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5 Reasons Why Students Going to America Should Join


LinkedIn
Posted on July 18, 2013 by doaonline

If you are reading this blog the chances are that you are a net savvy user, you have
accounts on Facebook and Twitter and you are a student going to America for higher education. But have you ever thought
of signing up for a LinkedIn account? Probably not: LinkedIn is supposed to be meant for professionals, so what good would
it do a student to have a LinkedIn account?
Actually however, having a LinkedIn account is very useful if you are heading for higher education in the States. Here are 5
reasons why.

LinkedIn offers several tools to help get information and ideas from experts in your field viz.:
i. LinkedIn Groups
ii. LinkedIn Answers
iii. LinkedIn Today

For college students these tools offer a great way of learning the professional language of your field, keeping up
with the latest trends and topics in the field and becoming a well-informed insider. With more than 120 million users
worldwide, LinkedIn offers a lot of potential avenues for learning.
Companies use LinkedIn to find potential candidates, so you should use LinkedIn to attract them. After you have finished your
course, you will be looking for a job. But companies also search for good candidates and recruiters use LinkedIn to find
candidates. So, pay attention to key words in your profiles. Spread them throughout the following sections of your LinkedIn profile:
i. Summary
ii. Specialties
iii. Skills
iv. Recommendations
Keeping the point above in mind, also think of this: LinkedIn is just the right place for you to build a professional brand for yourself.
Remember that what recruiters or business contacts find about you online is usually the source of their first impressions of you. If
you are a prospective candidate, recruiters will Google you; and LinkedIn profiles typically rank high in Google searches. So, use
this fact to your advantage by making sure that what they find out on LinkedIn builds up a strong positive image of you.
To add to that strong positive profile, use LinkedIns tool for gathering and displaying recommendations from other users who you
have worked with either during your studies or professionally. So, as you go through your masters or doctoral programs in your
American university and work with professors there or, in internships in American companies build your credibility by collecting
recommendations from them. According to Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career (and global spokesperson for
LinkedIn) LinkedIn is an online resume on steroids
While Facebook is an amazing tool for keeping track of (and even rediscovering friends), it may not be the most appropriate forum
for keeping in touch with your professors or project guides at your university or, specialists whom you have worked with in industry
or have consulted while writing research papers. For these you need a different kind of forum and this is exactly what is provided
by LinkedIn. LinkedIn offers a platform for maintaining your professional network while keeping it separate from your personal life.

So, whether you want to keep in touch with the trends in your field as you study, or whether you want to build up a great
professional profile or whether you merely want to stay in touch with your professors or professional contacts, LinkedIn is a
great way to do it.

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Writing a Good
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Preparing for GMAT: Important Links for You


Posted on July 8, 2013 by doaonline

Gathered together here are some useful links that will help you get
prepared for that all-important exam!
Reading Comprehension
Preliminary Reading and Practice for the RC (for Dilip Oaks Academy students)

Data Sufficiency
Read these blogs and never get confused about Data Sufficiency questions on the GMAT again:
The Importance of DS Questions in GMAT
A Few Great Tips on How to Solve GMAT DS Questions
Tackle Options in GMAT DS Questions the Dilip Oaks Academy Way

Integrated Reassoning
Wondering what Integrated Reasoning is and why it was introduced? Find out with these simple explanations.
An Introduction to Integrated Reasoning
Why has the GMAT changed?
Analytical Writing Helps

Problems with writing good essays in English affect almost everyone. Here are some important links on cutting out the
mistakes that pull you down.
Hypergrammar from Ottowa UniversityFind out about:
- what kind of sentences work best in formal writing assignments such as essays
- the purpose of different types of sentences
- the importance of sentence structure
Purdues Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Find out about:


- how to how to move smoothly from one paragraph to another by using transition words and phrases effectively
- tips on how to improve sentence clarity through using parallel constructions, transition phrases, clear pronoun
references and other grammatical devices
- when to use capital letters and when to go with small case:
- making sure you dont confuse your as, ans and thes:
- advice on proper subject-verb agreement
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MS in US: Fundas on Funding


Posted on July 8, 2013 by doaonline

Do You Have Any Idea of How You Are Going to Pay for Your American Degree?

Funding for your education in the United States is an important issue. Costs can range from Rs. 20 to 40 lakhs. Where is all
that money going to come from?
If youve been wondering about that crucial question, here are two links that will help you. You dont have to be super rich to
get your masters or a PhD from the States, nor do you have to have an uncle with a Swiss Bank account! The universities
themselves will help you and so will others. Find out how with these two really important links:

Find Out How American Universities Can Help You


Thinking About Loans? Click here to find out the basics.
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How to Crack the GRE


Posted on June 27, 2013 by doaonline

Heres a compilation of terrific tips from Dilip Oaks Academys top scorers about how to crack that
all important exam the GRE.
Tips from Our Top Scorers
Tips from Adheesh Gokhale (GRE Score: 338/340) working student: State University of New York, Stony Brook (fall 2013),
Masters in Computer Science
Tips from Ashwin Ranna (GRE Score: 337/340): Carnegie Mellon (fall 2013), PhD in Environmental Engineering
Tips from Tanmay Gurjar (GRE Score: 335/340): University of Texas, Austin (fall 2013), Masters in Mechanical Engineering
Tips from Debanjana Nayak (GRE Score: 330/340) working student
Tips from Rasika Joshi (GRE Score: 325/340): Wisconsin Madison (fall 2012), MS-PhD (Electrical Engineering)
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MS-in-US: Get Important Information on Applying to


Universities!
Posted on June 20, 2013 by doaonline

This post brings together a list of must-see links to our most important posts on
Admissions to American Universities. The links are arranged under different headings:
university deadlines (fall 2013, spring 2014)
selecting which semester to join
step-by-step explanations of the application process
tips on the F1 visa and on preparing your Statement of Purpose
and several others.

This is important information. Dont miss out on it!


Deadlines for Application

Did you know that there is no standard deadline for application for American universities? Deadlines for fall range from
November of the previous year all the way up to August of the year in which you will join your university. Deadlines for spring
range from June of the previous year to Jan of the year of joining. Your planning of the application process depends on the
deadline for the most important university you are applying for. Check out the deadlines for your university through the links
below.
Fall 118 universities accepting students in fall (2013)
Spring 107 universities accepting students in spring (2014).
Note: to find out what universities to apply to check out a list of the top 220 American universities at online.dilipoakacademy.com
look for university information under the applications button. You will find the following information:
departments and courses
university rank
documents required for application
the university website URL
For other useful online services see: 7 Cool Services that will Give You an Edge in Applying for Admission in a US University
Also see: top paying engineering jobs

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Dont Miss Dilip Oaks Academys Pre-departure


Orientation (Fall 2013 Semester)
Posted on June 18, 2013 by doaonline

ATTENTION: If you are applying for admission to American universities and


colleges for fall 2013, do not miss Dilip Oaks Academys Annual Pre-departure Orientation Program:

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Date: 23 June 2013
Time: 5.30 p.m.
Venue: Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Tilak Road, Near Swargate, Pune
About 1,200 students and their parents are expected.
Passes are available at Dilip Oaks Academy between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
A key feature of the program will be that the Academy will form groups of students going to the same university. So, you will
be able to meet students going to your university on that day; and the academy will send you their email IDs later.
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The Student or F-1 Visa: All the Basics Simply Explained


Posted on June 13, 2013 by doaonline

The US government issues more than 30 different types of visa. For example, tourists and business-men are issued B-1 or
B-2 visas and those authorized to work in US are given an H-1B visa. Students going for vocational courses, such as, in
flying schools or English language courses get an M-1 visa. However, most students require an F-1 visa stamp.
This is the most commonly issued type of visa for students going to an accredited university for a full-time academic program
lasting for one or more years.
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Alert for Fall 2014 Applicants to American Universities!


Posted on June 7, 2013 by doaonline

FALL SEMESTER APPLICATION PREPARATION

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BEGINS NOW DONT DELAY!

If you are applying for fall 2014, here are some things to take care of immediately. (For full details of the preparation timeline,
click on the link below):

Application Timeline for Fall 2014:

June-August 2013
Review you goals for MS education and choose some specific areas in which you would like to specialize. To help yourself
choose a specialization, department and university check out this link (you will need to supply a login ID and password):

University Information

July 2013
1. Register for the GRE and TOEFL examinations these examinations should preferably be taken by September.
2. Register for the Subject GRE important for doctoral programs in pure sciences, the biological sciences and masters programs in
computer science in top schools. The exam is in Nov. but seats get filled by July/August!
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Applying for Spring (Jan) 2014 A Step-By-Step


Explanation
Posted on June 7, 2013 by doaonline

If you are thinking of applying for spring, go through the timeline below immediately there are things you need to start doing
right now! Hurry, theres no time to lose.
January 2013
1. Review you goals for MS education and choose some specific areas in which you would like to specialize
2. Register for the GRE and TOEFL examinations these examinations should preferably be taken by June.

March 2013 Make a preliminary list of about 30 universities which meet your requirements considering:
1. Location
2. Costs
3. Broad specializations you are interested in
4. Recommendations by seniors, your professors etc.
5. Whether your academic profile fits the universities requirements.
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GRE Prep: Verbal Study Plan Overview


Posted on June 6, 2013 by doaonline

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For those Oaks Students who missed the lecture in which preparation plans were discussed, here are the GRE Prep
highlights. (But even if you are not a student of Dilip Oaks read on, there are useful tips ahead!)
The Overview section immediately below summarizes the four aspects of preparation that you have to cover.
The section called Some Principles further below gives you hints on how to work through the material.
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