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  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    28 Aug 2018
Most of my ‘successful’ mentees have worked extremely hard to get into colleges or career paths that they are currently at. While I have constantly talked about the value of persistence an...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    06 Nov 2018
A leading Silicon Valley based Venture Capital (VC) fund called Andreessen Horowitz recently announced a Bio Fund. This is not very surprising in itself as lots of VC funds set up sector-specific fund...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    12 Nov 2018
A news article in 2018 about an auction at Christie’s of a painting called Portrait of Edmond Belamy caught my eye. This painting sold for about $432,500, about 43 times its reserve price. So, w...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    30 Aug 2018
How to build ‘validation elements’ within your admission essay Elsewhere we have argued that the essays which are written in the form of stori...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    09 Apr 2020
Should I write about the Coronavirus in my College Admission Essay? The short answer is, probably not.    What is a good essay? Let us recap what makes a college essay memorable and impactfu...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    20 Jan 2016
Getting the opening of your SoP right is the key to your admission. It determines the lens with which the rest of the application ...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    25 Jan 2017
The Statement of Purpose (SoP) is a document that is used by the admission officers/application evaluators to assess the clarity of thought of the applicant. While it is difficult to predict the direc...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    05 Jul 2019
There must be millions of stories out there. After all, Scheherazade survived a Thousand and One Nights  because of her story-telling skills, and that should account for more or less 1,001 storie...
  • Category:
    Insights & Information
  • Published:
    15 Dec 2017
Why MS from UK and Europe You should do an MS from UK and Europe because you get great education at reasonable prices. The courses are shorter (often ranging from 12...