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

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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

Internship, Internship & Applications, Interview, Jobs & Interviews, PhD, Post-Grad, Researching

A Career in Scientific Research and the Pathway to PhD Decoded.

As I entered 11th standard ISC, a barrage of information on competitive exams was thrown at me and a lot of people asked me the standard question “Are you going to choose Engineering or Medicine?” given that I had chosen Science. But my mind was fixed on pursuing scientific research and I hope to give… Continue reading A Career in Scientific Research and the Pathway to PhD Decoded.

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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)

Human Networking, Networking, Uncategorized, Volunteering

Why is volunteering a win-win situation for students?

“You volunteer for an organization?” “Why would you take up something that does not pay you?” “Why are you offering your time, skills and knowledge for free?” It is not uncommon for people to wonder and throw these questions at me when I talk about my volunteering roles and share my experience of volunteering for… Continue reading Why is volunteering a win-win situation for students?

Human Networking, Job Experience, Jobs & Interviews, Networking, Post-Grad, Social Networking

The Difference Work Experience Made to My Post Grad Education

I distinctly remember how my undergrad days were. Day after day of whiling away time with friends (though I did pay attention in class for the most part), last minute cramming for exams and clearing exams with good marks (well, most of the time at least). Cut to my postgrad days. I had two years… Continue reading The Difference Work Experience Made to My Post Grad Education