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Benefits of Abroad Education

Gaining an overseas education is an experience that is fraught with many benefits, not least among them being the extra sparkle it adds to your resume, as well as ensuring you return with a more well-rounded personality a the well as the confidence to boot! Apart from the above obvious benefits, you can take a number of steps to truly harness the potential of your overseas education experience.

Have fun

This one would seem like the easiest one to follow but is often the most ignored. Generally, some students, especially international students, who find the weight of responsibility laying heavier on their shoulders tend to take their academics very seriously and pursue it relentlessly at the cost of other soft skill building activities such as taking part in cultural programs, seminars or just plain hanging out with friends. Remember All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy so make the most of your year abroad and use this time to join a cultural club at your college, take part in sports, enjoy life in a new country and make some good friends.

Build your network

Building a strong network of present and future professionals is one of the perks of living in a campus abroad. Don't just stay cooped up in your room, pouring over formulas and stuff in your free time, but go out there and interact with your fellow students. And while on the point, don't just seek out people of your own community or ethnicity, but move out of your comfort zone and befriend students from other countries too. It will do a lot to broaden your perspectives. If English is not your forte, then consider joining an ESL (English as a second language) club or classes at your university if available. Building a strong social and professional network at your college may well prove to be the spring board from which you launch your career. Who knows, you may well get together with your new found friends at college to launch the next Microsoft or Google!

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Get to know your professors

In your years at college, your professors would be the one who would be giving out assignments, selecting students for particular internships and interacting with students on a one on one basis through research projects. Most professors at top ranked universities abroad are extremely intelligent and well-read in their field of study. Building a personal rapport with the professors and interacting with them out of class, can not only make some of that superior knowledge rub off on you but also make sure you are on the top of their minds when selecting students for an important research project or internship.

Participate in events and seminars outside your scope of interest

As a student at a university, you would no doubt be participating in a number of events and seminars that are related to your field of study. But we would advise you to also participate in events and seminars that are not related to your field of study. In the real world, almost all the fields are interrelated in some way, An IT manager, for instance, cannot ignore the intricacies of selecting the right financing for a project before implementing it. Same way Doctors nowadays are heavily relying on IT for maintaining and retrieving patient records. Attending seminars on topics which are outside your scope of interest will open a window to new subjects and give you a more holistic attitude towards your career.

Use your internship opportunities to find a good mentor

One of the best things about college life is the chance to take up internships with the best companies in your field of study. Internships provide a safe environment to learn what life after college will be like and what kind of work you would be doing after graduation. Use the opportunity to interact with not just your co-interns but also your senior colleagues. Make some good friends and don't hesitate to ask for advice if required. Many senior managers are more than happy to take on the role of Mentors to interns who show the willingness to learn the ropes. If you would like to know more about studying abroad or about how to select the best university that fits your needs, get in touch with Global Tree, the most trusted overseas education consultant in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.

 




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