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To Proof Read or Not To Read?

The other day, while I was going through an abstract the organizing committee had received for an International Conference, written by a research scholar, and I cringed internally when I came across a grammatical mistake. Mind you, I am not talking about a status update that a person would have put up on a social… Continue reading To Proof Read or Not To Read?

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Communication, Human Networking, Interview, Job Experience, Networking, Non Profit, Uncategorized, Work/Employment

Mapping Key Transferable Skills for Career Transition to Non-Profit

“You get paid for your job?”, pat came the question when I mentioned to my Uncle that I was working in the nonprofit sector. And was I surprised? No! Every time I spoke about my job or my passion for the social sector, I would get some curious glances from people around, followed by the… Continue reading Mapping Key Transferable Skills for Career Transition to Non-Profit

Communication, Human Networking, Networking, Teaching, Uncategorized, Work/Employment

Stories Of Grassroots Education in India

If I had told my younger self that I would one day set out to write about grassroots level education, bottom-up change, and long term impact, I would have scoffed. Set in my aspirations of pursuing a career in journalism, I was not sure what I had planned out in my head, but being on… Continue reading Stories Of Grassroots Education in India

Communication, Internship & Applications, Uncategorized

How to Write Professional Emails

We’re all emailing all day, every day. They form the initial point of contact for so many of our conversations. With an increasingly global workforce, emails are generally the go-to method for communicating with colleagues across the world. So how do you write professional emails? A clear and crisp subject line: The subject line of the… Continue reading How to Write Professional Emails

Human Networking, Internship, Internship & Applications, Uncategorized

Things Interns Shouldn’t Do.

Read about the organization before applying. If it’s a slightly obscure place for which you can’t find information online, ask the person you are corresponding with for the internship to give you any relevant reading material. Don’t ask the recruiter to tell you what the organization does, they would expect you to already know their… Continue reading Things Interns Shouldn’t Do.

College Life, Post-Grad, Uncategorized

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize: Breaking the College Limbo

By the third year of your university life, the proverbial gears start slowing down. You will find yourself skipping more classes than usual as the part-time internship starts demanding more and more of your time. There will be more assignments and projects to complete than there are hours in the day. The Canteen-waali chai and… Continue reading Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize: Breaking the College Limbo

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#UniInsight: Abhijith Asok, MS in Health Data Science, Harvard University (2017-19)

Off Campus Class picks the brain of Mr. Abhijith Asok, who has recently been admitted to the MS program in Health Data Science at Harvard University’s prestigious T.H.Chan School of Public Health. An ardent data science enthusiast, Abhijith is currently the lead of Safecity’s data science initiatives, where the team explores the power of data… Continue reading #UniInsight: Abhijith Asok, MS in Health Data Science, Harvard University (2017-19)