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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

I am currently studying in my BBA/MBA program at IIM Indore. I am interested in the Global Summer Program at SMU, Singapore. Can you please guide me about eligibility and the application process?
—Sujana Mahajan

Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Global Summer Programme 2017 is a 4-week intensive programme focusing on Business, Innovation and Society in Asia, offering a suite of elective and enrichment courses designed to augment students' knowledge and practical skills about Asia in general, through the use of real-life case studies and examples.

The main eligibility requirements for the Global Summer Program at SMU, Singapore are:

  • Minimum 1 year of studies completed by summer 2017 (i.e. July 2017)
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0, or its equivalent
  • Students from non-English-medium institutions must fulfil at least one of the following: TOEFL score of at least: 550 for the paper-based test; or 213 for the computer-based test; or 79 for the internet-based test, IELTS result of at least 6.5.

The Application Process is:
I.     Submit the online Application. (http://eservices.smu.edu.sg/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/SIS_MA.SIS_GADM_APPLREG.GBL?&FormID=GSP)
II. Undergo a Skype Chat within 7 days of application. The result of application is within 5 days of the Skype chat.
III.    If successful proceed to pay S$1,000 advanced fee payment.

My daughter is currently studying in Grade XI. She is interested in Art and Design. She is interested in studying for a short term course (about 4-6 weeks) in the US. Her favourite college is Rhode Island School Of Design. Can you please recommend any suitable short courses for her at RISD?
    — Kuntal Bhatnagar

The Summer Pre-College Program at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the experience of studying in an art school environment. For six weeks, students follow a college-level studio curriculum, live in RISD residence halls and experience campus life at an art school. The program is focused, serious and challenging; students engage in the core elements of a RISD education, from foundation drawing and design courses, to critical studies in art, to focused concentration in a choice of diverse majors.  

I have completed my B.A Psychology from Christ College. I am interested in doing an MS in Organizational Psychology from UK. Do I require any work experience before I apply?
— Alkesh Poojara

The application for the MS in Organizational Psychology in UK Universities will consider the following parameters along with your academic results:  

  • Why you want to study Organisational Psychology at graduate level
  • Why you want to study Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at that particular college
  • What particularly attracts you to that programme
  • How your academic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
  • Where you would like to go professionally with your degree
  • For most colleges relevant work experience is considered desirable, but not essential.
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