12th results are out and the mad race for college admission has begun. If you or any of your loved one are also looking at getting admitted to your favourite college and courses for higher education, then this can be a very stressful time for you.
The long queues for form collection and running college to college in search of the perfect course for your dream career can take its tool. While you are certainly the one to feel the heat, technology can make it a little easier for you.
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Here are some easy tips to follow to make your admission process totally hassel free.
#1 Chalk out a plan
Yes, we know the rush. But it is essential that you sit down and chalk out a career plan before you start your college hunting. You can do this in consultation with your teachers and parents or for a more professional guidance you can rope in a Career Counsellor. There are various websites today that offer great career counselling based on your career choices.
Today when new avenues are opening up every single day, it is better to take a professional opinion to choose the best course and college possible for your future.
So, use the power of web and search for courses that’ll give you an edge in your career. Note down the colleges that teach the particular subjects or courses, and you are one step closer to your admission goals.
#2 Search for the institutions
Yes, we all are eternally grateful to internet for making it so easy to search any information. So, simply search the name of the colleges that offer the particular course you are interested in.
For example, if you are located in Chennai and looking at getting a BBA degree, you can simply search ‘best BBA colleges in Chennai’ and the search engine will give you a list of potential colleges where you can apply. Simply go through the list and select that are preferable to you based on their locations, eligibility criteria, tuition fees etc.
# 3 Research
Once you have your list of colleges ready, you need to research well about each one before applying. Selecting a college or institute for higher studies is one of the major career decisions and you cannot afford to take it lightly.
These days most of good colleges and educational institutions have their websites. So, you can go to the particular site and find out about the facilities the institute offers, their faculty members etc.
Two of the very important things to notice here are the placement facilities and the alumni organisations. While most people give importance to placement, Alumni goes unnoticed.
Remember, the Alumni organisation of your college will be the best place for you to network with people in your profession, and people who have influence in your field of work. So, if the college has a great Alumni association that can be a plus point for your future.
#4 Go for online form
The most physically demanding task in the whole admission process is collection of forms. Every year you see the long queue of students and parents standing in line to collect admission forms in front of various colleges. With a little help from web you can save that pain. Most institutes today have online admission forms which you can download and submit with a demand draft. So, no need to exhaust you in the sun.
Admission is a strenuous process and you’ll definitely lose you sleep over it. But with the help of technology you can make it a little easier for sure. So, go ahead and take the first step towards a great career.
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