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Safe universities on your university shortlist: Should you apply?

Episode 8, The Power Punch Club Podcast

Find out more about our ‘Powershop: Crash course in university admissions

You know how you usually create a list of universities in 3 categories: safe, moderate and ambitious? 

Did you know that 90% of students we interviewed had a shortlist dominated by safe universities? 

This speaks a lot about the mindset you’re applying to universities with.

In short, DON’T APPLY THERE! Listen to this episode to find out why!

Power Punch Club is hosting ‘Powershop’ all across India — Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, and Hyderabad — for the Spring and Fall 2019 university applications season. These workshops will build your applications from the ground up, starting with understanding who you are, building self-awareness about your story and then piecing your application together. From this ‘Powershop’, you’ll walk away with a new outlook for your future, you’ll walk away with renewed confidence about the direction of your life. This is also a soul searching journey, a 12-hour marathon! See you there! Find out more -

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The Power Punch Club podcast features Dr. Varun Gandhi, who has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Vineet Jain, who has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. They have 18 years of combined experience in attending various top universities in America. They have both T.A. (teaching assistant) and R.A. (research assistant) experience. They have mentored numerous students during their grad school programs. They have worked at top firms in their respective fields with 10 years of combined experience working in the industry. They have 20 years of combined experience in university admissions.

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