Archive - February 2018

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Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams
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5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri
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How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

College students probably have less time to study before exams as compared to the school students. This is probably because the structure of college education is a little different and more rigorous. Also, the social lives of college students are a little busier than a school student. Therefore, college exams call for a different strategy to utilize your study time more effectively. Here is what you need to know to study efficiently, but in a shorter amount of time:

Find your study spot

Find a comfortable spot where you can study without distractions and disturbances. This could be in your room, library or anywhere on the college campus. You should have a comfortable place to sit and a proper space to write, type, and read. Uncomfortable seats can hamper your ability to concentrate on the material in your front. And it is always great to have a comfy spot where you can sit, relax, and read your favorite book.

 

Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

 

An organized study space

A disorganized desk means a disorganized mind. And disorganization is the worst way to study. If you spend 3 hours studying, but get distracted often, then you won’t get anything done. But, if you sit at an organized place and study, you might be more productive in your studies and revision. It’s all about being more efficient in less time. If there is nothing on the table, there is more space for you to read and write!

 

Use colorful stationery

Do not underestimate the power of colorful highlighters and sticky notes. Highlight important points and make notes with sticky notes. Investing in colorful stationery, including a colorful notepad can help you remember the points better by associating them with the colors you use to write/highlight them.

 

Make a study list

Before you study for an exam, sit down and figure out what you need to study; make a list. This list is like a to-do list, you can tick off the topics you study or review. Ticking things off the list will give you a sense of accomplishment as you check things off one-by-one. The study list is great for keeping a track of assignments, exams, and other activities.

 

Create study blocks

Studying for the exam at the last minute can be stressful. In a state of panic, you might sit down straight for six hours without a break, trying to absorb as much material as you can. But, sitting down and studying for such long hours is not really helpful. Instead, you should divide your study time into blocks of 30 or 60 minutes. This helps you relax in between study blocks so that you don’t get burnt out. You can take a walk or do your favorite activity in between study blocks to refresh yourself.

 

Make notes

This is one tip that applies to every student studying for an exam, no matter what the exam is. The habit of taking notes is more useful than most students realize. You can take notes during the class, then fill-in the information you remember after the class. While reviewing and studying for an exam, you can make notes again to help you remember all the information.

 

Organize your revision notes

So, you are one of those students who like making notes. That is awesome. You’re a step closer to efficient studying. Now, make sure to organize your notes in a way that you can get to any topic at any time. You can use colored tabs, bookmarks, etc., to keep track of the chapter numbers or topics. You can also use a binder to file all your notes.

 

Teach someone else

The best way to revise your material is to teach someone else. Not always the best technique if your exam is on the next day, it is quite effective if you plan a little in advance. There will always be a friend who needs a little help. Teach them and this will help you clear your concepts while helping them learn for the exam. There is no loser in this situation, and this tried and texted technique always works.

 

Silence your phone

We all have smartphones and get glued to them every free second we find. When you are studying, silence your phone, put it in a locker, under your pillow or give it to a friend. The amount of time you spend looking at your phone is the precious time you are taking away from studying. Without a phone, you might finish studying one chapter in 30 minutes. With a phone beside you, it might take you 2 or even 3 hours. The phone can be a distraction in other tasks as well.

 

Stop looking at GIFs

We really, really recommend not to use your laptop and look at funny memes and GIFs. It is highly detrimental to your study schedule. If you can avoid studying on the laptop, there’s nothing like it. If you are studying with your laptop, do not open extra tabs or turn off the Wi-Fi. You can choose to use productivity apps that block your access to certain sites for a period of time chosen by you. The moral of the story is: The cute cat and dog GIFs can wait until your exams are over.

College exams are important because they affect your overall score. They also affect the way potential employers look at you. Although academics is not the only criteria for employers, it certainly forms an important aspect of their analysis. Study well and study smart. Hard work is awesome, but smart work is best. These college exam study tips will surely help you get a better grade without having to spend hours and hours in your studies and revision.

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri

 

Fashion is an enormous field; it’s impossible to include all the career and higher education opportunities. From jewellery to footwear to apparel, students can take any of the multiple paths available to them.

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri

Have you graduated in fashion or a related field? Are you confused about what to do next? If a master’s degree is on the top of your plans, there’s an essential information for you. Below is a list of the top design entrance examinations in the country for a master’s degree in fashion.

 

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Pearl Academy is well-known for offering quality education in fashion. The Pearl Academy Entrance Examination includes a General Proficiency Test and a Design Aptitude Test. There is also a personal interview with the candidates. Students can opt for a Master in Fashion Marketing or a Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles). The academy has campuses in Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur.

 

NIFT Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the leading institutions in the country to offer multiple degrees in fashion. NIFT has campuses in Gandhinagar, Chennai, Srinagar, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and several other cities. At NIFT, students can opt for the Master’s degree in Design, Fashion Technology or Fashion Management. A group discussion/ personal interview follow the written exam. Students who qualify both the stages become eligible for a counselling session.

 

NID Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Design has campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, and Kurukshetra. It offers just one Master’s program, Master of Design. The NID exam has two parts: NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains. Those who score above the cutoff in prelims are eligible to appear for the mains. The prelims include a written exam whereas the mains include an in-person interview and a studio test.

 

CEED

IIT Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Examination for Design. Institutes which accept scores from this exam include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Hyderabad for the Masters in Design course. The exam has two parts to test the students on various aspects including visual perception, creativity, communication skills and logic and reasoning. Admission to individual courses requires institute specific entrance exams, along with the CEED score.

 

FDDI AIST

The Footwear Design and Development Institute conduct this exam. It has branches in over 10 cities including Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Patna, and Noida. It offers post-graduation courses in Design in Footwear Design and Production, Design in CAD and an MBA in Retail and Fashion Merchandise.

 

Preparing for these exams require months of focused study. These reputed fashion institutes only take the best of the best, so aim high and create a path for yourself that leads to success.

 

How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

 

How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn is an all-important tool for the students these days. It is a medium to look for jobs and opportunities and create a public resume. Therefore, just creating a LinkedIn profile with basic information is not enough. How do you make your profile stand out? How do you make it different so it catches the attention of recruiters and other professionals?

Find your answers right here. Here is how a few tweaks and additions can help you elevate your LinkedIn profile.

Professional headshot

A picture speaks a thousand words. A picture in formal attire will make a great first impression on anyone who looks at your LinkedIn profile. Invest in this one picture and you see it was worth it.

Ask for recommendations

Ask for recommendations from your co-workers, managers, and teachers. Recommendations are a way to showcase your skills from an external and objective source. A high number of recommendations mean many people vouch for you professionally, which is great. In this way, people who visit your profile can see how good you are at your skills.

Add a summary

Always add a short summary to convey what you are looking for, what skills you have and why you’re good at what you do. You might need a few drafts to get the perfect summary.

Highlight skills with endorsements

Endorsements from your LinkedIn collections are a great way to showcase your skills. Put the skills relevant to your profession on the top. Endorsements for generic skills such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc. hold little weight.

Use a custom URL

Students are not aware that they can create a custom URL for their LinkedIn profile. This URL makes it easy for people to find you. Make sure your custom URL is professional and uses your names, and not nicknames.

Highlight your projects

For students, thesis projects, industrial projects, research projects and other projects are an important part of the curriculum. It is a great idea to add your projects in this section. You can add information, documents, images, and even other team members.

Mention special awards and certifications

Did you do a special course on coding? Did you give a specific exam in your field? Mention all your awards and certifications even if they are non-academic. This section is a good way to show your extracurricular activities, academic activities, and other interests.

Follow relevant groups

Lastly, follow relevant groups and personalities from your industry. This will show visitors what you are interested in. LinkedIn groups are a good source of information about the trends in your industry and new employment opportunities. Don’t be afraid to interact with other members of the group.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool if harnessed properly. It is essential for you, as a student, to make the most of it. It can be an incredibly helpful medium to learn new things and find a job you love.

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