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Month: March 2018

Steps To Choosing MBA School For You

With education being commercialized nowadays, we have many colleges, institutes, B- schools that are coming up with MBA courses and different specializations to make the course as unique as possible so that there will be no competition in the market. Everyone is making an effort to show up the plus points of their institutions in terms of overall experience, faculty, course structure & design, extracurricular activities etc. The one who gets confused here is the student who is not sure on how to go when it comes to choosing the right MBA college. Apart from the course, there are various other factors that needs to be taken into consideration before opting for an MBA college.

So let’s make this task easy for you. We will let you know one by one on all the factors that you need to have a basic check on to make sure that it’s the best-suited college for you.

Check whether you are suitable?

Different colleges have various ways to provide admission to a student. Most of them go with competitive entrance exams like GMAT, GRE, and CAT. Every college has a cut-off percentage when it comes to the score. Prepare the list of colleges that actually go with your rank. So now by this process you will have limited number of colleges in your hand out of which you are about to select your dream college.


The first thing that comes to your mind when you are looking out for an MBA college is the college credibility. You really want to be sure that you are getting into the best place as it’s going to set standards for your career in the future. You want to go to a college that has a good reputation in the society and has a positive review. The college needs to have years of history that they can speak about. So, check the college ranking along with the college establishment period.


The college standards can be known by the various boards they are accredited by. Compare and get to know a bit more on them.


You need to look out for a college which has an excellent team of faculty members. Usually, every college provides the details of the faculty members, their work experience and how long they have been with the college on the college website. You should pay attention to all these details as professors are the ones at last who are going to teach you. We are sure you don’t want any such faculty who is new and not able to get the attention of the students through their classes.


Every college boosts about themselves assuring 100{afb98de90fc6c87a5119316557f94f33b6ab30d8986100d39e60ff8feecaad5f} placements but are they really providing is the question here. You need to have a reality check with the other existing college students and college passouts to know how it works when it comes to college placements.

Project & Industrial Tour

The college should give you the leverage to work on different projects to widen your scope of knowledge. This makes you improve your thinking capabilities and come up with new ideas.


When it comes to college, you should surely look out for a nice library that can let you borrow reference books whenever needed to make your notes. With a vast syllabus for MBA, it’s always good to go with colleges which have libraries. This really shows how well the college is paying attention to the student’s benefits and interests.

Campus & Infrastructure

Go to a college which has a good campus with ample amount of space and a nice infrastructure that can help you explore and learn more.

Extra-curricular activities

Look out for the colleges which also emphasizes on the personal development of the individuals apart from academics. The college should give time to indulge ourselves in indoor and outdoor sports.

Why You Should Have College Experience

College can be a confusing time for a lot of incoming freshman. As a first-generation college student, I really had no idea what to expect, but the idea was to be successful. I found that being successful in college has a lot to do with getting involved with the people and environment around you. This idea of being involved is not limited to being involved in certain clubs or being in a certain social group, but I do highly encourage looking into getting involved with such groups. Although we are in college to focus on school and get the degree, it is also imperative that one creates the right network for after college; because, as we all know, it’s not what you know but who you know.

So, I’ve been fortunate enough during my tenure as a student to have been involved in a fair share of groups and events on my campus. Grades has always been my number one aim, but being involved has also been a huge part of my college experience. You might be thinking,”Oh here we go, another article about going Greek or joining some cultural club,” but being involved can start smaller than that. Even though I do recommend getting involved with Greek life or joining a cultural club, getting involved could be something as small as forming a study group with your classmates, going to your professor’s office hours, or attending open mic night in your student union. Opportunities to connect and network can blind side you, but they can be some of the best things to happen to you.

As a first-time-in-college student, I didn’t have anyone to tell me how to get involved or which clubs or people could be beneficial to me. So, me meeting others in my class and talking to them about school and extracurricular activities is where it all started for me. A conversation about an assignment could quickly change to someone telling you that they are involved with such-and-such association; this conversation could lead you to attending a meeting and meeting their advisor; their advisor could happen to be a very influential person on campus or in the community and further benefit your college career. Something like this could happen and could lead to job possibilities, or you figuring out the answer to looming question,”What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I do advocate for student involvement on campus, whether it be Greek life, Student Government, an honor society, or a cultural club; join something. But do not simply join something; go in with the intent of taking a leadership position within the organization and ultimately making an impact. This mindset will help you get the most out of every organization you become a part of. So don’t simply be a member of an organization, be on the executive board. You will meet more influential people this way, such as administrators, faculty, staff, and other people who can influence your college experience and ultimately shape your future. Some of my biggest opportunities have come from faculty or professors giving me recommendations or being a reference on a job application, but you don’t meet these people unless you engage in the community around you.

As a senior I look back on my college journey and I see many places I would’ve done better, but I also see the tremendous growth that I have achieved. A majority of my growth came from interacting with those around me. Anyone in college can simply go to class and leave, but you’re cheating yourself out of a meaningful college experience. Optimizing your college experience includes the process of engaging those around you and really making an impact and leaving a legacy. Engaging others, especially your professors and administrators can open doors for you, that you may not even thought a possibility. The idea of involvement is something each student should grasp in order to optimize their college experience.

All About Canadian Education System

The Canadian education system consists of three levels. The first level is known as the elementary level, the second is called the secondary level and the third is called the post-secondary education level. If you are in Canada or you have plans to go there, we suggest that you read up on the education system over there, especially if you want to go there for education. Let’s know more about the education system in Canada.

The Education System

In Canada, governments at provincial and territorial levels govern education. Therefore, there is a little difference between each education system. For example, the difference is that the grades where the levels start and end are different. Each province and territory offers free education for 12 years. However, for Quebec, the free education is offered for 11 years. Based on the province, education is a must for age 15 and 18.

Education levels

Now, let us read up on the education offered at different levels in Canada. This will give you a lot better idea of how the education system works over there.

· Elementary

Typically, kids aged 5 enter kindergarten. In elementary schools, kids study from grade one to grade 6. Afterwards, the students study for 2 years. In other areas, the school offers education till grade 8. As far as Quebec goes, the elementary school provides education from grade 1 to grade 6. Afterwards, the students go directly to high school.

· Secondary

Most often, secondary school is called high school. In these schools, students study from grade 9 to grade 12. Moreover, in areas with junior high and middle school, it includes both grade 7 and grade 8. On the other hand, in Quebec, students study from grade 7 to grade 11. Afterwards, the students study in CEGEP for 24 months and then go to university.

· Post-secondary

This level of education consists of career college, grade school, university and community college.

Programs for language

In Canada, language programs are provided at private language schools, universities, colleges, high schools and middle schools. Since English is the international language, more importance is given to teach this language across Canada.


Districts: In Canada, the division of provinces is done based school districts. Moreover, school districts include school boards that implement curriculum and policy established by the province. Usually, a school district provides services to a couple of towns or cities based on their size.

Religious affiliation

Schools can be Christian, Catholic or secular. However, in some provinces, you can find different school boards for both non-religious and religious schools. So, students from religious families can also go to the school based on their religious affiliation.

Private and public

The education system in Canada consists of public schools as well as private schools. The public schools receive funds from the government. On the other hand, private schools don’t get funded by the government and students have to pay fees to study in private school. Moreover, at the post secondary level, students pay a considerably smaller amount of tuition fee than in private universities.

So, this was a brief introduction to the education system in Canada.

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Knocking Up Your College Tuition

I started college in the US in the summer for one reason: it was 3 times cheaper than starting in the fall or winter semester. At Utah Valley University (UVU) and other universities, international students can pay in-state tuition only during the summer, so I took advantage of that. However, it was June 2008 and I did not have the $6,000 USD to pay for my fall semester. I started talking with international and career advisors at my university, but no one could really help me and I could not get any scholarships since it was only my first year. These tough situations are what make the difference between a hustler and a quitter, and I decided to become a hustler.

I kept looking for advice until I met Kyle Reyes, a leader in the multicultural office at UVU. He really motivated me and told me how other immigrants were able to raise money for their tuition: by knocking on doors and asking for donations in rich neighborhoods. It may sound crazy, but it was my best option. So I took it. I prepared a letter with my story and dreams, attached a UVU envelope so people could send me donations (I will discuss more about the letter in another article) and started going to neighborhoods by the Utah Valley mountains.

I did not have a car and I was very shy, so my friend Rene from Peru gave me rides and helped me knock on doors. Many people did not open, others closed the door immediately or said they did not have money (they were living in mansions). But a hustler does not give up, so I continued going every weekend, and when my friend could not give me a ride, I went jogging and delivered my letter to many houses during the summer.

I still remember the moment when I was walking by the dining hall at UVU when Kyle told me “congrats, you received some donations!” I could not believe it. People were sending checks for $30, $50, and $80 dollars to help with my tuition. This motivated me much more to keep going. Some people also gave me donations when I was telling them my story by their door.

I raised around $700 USD and since then, the universe has gravitated towards my goal and everything has worked out. I was able to enroll on a tuition payment plan, saved some money from my part time job cleaning floors and toilets, and received some money from my family. That’s how I was able to pay my first semester as an out of state student. Most importantly, that’s how I learned to be a hustler. To be resourceful and to not give up on my goals.

Now you can use crowdfunding sites to raise money for your education and since you can reach more people, you may be able to raise a larger fund. You will not have to go knocking on doors, but you will have to prepare and promote your campaign very well. I think a combination of both will give you the best experience and results.