Global Edge in association with The Hindu organises a seminar
For scores of students who burn the midnight oil battling over the ever-illusive quantitative tests and combating the soporific effect of verbose words to fulfil their goal of higher education overseas, the one-day seminar on study abroad conducted by Global Edge in association with The Hindu gave them a wide understanding of how to plan better for entry into top universities worldwide. More than 130 students attended the seminar held at Visakha Public Library, Dwarkanagar, on Sunday.
Right from the global economic scenario, education system, visa rules and newer fields of study abroad apart from GRE preparation tips, IELTS or TOEFL scores, student profile building and application process, the seminar touched upon several critical areas of the process of securing admission for studying abroad and the career path ahead.
“Before appearing for the tests like GRE, one of the main things to consider is the field of interest of the student and its scope abroad. There are several new fields of study like technical management courses, industrial management and mechatronics that have tremendous career scope in the US and Europe,” Y. Vamsi Krishna, Director of Global Edge, told the students.
There are other issues that many students fret about such as not getting enough or better scores in GRE or TOEFL. Some, despite having a good academic record in Intermediate and four-year engineering course, tend to throw in the towel and do not apply to foreign universities, just because of their average GRE and TOEFL scores.
“There are several factors that come into play when applying for overseas education. While GRE and TOEFL scores reflect academic strength of the student, student’s overall profile and a strong Statement of Purpose (SOP) play an important role. Build your profile from the initial years of your undergraduate course,” Vamsi Krishna explained.
Going into the details of the process of selecting universities, he said that certain universities may have better scope in certain branches. He gave the example of Germany which has better scope for electronics and mechanical engineering fields than other areas.
Other countries like Australia have a strong scope in the areas such as tourism management, he added.
Later, a GRE diagnostic test (paper based) was conducted for the students to get an idea about various areas.