The First Indian to Get a Perfect GRE Score Under the New Format Shares Some Tricks to Ace Exams

The competitive nature of entrance exams forces students to push themselves to do their very best. Shrikant Ayyangar writes about Ashwini Nene, the young prodigy who became the first Indian to get a perfect score in the GRE under the test’s revised format. Shrikant Ayyangar Shrikant, UnivAssist’s Marketing and Communications Strategy Associate, has over 10 years […]

Decoding the U.S. education system through an Indian lens

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As a young student, I was quite eager to learn about how to study abroad. At that point, there were considerably fewer options for studying abroad and there was very little versatility in terms of courses. Since then, the education sphere has widened radically and studying abroad now allows students to explore opportunities based on […]

Supporting school-based college counseling in India: Jim Rawlins guest op-ed

“By 2026, the K-12 international school market will almost double, reaching 16,000 schools teaching 8.75 million students,” reports Sara Custer, in this week’s PIE News. Now, for those of us working in roles where a commitment to serving students is at the core of everything we do, this should cause us to pause and reflect. […]

From the Himalayan foothills to a Pennsylvania liberal arts college: an interview with Preeti Rajendran

An interview with Preeti Rajendran, Assistant Director of International Recruitment at Washington & Jefferson College and former college counselor at Woodstock School. She was interviewed by David Joiner. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got into college counseling? So, it’s a bit of an “all over the place” story. […]

Does history matter?

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A few years ago, in my previous position in the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I spoke to a group of students at High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学附属中学) about a new pre-college summer program we were launching. Following the assembly, Principal Wang Peidong did something unexpected—she gave […]