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"The best way to predict your future, is to create it." - Abraham LincolnThe second edition of the TEDxYouth@Hyderabad is being organised by TEDxHyderabad on the 20th of November 2016.The TEDxYouth events are fun, imaginative and smart events designed by young people for young people in the age group of 10-20 years. The event is a curated event and free for 100 attendees.When:Sunday, 20th November 2016, 10:00AM to 1:00 PMVenue:Wells Fargo Center, Divyasree SEZ, Raidurgam, HyderabadYou can...
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The gaming industry is growing at an exponential rate and to make students more aware about careers in the gaming industry, Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming & Technology is organising a free workshop for students on 'Careers in the Gaming Industry.' Click here for more details about the workshop.Here's more about the institute: Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming & Technology has completed 6 successful years in operation. Based in Hyderabad, Backstage Pass has been growing...
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Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology is organizing a free workshop for students on the opportunities available in the gaming industry.With companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft studios and EA sports hiring gamers extensively, there is no better time than now to pursue a career in this industry.The workshop will help students not only explore different career opportunities available, but also allow the students to interact with the speakers and get all their queries...
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What else in cooler than getting paid for designing video games and animated designs for users? If you have the creative edge and love gaming, a career in gaming industry is the right choice for you.  Today, there are approximately 12 billion gamers all over the globe and the gaming market size is estimated to be at least $6.1 billion by the end of this year and is estimated to reach an annual worth of US $93.18 billion by 2019. From black and white games, the gaming industry has...
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The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS) has launched the Si3 (Sanitation - Innovate, Incubate, Initiate) Challenge for students and recent graduates. The challenge encourages students to share proposals and designs to improve sanitation process in Warangal, a historical town in Telangana famous for its ancient architecture and rich cultural...
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To make money, there are always numerous ways. To make memories, there are always not many chances. But we found something where we can help ourselves with both the things - the JAGRITI YATRA ! Krupiya dhyaan dhijiyein.. Ghaadi number 24.12.16.8.1.17 Kurla station, Mumbai se shuru hoke aapko ek paramount of travelling experience pe leke jaati hain. 8000kms, 475 yatris, 12 destinations, 15 days and 1 lifetime experience. This yatra is definitely 'the grandfather of all other...
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 Adobe- be it Adobe PDF reader, or Adobe Photoshop for editing and designing purposes, this software product has become an integral part of everybody's lives.  Adobe not believes in serving its customer base with what is needed, but also strongly believes in nurturing innovation and encouraging young talent, especially women. Keeping this theme in mind, Adobe is inviting applications for their scholarship program called the 'Women-in-technology scholarship'. The main aim of...
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The Tech Fest is India's Largest Technology and Design UnConference for Students and is happening on the 30th & 31st of July at JNTU, Hyderabad. The conference aims to  energize the engineering and design perspectives students. The Tech Fest focuses on four core Engineering Domains; Programming/IT, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Here are 10 reasons why students must attend the tech fest: 1) Amazing Speakers & tech Talks: The Tech Fest has some...
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Quite recently, technology has taken over the whole country, there are many people working on new technologies and bringing the newer ones to the market even before the previous ones get obsolete. Hundreds of start-ups have started in the country that are providing startling career options to the youth of country. Also, with the advancement in technology, many new opportunities have opened in various sectors.   Cognitive computer engineering: The last decade has shown great potential...
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"The Importance of India" - a Coursera course by The Ohio State University says "Many agree that two of the rising trends of the coming decades are the re-emergence of Asia and technological change. India is at the heart of both trends and shares much in common with the United States. At the current pace of change, we may see:- Within 10 years, India positioned to overtake China and have the world's largest population- In 20 years, New Delhi overtaking Tokyo as the world's largest city-...
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BBA or Bachelors of Business Administration in India is a 3 year fulltime degree course that exposes students to subjects related to business, legal studies and certain specializations based on the interest of the student.  A BBA degree is designed in such a way that it covers all the functional aspects of a company and their interconnection. The degree also develops the student's practical, managerial skills, communication skills and business decision-making capability. Many programs...
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Hyderabad's Largest Hackathon is Back! 4 years...More than 250 hackathons... More than 72 cities around the globe... AngelHack has seen it all. And from all of these events, the one thing they have noticed is: Anyone. Can. Code. Age, race, gender, experience level doesn't matter. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer...
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Lead Angels, launched in April 2013 is an alumni focused angel network started by a team of three people originally from IIT, Bombay. They currently operate in Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. This firm is a respite to entrepreneurs and their funding problems. The Lead Angels network is a diverse set of 70+ members including successful entrepreneurs and professionals many of whom are alumni of premier institutions. Lead Angels also works with student entrepreneurship cells,...
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Gone are those days when not many women students opted for a course in technology due to varied reasons. Today, women stand as equal to men in all fields, and more and more women are opting for careers in technology. But, in this world where technology is changing rapidly, is it enough to just have the skills in the tech field? More than having skills, being able to grab the right opportunities to learn, network and show your talents to the world is of utmost importance. The Geek...
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UNICEF has some internship programmes every year for students who are looking for a unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise interns. The duration of this internship is normally between six and sixteen weeks. The total duration...
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The Government of Andhra Pradesh is introducing a 2-month summer fellowship in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector of the Industries Department of the state. There are 30 positions available and the Fellowship comes with a performance-linked stipend of up to Rs. 1,20,000 along with accommodation and travel support. Students and working professionals under 35 years of age can apply, on or before 10th April 2016. A similarly Summer Fellowship commissioned last year by...
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Have you ever wondered why you keep seeing the same ad on every page you open? Or ever noticed those sponsored Facebook posts on your news feed? All those promotional techniques and more are a part of digital marketing. Digital marketing refers to reaching out to your targeted customers using digital technologies.  The demand for digital marketing is growing exponentially and so is the demand for digital marketing professionals. It has become essential for every organisation to have a...
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The power of an idea is only realised when it is met with the right opportunities. Most people with great ideas have to make long and onerous travels to make their idea a reality, but for the budding and vibrant startup community of Hyderabad opporunities are raining down this weekend at the Startup-a-thon 2016. Spearheaded by askfunding.in and askmentor.com, Startup-a-thon is being held on the 29th and 30th of January kicking this year off to a great start. AskMentor is...
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College transforms bubbly, carefree adolescents to young adults. Skills learned at college form the base of one's career. It is important to attain the following skills to be not only employable but also to be a successful professional. 1. Time management: Countless times you must have cursed your professors for giving you that unnecessary assignment with such short deadline. Timing couldn't have been worse if those assignments were allotted to you before exams or before a long weekend you...
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Looking out for an internship that will not only add value to your CV but will also enhance your network and enrich your knowledge about the behind the scenes in politics and political parties?  Then this summer internship offered by Loksatta party is a must do internship for you. They are offering internships in different areas; Web/mobile app development, social media , media research and content writing, data analysis and more More about the party: The Loksatta party views politics...
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  An internship is a  great way to kick start your career and an opportunity to develop your soft skills. However, many students fail to earn an internship irrespective of their repeated efforts.  Here are few  steps that can guide you to earn an internship.    Explore yourself:  We are interested in many things and passionate about few,  but what really excites us?  The first step to finding an internship or the foundation step for your career is...
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  The first step to most student's American dreams is the GRE- Graduate Record Exam. Too many coaching centres, too many promises, admissions and pressure and too little time. Here are 6 must dos for acing your GRE  1. Do not be in a hurry Yes, you have less time and need to apply for colleges as soon as possible, but hurrying just spoils it for you. Do not join coaching centers cause your friends have joined them. Take your time in doing your research by...
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One sure way to scare teens and tweens who aren't afraid of beasts or monsters is exams. Entrance exams or university exams, exams have been scaring students forever. It is important to save time and this can be done by improving concentration. Here are few tips to improve one's concentration: 1.Avoid multitasking: Facebook on one-tab, whatsapp on phone and music in the background while studying might sound like a plan to make studies more interesting but it definitely is a sure way to kill...
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It is that time of year again; air filled with the sweet scent of mangoes, swimming pools having long ques for registrations and students voraciously searching for their short term-long shot job- Internship. Summer is everyone's favorite season ( Though we all hate the heat). What better way to spend summer than to pursue an internship? To have a complete  allround learning experience, it is important to make best out of your summer internship. Here are 5 ways to make the most out of...
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Model United Nations is a student level platform that works like a United Nations assembly in order to help students work with country relationships and talk about international issues. It develops speaking, writing, debating and leadership skills. Here are five reasons you should not miss an MUN happening around you. You will turn into a mini encyclopedia At an MUN, you will talk, debate, discuss and decipher issues of social relevance and high priority. They will help you realise every...
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Bad spellings can ruin your career. You will end up losing marks in every exam and a resume/ SOP with misspellings will never serve its purpose. Here are a few common misspellings you should avoid. 1) THEIR , THEY’RE , THERE THEIR - meaning it owns something, belongs to someone. Eg. It is their house. THERE : refers to a place, idea, action, abstract . Eg. There are many ways to do it THEY’RE : short for ‘they are’ . Eg. They're going to be late 2) LOSE ,...
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Summer is here and classes are finally over. The first few days of holidays  are fun and exciting but boredom will soon set in. How about making your holidays more interesting? Use your summer vacation to learn a skill that would be a great add to the resume. PS: Summer classes are a great way to make new friends 1) Art Forms Have you always loved dance, music or theatre but could never convince your parents to let you pick that as a career option ? Writing, sketching or martial arts?...
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Summer Internships for Management Students .  Make sure you update your YoGrad profile and avaialbility details to increase your chances of getting hired. Dont forget to provide your contact information.     Company: Wheels2spin Position: Market Research Intern Location: Goa Stipend: Rs.300 per day Click here to apply   Company: Tamada Media Position: HR Intern Location: Hyderabad Stipend: Rs.5000 per month Click here to apply   Company: Startups...
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What are you doing this summer? Dont waste your vacation. Gain  some valuable work experience  and earn good pocket money this summer by working with some cool startups.. Here are a few companies hiring IT Interns this Summer. Make sure you update your complete YoGrad profile and availability details to increase your chances of getting hired!   Company: IncNut Location: Hyderabad Position: Web developer  Intern Stipend: Rs.10000 -15000 per...
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  Emails have become a part of our everyday life and it is very important that you follow a few basic rules while writing an email, especially when it is a professional email. If you sending an email to a potential employer, it is extremely important that you keep it as professional as possible. Here are a few tips you could follow to write clear and crisp emails.   1) Subject - The subject should always be small and sufficient enough to get the idea of what the e-mail is...
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The first step to land an interview is having a great resume and it just doesn't stop there. The interview is your opportunity to impress the employer and one must make complete use of it. Research says that candidates who ask questions during the interview (or towards the end ) have better chances of being hired. Genuine questions. Asking questions enables conversations and portrays that you are very excited about working with the company where you are interviewing . Here are a few...
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India has never lost a match against Pakistan during World Cup matches. India has a perfect 5-0 record against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches. India won against Pakistan in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Matches.  India has won only 50 out of 126 ODIs against Pakistan.  The only hundred ever scored in India vs Pakistan World Cup matches was in 2003 by Saeed Anwar (scored 101 in 2003). This is now broken by Virat Kohli in 2015.  The century...
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Having an awesome resume will land you an interview but it is your performance at the interview that will determine whether you get the job or not. Here are 10 bloopers you need to avoid during an interview.. 1) Lying - “Mark Twain said: "If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.” 2) Speaking negative about previous employer/ college/ project mates etc.  3) Not having researched about the job position or company. 4) Dressing inappropriately  5)...
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Hospitality, A Chance Worth It!! ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ as an average common man in India utters to treat his guests to utmost satisfaction, has indeed turned out to be a crucial necessity for the Tourism Industry that has been on the upswing since 2005. India with its sparkling architectural forms boosted with variant and in fact vibrant cultures have fascinated tourists worldwide to head the sub-continent. Several states have revamped their...
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These are few questions asked in an  HR interview! The answers are really stunning and inspiring. Thinking out of the box! Some of you guys must have already it but we felt its worth sharing..   Question 1: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus: * An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.* An old friend who once saved your life.* The perfect...
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The 15-20 minutes with an HR don't completely decide whether you nailed the interview or not. Preparing our self for those fifteen to twenty minutes may seem like a difficult task. But frankly, it is not. We just need to sum up all our learning from our past fifteen years of education in the given fifteen minutes.  Honesty, confidence, good manners and perfect body language are the traits which are appealing for an HR. Inculcating them can certainly make sure that we are close to our...
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Your resue is the first step towards a job interview. It's purpuse is to land you an interview. Every recruiter is flooded with 1000s of resumes and on an average a recruiter spends only 6 seconds on a resume before maing a decision. Here are 10 common reasons why your resume is not being shortlisted for an interview.. 1) Unprofessional Email ID 2) Spelling mistakes and typos 3) Bad formatting 4) Long Paragraphs and unnecessary information 5) Using multiple and silly fonts 6) Cliched...
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  Everyday we come across so many motivational sayings and stories that speak about how hard work, determination and persistance can help you chalk a success story. Here is one true incident from across the border.   Majid Hussain is an office boy working with Amtech Systems. He had recently graduated and was inducted as a Support Executive with a great package with the same company. Majid is a great example of how one can realize their dreams into reality with sheer...
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 Radio Jockeying, the way to go!! In a country where conventional careers rule the roost , it takes courage to firm up your stance in pursuing an unorthodox option. Backing your prowess in your capability on a similar note and being precise and clear in your future proceedings too play an equally significant role regardless of the field you choose. Well, Radio jockeying is one such occupation where experience nurtures a candidate who’s willing to dig deep into the intricacies of...
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  The first topic in our online series of Careers & Conversations was ‘Pursuing an MBA in the US’ with queries answered by NIranjan, alumnus of Babson College, 2012 and is now a real estate professional with Srija Developers and can be reached on twitter at @EecoValley Here a few highlights from the discussion:  1. Prerequisites for a good university:       GMAT score       Work experience       Recommendations from...
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pic courtesy: Joel Bullock via flickr We spoke a to a few students and compiled some fun college facts. Do you have anything to add to the list?  An assignment that is supposed to be completed in 2 weeks can be completed in the last 2 hours before submission  Extra-curricular activities, friends and college parking lots teach you more than a classroom does.  You might have studied all the chapters in the syllabus and still fail the test.  You might not know the...
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Bill Gates  delievered a speech at a High School and spoke about 11 rules one will never get to learn at school. While some say this is a myth and Bill Gates never said that and that it is an excerpt from a book called "Dumbing Down our Kids" by  Charles Sykes, it is nevertheless a mindblowing speech and  will definitely make you ponder about life and the real world! Happy Reading!  Rule 1 : Life is not fair - simply get used to...
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The purpose of a resume is to land you an interview. Did you know that on an average a recruiter spends only 6 seconds on your resume before deciding if you are a good fit for the role and if  you should be called for an interview. So, you have only 6 seconds to impress the recruiter!  The key is to prioritize and incldue only information that will make you stand out of the crowd and show your potential.
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"Tell me about yourself" is one of the most common and traditional question posted during a job interview. Generally the interviewer asks this question to get an insight about  you and your personality.You have to be careful while answering this question as your answer to this question sets the pace of your interview. Most of the questions that follow will depend on how and what you answer. There is no specific answer to this question and it is just a way for the interviewer to put the...
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