Monday, 1 January 2018

Confused Between a Job or MBA?

Well! It’s OK to be confused after graduation as picking-up between accepting a job or pursuing an MBA is really a tricky one. Both options take you to the absolutely diverse career paths, one leading to the office and another to college/university.

Explore CU Blog post to know about the facts which, if considered will help you get this formula right by effectively choosing between a Job or an MBA.

1. Industry Demand

First of all, look at the market demand to find out the career scope for MBA graduates. Rational market analysis enhances the chances of student’s employability and expertise in the chosen domain. Indeed, if the demand seems to be escalating in the future, then undoubtedly explore your other options and choose MBA, as specialized knowledge in the increasingly competitive marketplace will let you stand out of the crowd.

2. Check-out your finances

Second in the queue, but the most important thing is the arrangement of funds. In parallel to  the market scope, also identify your source of funds. If you can afford the fees you can simply go ahead or you can even explore substantial loan options. In case these options are not for you then never risk and it’s better to take the first job , work on building your savings and then go ahead with MBA.

3. Weigh experience

The two arguments worth considering are “don’t break your flow of studies” and “experience the real-time market first to precisely find out the demand of the market.” But fix it in mind that nothing in the world can make you expert like playing in the mud first.

4. Consider benefits of pursuing MBA

Undoubtedly higher studies can help you gain significantly high industry oriented skills and the potential opportunities rise if you have a degree in your hand.

5. Ask yourself “Why”

Eventually the final decision is yours. Considering all the aforementioned points, ask yourself the actual reason for choosing the job over MBA or vice-versa. All you need to do is – think rationally that could help you in future.

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Monday, 4 December 2017

How to Choose an MBA Specialization?

In the world of management education which is bugged with myriad choices, two important aspects make a huge difference in the end - the institution and the specialization. Choosing a specialization is the only question that keeps toiling around in the brains of MBA students during the first two semesters. This is particularly true in case of those ones who made up their minds even before opting for MBA programs.

1. Know Your Strengths

Know your strengths and do a self-analysis of things you are good at. Know the fields your preferred B-School is popular for along with your preference for a one year MBA or two year. There are multiple specializations available today but it’s important that you choose your field of specialization based on your personality, skills, and career goals. But, what you’re interested in is the most important factor to be considered.

2. Focus on your Long-Term Goals

Considering the span of an average individual’s careers, one can either opt for a one year PG program or a full time MBA program with focus on any of the core functions such as business leadership, marketing, finance or HR depending on your skills. Initially, you must focus on how the specialization will boost your career, and whether you can expect long term employability, rather than being carried away with here-today-gone-tomorrow specializations.

3. Understand the Salary Figures

Learn about the salary figures of your business school for every specialization. But, do not let the salary structure be the only criteria if you’re really serious about your MBA. If salary figures are great for a specialization but you are too weak to grasp and perform in that vertical, do not choose it. Only if you get paid for what you enjoy doing, you can utilize your skills in the best possible manner. This way, you can benefit yourself as well as the organization you are associated with.

4. Know the Alumni

Learn more about the faculty who will be teaching you the respective subjects. Consider all these factors and then come to a conclusion. Early in the course of management education, you must deeply analyze the contents covered under each specialization. This will help you in choosing the right specialization, developing specific skills and in making an informed career choice at the right time.

To conclude, the combination of the specialization and the association with a particular industry or sector makes a certain amount of difference in terms of individual success or mediocrity. But let us be assured of the fact that whatever specialization we choose, it will require considerable hard work to excel and succeed which will help you transform from competent professionals to inspired business leaders.

Chandigarh University offers a wide range of MBA specializations, Visit website to know about programs offering by CU. Admissions Open

Friday, 27 October 2017

10 tricks to ease your Search with Google

Take the next leap to SEARCH like a PRO

Stop wasting time and learn how to hit the bull’s eye in the first click.  On Google you are searching millions and millions of websites that are growing in number by the day and so are the questions -  How do you find something, and how do you find it fast? And how do you sort the questionable sites from the legitimate and reliable ones? Who do you trust?  Here is your answer how to search like a Pro and retrieve the information. Follow the link and head on to your Digital search like a PRO .

1. Exact phrase

Exact search

The simplest and most effective way to search for something specific is to use quote marks around a phrase or name to search for those exact words in that exact order.
For instance, searching for Joe Bloggs will show results with both Joe and Bloggs but not necessarily placed sequentially. Searching for “Joe Bloggs” will surface only those that specifically have the name Joe Bloggs somewhere on the page.
The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for excluding more common but less relevant results.

2. Exclude terms

“Joe Bloggs” -jeans

If exact phrase doesn’t get you what you need, you can specifically exclude certain words using the minus symbol.
A search for “Joe Bloggs” -jeans will find results for Joe Bloggs, but it will exclude those results for the Joe Bloggs brand of jeans.

3. Either OR

OR search

Default text searches find results with all the words of the query. By using the OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms. OR searches can be useful for finding things that you’re not sure which term will be used from a known list.

4. Synonym search

Synonym search
Sometimes it’s useful to search for a less specific term. If you’re not sure which term will be used you can use synonym search.
Searching for plumbing ~university will bring up results for plumbing from colleges as well as universities, for example.

5. Search within a site

Google site search

The search engines of most websites are poor. You can search using Google instead by using the site or domain limiter.
Searching with followed by a search term, will find results from only Combining with explicit search terms makes it even more powerful.

6. The power of the asterisk

Wildcard search

Like the blank tile in Scrabble, the asterisk works as a wild card within searches. It can be used in place of a missing word or part of a word, which is useful for completing phrases, but also when you’re trying to search for a less definite article.
A search for architect* will search for architect, but also architectural, architecture, architected, architecting and any other word which starts with architect.

7. Searching between two values

british prime minister 1920.. 1950

Searching for something with a qualifier between two ranges is a good way of answering questions. For instance, if you’re looking for the who were the British prime ministers between 1920 and 1950 a search using british prime minister 1920.. 1950 will bring up results with dates ranging between 1920 and 1950.
That’s your search term followed by two full stops and a space.

8. Search for word in the body, title or URL of a page

intitle: search
Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl: will search just within the url. The qualifier intext:will search within the body, while intitle: will search only within a page title.
For example, intitle:review will bring up all the articles with “review” in the page title.

9. Search for related sites

Related search.

10. Combine them

combined search terms

All these search tools can be combined to narrow down or expand searches. While some of them may be used only rarely, some such as explicit phrase searches are useful in almost all cases.
As Google and other search engines improve their understanding of the way people naturally type or say search queries, these power tools will likely become less and less useful – at least that’s the goal that search engines are working towards – but that’s certainly not the case at the moment.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

CU Student Journey from the Campus of Chandigarh University to the International Podium of South Korea

~ Geet, Student, Chandigarh University

A few months ago, I was granted with a 100% scholarship by the education ministry of South Korea to participate in a one-year exchange program at Pai Chai University. This opportunity came my way all through the great support of my home University - Chandigarh University.

One of the biggest challenges I face here is the Korean language, but I am equally passionate to learn. The initial stages of learning a language can be very monotonous. I found myself becoming lazy and procrastinating every now and then.

In the month of May, my teacher announced to the class about an upcoming Korean Speech Contest at Pai Chai University. She said one student would be nominated from each language school class. It was an instinct to just raise my hand and volunteer as I raised my hand I looked around at my friends and noticed that I was the only one with my hand up. After the teacher wrote down my name, my friends started praising my “bravery”.
Frankly, at that point of time, I had no clue what I had just gotten myself into. Two months of studying a language and here, I was up and ready to deliver a speech in front of the whole school and be judged for it!
But, What is life with no challenges? So, I began jotting down my thoughts and wrote a speech in Korean in about a week. My teacher made the necessary corrections and BAM! It was ready. It was after this that I had to fasten my belt even tighter. They say memorization is the absolute worst way to deliver a speech. It didn't seem like I had any other option at that point but I really wanted my speech to sound as natural as possible. So, I began using the vocabulary from my speech in day-to-day situations.

I became a complete psychopath by the last week, as the anxiety began to grip me. I practiced countless times but was still so sceptical about how my performance would go. I have been a stage person for years but, I never ever had this many thoughts or predictions of making a fool of myself on stage.

I woke up at 5:30 the day of the contest knowing that I was going to represent my country in front of hundreds of people. For the first time in my life, I draped my own sari, which by the way was almost as challenging as giving the speech. It took me nearly an hour and a half! 

But, I can't compare the feeling of grace and elegance you get in a sari. Confidence is so effortless in it.

My Russian friend accompanied me to the venue. I went back stage, gave myself a pep talk, popped in my headphones and listened to some bomb music on ear damaging volume.

Before I knew it, it was SHOWTIME…

I felt so relieved and content at the end of my performance because it was finally done and over with. The anxiety was finally gone. I sat calmly and watched all the wonderful performances by the other candidates from different countries. What a show it was! After about an hour and a half, they announced the results.

I know it seems so overrated to say that the results didn’t matter. But, THEY REALLY DIDN’T. My purpose of taking part was to challenge myself to the extreme and I was satisfied.

My name was announced and I didn’t comprehend for a few seconds because my name becomes a completely different sound with Korean pronunciation. The hard work was paying off! I stood 1st place amongst level 1 Korean Learners and 2nd place competing with advanced Korean learners.

Such a priceless feeling to make your teachers, family, and friends this proud!

 Later that week I was in a Korean Newspaper! How cool?

The chance to represent my country, share my experience, deliver a speech in another language, majorly leap out of my comfort zone, win, get a money prize, get published in a South Korean newspaper and make my loved ones proud.

I couldn't have asked for more of an outstanding experience.