Alwynn is a new follower of mine and his website is pretty interesting, one thing that caught my eye is the below post where he openly challenge people especially students who are confused in what is their next step and I have also include in his comment page.
Aren’t we all at one thing or another, tend to lose our way? Sometimes, we focus so much about the people around us or look too closely into details and lost what is the most important – yourself. And it is so easy to lose oneself, in the midst of all the noise – well meaning advices, social media, crowd, stress, work, family, troubles, worries…. Find out more below and let Alwynn and I know if you find it useful.
- WRITE DOWN WHY YOU ARE LOOKING TO DO THIS.
- WRITE DOWN YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR 2, 3, AND 5 YEARS DOWN THE LINE.
- WHAT SKILLS DO YOU HAVE?
- WHAT SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO HAVE? CREATE 2 RESUMES, THE ONE YOUHAVE AND THE ONE YOU WANT!
- NOW GO TO LINKED IN AND SEE WHAT AN MBA GETS YOU, FROM YOUR FUTURE SCHOOL!!!
- ALSO SPEAK TO AT LEAST 6 RECRUITERS.
- YOUR RECRUITER WILL HAVE REAL-LIFE ANSWERS.
- DON’T JUST GO TO YOUR MENTORS AT A SCHOOL, THEY ALREADY HAVE A JOB.
- USE GITHUB!!!
TAKE MY CHALLENGE AND INCREASE YOUR NETWORK BY 30 PEOPLE IN 30 DAYS OR 5 PEOPLE OVER THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
A lot of you feel that higher education is the answer to many of your questions and its not. this is the day and age of MOOCs. Before, during or after, take a MOOC and then enhance your network,
Use GITHUB code!!!
Don’t write code from scratch. if you can collaborate!
Now post it on Linked in, on your blog and tweet it.
You now have a network. You now have your answers slowly shaping up.
So answer my question: what do you want to do MBA? PhD? MS? Thank you for reading!
TAKE MY CHALLENGE AND YOU WILL GET SUCH A CLEARER PICTURE REALLY SOON!
Under his comment ~
Priyanka’s question: I have an Mtech from IIT.Do I need to be published.
Priyanka, Not necessarily, they definitely help the admissions though. IITB has quite a bit of brand value in US schools, you should be able to get funding and PhD admission easily…apply to top schools, where IIT Bombay degree is valued, check your alumni groups and take their advise. Usually PhD programs are fully funded with TA, GA or RA, so that you can cover your living expenses as well. I know a friend of mine did PhD from UK, he did get full funding to cover everything. I cannot compare both Europe and US, but I can tell you that US has good options for funding and research for PhD.
Kumar, that was a very helpful reply!
Priyanka, you have an MTech from IIT. I asked around. seems like the equivalent of MIT here.
Do you have a blog or a Facebook page? A Linkedin Profile maybe?
Are you on Linkedin? Like Kumar says, you dont Need publications but they will help with getting an RA and funding in summer when a mere I-20 (?) will not get you anything beyond 9 months. The good news: You can do a Credit transfer like Kumar here! Please follow me on twitter @johnny20201 I answer questions like Kumar on my blog #iblogstats. Thank you Kumar!
Ravi Kumar Sep 6, 2014 Reply
i have a little query about further studies. i am hotel management graduate with having one year of experience in star hotel as a chef. i want to do further studies related to my field. if i will move to newzeland,
what are the career growth option. because i don’t wanna come back after completion the masters. i want to job there.
is it possible if yes
then how please let me know
MY REPLY TO THIS QUESTION:
Take my challenge to answer this.
DID YOU PUT IN AT LEAST 2 YEARS INTO BEING A CHEF?
HOW MANY YEARS DID YOU SPEND SO FAR?
NOW CREATE A YOUTUBE VID FOR YOUR BEST DISHES. ORGANIC SAUCE? MACAROONS?
VEGAN IS THE RAGE NOW.
POST PICTURES ON YOUR BLOG.
THIS WILL GET YOU A FOLLOWING WITHOUT AN
1) EXPENSIVE AIR TICKET
2) EXPENSIVE HOUSING LEASE
3) UNBEARABLE BOUT OF HOMESICKNESS
4) A BILL OF $10K IN EXPENDITURE BEFORE THE FIRST YEAR
YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER STUDENT OR A WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL.
5) BAKE SOME CHIA SEED OR QUINOA CRACKERS, MAIL THEM TO YOUR FUTURE SCHOOL MAYBE? This way you know where you stand.
With very little, you did something constructive, built your confidence and made sure that you will have some solid ground to stand on when you go to NewZealand. Find a student chef circle that will support you. Please follow me on twitter @johnny20201.
Google #iblogstats. TYVM.