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How to make effective essays for MBA admission

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How to make effective essays for MBA admission

It is widely accepted that writing essays can be challenging. The admission officers go through thousands of profiles, and read, thousands of essays. It is obvious that, most essays will have a great deal of similarity. So, you must strive hard, to make your essays sound different, and more compelling.

How do I make my essay look different and better than others? To make your essays look different, you have to brainstorm continuously, and focus on your all round aspects. Focusing on your personal aspects, will greatly help in adding value to your essays. As mentioned before, you cannot afford to take your essays lightly, as they are mandatory and carry a specific weight to your application.

A question might be at the back of your mind – A lot of students have a similar GPA and GMAT SCORES. So what makes the difference? It is your essay that makes the difference

Your essays can be a medium through which, you can highlight your key skills, your attributes, personal qualities, and unique traits. The admission officers need a specific set of skills, and a specific kind of candidate, to fill in their class. Remember, it is your responsibility to convince them, that you are the one they are looking for. What kind of essays will I be asked to write?

You will be asked to write an essay on your real life experiences.

Let us consider an example.

Suppose, you have coached an under-14 football team. Now, you want to share your experiences, by writing a compelling essay, based on the above situation.

Why do a lot of essays get rejected? Remember – It is more about how you write rather than what you write?

While writing an essay, you must ensure that it should be written in a proper sequence. You can summarize your essay, by breaking it into parts or paragraphs. You must jot down the key points, before writing down the entire story.

In the first paragraph, you should give a convincing introduction to the challenges faced by the team. For example- you can say, initially, the parents did not allow their children to play football, as the kids were not disciplined. The kids did not arrive in time and lacked the team spirit.

In the second paragraph, you can mention, the preventive actions taken by you. For example, like-  explaining the parents about the importance of sports, encouraging the students to work as a team, or conducting ice breaking sessions, that allowed free mixing, and promoted friendship between the kids.

In the third paragraph, you can talk about the motivational actions taken to resolve these problems. For example, like- encouraging children to arrive in time by rewarding them for their discipline. You can also say- team work was a problem, so I encouraged my students to pass the ball frequently, and after the session was over, I used to reward those kids, who frequently passed the ball. This improved the teamwork skills.

In the fourth paragraph, you can talk about the results- whether they were fruitful or they backfired. You can say, after I took the preventive measures and motivational actions, the team was more disciplined, and started winning more matches. So mention things like we competed with great spirits, and finally won the all-important trophy.

In the fifth paragraph, you can mention the “takeaways”, or the outcome of your efforts. You can say, after the team won, the team spirit was at its peak. The parents congratulated, and thanked me for my efforts. The kids were thrilled, and I got immense respect. We managed to pull off something, which seemed impossible a few months back. That gave me immense joy and satisfaction, as my hard work paid off.

Now from the above example, it is evident that, the essays should be structured, and written in a proper sequence. You have to back your points with relevant examples. An essay which is narrated with the help of real life examples, adds authenticity to your application, and plays a big role in differentiating your profile from other applicants.

At Manhattan Review (MR), we have experts who have studied and worked abroad and are experts in editing your essays for MBA, MS and Bachelor’s programs. Our services helped hundreds of students join elite schools such as Columbia, LSB, Purdue and hundreds of others. Would you like your essays to be as effective and successful? We are just a step away! Contact any of our offices or call us (contact details on our website www.manhattanreviewindia.com). Your second step could land you in your choice B School in USA or elsewhere in the world.

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Admissions for our students have started happening. Quite a few of our students have been admitted in various US universities and they are awaiting their I-20s to start the visa process. Wish you all the best aspirants! Be sure, we are and will be with you till you fly!

 Admission Events –

Our ‘Spot Assessment and Admission’ sessions with various US universities have been a very big hit. Many of our students got admission into programs of their choice, especially with scholarships worth $ 8,000 to 2,000 per year.

We look forward to our upcoming ‘Spot Admission’ sessions on 23rd February at our Manhattan Review Adayar (Chennai) and Manhattan Review Tarnaka (Hyderabad) centers. Students, if you have completed or in final year of your education and have all your credentials (test scores, 3/2 marks etc.) you will be given ADMISSION and SCHOLARSHIP OFFER ON THE SPOT!

For more details, contact of our centers nearest to you. Make sure to keep all your documents ready and get admission with scholarship/funding.

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GMAT Benefits: the Manhattan way

 

GMAT Benefits- the Manhattan way

The training for test preparation in Manhattan Review, India for GMAT is beneficially in several ways. The trainers have a designed strategy that keeps changing with the times and current trends in GMAT test-prep. It is the best from what the others offer. It is the sole reason we can claim that we are best test-pep company in the world for admission into elite B-schools.

The work schedule, the training classes, classroom environment and friendly attitude of the trainers is an added plus. There are four sections in the GMAT examination:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – 30 minutes [one writing task]
  • Integrated Reasoning – 30 minutes [12 multiple-choice questions]
  • Quantitative (Math) – 75 minutes – [37 multiple-choice questions]
  • Verbal – 75 minutes [41 multiple-choice questions]

The training classes continue even after the curricula is over. Undue attention is given to student’s inquiry even after scheduled test preparation classes. This includes study tips and short cuts to the right answers. The aim of the training is to give the student’s complete benefits to get enrollment into the best B-schools in US and other nations across the universe.

Smart study is included in our test preparation for GMAT. In no quick time you are confident to face any question type for a right solution. An MBA from international schools drives them to their passion with a 100 percent* guarantee of an improved score. (* Conditions apply)

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.


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Computer Science or Information Technology?

Computer Science or Information Technology? 

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This is a million dollar question for many students who wish to pursue higher education abroad, in any of these streams/specializations.

The main reason for the confusion especially for Indian students is the fact that here, universities offer different fields of study such as – Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering etc. Each of these specializations have similar subjects/courses of study except for a few electives in order to ‘specialize’ and graduate.  As a result, many, many students are really confused to choose a particular field of study – Computer Science or Information Technology or Software Engineering et al.

How to break this logjam? Obviously, the first question one should answer oneself is whether to become a programmer or a solution provider for problems with current technology.

Computer science students are mostly taught programming and hence they become Software Programmers, Software Engineers, Project Managers, Application Developers, Cloud Technology related fields, Software Testers etc.

Whereas, IT students are taught to become Web developers & designers, Data Security Officers, Data Managers, Software Developers and IT Engineers.

The topics mostly taught in the IT stream are Database Management Systems, Operating Systems, Basic and Advanced Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Computer Architecture and design, Data Structures, Internet tools, Information Security, Object Oriented Design, and Data Warehousing etc. Advanced courses include Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Distributed Systems etc.

As already mentioned earlier, both CS and IT graduates are taught most of the subjects in common. However, in the United States (and in Canada also), the subjects taught under IT are offered as specializations under the Department of Computer Science and vice versa!

So, how do you choose the ‘right’ specialization at the Master’s level? It should not be based on what you have studied at the Bachelor’s level, but on what you would like to study at the Master’s level!!

For example, you might have done a B.Tech in IT, but have work experience of about 2 years in Big Data. You want to gain further knowledge in the same field (Big Data) for your growth. Which field should you choose? Some universities offer ‘Big Data’ under the Department of Computer Science and some others, under the Department of Business/IT, under the specialization of ‘Management Information Systems’. These keep changing from one university to another.

Therefore, the BEST WAY is to decide on your future field of work and look for education (at the Master’s level) that help you reach that goal. If you want to be a programmer, go for CS. If you want to be hardware specialist, go for Computer Engineering. If you want to be a solution specialist, go for IT, etc.

Make a proper choice at the time of starting your applications to universities. Once you join a wrong program, you would waste time on unrelated subjects and money on transferring to another field of study.

This is where, the expertise of Manhattan Review comes useful. We will counsel you to choose the right program and guide you with the selection of universities, admission process, applying, follow up, documentation and finally the visa process. In other words, right from A to Z of your plans of studying abroad.

Contact our counselors or center managers nearest to you and you will make BETTER CHOICES for your academics and ultimately LIFE!

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Our audio-visual webinar on ‘Study in the USA, Now or Never!’’ was a tremendous success with active and serious participants from throughout India, getting their doubts clarified.  They (the students and parents too) also got many of their doubts clarified about ‘Trump effect’, ‘H1B’, ‘Employment prospects under the new regime’ etc.

We hope to conduct many such webinars regularly, on topics of your interest and concern. Do give us your feedback on topics and we will be pleased to share information, knowledge and issues of interest.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.

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Work opportunities in USA

This is a ‘special’ Newsletter, especially and exclusively on work visas (H1B) in USA.

After going through all the news items on what USA could ‘do’ for students during and after their education, we thought it right to give you an unbiased update about employment opportunities with a H1B visa (work visa) after education.

Study in US

As you all know, every year there are about 85,000 visas for H1B workers from other countries. Out of this, 65,000 are for those in the General pool and the balance 20,000 are earmarked (rather, computer-marked) under ‘advanced’ category, for those who study in USA. Since there are more applicants than the available visas in both these categories, there is a “pick up” system based on a lottery. If someone’s name is picked up, he would get the H1B visa. That is how it has been working till now.

Now, the new Government plans to offer (grant) the H1B visas based on merit alone. Trump administration is looking to change this. The idea is that in the event when the number of applications exceeds the number of available slots, applications will be prioritized based on the applicant’s profile. Currently, two main criteria are being considered: whether an applicant has U.S. educational degree and what salary s/he is going to be paid. Trump’s administration is hoping that this will help keep the best and the brightest in the country and send everyone else home.

In other words, those who have the best possible education and are brightest will have the opportunity to get a work visa than based on chance. Full details are yet to be worked out. But it is hoped that by the time the next season starts on 1st April, the rules will be clearer and more definitive.

In the meantime, don’t fret over whether USA is right for you or not. Irrespective of anything and everything, BEST possible education is available in USA and employment opportunities are available both part-time and full-time during and after your education. And, for those with an American degree, opportunities are much wider throughout the world.

Fall deadlines are very close. If you delay applying with a lot of contemplation about new rules, you will miss the flight for this semester. For your own sake and to get the brightest education and experience, come and start your process at Manhattan Review without delay.

As always, we will be with you all the way.