Enrollment of students from India at UK colleges and universities is on the rise, with most students pursuing business and engineering degrees, according to UK data. The numbers are a turnaround from declining enrollment of Indian college students coming to the UK in the past decade.
College graduates entering the workforce for the first time should highlight their leadership skills, help others achieve their goals and show commitment to their job, says author Vicki Bracket. She recommends that they make time to build a professional network and be patient while seeking new opportunities.
Help yourself avoid burnout by finding ways to link today's work with corporate and personal goals, writes Thor Projects President Robert Bogue. "Cast a compelling vision of what's on the horizon, but take time to recognize the specific victories that led you where you are," he writes.
Student-loan borrowers whose households make less than $100,000 a year would have $50,000 of their debt erased and households making up to $250,000 would also see relief under a plan proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. A Warren-commissioned analysis said three out of every four borrowers would have their loans paid off if the $640 billion-dollar plan became law.
A new study shows that undergraduate women majoring in STEM fields who face a "chilly" atmosphere at school begin to have negative and cynical feelings about their research and their career choice. Researchers recommend that schools provide extra counseling and support.
The academic jargon and language used by colleges and universities on websites and other communication tools can be too complex and put up unnecessary barriers to applicants, says former professor Deborah Bosley, who now owns and runs The Plain Language Group. She, and other experts, recommend colleges use simple language to describe admissions processes, financial aid and other student-centered information.
An investigation by the US Education Department into foreign money accepted by Georgetown University and Texas A&M University is part of a Trump administration push to more closely examine such funding. US colleges and universities are required to disclose donations and contracts with foreign countries that total $250,000 or more.
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The average score on the GMAT graduate school entrance exam is rising as more candidates take test prep courses and retake the test if their first scores are low, say admissions experts. GMAT scores are just one piece of the admissions picture, says David White, founding partner of Menlo Coaching, but those with lower scores must have other impressive material to be accepted.
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