Did you wake this morning and realize that it is the middle of November and you have not even started on your college application. Is it too late? In one answer, NO. But you are pushing the envelope in terms of meeting upcoming deadlines. You need to get organized and take immediate steps to catch up with your peers.
Here is the bad news - you are not going to be able to apply Early Decision/Early Action as most of those deadlines have passed. You don't have to stress about those decisions and keep your mind of should have/could have regrets. Also, many scholarship opportunities have passed as well. However, there are plenty of good schools with deadlines (see below for list) that you will be able to apply and there are plenty of schools which offer solid financial packages.
The number one thing to do right now is register for the SAT/ACT right away. These are for the tests in December. Otherwise, you are looking at March SAT or February ACT. Depending on when you take these tests will determine the type of options you have.
Secondly, make a college list of colleges you truly want to attend. If everything falls into place, you can still meet the January 1 deadline but if you can't you can change accordingly. The college list is probably one of the most important parts of the college admission process which most students and parents spend the least amount of time on.
Lastly, get your Letters of Recommendations done. Please acknowledge to your recommenders that you are very late in the process and would appreciate their help in finishing them in a timely manner.
If you are truly interested in meeting the January 1 or 15th deadline, start working on your personal statement and getting your transcripts. However, the key is to put your best foot forward. Putting an application with substandard materials will hurt your admissions chances. So don't rush, there are options for you. Here are some schools with deadlines beyond January 15.
Also, should you require additional help during this stressful time, we are here to help at Stoodnt. Contact us asap.
The biomedical field has been generating a lot of interest among the Indian students. No surprise, several candidates are now looking at to do Masters (and Ph.D.) in the field of biomedical science and biomedical engineering from foreign universities. As we all know, pursuing higher studies abroad does cost a significant amount of money. But, at the same time, there are also various generous scholarship schemes that international students can apply to. Besides, you can always apply for education loan as well. But, how about studying for free as an international student? Sounds crazy, right? Yes, there are quite a few programs that do not charge any tuition fees; thanks to few European countries. More importantly, unlike the generic concept, this free education doesn't come at the cost of compromising the quality of education. Although there are several free programs that require the knowledge of local language. But, there are few programs that are taught entirely in English as well. In this post, we will look into the top Master's Programs in Biomedical Sciences & Bio-Engineering that do not charge any tuition fees.
This is an excellent program for getting exposed to advanced information, skills, and methods in the field of Biomedical Engineering. This is a highly interdisciplinary field, and students will be taught by the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and the Faculty of Medicine.
During the first semester, the students will go cover medicine, engineering, and natural sciences. The following two semesters will focus on Tissue Engineering, Medical Imaging/Guided Therapy, and Artificial Organs/Devices. The final (4th) semester is reserved for Master’s thesis.
After finishing the program, graduates can get into research, development, production, product consulting, distribution and service of medical products to planning, project management, quality management, certification, and instruction of implementation of medical technology and biomaterials to observation and assessment of medical institutions, processes, and equipment.
This is an interdisciplinary and research-oriented training program. The course focuses on the scientific basis and potential applications of molecular bioengineering in medicine and technology. You will cover nanotechnology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and protein interactions.
There is also an opportunity for a Fast Track (6 students after one year of study) or Early Admission (6 students after 3 semesters) to PhD program at TU Dresden. In case of Fast-Track, admitted candidates will enter the PhD program without completing the Master's degree. Under the Early Admission rule, admitted students may either directly enter the PhD program without completing the Master's degree or first complete the MSc, and then join the PhD.
The two- year master's programme in Biomedical Sciences offers teaching from world-class scientists. The program covers human physiology, molecular & cellular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, tumor biology, and medical imaging.
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of elective courses that focus on understanding the cellular and biological mechanisms, providing the knowledge required for understanding human disease mechanisms and for future development of methods, diagnostics, and therapies.
The Master’s program covers topics such as cancer, heart function and failure, inflammatory disorders, immunity, bacterial colonization and antimicrobial resistance etc. You will be qualified for work in research and development within the biomedical sciences, and clinical laboratory sciences. You will have career options related to the translation of knowledge and methods of medical subjects and bio-prospecting. The masters' degree will also make you qualified for PhD programs.
Within this Master program, students will be offered a profound education in both immunology and systems biology. The aim of the program is to mediate an in-depth understanding of the molecular and structural processes of the immune system combined with substantial knowledge and hands-on training in systems biology.
The Master program is research-oriented and offered completely in English. Apart from an in-depth education of scientific knowledge in the mentioned areas, they are characterized by a high proportion of individual research projects, in which students are integrated at an early stage into the highly competitive and interdisciplinary research groups of the institute. Alternatively, all students have the possibility to perform during their master studies such research projects in other universities or abroad. Additionally, during their education, students are trained in a large variety of methods and techniques applied in life sciences and gain first contact with representatives of life science industries. Finally, a mentoring system helps the students to study efficiently, to plan their career in a more focused manner, and to become independent.
This degree programme has a strong focus on research and is suitable for students with a strong background in biomedicine and molecular biology. During their studies, students may focus on a variety of different research areas, among them neuroscience, immunology, genetics (or genomics) and physiology. Up to six months of research abroad can be integrated into the programme.
The program aims at attracting students interested in experimental research at the interface of medicine, biology, and chemistry. Prerequisites for admission are a first degree in Natural or Life Sciences – especially Molecular Medicine or Biomedical Science – and good medical and molecular knowledge.
The curriculum is composed of compulsory modules which cover theoretical aspects in immunology, neurosciences, oncology, development, structural biochemistry, imaging, genetics, and systems medicine, as well as key skills in laboratory animal science, biological safety, research design and writing.
Related Course: MSc Molecular Science at FAU
The course comprises four semesters, including a six-month master's thesis. All courses in the program will be taught in English. The total number of credit points awarded is 120. With the successful completion of the course, the participant will be awarded a Master Double-Degree from both partner-universities
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine – two of the most innovative research fields providing new opportunities to treat conditions ranging from cancer to blindness, from cardiovascular to degenerative diseases, from organ failure to HIV. The Ruhr-University Bochum and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, offer the opportunity to participate in these cutting-edge fields of biomedical research through the Double Degree Master program Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (M.Sc. DD-SCBRM).
The program covers the molecular aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology, Neuroscience, Infection and Immunity, Integrative Biology, and Biomedicine. Special attention is given to the eucaryotic cell and both the fundamental principles of molecular cell biology and the huge structural and functional diversity of molecules, organelles, and cells. Molecular aspects are addressed using tools of bioinformatics and computational systems biology-based approaches. These include functional genomics, dynamic analysis of the transcriptome, metabolic and regulatory networks.
Intake: Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct
The eighteen-month Master’s program in Molecular Medicine is aimed at highly motivated students who are interested in the subject. The prerequisite is a Bachelor's degree with a focus on either natural sciences or molecular medicine. The degree programme will provide deeper knowledge of topics relating to molecular medicine and clinical theory such as immunology, oncology, genetics, pharmacology, and cell biology. In addition, there are also three laboratory internships, each lasting eight weeks. A Master's thesis will be written within six months.
The programme is a technical, interdisciplinary and research-driven Master’s degree programme with a specialized focus on medical needs. Students will get to develop excellent knowledge and practical skills in medical imaging, data processing, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Intake: April & October
The Master's programme in Biomedical Engineering in Lübeck is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in research and development, academia, or industry. The goal of the programme is to educate students in the interdisciplinary fields of engineering and medicine.
Students with degrees in electronics, information technology, mechanical engineering, physics, process engineering, materials technology, or mechatronics will be enrolled in introductory courses in medicine and medical technology in order to gain the necessary knowledge in these fields. Students with degrees in medical technology will be enrolled in technical courses as the main focus in order to increase their knowledge in these areas. Free intensive German courses of different levels are provided each semester.
During the second semester, students can enroll in a variety of specialized courses. The common basics developed in the first semester will be expanded to include practical applications. This coursework will focus mainly on project-oriented teamwork.
Third-semester students will complete a research internship of four months. The results are presented at the Lübeck Students Conference. Finally, students prepare and start writing a Master's thesis over the course of six months within their fourth semester.
An internship of four months or two internships of eight weeks each is to be completed after the second semester. Programme advisers will assist students in finding an appropriate internship in Germany or abroad.
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The program provides a molecular understanding of how normal cellular processes change, fail or are destroyed by disease. Students will develop knowledge and skills in cellular and molecular biology, and can apply to both basic research and clinical work.
The Master in Molecular Medicine at the University of Ulm is the ideal postgraduate programme for students who have obtained a bachelor degree in a life science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, human biology, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology, molecular life science, or molecular medicine. Students will develop an understanding of the molecular pathways that lead to the proliferation, differentiation, and death of cells, knowledge of the physiology of cells and organs, insights into the pathophysiology of diseases, practical laboratory skills.
The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine primarily focuses on biomedical issues and examines those using methods and experimental approaches from the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology. The skills acquired in this programme can be used in biomedical research and medical biotechnology. This degree programme meets the quickly growing need in the field of molecular and biomedical research for scholars with basic knowledge of medicine and natural science.
The first year of the Master's programme is divided into five mandatory modules: Molecular Pathology, Molecular Pharmacology, Human Genetics, Clinical Chemistry/Molecular Diagnostics and Medical Biometry. In addition, students may select two of the fifteen compulsory elective modules dealing with clinical research topics (Molecular Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Cardiology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Oncology, Neuroscience, Rheumatology, Transgenic Animals, Medical Microbiology, Medical Immunology, Gene-environment Interaction in the Developing and Ageing Brain and Associated Disorders, Experimental Surgery, Experimental Nephrology, Bioinformatics, Molecular-Biological Approaches in Medical Research and Diagnostics) consisting of lectures, seminars and a block of practical training.
The second year is devoted to in-depth instruction on special problems in molecular pathology and pharmacology. For most of the second year, intensive experimental work on a research project in one of the participating institutes will provide further practical skills and form the basis for the completion of the Master's thesis.
This is an ideal program for the folks looking at to build a career in the R&D within the industry and/or academia. Students will be prepared to develop cutting-edge biomedical devices and conduct independent scientific research; hence, a perfect bridge to a PhD degree.
The course focuses on biomedical signal processing (linear and imaging) and understanding physiological as well as designing technical control loops. Subjects include advanced mathematics and advanced biosignal processing, medical image processing, advanced control system methods as well as biological rhythms and homeostatic control, advanced medical real-time system topics, and regulatory affairs.
Intake: Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct
The M.Sc. programme in Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme open to graduates in subjects providing them with a substantial background in physics, computing, and mathematics. At least 6 ECTS credits in physics is a prerequisite for admission to the programme. The M.Sc. course focuses on biomedical research and has a strong bias towards computational science. This reflects the ever-increasing demand for IT competence in this field, in conjunction with knowledge of biomedical devices and their usage. Graduates from this programme are well-equipped for posts in hospitals, academia, and industry.
Related Course: MSc Translational Medical Research at Heidelberg
Please note, the University is now charging a tuition fee of EUR 1,500 (INR 1.15 Lacs) per semester. So, it's still not too expensive as few other foreign universities.
Although the program title sounds very basic in nature, the Master’s in Biology allows you to deepen your knowledge through a variety of specialized modules in biomedical sciences. The goal of the Master’s program is to allow as much freedom as possible in the choice of subjects and the organization of the study. Modules are offered in the following fields of study: Anthropology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Systematic Biology, and Zoology.
The Faculty of Biology at LMU Munich is made up of internationally recognized researchers and award-winning instructors. The faculty provides excellent facilities for contemporary research and studies in the modern Biocenter, part of the high-tech campus in Großhadern/Martinsried just outside of Munich. High profile institutions are situated in close vicinity, including the Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry and Neuroscience, the German Research Center for Environmental Health, the Gene Center, the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science and the brand new Biomedical Center. The existing cooperative network with these institutions provides students with excellent teaching resources and a rich and unique research environment.
The master's program is taught in English and is oriented toward highly motivated and globally diverse next-generation researchers. It offers a state-of-the-art education in a wide variety of biological fields, including Anthropology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Plant Sciences, Systematic Biology, and Zoology.
A resume is a selling document. And like all marketing material, it needs to be sharp, catchy and very quick in doing its job.
Five years ago, an extensive eye-tracking study established this norm and I could not find many recruiters contesting this – not those on the web and not those I spoke to. Articles on resumes in Forbes and Time corroborated the study.
Six seconds? Really? To me, it still seems harsh. Some analysis of this frequently-quoted study reports hiring managers saying that at senior levels and for resumes they really like, they may spend more than 2 minutes looking at a resume!
I think back about the recruitment drive at Stoodnt in April and, well, I did spend about 45 seconds on the first few resumes. After number 10, my scanning efficiency increased (read 30 seconds or less per resume). But the time I reached Resume No 103, I must have been clocking under 15 seconds. I'm sure some were glossed over in 5...
It’s more time than I would give to a roadside hoarding (imagine how catchy that has to be!) but much less than I would give to a product brochure!
Setting aside the argument on exactly how many seconds, lets focus on what I can do to my resume to make the seconds count. And here is my 4R mantra for getting it right with some simple Dos and Don'ts:
|Don’t cram a lot into narrow margins. A page with text stretching from edge-to-edge has the same effect on a recruiter that a textbook with small print has on you -
you need to brace yourself for it!
|Do use a lot of white space. Standard MS Word margins at 1.25” may be too much but less than .75” will be too crammed. Stay in that range and you should be fine. Leave at least a line between sections. A 3 to 6 pt spacing between bullets is also good.|
|Don’t use serriff fonts like Times New Roman, Cambria, Bookman, Garamond etc. Serriff fonts are for leisurely or recreational reading.||Do Use sans serriff fonts like Myriad Pro (my latest favourite), Trebuchet MS, Helvetica, Calibri or Arial ()|
|Don’t reduce the point size to save space or increase it too much to fill up space!||
Do keep the point size at 10-12 pt. This will also depend on the particular font you use.
|Don’t mark important words in the middle of a sentence as bold.||Do maintain a standard format highliting names of companies, colleges, designations or leadership positions in bold.|
Don’t have a page 2 Unless you have spent over 10 years
|Do remove or reposition low-impact sections like “personal info” (age, address, email can go in the header – what else is there), hobbies (unless you scaled the Everest, keep it for the interview), basic computer skills (MS Word, Powerpoint etc – it’s a given in todays world) to fit into one page|
|Don’t have any points in two lines Two lines are less motivating to read and the recruiter is likely to actually just
the first five words of a 2 line sentence whereas a powerful
one line is more likely to be read fully
Do remove adjectives, articles and stylistic phrases to shorten sentences to one line. An example has been worked out here
|Don’t describe your responsibilities in your previous job.
Its wastes space and is usually too long to fit into one line.
Mostly recruiters would know what your previous position entailed i.e. what you were supposed to do.
|Do describe your real achievements instead, using numbers and if relevant, names. An example has been worked out for you.|
|Don't use technical jargon that a layperson may not get quickly. A human resource professional is less likely to labour
to understand technical terminology.
|Do keep the language simple, accessible and impressive not just to your would-be line manager but also Human Resources professionals.|
|Don't miss real achievements even if these are not strictly professional. Especially for early-stage resumes, your work in your college placement cell or community may also showcase leadership that you may not have had a chance to show at work.||Do share actual data and numbers of players you may have trained in a sport, schools you may have taught at, community members you may have led in a cleanliness drive or weeks you may have trekked.|
And finally, since English is read from left to right, a 15 second scan would mean a quick look down the left half of a page. This bias towards the left half of the page is true of screen viewing as well.
|Don't start sentences with common and low-impact phrases like "responsibilities included", "as part of a team", "conducted extensive research" etc.||Do put the best stuff – real data on achievements (refer point 3 above), names of organisations, awards and rankings to fall on the left half of the page.|
About the author: Richa leads Stoodnt in India. An IIM Ahmedabad and St Stephens College alumnus, Richa has been working with students and working professional in Career Guidance and WorkLife Skills Training for over a decade now. Richa is the author or The Ultimate Guide to 21st Century Careers published by Hachette India in 2017.
The law has long been seen as a prestigious career path and a great option for students with all kinds of skill sets. But still when it comes to joining the law school, everything from applying to graduating seems to be filled with a fair amount of doom and gloom. The legal industry has contracted seriously in the last few years, and there’s no doubt that students face a lot of competition coming out of law school. But still, if you are able to make the right decision as an individual, your law degree can open numbers of doors for you. So, here are a set of questions that you need to ask yourself before joining the law school -
1. Do i need to take a LSAT to apply?
Getting into good law school is really important and by giving LSAT exam, it helps determine if an applicant will be accepted in law school or not. However, these days some law schools have started accepting the applicant without the LSAT exam as well.
2. If applicant score high on the LSAT then should applicant be accur that he/she will crack bar exam too?
There is no assurance that if an applicant has cracked his/her LSAT, then he/she can also make it through the bar exam as well. It entirely depends on the applicant’s personal calibre and if the question revolves around passing the bar exam in order to be a professional law practitioner, then yes, it is indeed a major requirement. The bar exam is a six-hour test with two-hundred multiple-choice qiuestion covering the topics like contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, and real property.
3. Is it a compulsion to work in the legal field, if you are joining a law school?
Other than the legal field, Legal enthusiasts can work in Multinational firms as ‘Legal Advisors’. This will help them attain a position in the corporate arena and is different from the old-style-court-practice.
4. Will I need to specialize in a specific area of law?
Make up your mind when it comes to ‘Law Specialization’. Be very selective in terms of choosing your law field, such as Civil Rights, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminal Law, Education Law, Employment and Labour law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Family and Juvenile Law, Health Law etc.
5. Will I get a pleasant salary with a law degree?
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to salary of a law practitioner. But if you need numbers, then according to the statistics in 2014, law graduates made between $ 50,000 to $74,999 in US - which indeed is a pretty good sum.
6. How much will a law degree cost?
Most full-time law school programs last three years and the average annual private law school tuition is $41,985, so tuition and fees will cost you (on average) nearly $130,000. (However, top law schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and Yale will cost you nearly $160,000). (As of October 2016)
7. How competitive is the admission process?
Law is one of the most difficult and competitive course and all the top universities have really low acceptance rates, when it comes to admissions. For eg. The acceptance rate of Yale Law School is 9.7% and Stanford Law School is 9.1%. So, you can easily get a idea as of how many applicants apply at these law schools and in reality how many get selected.
If you are considering a job in the hospitality industry, one of your concerns might be which jobs have the best pay in hospitality and related fields. Although pay is not the only reason for choosing a career in hospitality. Many of the opportunities involve travel to new places and the chance to work with exciting people. This is a large industry with opportunities for many high paying positions. The hospitality industry is experiencing a rapid growth. It is an industry that will not die as people always need a place to eat and sleep. The highest-paid positions are for managers and directors who supervise staff at multiple facilities.
Let us now look at the top 10 highest paying positions in the Hospitality Industry:
This position requires managing all aspects of their casino properties including operations, staffing, and customer service. The current median salary for a casino property general manager is $199,559. The top 25 percent of these professionals earn $283,649 or more. Typical casino property general manager positions require a bachelor’s degree—at minimum—and at least 12 years of experience in the field. In a casino, there is no clear path to be a casino property general manager. Also, you need to get experience in the components of a casino resort operation, hotel, convention, food, beverage, and entertainment.
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Regional chefs direct the operations at multiple restaurants in hotel or resort properties. They plan and create new recipes and menus, oversee budgetary issues and train executive chefs. The median salary is more than $ 124,000, but the top ten percent earn nearly $134,000. Corporate chefs, who have roughly the same responsibilities, procuring food through system suppliers and training senior chefs, can earn $175,000 including bonuses. Typical regional chef jobs require a bachelor’s degree—at minimum—and at least 10 years of experience in the industry.
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These are the people who manage every operation within a hotel. The monetary benefit attached to a manager job in the hotel industry is near $112,400. Being a manager in any industry is not easy. A hotel has many operational jobs like the housekeeping, the human resources, the front desk etc. all of these or at least of the operations are to land under the supervision of a manager. It is a job that requires quick thinking and the ability to organize people. Typical hotel manager jobs require a bachelor’s degree—at minimum—and at least seven years of experience in the industry.
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The median salary for a regional restaurant manager is $95,800 for overseeing the operations of a restaurant. Responsibilities include hiring and training managers, as well as designing sales plans. The restaurant is run by many operations like the waiting staff, the front desk, the cleaning people and the kitchen. Typical regional restaurant manager positions require a bachelor’s degree—at minimum—and at least seven years of experience in the field. Restaurant managers of fine dining and super luxury restaurants are future General Managers in making.
The current median salary for a meeting/event manager is $78,197. The top 25 percent of these professionals earn $89,672 or more for planning meetings and special events including the coordination of amenities and accommodations, budgeting, and contract negotiation. Typical meeting/event manager positions require a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in the field.
The current median salary for a head of housekeeping is $78,056. Professionals in the top 25 percent of the field earn $91,599 or more for directing the daily operations of a hotel, resort, or casino’s housekeeping services department. Typical head of housekeeping jobs require a high school diploma and at least seven years of experience in the industry.
They don’t only serve wines but engage you in the intricacies of wine making. In hotel or restaurant, the job of Sommeliers is to share the wonderful knowledge they have with diners. Due to the details and experience involved in this role, the Chief Sommelier is one of the best-paid hospitality jobs in the world.
The current median salary for a food and beverage director is $79,527. Professionals in the top 25 percent of the field earn $91,714 or more for overseeing a hotel, casino, or restaurant’s food and beverage planning service. Responsibilities include menu planning and budgeting, as well as coordination of special events and marketing of food and beverage products. Typical food and beverage director jobs require a bachelor’s degree—at minimum—and at least eight years of experience in the industry.
9. Cabin Crew- Flight attendants, air hostess’, hosts etc come under this category. This is a highly challenging job. The salary is high and the perks are unlimited however the hours are long. It is ideal for those who love to travel and meet new people.
10. Catering Manager- The catering manager plans and oversees food and beverage service for events at a facility. This job involves training and scheduling catering staff, assisting with menu selection and conveying customer needs to other personnel. A person working as a catering manager can expect to earn a median salary of $42,289 annually. Along with a degree in management, a person working in this career would need a minimum of two years of experience in the field.
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