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How to Stay Competitive in the Job Market of 21st Century

Oct 19,17

We are in the 21st century. Changes in the society, lifestyle and technology have had a profound effect on the professional world and job market as well. There’s a wide array of skill sets and technologies that millennials can use in jobs that didn’t exist in decades past. However, the 21st century job market is an increasingly competitive job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US job market is tightening. The Indian …

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Careers for Women in Technology Companies Are a Global Challenge

Oct 10,17

An interesting article from the New York Times about the challenges that women face working in the technology sector.  We here at Stoodnt take this issue very seriously and have top notch counselors who can help you.  Let us know if you need help. European women working in the technology field are very familiar with the concerns expressed by their counterparts in the United States — too few girls and young women studying …

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Careers in Renewable Energy: Job Opportunities, Fields of Study, and Top Universities

Oct 6,17

Renewable energy field has great potential for jobs of the future. Besides, renewable energy is also critical for the safety of our planet. The existence of Cyborgs, Time Machine and Extinction of Humans by Machines are debatable. But, Climate Change is Real. So, we do need personnel with the expertise in energy and climate change. So, what exactly is renewable energy? Why is renewable energy a good field to get into? …

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Top 5 Ways to Limit Homesickness While Abroad

Sep 27,17

Let’s not beat around the bush – sooner or later homesickness may affect everyone while abroad. Students may sometimes wish they were back home, wish they could eat at their favorite restaurant or wish they could go out with their friends and family. Homesickness is usually caused by unfamiliarity with new surroundings. Everything is so new and different in your study abroad location, and sometimes you just don’t know what …

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Education Loans for Indian Students to Study Abroad

Sep 21,17

As the trend of studying abroad is getting more and more popular among the Indian students, the financing part remains a major concern among the students and parents. In this post, I am going to discuss the leading loan providers in India for higher education abroad. Besides, get to know some of the important facts about the education loans for Indian students to study abroad. The number of Indian students opting …

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Sample Cover Letter For German Student Visa

Sep 14,17

As discussed in the previous post,you need to have a Cover letter for German Student Visa which you need to send along with the application so that the Visa Department gets a clear idea about your application. So here’s a sample Cover letter for German Student Visa. Cover Letter Format   To The German Consulate, <City name>   From <Your name>, <City name>   Date: Jan 01, YYYY Respected Sir/Madam, Subject: Application …

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Why do Indians prefer a MS in the U.S. than a MS in Germany?

Sep 12,17

The trend of Indians preferring U.S to Germany is definitely changing now, albeit slowly. To answer some of your questions: 1. Do companies prefer US candidates than Germans? NO. Ultimately, you are going to be an Indian student on a temporary visa, irrespective of whether it is Germany or the U.S. However, companies in US would prefer students from US universities while companies in Germany prefer students from Germany or the EU (which is quite natural due to …

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Most Generous Scholarships for International Students to Study in the USA, UK & Europe

Sep 7,17

Quite often we receive queries regarding study abroad scholarships – how to find them, how to get them or if scholarships are available. There are billions and billions of dollars of financial aid available for students pursuing their study abroad dreams. The funding varies drastically based on your degree of choice and program of choice. Besides, the scholarships opportunities for international students are getting highly competitive each year because of increasing pool …

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of studying in Germany?

Sep 3,17

Advantages: 1. TOP QUALITY German universities offer excellent teaching and research, ranking among the best in the world. You will earn an internationally renowned degree, giving you excellent prospects on the global labour market. 2. GEARED TO PRACTICE German universities provide outstanding academic programmes, while universities of applied sciences offer a range of attractive, practice-oriented options. Many study programmes combine theory and practice. This will greatly facilitate your career start. …

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US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student !

Jul 19,17

The US Visa Interview Experience can be intimidating one. To make it less intimidating, one can read more and more experiences related to actually visa interviews. US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student One of the visa interview like this is shared in the video below. This experience has been shared by an Indian student who is joining Purdue University in Fall 2017.The student has been admitted to the …

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TOEFL Cut Off Score for Universities in the USA

May 17,17

Usual TOEFL Cut off score for most of the US Universities is 79 where some universities require minimum TOEFL score of 80. Universities may set their own cut off score for TOEFL test. Some US Universities will set separate cut off score for each section. There may Universities which accepts admission though TOEFL Score and doesn’t require GRE or GMAT Score. TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities   Arizona State University …

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MS Computer Science at University of Paderborn

May 16,17

Few words on Paderborn CS: *I am no longer studying in Paderborn so those who are studying here, feel free to comment your views as well  I am just writing generic info since I am getting lot of PM asking for the same. 1. CS Department: Its quite reputed (specially in Germany and some part of Europe). I am getting lot of queries regarding difficulty level. I would say, its not …

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Electrical Systems Engineering at University of Paderborn

May 16,17

Few words on Electrical Systems Engineering (ESE) – Paderborn University 1. There are two specializations: Electronics & Devices (ED) and Signal & information Processing(SIP); and 24 credits are same for both specializations. Moreover, you can study 12 credit subject from inter specialty and 12 credits are to be chosen from open pool of 5 subjects. so more or less , people study 60 credits of the program same. It differs …

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TU Dresden – Info regarding Elective Subjects, Student or Part Time Jobs

May 16,17

Here is some Information about Electives & Job Hunt How to Choose Electives ? Take All the Elective Course Classes for ,lets say one week and Choose the Ones you like. My suggestion is have as many credit points as possible in 1st semester since 2nd semester is a bit difficult. About student jobs: There are several possibilities. 1. University – You can get a Student Job at University for 10 hours …

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How’s the University of Paderborn for a master’s in computer science

May 16,17

Difficult to compare because most people only do a master’s at one university and the background/goals matter, too. However, my take is: The CS department at UPB is separates in four pillars: 1) Software Engineering, 2) System and Embedded Software, 3) Theoretical CS, 4) Human-Computer  Interaction (HCI). The master’s is structured into modulus of two related courses. The student chooses a specialization area from the four pillars. Then the student …

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TU Darmstadt – MS in DSS – FAQ

May 16,17

Question 1: I heard from many people that course is very tough and generally take 2.5 to 3 years to complete. Is this true? According to me, the course is doable in 2yr.  I finished all my credits in 1.5 yrs. I’m planning to do a voluntary internship just for my own desire before my thesis. So I essentially completed the course in 2yrs and I strongly disagree with the fact that the course …

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List of H1B visa Interview Questions

May 14,17

List of H1B visa Interview Questions. This article talks about H1B Visa Interview Questions asked by visa officers at different US Consulates and answers for H1B Visa Stamping. You can also add your recent H1B Visa experience in the comment section of this post. H1B Visa Interview Questions Usually consulate follow some patterns in H1B Visa Interview Questions. Set of Visa Interview questions vary from consulate to consulate and the …

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F1 VISA approved for low ranked university

May 14,17

F1 Visa approved at Mumbai for healthcare administration at Stratford University: Hello Guys, I got visa approved for spring 2015. No single document checked other than I-20 and Passport. Profile: GRE:288 TOEFL:66 Academics: 50.6 % BBA MS in healthcare administration. stratford university , Virginia US-consulate Mumbai- 8.00 am Slot date- 06/10/2014. I reached Mumbai US consulate at 7.15am. It was heavily showering.Waited in long Q outside the consulate then allowed to …

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Documents required for F1 Visa Interview

May 14,17

Documets required for F1 Visa interview. Following documents are required to show at US Consulates for the F1 Visa Interview. All US consulates in India need these documents for Student visa interview purpose. Appointment Letter Visa Appointment Letter which you can get by getting visa appointment on the web ustraveldocs.com. Read articles on How to Book a visa slot? . It explain everything about booking visa slot Unique Identification number or Visa Fee Receipt …

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Top 100 Universities in USA

May 12,17

You will have to scroll all the way to end of the article  see the ranking criteria for Best Colleges in USA. Harvard University University of Virginia University of Michigan Cornell University University of Washington Stanford University University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Florida Yale University Duke University The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona Columbia University in the City of New York The University of Utah Princeton University – Welcome USC …

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US Universities with Easy admission Process

May 12,17

Applying to US Universities is a tedious process. “Filling application, Getting ready with required documents, Posting them to respective universities, paying postal charges and waiting weeks application packets to reach schools” – is time taking and painful. Want to apply for US Universities with very easy admission process.? Following schools simply requires you to fill online application and Recommendation letters, SOPs, Transcripts can be uploaded Online. So no need to …

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Cheap Courier Services to USA

May 12,17

Many universities will ask you to send transcripts, LORs, financial documents and many such things by surface mail. So you should know about the cheap courier services to USA and approximate cost to send your packets. This will definitely help you save few bucks during your application process.. CHEAP COURIER SERVICES TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIAL Application to universities in USA is a long process and also expensive. You would …

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Conditional Admission (I-20) from University for Low IELTS Score

May 12,17

I got Conditional Admission for MS program in TAMUK. What do you suggest me to acecept i-20 with Conditional Admission or taking IELTS Again for Full time admission. Can i change my Conditional admission to Full Time Grad Student admission at later time if i take IELTa again and get good score. Here is the message from University. What are the visa chances with Conditional Admission? As I was processing …

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How to select US Universities for MS & MBA | Study Abroad

May 12,17

How is it to select U.S. universities for graduate school admission (MS, MBA) ? This will be a 3 part article and by the end of 3 parts, you will be able to make a selection of U.S. universities with confidence and in the right way. This guide will list 12 different questions you have to answer for every university before making a final decision. U.S. University Selection Factors Tuition Fees Cost …

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Name Mismatch in Certificates | MS in US

May 12,17

Following is the email conversation with Praveen about variety of topics. University Selection Admission Decision Name Change in Passport Names between Marksheet, Blank Surname in Passport. This is lengthy article, but it has useful information to any prospective student applying to U.S. Universities. Praveen : How long does it take for grad schools to generally respond to packets and inform if the admit is given/rejected/waitlisted? Also lets say if I have get …

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