where the hesitation sets in. Getting adapted into a new, socially averse environment takes more than just time. The key is not to fit in. It's rather to stand out and get accepted as you are!
So, welcoming the new academic year, here are some tips (as I like to call them) that aim to help you get settled just a bit better!
Don't be afraid to go to them first and initiate a conversation. Make small talk, even just a simple greeting can be a great start. Give a small smile to that person you see in the lift everyday. Make small talk in the long canteen line! Taking the first step might put you up as a kind and confident person. This will make you stand out and believe me, it'll encourage them to come talk to you the next time. So, take the first step and get going!!!
#2 Be Yourself:
Don't try to be someone you're not just to fit in. Be yourself, try to make yourself better, no doubt, but don't cross over the line to pretense. Be you!
As essential as it is to be yourself, the way you present yourself can go a long way too. No, I am not talking about looking beautiful or handsome (all the pure Bollywood definitions!!). Look the bets you can. That will give you confidence, and confidence may well be your best point!
Post by: Vidhi Shah
Let's get one fact straight! Throughout your life as a college student, the most difficult part is utilizing the apparently sparse time (just 24 hrs!!) to the fullest, time management! There's so much to do in those short little 24 hrs! Attending college, fulfilling social commitments, spending time with your family, work out, SLEEP: the list is endless! Seems impossible, keeping all the three vertices of the triangle : Study, Sleep and Social equal-weighted. Trying to manage all these at the same time can leave you mixed up between stuff, feeling aimless!
Do not try to manage time, instead, try to manage all your activities within time. Once you realize the art of time management, you will eventually be able to fulfill all your activities and hence, manage yourself. Here are some ways in which you can make most of the time at your disposal.
Post by: Akshita Lakkad
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By: Harsh Patel Editor: Akshita Lakkad
Engineers are smart and highly productive in last minute but unfortunately this concept doesn't work while writing the paper in the exams. There may be many reasons like lengthy paper, difficult questions, time constraints and much more. But the truth is, that the one who sets the paper, takes into consideration all the points and thus sets the paper in such a way that it gets completed on time. But we as engineers fail to understand this small concept of paper presentation. Completing paper on time doesn't ensures above 60% in the paper what matters is your PRESENTATION STYLES. Your presentation skills creates a deep impact on the moderator (The one who checks the paper).
Good presentation creates a better impact and thus helps you score good !
I would like to discuss few tips of good paper presentation which will surely increase your scoring chances by 20%