Congratulations :) If you had reached till this point, then all you have to do is fly to US
You might have joined some WhatsApp groups by now (if not, do search for them. A great source to start with is Yocket). Just explore and get your doubts resolved there. …
Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for an acceptance.
From here, the blogs are more focused towards US universities
Once you get an admit from your dream university (probably by March/April), you need to provide financial documents stating that you can fund your studies so that they will give I20 (formal acceptance letter).
The irony is, most of the lenders need I20 to process loan application (and the university…
I’ll brief out 3 things I had done before finalizing my universities (more useful for Thesis MS)
Messaging a stranger (who’s in your dream university) with your queries is the most common way. Unfortunately, you can expect the least response from this method (in my case, the success rate is ~5%)
Example Template: “Hello XXX. This is Srinath from India. I completed my Bachelors from NIT Calicut and am currently interning in IISc Bangalore while preparing for Masters. I am planning to apply for XXX…
Once you decided your list of universities (ballpark), start preparing for particular exams. I’ll just provide useful links which answer cliche questions instead of repeating them. Instead, I’ll tell what I’d done so you can take some useful pointers from my journey.
Quant/Maths: 40 questions (20+20)
English/Verbal: 40 questions (20+20)
One surprise section: Can be Quant or Verbal
AWA/Essays: 2 (scaled out of 6)
It depends on individual. In my case, I prepared for 10hrs/week for 4 months and 20hrs/week during last month. So, a total of ~250hrs preparation (including mock tests).
A complete guide to pursue Masters in abroad (irrespective of country)
If you are in STEM and are
Please let me walk through my journey. All the opinions presented in this series of blog are based on my experience and it might or might not be useful. So, my first suggestion is
“Listen to everything, but act on your own”
“The Psychology Of Money — Part 1”: https://namburisrinath.medium.com/the-psychology-of-money-part-1-794af245f058
“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong. You can be wrong half the time and still make a fortune.” — George Soros
Forecasting market is very difficult. And there are several occasions where we couldn’t predict huge dips (if we could predict, we would had avoided them right!) Few examples include The Great Depression (1929), Housing Crisis (2008), Dot Com Bubble (2000s), and the recent Corona Lockdown (March 2020).
The reason behind this…
Ask yourself the following questions:
A typical response is: “Yes and No”. It might seem paradoxical, but so does “Exercise and diet are important for health and I eat fast foods daily” or “Time is valuable and I binge watch daily”. The same applies for savings. While having knowledge on math & finance is helpful, the most important ingredient is our psychology towards money i.e the emotions that we carry with money.
Doing well with money has a little to do with how smart you are and a lot to…
Excerpt from “Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon
Most of us lament that the work we do is worthless, not creative, mundane, doesn’t have any impact etc; and start regretting our lives. Out of regret, we may try to search for how to be creative so that we can do some meaningful work.
Before understanding how to be creative, we need to understand what makes someone creative.
Our common conception is: We say someone is creative if they had created something unique. Novel. First — in — the — world. …
By now most of us had personal experience but let me share my journey, the mistakes I had made during the recovery period and tips. Please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn incase you want to have a personal discussion. I will be happy to discuss.
Note: I was a patient (neither a doctor nor a medical expert). So, any advice in this blog should be taken with caution. Also, I am not posting any info regarding medicines to avoid self-prescription.
From April 15th, I was feeling headache, bodypains and slight fever. …
It’s my sincere suggestion to please read till the end of the blog with open-mind
Recently, I watched ‘Seaspiracy’, a ~90min documentary in Netflix and was shocked to learn about the conspiracies in the commercial fishing industry. To be frank, I don’t have direct connection with sea (as I live very far from one) and as a vegetarian, am not aware of anything related to fishing.
Note: Anyone who’s interested in environment, climate change, food habits must watch it. I would suggest this documentary to everyone (especially non vegetarians) because I am sure at least some of you might make…