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  posted: June 18,2014 09:45 AM -- submitted by: sandra
Q11: i want to know whether studying mbbs in china is good for Indian students and what about the job opportunities in India after completing studies there

A11: Sandra,
Interesting questions, but outside the scope of this site. Talk with the admissions counselors at your university. They will have insight into these questions and will understand your background, academic performance, etc.

Good luck,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

  posted: June 18,2014 09:44 AM -- submitted by: Umang Pandya
Q12: I am a student from IGCSE. I love Cambridge syllabus. However I am stuck on a problem for my admissions for the next year.The problem is current entrance criteria s in top engineering colleges/universities. They demand for merit. I know it is very difficult to score an A/A* in AS/A level. I have had very good academic results up till my IGCSE. What would you advice? shall I continue with AS or shift to state board. I can't shift to CBSE as there is no good school with good CBSE results

A12: This site is focused on communication and public relations. We are not an IT and technology site. I recommend that you talk with the admissions counselors at your institution of higher learning.

Good luck,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

  posted: June 11,2014 11:00 AM -- submitted by: Aurelie Vale
Q13: I am a young professional in PR and communications in France. I would like to gain international work experience abroad as a corporate communications trainee (exchange visitor program) within a US company - which can be applied to my future career in France. I want to learn from corporate social responsability, employee and change management - in-house or in agency ? Can you give me some advise to optimize my applications ? Is that possible to get in mentoring program ?

A13: Foreign work needs and the requirements are rather involved for this format. I recommend talking with someone at the school where you did your university-level work.

In addition, you might begin networking with people who work at US companies in France or another European country to learn what how this worked for them. They may be able to direct you to their human resources professionals who would have this detailed information.

Good luck,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

  posted: June 11,2014 10:57 AM -- submitted by: shruti kaushal
Q14: Hi
I am a class 10 student.I am keen to work with travel channels such as TLC,Fox traveller and discovery.I want to pursue a career which includes travel to places around the world.Could you please guide me on which course in the field of mass communication should I take up nd the names of the institutes in india which offer these courses?

A14: This is a very specialized question that requires more information on your background to properly answer. I recommend that you talk with the guidance counselor at your current institution who will be able to access your academic records and talk with you directly about options.

Also, that person should have an understanding of India's higher education system and the specialties of each institution.

Good luck,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

  posted: June 10,2014 10:00 AM -- submitted by: Tejas
Q15: Hello sir,
I recently completed a diploma in electrical engg..but i want to take admission in computer science & engg...so is that possible to switch over the branch while taking admission in degree after completion of diploma.??

A15: This site focuses on public relations and communications. We are not experts in engineering.

I recommend you talk with the guidance counselors at your the institution where you completed your electrical engineering work.

Good luck,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

  posted: June 5,2014 11:21 AM -- submitted by: Steve Guenza
Q16: Hi,
I am writing for my son. He just attended our local community college and has been accepted to Boston Univesity and to University of San Diego. He is majoring in Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations. He knows that Boston is superior with its communication program, but is about 3 times more expensive. Our question is, How important to employers is a degree from Boston vs. San Diego? Is is really worth the price for his future? He would be in about 80k in student debt with BU

A16: Many variables will change the answer to the question. Each employer has his or her preferences and prejudices. Here are some questions for your son to ponder.

Is your son's intent to work on the east or west coast?
Is he planning to work in a corporation, government, nonprofit organization?
Is he planning to work immediately following graduation or go to graduate school?
How much has he or have you saved for his education?
Can he earn scholarships?

I suggest your son -- not you -- make a comparison of what he knows about each college, questions he has about each, possibilities he sees in each and where his passion lies related to each institution. Putting those things on paper often clarifies thinking.

Good luck to your son,
Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA
expert response from: Margaret Ann Hennen, APR, Fellow PRSA

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