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How to start preparing for your dream career from day one in grad school?

First things first, I wanted to provide an overview of how Scholar Strategy students fared in our first year and I feel both proud and ecstatic. 90% of our students received great/satisfactory admits and are joining grad school in US in 2014. Some of the schools we will be having our presence in are-

UIUC, UCSD, UT Austin, Columbia, TAMU, CMU, Cornell, Duke, WPI, NYU Poly, UTD, USF…

But the picture will be incomplete without mentioning that our students also got admits to these incredible schools-

UIUC, CWRU, TAMU, Syracuse, U of Arizona, Utah, UT Arlington etc. (wait, no USC!!)

We started small and did great. More importantly, we have full faith that our students are heading to brighter and happier phases of their lives. I like to measure my success by happiness created in the process and by that scale, we have done done wonders 🙂

Among our readers who were not officially working with us, I’m sure that many are heading abroad as well. If you would like to share your success story, we would love to publish it here!

And now, a very important announcement for all readers who are headed to USA this Fall-

We are conducting an online talk on ‘How to work towards your dream career when you start grad school‘. This will cover innovative strategies for landing great internships and full-time jobs. Remember that if you don’t land your dream jobs upon graduation, what is the point of having worked your a$$ off so far and getting into these great schools in the first place? We will also be covering some fantastic advice given by students who have successfully found their way into different industries (who we interviewed for our book).

The session will be conducted online on one of the upcoming weekends. We will mail you the date and time as soon as it is decided.

Speaker Profile: Nistha Tripathi (yours truly)

Profile of Grads/Professionals who have contributed advice:
1. PhD from UIUC, CS from IITK, now working at National Research Lab in US
2. MS from UIUC, Mech from IITK, now working as core engineer at Motorola
3. MBA from Chicago Booth, MS CS from RPI, now working in London
4. MS CS from Iowa State U, now working at Amazon

Update: If you missed the event, you can watch a replay here-

The slides were stuck in the first part of the video, so I uploaded the ppt separately here-

Do you want to craft a perfect career for yourself by studying abroad? Join our guidance and let’s create success stories together. Pick which counseling program fits your needs and contact us.


  1. Hi Nistha,

    The hangout was a great source of information.

    Thank you very much for organizing this event. But due to technical difficulties on my side. I got disconnected many times. It would be great if you have recorded the session and could post it in here.


    • Sure Sumanth,
      I am updating the post to include the video links and slides.

  2. can u advice m for m.s in usa

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