What’s Next after College?Continuing School Abroad as an OptionFriday, November 23, 2012Donny Eryastha
AGENDA 1. Introduction to Indonesia Mengglobal 2. Why do you need to go to school abroad? 3. School Options for college gr...
What is Indonesia Mengglobal?             A network of over 60 students and alumni of top global schools,              i....
The big questions for college students                                     www.indonesiamengglobal.com   Indonesia Mengglo...
Why go to graduate schools abroad?   •   For better education        “None of Indonesian universities are among the top 20...
School options for college graduates: Degrees (USA)MASTER Degree                        DOCTORATE DegreeTaking more advan...
School options for college graduates: Types of schools (USA)              Professional SchoolsBUSINESS School             ...
How do I choose which schools are the best for me? Specialized Programs-Curriculum / Classes • Career focus • Specific top...
Basic principles of graduate school application   •   It is POSSIBLE for Indonesian graduates to get accepted in the best ...
School application: Essay (1/2)   What is graduate school application essay?   “An important element of application – the ...
School application: Essay (2/2)   TIPS:    Can be generic, but tailor to the institution you are applying to    Personal...
School Application: Recommendation Letter  What is recommendation letter?   “A letter from people who know you very well, ...
School application: Standardized test (1/2)TOEFL (IBT – Internet Based       IELTSTest)                                  ...
School application: Standardized test (2/2)GMAT                              GRE                                LSAT•Gradu...
More resources and Q&A                             www.indonesiamengglobal.com                             @IndoMengglobal...
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  • Speakers Introduction: nama, kuliah, tahun lulus dan pekerjaan sekarang. Introduction by Arianna. Intinya: Alumni Indonesia Mengajar telah melewati satu tahun yang paling life-changing dalam hidup mereka. Kami dari Indo Mengglobal ingin menyampaikan bahwa salah satu langkah berikutnya adalah melanjutkan pendidikan di luar negeri. Indonesia Mengglobal dapat membantu kalian untuk merealisasikannya.
  • Ariana
  • Ariana
  • Purely US perspective Clairine
  • Purely US perspective Clairine
  • Clairine
  • Clairine
  • Purely US perspective Clairine
  • Dhika
  • Dhika
  • Clay
  • Dhika to present
  • We should mention that not all schools/studies need GRE, so be sure to do more research. Dhika to present
  • Indonesia Mengglobal di Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Indonesia

    1. 1. What’s Next after College?Continuing School Abroad as an OptionFriday, November 23, 2012Donny Eryastha
    2. 2. AGENDA 1. Introduction to Indonesia Mengglobal 2. Why do you need to go to school abroad? 3. School Options for college graduates  Degrees  Types of school  How to choose the best school for you 1. School Application  Basic principles  Personal Essay  Recommendation letter  Standardized test 1. Next Steps (Q&A) www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 2
    3. 3. What is Indonesia Mengglobal?  A network of over 60 students and alumni of top global schools, i.e. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, John Hopkins, Columbia, Cambridge, etc  A website with more than 80 articles on school and scholarship application, visited by more than 90,000 visitors. The website was published in March 2012, and there are currently > 60 writers and contributors.  Syndication with the JakartaGlobe and EducationUSA  Conducted 3 informational events attended by more than 700 attendeesWho is your presenter? Donny Eryastha •FEUI 2006, Harvard Kennedy School 2012 •Current work: Special Staff at BKPM, Editor at Indonesia Mengglobal •Work prior to grad school: Merrill Lynch, MICRA, etc. www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 3
    4. 4. The big questions for college students www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 4
    5. 5. Why go to graduate schools abroad? • For better education “None of Indonesian universities are among the top 200 best universities according to Times Higher Education World University Ranking.” • For better career “Median earnings of those with a graduate degree are an average of 38.3% higher than those with a bachelors degree in the same field.” –Georgetown study • For the experience “My years are Harvard are among the most fun, enriching years in my life.” –Donny Eryastha www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 5
    6. 6. School options for college graduates: Degrees (USA)MASTER Degree DOCTORATE DegreeTaking more advanced and specific Taking more advanced and specificclasses in a specialized field classes in a specialized fieldResearch may be required Research is required and is the bulk of the experienceThesis may be required Thesis and publication are non- negotiableTypically 1 to 2 years Typically 4 to 6 years.Industry-oriented track Academic track (teaching component) Internships strongly encouraged Close working relationship with adviser and professor(s) www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 6
    7. 7. School options for college graduates: Types of schools (USA) Professional SchoolsBUSINESS School POLICY School Graduate School>2 years of experience >2 years experience Can be done straight from undergraduatePrepares graduate for Prepares graduates forcareer in private sector career in government, Switching is easier non-profit, int’l org. (technical/non-technical)Accepts almost allbackground. Accepts almost all Hard and soft skills backgrounds. (technical/specialization)Learn from business casesand soft skills Learn from cases and soft Major, e.g. skills  Social SciencesConcentration, e.g. (Economics, Political  Marketing Concentration, e.g. Science, Sociology)  Finance  Economic  Engineering (Chemical,  Entrepreneurship development Electrical, Civil,  Social policy Computer)  International affairs  Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) Indonesia Mengglobal | 7
    8. 8. How do I choose which schools are the best for me? Specialized Programs-Curriculum / Classes • Career focus • Specific topic • Research centers • Classes • Professors • Brand name Peers • Alumni Location • Professional (internship) opportunities • Networking • Quality of life www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 8
    9. 9. Basic principles of graduate school application • It is POSSIBLE for Indonesian graduates to get accepted in the best universities in the world. Every element of application CAN be prepared. • Allocate significant time and resources for school application; it could be the MOST IMPORTANT action in your life. • Focus on getting accepted into good school first, NOT on getting scholarship. • Prepare ALL aspects of school application, NOT LIMITED TO standardized tests. • Forget MYTHS that are not productive to application preparation. • Research school options EXTENSIVELY. • Apply to SEVERAL schools strategically. www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 9
    10. 10. School application: Essay (1/2) What is graduate school application essay? “An important element of application – the only opportunity to speak about yourself directly to the admission committee” What should I write in the essay? “Most importantly, make sure you answer the question in the essay prompt then incorporate (smoothly) anything you’d like the admission committee to know about yourself – your experience, your achievement, your personality, you name it” Be interesting, a bland admission essay can put an overworked admission committee to sleep! www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 10
    11. 11. School application: Essay (2/2) TIPS:  Can be generic, but tailor to the institution you are applying to  Personalize your essay  Seek for opinions from others  Never lie, exaggeration is often justifiable  No grammatically error and typo  Think how to make your essay stand out among other applicants  Spare enough time (months, not days!) to prepare  Target the institution www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 11
    12. 12. School Application: Recommendation Letter What is recommendation letter? “A letter from people who know you very well, generally at a higher level, that can reflect your quality” TIPS: Request from someone who knows about yourself (professor, work supervisor)  Make sure that the letters are written in favor of you  Higher credibility from famous people Help the person you are asking recommendation letter from:  Tell them your strengths, areas of interest, and aspirations www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 12
    13. 13. School application: Standardized test (1/2)TOEFL (IBT – Internet Based IELTSTest) Usually for UK-based andTypes of questions: multiple Australian-based schools.choice (reading and Type of questions are morelistening), and essay (writing) varied: multiple choice, short answers, diagrams, charts,# Sections: true/false.  Reading  Listening #Sections:  Speaking  Reading  Writing  Listening  SpeakingHighest score: 120. Typical  Writingscore for top schools:Minimum 100 – 110. Highest score: 9.0 ; Typical score for top schools: minimum 6.0 – 7.0 www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 13
    14. 14. School application: Standardized test (2/2)GMAT GRE LSAT•Graduate Management •Graduate Record Exam is •Law School Admission Test isAdmission Test is designed to designed as a measuring tool a standardized and requiredassess applicants’ ability in and is required by most test for JD programcontinuing advanced study in graduate schools in admission admissions at all law schoolsbusiness and management. process. that are members of Law Schools Admission Council.# Sections: # Sections:  Analytical writing  Verbal Reasoning # Sections: assessment  Analytical Writing  Reading  Integrated Reasoning  Quantitative Comprehension  Quantitative Reasoning  Analytical Reasoning  Verbal  Logical Reasoning Typical score for top schools:  WritingTypical score for top schools: 600 for Verbal,700 and aboveabove 700. for Quant Reasoning, 3.5 and Typical score for top above for Writing. schools: above 160.Score range: 200 – 800. Score range: 200 – 800. Score range: 120 – 160. www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 14
    15. 15. More resources and Q&A www.indonesiamengglobal.com @IndoMengglobal http://www.facebook.com/IndoMengglobal Donny Eryastha Email: mdonny2001@gmail.com Visit our website and sign up for our upcoming event in December: Sunday, December 16 2012, 14:00-17:00. Pacific Place, Jakarta Indonesia Mengglobal | 15

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