CAPES oferece 540 bolsas de estudo nos EUA para professores de inglês da rede pública

[Fonte: email enviado pela CAPES] 

"A Comissão Fulbright, a Embaixada dos EUA e a CAPES selecionarão 540 professores de língua inglesa da rede pública de ensino básico, sendo 20 de cada um dos estados e do Distrito Federal, para curso de capacitação de seis semanas nos EUA, a ser realizado de 24 de junho a 02 de agosto de 2013. 

Programa de Desenvolvimento Profissional para Professores de Língua Inglesa nos EUA (PDPI) busca: fortalecer a fluência oral e escrita em inglês, compartilhar metodologias de ensino e avaliação que estimulem a participação do aluno em sala de aula, estimular o uso de recursos online e outras ferramentas na formação continuada de professores e na preparação de planos de aula. Estão cobertos pelo PDPI custos com: curso, alojamento, alimentação, seguro saúde, passagens aéreas de ida e volta, visto, taxas e materiais escolares, além de uma ajuda de custo para instalação. 

 
Para se candidatar os professores devem: - Possuir nacionalidade brasileira e ser residente permanente no Brasil; 
- Ser professor de inglês em exercício, efetivo na rede pública de ensino básico, com estágio probatório concluído; 
- Preencher o formulário on-line; 
- Realizar o teste gratuito TOEFL ITP. 

Para se inscrever, o candidato deverá cumprir os requisitos no edital e preencher o formulário de inscrição online, até 14 de fevereiro, anexando a documentação complementar solicitada." Mais informações pelo e-mail: teacher@fulbright.org.br 


Inscreva-se o quanto antes!

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Tradução Juramentada - PERNAMBUCO

Lista atualizada da Junta Comercial de Pernambuco dos tradutores juramentados de Pernambuco (telefone e email de contato). Tem tradução para o: inglês, espanhol, alemão, japonês, francês, italiano, chinês e árabe.


http://www.jucepe.pe.gov.br/

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Scholarships for Brazilian Students 2012 - 2013

[Source: Scholarship Positions]  

Kind: Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Study
Subject: Various
Location: Various

This is an excellent opportunity for the students from Brazil to study abroad. Higher education now a days has become a relevant part especially for those students who want to improve for their better prospect. There are many scholarship opportunities available for Brazilian students for Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the various subjects. The eligibility condition may vary accordingly.

Scholarship Program: Latin America Scholarships
Employer: Nottingham Trent University
Level of Study: Master’s
Scholarship Description: This scholarship is for overseas students from Latin America applying for one of the School of Art & Design’s MA or MSc courses, to start their studies in September 2012.
Scholarship Website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/art/document_uploads/114343.pdf

Scholarship Program: Hungarian Scholarship for Foreign Students
Employer: Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) 
Level of Study: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, Postdoctoral, research
Scholarship Description: Hungary through the Balassi Institute, the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes.  
Scholarship Website: http://www.scholarship.hu/Englishsite/Generalinformation/tabid/185/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Scholarship Program: FAPESP’s Postdoctoral Fellowship 
Employer: University of São Paulo 
Level of Study: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Scholarship Description: FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship is aimed at distinguished researchers with a recent doctorate degree and a successful research track record. The fellowship enables the development of research within higher education and research institutions located in the State of São Paulo.
Scholarship Website: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427

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Scholarship Program: PhD Scholarship for Research Excellence from Brazil
Employer: University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham
Level of Study: PhD
Scholarship Description: The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham are working in partnership to support research collaboration with Brazilian institutions and we are pleased to be able to offer 20 full tuition fee scholarships for PhD students from Brazil
Scholarship Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalstudents/scholarshipsfeesfinance/scholarships/scholarshipdetails/research-overseas-brazil.aspx


Scholarship Program: Postdoctoral Position on Application Protocol Programming
Employer: The Federal University of ABC
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Scholarship Description: The position is in the context of the CyberOPC Project, and will involve the design, implementation and evaluation of novel application protocols and methods for low latency data delivery in monitoring over IP networks. The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science or Informatics Engineering and solid background in one or more of the following fields: Client/Server Socket Programming, TCP and HTTP Protocol, C#, JavaScript
Scholarship Website: http://www.cyberopc.org/


Scholarship Program: Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
Level of Study: Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Description: ELAP Scholarships provide students with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. As part of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, select graduate-level students will be invited to participate in a study tour focused on Canadian democratic governance and civil society or other key priority areas.
Scholarship Website: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/elap-pfla.aspx?lang=eng&view=d


Scholarship Program: New Zealand ASEAN Scholar Awards
Employer: New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international development programme Level of Study: Master and PhD
Scholarship Description: The New Zealand-ASEAN Scholar Awards are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s international development programme. They are managed by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These awards empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within ASEAN nations.
Scholarship Website: http://www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/scholarships/types-scholarship/new-zealand-asean-scholar-awards


Scholarship Program: LLM International Scholarships
Employer:  University of Southampton
Level of Study: Masters
Scholarship Description: As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs. When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials..
Scholarship Website: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/fees_and_funding.page?


Scholarship Program: Fernando Telles Ribeiro Scholarship for Brazilian students
Employer: University of East London
Level of Study: Masters
Scholarship Description: We are pleased to announce our exciting range of funding options for international students starting courses in September 2012. Note that international students are eligible for a 10% early payment discount where applicable – we encourage all students to take advantage of this considerable saving.
Scholarship Website: http://www.uel.ac.uk/international/fees/scholarships.htm#FTR


Scholarship Program: Korean Government Scholarship
Employer:  Korean Government
Level of Study: Master’s or Doctoral
Scholarship Description:  Korean Government invites 322 international students from 100 countries who wish to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in Korea. To apply for this program, you should contact one of the 1st Selection Institutions (90 Overseas Korean Embassies or 51 Domestic Universities) and submit the application no later than the mid-March.
Scholarship Website: http://www.niied.go.kr/


Scholarship Program: Santander Scholarships for taught Master’s programmes
Employer: University of Leicester
Level of Study: Master’s
Scholarship Description: Available for all one-year, full-time taught Master’s programmes to students from any of Santander Universities’ 11 countries (see below) beginning in October 2012
Scholarship Website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/international/need-to-know/feesandfunding/scholarships/santander


Scholarship Program: GDF SUEZ / MAEE International Scholarship for Masters
Employer: GDF SUEZ / MAEE,The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Level of Study: Masters
Scholarship Description: The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and GDF SUEZ have decided to create a programme to host and support high-level foreign students in France. The co-financed GDF SUEZ / MAEE scholarship programme for the 2012-2013 academic year is aimed at students from Brazil, Chile, India and Lebanon who are currently studying in their country.
Scholarship Website: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france/studying-in-france/finance-your-studies/quai-d-orsay-entreprises/article/gdf-suez-maae-program


Scholarship Program: CUD Scholarships for Master Complementary in Public Health Methodology
Employer: University Commission for Development
Level of Study: Master’s, training programmes
Scholarship Description: The Scholarships Program 2012-2013 is now available. Overview of the 2012-2013 program. Bourses – Scholarships Within the programme for international courses and training programmes, CIUF grants 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes. You will find on this site a list of international courses and training programmes for which there is a possibility of scholarship and the modalities of introduction of an application file as well as the rules of selection
Scholarship Website: http://www.cud.be/content/view/339/208/lang,/


Scholarship Program: Undergraduate Anglo-Brazilian Society Scholarship
Employer: King’s College London
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Scholarship Description: Open to Undergraduate students only, this scholarship worth up to £1000 is to help students pursue their studies in Brazil.
Scholarship Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/global/brazilinstitute/funding/Anglo-BrazilianSociety.aspx


Scholarship Program: University of Groningen Talent Grant: Research Master behavioral and Social Sciences
Employer: University of Groningen
Level of Study: Research
Scholarship Description: Candidates can apply for this grant by sending a letter of motivation in which they indicate that they are in need of a grant and would like to be considered for the UGTG: Research Master Behavioural and Social Sciences (partial grant)
Scholarship Website: http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/scholarships/scholarshipGMW


Scholarship Program: King’s Brazil Institute PhD Studentship
Employer: King’s College London
Level of Study: PhD Studentship
Scholarship Description:The King’s Brazil Institute is pleased to offer its PhD Studentship again for students starting the PhD in 2012/13. It’s open to students intending to undertake research within the Institute, and especially in the fields
Scholarship Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/global/brazilinstitute/funding/brazil-phd.aspx


Scholarship Program: Yale ISP Resident and Visiting Fellowships at Yale Law School
Employer: Yale Information Society Project (ISP)
Level of Study: Postdoctoral
Scholarship Description: The Yale Information Society Project (ISP) is now accepting applications for 2012-2013 postdoctoral resident and visiting fellowships at Yale Law School. The Yale ISP is an interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. ISP Resident and Visiting Fellowships The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas
Scholarship Website: http://yaleisp.org/2010/09/fellowships/


Scholarship Program:Individual PhD Sandwich Scholarship Programme
Employer: Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)
Level of Study: PhD
Scholarship Description: The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) at Antwerp awards each year maximally three PhD fellowships to outstanding alumni from its international Master and expert courses, as part of a comprehensive capacity strengthening programme supported by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (IMT-DGD programme).
Scholarship Website: http://www.itg.be/itg/Uploads/Onderzoek/Individual%20PhD%20scholarships-ITM-DGDC-call%202011.pdf


Scholarship Program: Formula Santander scholarships
Employer: Cranfield University
Level of Study: Masters , PhD
Scholarship Description: Cranfield University are pleased to announce that the Formula Santander scholarships programme has two €5000 scholarships available to students from Spain and Brazil
Scholarship Website: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/students/international/page54276.html


Scholarship Program: School of Tourism Dean’s Scholarship
Employer: Bournemouth University
Level of Study: Masters
Scholarship Description: This scholarship is offered to international students who have applied to study any full-time Masters programme in the School of Tourism beginning in September 2012 or January 2013
Scholarship Website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/futurestudents/postgraduate/funding/sm_dean_scholarship.html


Scholarship Program: Government of Canada Awards – Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Employer: Government of Canada
Level of Study: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Scholarship Description: The Government of Canada Awards are based on reciprocal agreements between Canada and foreign governments. The Government of Canada’s objective in establishing the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships is to attract promising, recent doctoral graduates to do research in Canada. The Government wishes to support research that clearly advances the scholar’s own career and that is useful to Canada or to the research team within which the scholar proposes to work.
Scholarship Website: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/non_can/pdrf-brpd.aspx?lang=eng&view=d


Scholarship Program: AVAC HIV Prevention Research Fellowship
Employer:  AVAC
Level of Study: Research Fellowship
Scholarship Description: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention invites applications for 2012 Advocacy Fellowship project. The project is aimed at supporting the emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and related implementation activities in their countries and communities.

Scholarship Website: http://www.avac.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/33738


Scholarship Program: University of Sheffield Santander Scholarships
Employer: University of Sheffield
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Scholarship Description: We are very proud of our association with Santander and grateful for their continued support for University of Sheffield students through their Santander Universities network. Currently in the third year of our partnership with the organisation. Santander have contributed to helping over 30 students to date with financial assistance towards tuition fees.
Scholarship Website: http://shef.ac.uk/international/money/santander


Scholarship Program: Scholarships for Brazilian students: ‘Science without Borders Holland’
Employer: Nuffic and the Brazilian national Council
Level of Study: Bachelors
Scholarship Description: Brazil’s booming economy encouraged the focus on internationalisation within Brazilian higher education. The Brazilian government announced a plan to invest US$ 2.02 billion in 75,000 scholarships that will offer  Brazilian students the opportunity to study at the world’s top universities.
Scholarship Website: http://www.nuffic.nl/international-organizations/news-events/news-archive/2012/march/scholarships-for-brazilian-students-science-without-borders-holland

Scholarship Program: Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
Employer:Latin American Institute
Level of Study: Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Description: Brazilian students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at UCLA are eligible to apply for partial financial support from the Jorge Paulo Lemann  Scholarship and Fellowship Fund. The Fund will pay a stipend of up to $15,000.00 to successful candidates selected by the Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Committe
Scholarship Website: http://www.international.ucla.edu/lai/brazil/article.asp?parentid=119305

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Working Experience in Germany and Canada!

Interview with Saulo Dourado, a brazilian designer that spent 1 and a half year in Germany, working as a freelancer for some design agencies (SapientNitro, IconMobile, AKQA) in projects for Vodafone, Nokia and two automobile makers (that's a secret, he can't tell their names ;)), as well a startup called Desk.io. In Brazil, he worked for CESAR for 5 years, involved in projects for Motorola.

Currently he's a Interface Designer for Flextronics,in Canada. His job is to design interfaces for mobile devices, but eventually he also does some different medias (web, tv, car interfaces).

See more about his experience in Germany here and some pictures also!

Name: Saulo Dourado
Country: Brazil, currently living in Canada
Current Company: Flextronics, Canada
Specialty: Interface Design

1. What motivated you to work abroad?
Different experiences (know other places and people), travel, other languages.

2. How you selected the country and the company you wanted to work? What kind of documentation you had to prepare?
We left Brazil because my wife was hired by Nokia Berlin. Actually, we didn't plan to live there, but the opportunity was very good and we decided to go. We didn't have to do anything because she's a Italian citizen, and because of that we both have the right to live and work in the Euro zone. The paperwork that I needed was done by a agent hired by Nokia. Regarding Canada, I did the Skilled Work process (also known as Federal) in Brazil, so I have the Permanent Resident Card and I can also live and work here. In fact, Canada was our first choice, because it's a nice and English speaking country (and they also have the immigration process ;).

3. How was the selection process?
Karina did 7 interviews by phone/skype before being hired by Nokia. In my case, in Germany I was interviewed by the design agencies (talking to the creative directors and managers). Regarding Canada, I applied for the job online and did two skype calls with the managers. Karina was hired by the same company afterwards, so, we're working in the same team again ;)

4. How much money did you need to get there? Did the company sponsor you in any matter?
Both companies (Nokia and Flextronics) sponsored us, with plane tickets, 1 month apartment and moving costs(that's important). It's always good to have some money, but if you're hired and sponsored that's not a big deal.

5. How did you deal with money during the first month? How expensive is the place you live in?
In both cases (Berlin, Toronto) me or my wife were hired by a company. So, we we're not millionaires but we could pay all the bills and have some extra money. Berlin for me is the best cheap city in the world, Toronto is expensive.

6. Could you tell us a little bit about the company you're working?
Flextronics is a huge company that probably you have something made by them, but you never heard of them ;) That's because they never place their names in any product. They're involved in a lot of fields and have sites everywhere in the world. I work work in the Burlington(Ontario/CA) site, here's a kind of innovation center and I work in a secret project that I can't tell what it is, or I'll have to kill you ;)

7. What's your opinion about this kind of experience? What are the good and bad things about it?
I have the impression that I lived 10 years in 1. I left Brazil approx 2 years ago, but looks like 20 ;) I really lived many different experiences and that's what I was looking for. Regarding bad things: different people/cultures can also be hard, and I'm a Brazillian, so I'll always miss my country, and after living in Berlin I'll always miss it as well ;) you have to live with this "missing feeling", but that can also be good ;)

8. Any tip for people that wanna work abroad?
Learn English, develop your skills, be brave! ;)

More information on Saulo:
http://www.saulodourado.com/pulandoemberlim/ (in portuguese)
https://picasaweb.google.com/saulodourado
http://www.linkedin.com/in/saulodourado

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Bolsa Chevening para Mestrado no Reino Unido

[Fonte: British Council]

Chevening LogoPara pós-graduação ou mestrado em uma das mais de 130 universidades do Reino Unido, com despesas pagas pelo Ministério das Relações Exteriores Britânico (FCO), a melhor opção é o programa Chevening, gerenciado pelo British Council, com as inscrições abertas de 28 de Fevereiro a 31 de Março de 2011.

Brasileiros, residentes no Brasil, com planos de fazer mestrado em tempo integral com duração máxima de 12 meses, no ano letivo 2011/2012, poderão ter seus estudos custeados pelo Programa.

"A anuidade máxima paga pelo curso é de 12 mil libras esterlinas", informa a coordenadora do programa Chevening no Brasil, Iane Melo.

As áreas de prioridade para concessão da bolsa Chevening são:
· Mudança Climática, Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Energia;
· Finanças e Economia;
· Políticas e Administração Esportiva;
· Ciências e Inovação
· Relações Internacionais e Desenvolvimento
· Resolução de Conflitos e Segurança
· Áreas do Direito relacionadas aos setores mencionados acima

Mais informações:
SITE: www.educationuk.org.br
TEL: (11) 2126.7500
E-MAIL: chevening@britishcouncil.org.br

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Your Complete Job Search Guide!!

[Source: Emploi Quebec]

The Guide lists seven steps to help you find a job tailored to your experience, training and interests. It's VERY COMPLETE!!

The seven steps

1. Recognizing your strengths and interests
2. Finding out more about the labour market
3. Using the right tools to market yourself: résumé, cover letter, job application form
4. Finding job leads: local employment centre (CLE), newspapers, Internet, email, etc.
5. Making a good impression during the job interview: preparing for the interview, anticipating questions, going through the interview, following up
6. Settling into your new job


1. Recognizing your strengths and interests

Choose your field: to determine the type of job that suits you, find out what occupational fields interest you.
  Learn to recognize your strengths: are you self-sufficient, reliable, flexible? Find out the personal skills that best define you.
  Determine your profile: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising or conventional. This exercise will reveal your profile.
  Assess your job situation: specify the type of work you are seeking, which best matches your experience and skills.

2. Finding out more about the labour market

You must be familiar with the labour market or in the region/country where you wish to work. That way, you will have a better knowledge of the occupations available to you.

3. Using the right tools to market yourself: résumé, cover letter, job application form


RÉSUMÉ
A résumé is a written portrait of you. It gives employers an idea of who you are and what work experience, training, and interests you have. Enclose a résumé with every job application you submit, and bring along a copy to every interview.
Tips for a good résumé
  • Keep it short (maximum 1 to 3 pages). Employers receive a lot of résumés and ignore those that are too long.
  • Use a computer or typewriter.
  • Carefully choose your words. Use simple vocabulary and action verbs such as administer, analyze, compile, oversee, inform.
  • Make sure your résumé is easy to read:
    • Use a font that is clear and easy to read
      (Times New Roman 12 point, for example).
    • Space out your text.
    • Avoid drawings or pictures.
  • Make sure your contact information (address, phone number, email address) is correct.
  • Provide only truthful information.
  • Do not strike out words or fold your résumé.
Common Pitfalls
  • Errors may indicate a lack of professionalism. Have your résumé checked by someone who has a firm grasp of spelling and grammar.
  • Incoherence can imply that your thinking is confused. Clearly set out each section (professional goals, education, work experience, recreational interests, etc.). Avoid contradicting yourself.
  • A humorous résumé may give the impression that you are not serious. Keep the tone serious.
Types of résumé
Depending on your work experience and skills, you can set up your résumé in one of four ways. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right one:

- Chronological résumé: highlights your experience in one professional field. List the jobs you have held in reverse chronological order (starting with the most recent). This type of résumé is recommended if:
  • you already have work experience in a given field;
  • you are seeking a job in the same field;
  • your work experience or training follows a distinct pattern.
- Functional Résumé: highlights your skills rather than your work experience. Describe your skills, starting with those that pertain to the job you are applying for. This type of résumé is recommended if
  • you have little or no work experience;
  • you have held a number of jobs that are unrelated;
  • you wish to emphasize talents you have not had the opportunity to demonstrate in a working environment.
- Combination Résumé: is the most common and lays out your work experience and skills in chronological order. This type of résumé is recommended if
  • you have changed jobs frequently;
  • you have a lot of experience in a field, but have worked for a number of employers.
- Electronic résumé: contains the same information as a paper résumé, but it allows you to create a more dynamic presentation and include hyperlinks. For example, you can direct the employer to the Web site of a company you worked for. The advantage of an electronic résumé is that it lets an employer type in keywords to search your application for selection criteria.
A few tips
  • Keep the format simple.
  • Avoid using special characters, bullets, and columns, as formatting may be altered when you send your résumé.
  • Do not include pictures or special effects as that will prolong downloading time and may irritate the employer.

PORTFOLIO

Your portfolio can show the employer that you have what it takes to do the job. It showcases your achievements at work or in your volunteer or leisure activities. The interview is generally the best time to present your portfolio.

Putting together a portfolio can be quite time-consuming as it means going back over all your achievements. Here’s how best to proceed.
  1. Identify the most important skills for the job you are applying for. If you have a good idea of what the company is looking for, it will be easier to select your most relevant achievements.
  2. Identify your skills.
  3. Gather together the documents that show your skills, work experience, and participation in activities.
  4. Arrange your documents in an organized manner.
  5. Present your portfolio to someone and ask for their comments.
  6. Be sure to go over your portfolio before the interview.

Your portfolio should contain the following:
  1. Cover page (name, address, phone number, email address, date)
  2. Table of contents
  3. Statement summarizing your career goal
  4. Description of your skills as they pertain to the job you are applying for
  5. Description of a situation in which you demonstrated your skills
  6. Appendices (attach documents that illustrate your achievements)

Documents that illustrate your achievements:
  • Documents you created, photos, development plans
  • Your diplomas, certificates, and other attestations
  • Positive assessments of your work
  • Letters of thanks or congratulations
  • Awards you have received
  • Description of projects you have worked on
  • Documents in which your name is mentioned 


It’s your first contact with your potential employer and a good opportunity to show that you have the skills needed to do the job. Your letter should convince the person to take a closer look at your résumé and contact you for an interview.

Before starting to write your letter
  • Have your résumé and the job offer handy.
  • Seek out certain information about the company (size, operations, customers, projects)
  • Find out what the job entails.
  • Ask yourself what about the company and job really interests you.
  • Identify the experiences and skills you wish to highlight (think of things that are not already in your résumé to make your application more interesting).
  • Obtain the name and title of the person to whom you should address your letter.

Tips for writing an effective cover letter

  • Avoid repeating what is already in your résumé.
  • Keep it short (maximum one page).
  • Type it on a computer or typewriter (it will be easier to read).
  • Single-space your letter and use paragraphs.
  • Avoid talking only about yourself. Touch on the company’s needs.
  • Use positive wording such as “I developed…”
  • Be original without being aggressive or arrogant.
  • Avoid mentioning your difficult situation, conflicts with former employers, or worries about your job search.
  • Do not strike out text or stain the letter.
  • Carefully reread your letter before sending. 
  

4. Finding job leads: local employment centre, newspapers, Internet, email, etc.


Consult newspapers and the Internet
  • Watch for job offers in the daily newspapers and in classified ads in your local paper.
  • Visit the Web sites of companies you are interested in. You may find job offers there and be able to submit an application online.
  • Visit job search Web sites

Other leads to help you find a job.
There are many ways of finding those elusive jobs. Use the following leads that apply to your situation:
  • Show up in person at the company you are interested in working for. You may make a good impression by showing that you have initiative and are keen to work.
  • Let your friends and family know that you’re looking for a job. Explain the kind of work you are interested in and ask them to let you know if they learn of any job opportunities.
  • Consult the Yellow Pages. Companies are listed according to the lines of business they’re in or the products or services they offer. 
  • Contact your professional association. It may have a list of job offers.
  • Register at one or more placement agencies. Many employers deal directly with agencies rather than advertising in the papers. Check whether they charge a registration fee.
  • Visit job fairs and shows. They are a great opportunity to meet employers looking to hire.
  • If you are still in school or have just completed your studies, check whether your educational institution offers a placement service.
Making the most of email.
With electronic mail (email), you can forward your cover letter and résumé to a potential employer from any computer with an Internet connection. Your message can be sent anywhere around the world in a matter of seconds.

Tips for a successful phone call.

  • offer your services to an employer;
  • find out what jobs are available;
  • follow up with employers you contacted earlier. 
  • Prepare for it: Memorize your résumé and organize your ideas in a coherent manner.
  • Jot down the questions you wish to ask.
  • Speak clearly and slowly, control your breathing.
  • Smile! Your enthusiasm will be heard.
  • Stay friendly throughout the call.

5. Making a good impression during the job interview: preparing for the interview, anticipating questions, going through the interview, following up


This is your chance to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job and have something valuable to offer. Being well prepared for the interview will make you feel more at ease.
When an employer calls you to schedule an interview:
  • Carefully note the date, time, and place.
  • Try to find out how many people will be present at the interview.
  • Ask if there will be a written exam or exercise.

PREPARATION

A few days before the interview
  • Select appropriate clothing. Try to find out how company employees dress and opt for the same dress code.
  • Make sure you know how to get there and how long the trip takes. You may even want to make the trip once beforehand.
  • Find out more about the company and the job offered. That way, you’ll be more at ease during the interview. Ask yourself questions and come up with the answers. 

What you should know Where to find the information
What are the employer’s or company’s activities?
Who are the customers?
Read the company’s annual report and visit its Web site.
What skills is the employer looking for?
What duties and responsibilities will you have?
Review your job search notes.
Reread the job offer.


Anticipate the questions and answers
Anticipate the employer’s questions and be prepared. You will come across better if you are able to respond well to questions. Memorize your résumé so you can clearly describe your education, work experience, and skills. You will be asked a number of precise questions. Here are a few examples:
  • Why did you leave your previous jobs?
    If you resigned or were fired, avoid mentioning details that could make you look bad. Don’t criticize your former employers. Explain what you are looking for in a new job.
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
    Show that you have carefully selected this company and have the employee profile they are looking for.
  • What are your strengths?
    Mention your qualities as they relate to the job offered. Prepare examples that illustrate these strengths.
  • What are your weak points?
    Talk about your weaknesses, but explain what you do to correct them.
  • Can you work under pressure?
    Be truthful, you may be put to the test. If you have no problem working under pressure, mention that pressure motivates you. However, you should specify that, nevertheless, you prefer to plan ahead.
  • Why should we hire you over another candidate?
    Talk about your skills to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job.
  • What salary are you expecting to make?
    Avoid bringing up the question of salary and working conditions at the first interview. However, if the employer broaches the subject, have a response ready. You could also answer, “I am aware that the pay scale for this kind of position ranges from $___ to $___, and, naturally, I would like to be as high as possible on that scale.” This is a positive response that leaves room for negotiation.

Prepare what you should bring along to the interview:
  • Your résumé, cover letter, and letters of recommendation. Prepare copies for each person present at the interview.
  • A copy of your diplomas and portfolio.
  • List of references.
  • Paper and a pencil to note the names of people present, the date and time of any subsequent interview, and any other pertinent information.

THE INTERVIEW
  • Be on time. You should even arrive 5 or 10 minutes early.
  • Remain calm and self-confident.
  • Say “hello” to all the people present at the interview. Introduce yourself and offer a firm handshake and a sincere smile.
  • Let the employer or committee members lead the interview. Look them in the eye and answer questions in a firm voice. Take the time to think through your answers.
  • Be enthusiastic. Give positive answers by stressing your strengths and skills.
  • Listen to questions carefully and, if necessary, ask the employer to repeat them or to be more specific.
  • Ask questions. Towards the end of the interview, it is quite likely that you will be asked if you have any questions. Take this opportunity to show your interest in the company and the job offered. Here are a few examples of questions you may wish to ask:
    • What has led your company to hire at this time?
    • What is the next step?
    • How many people work here?
Interview followup
The interview is over. You deserve a break, but don’t put away your job search folder just yet. This is the time to assess the interview. Sit down and go over it in your mind.
  • What kind of impression did you make on the employer?
  • What were the strengths of the interview?
  • Did you have trouble answering any questions?
  • Did you manage to highlight your strengths?
  • Did you forget anything?
  • What’s the next step?
  • Did you learn anything new or important about the employer?

The employer's response
It is important to follow up on the interview. If the employer mentioned which day he or she would call, be at home that day to take the call. If you haven’t heard back from the employer, call back at the end of the day to follow up. If the employer didn’t specify the day, wait two weeks, then call the employer to find out when you can expect a response.

If the employer calls to offer you the job, be enthusiastic, thank him or her and mention how much you look forward to joining the team. Now is the time to ask for details on working conditions:
  • When do I start?
  • Where and at what time should I show up on the first day?
  • What is the name of the person I should ask for?
  • Do I need to bring any special work material or clothing?
  • What will my duties and work schedule be?
  • What will my salary be?
If you didn’t get the job, try to find out why. You may wish to reassess and improve your approach.


6. Settling into your new job


  • Keep a positive attitude. Accept criticism and take heed of suggestions for improving your work.
  • Be on time and stick to your work schedule.
  • Dress appropriately. Follow the lead of your supervisor and colleagues.
  • Accept responsibilities. Make sure you’re up to the task. Understand what your employer expects of you. If you’re not sure, ask.
  • Treat everyone with respect. Being respectful is the key to a healthy work environment.
  • Show initiative. Don’t always wait until you’re told to do something. If you see that a job needs doing, offer to do it.
  • Be reliable. If you say you’re going to do something, do it.
  • Support your colleagues.
  • Control your emotions. Don’t let little misunderstandings blow up into major conflicts. Settle differences calmly and objectively. Displays of anger are frowned upon and could result in your losing your job.
  • Speak well of the company you work for.  

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Get a Scholarship in 7 Simple Steps

[Source: International Students, The Netherlands]

Getting a scholarship can be difficult. So many students from all over the world are trying to get scholarships in both American, European and Australian universities. However, there are a couple of ways for you to significantly improve your chances of getting that scholarship you always wanted.

Get excellent grades

Getting excellent grades at the university in your home country most definitely improve your chances, as this is something universities will look at when evaluating candidates for scholarships.

Know what you want to study

It is extremely important to do your homework and find out which course you exactly want to study, which topics will be taught and who will teach them. Most of this information can be found on the universities home pages.

Important: Don’t just apply for a scholarship! Know what you want to study before you apply as this will increase your chances of actually standing out. It will message to the evaluation committee that you are dedicated and have a goal. Do your homework! You will have to do this for each and every scholarship you apply for!

Get to know the people
Once you know who is teaching the different courses at the study you would like to attend, try finding them on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Try to discover what they like and which papers they wrote. Try to ask specific questions about their work or engage in a friendly debate with them. Make sure you leave the impression you have read what they wrote and that you are genuinely interested in the topic (which should not be too hard if you already decided which study you wanted to do). Show them you are passionate about the topics of the study. Once you are in contact with them, it is easier to mention you are looking into getting a scholarship to attend their university and you can ask if they have tips for you to increase your chances. Don’t forget, if they like you already then it will be easier for them to recommend you or mention you as a real prospect to the evaluation committee.

If you can’t find the professors on any of the social networks, don’t worry. You can still try to reach out to them through email and do the same as mentioned above. Just make sure you first build up a relationship before you ask for any tips. This will cost some time and effort but the value this brings to getting you that scholarship is priceless. For example, even if they can not give you the scholarship on their university, they may still recommend you for a scholarship to a similar study on a similar/same university.

Get to know the culture

Learning about the culture of a country you want to study will help you better communicate with the different universities and professors. It does not even need to be that hard. You could try to go on a short holiday in the country. If you can not afford that, no problem. Try finding forums of expats, try reading up on Wikipedia, try finding different sites describing the culture of the country and communicate with pen pals in the country (you can find loads of people on Twitter or Facebook willing to communicate).

Make sure you speak the language

Make sure your English writing skills are perfect. If you are not sure if they are, try to get a second opinion from someone you trust. Alternatively, you can go to several online classifieds boards or forums in different English speaking countries (e.g. Gumtree) to ask for help. There are plenty of people and websites on the Internet that can help you improve your writing skills. Just put a little bit of energy into it. No application is easier to reject than the one full of grammar or spelling mistakes.

Follow the rules
Most Northern European universities expect you to do some pre-work and follow the rules of the process. This means that asking (by email or on forums) for application requirements often goes unanswered. The reason for this is that most of this is available online. If you had just looked better at the website of the university you would have found them yourself. That said, if you can not find the rules to the application process (including the application papers/forms) it is okay to send of an email to the university asking where on their website you may find the application information. If you are friendly enough and to the point, you will most likely get a helpful answer. Respect that there is a process for scholarships and grants applications, mainly to keep it fair for everyone and to make sure the best ones get through. You can be the best one if you respect the process and ask about this process instead of asking them to send you all the information they can possibly have.

A lot of scholarships are hidden

Once you do your homework, you may find a number of smaller scholarships that are specific for the study you want to attend. Most of these scholarships can just be found on the university websites and most of the time just the pages specific to the study. It is much easier to get a scholarship if you are one of the few to apply for it. So here again. do your homework, be passionate and be great at your communication skills.

Yes, these steps all look like a lot of work. But you have to remember that getting a scholarship is not easy and you need to stand out from all those other potential candidates (most of which will not follow the steps above). If you apply the steps mentioned above, you will have significantly increased your chances of getting that scholarship you always dreamed about. With time, patience and hard work you can move mountains (or in this case, get that scholarship)!

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Writing a paper...

Here are some questions that must be answered, when writing a paper about your research. They were provided by Mike Barker and David Sell and given to me by my amazing friend Ahmad El Ghafari. Hope it can help you guys!

Title

Does the title identify the field of study?
Does the title separate this document from other documents in the field?

Introduction

Does the introduction explain why the work is important?
Does the introduction explain what the work is?
Does the introduction explain the background of the work?
Does the introduction explain the rest of the document?

Middle

Does the middle present the important results?
Does the middle explain how these results were collected?
Does the middle explain what these results mean?
Is the middle logically organized?

Conclusion

Does the conclusion identify the key points?
Does the conclusion describe shortcomings and proposed future research?
Does the conclusion explain what this means, especially in terms of the information from the introduction?
Does the conclusion have a vivid, memorable finish?

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University of London - 2011

[Source: Scholarship-positions]

Deadlines: 29.APR. 2011
Kind: Masters
Study Subject: History, Religion: Asia/Africa

Four scholarships are available for overseas fee-paying students who are proposing to register for the full-time MA Religions or MA History: Asia/ Africa at SOAS for the academic session 2011/12.The scholarship, valued at £15,000, will be used to meet the cost of tuition fees at the overseas rate and the remaining sum may be used towards maintenance.

Candidate Criteria

* Applicants must have applied for a place to study at the School at least four weeks before the scholarship closing date in order to be considered for these Scholarships.
* Applicants must be top-ranked in the appropriate discipline. Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with upper second class level may also apply, but will not be given preference. Students with a non-UK degree will be adjudged to be in the top rank by their referees and transcript.
* The scholarship is open to applicants paying fees at the Overseas rate only.

Candidate Assessment

* Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel consisting of three academic members of the Faculty of Art and Humanities.
* The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your application. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.

More info HERE!!

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CTFS Grants Program 2010 - USA

[Source: Scholarship-positions]

Deadlines: 01.APR. 2011
Kind: Research
Study subject: Tropical Forest Science
* Decisions will be made approximately three months after the deadline.


The CTFS Grants Program provides opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing CTFS plots to conduct research with scientists affiliated with them. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply.

The CTFS Grants Program is open to all researchers, from graduate students to senior scientists. In some cases, advanced undergraduates will also be considered. Preference will be given to scientists in the countries with CTFS sites and to all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Works in CTFS plots, analyzing plot data, identifying plants or animals in a plot, or generating complementary data that strengthens CTFS programs are welcome. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical. Research projects can be either basic or applied in nature. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply. Funding is restricted to expenses directly related to field research, laboratory research, and data analysis. Examples of eligible expenses include travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, and resulting publications. Funds are not available for salary and/or fringe benefits of applicant, tuition, nonproject personnel, or travel to meetings. In addition, the grants program will NOT support indirect costs for institutional support.

Proposals can be sent electronically (preferred method) or by mail to the addresses listed below.

E-mail: slischynsky@fas.harvard.edu

Address:
CTFS Grants Program
Attn: Sara Lischynsky
Harvard University Herbaria
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

More info HERE!

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Master and PhD Scholarships Graduate Institute - Geneva, Switzerland

[Source: Scholarship-positions]

Deadlines: 15.JAN. 2011
Kind: Masters & PhD
Study Subject: Major in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, International Law, Development Economics, International Economics, International History and Politics, and International Relations/Political Sciencedisciplines.


Each year the Graduate Institute awards several scholarships to Master and PhD students. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need. As an institution concentrating on postgraduate studies, we offer seven Master programmes, two of which are interdisciplinary, as well one PhD programme with six disciplinary specialisations. Our faculty aims to provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in deep analysis of the major issues of today’s world while simultaneously preparing them for the challenges their future academic and professional careers hold. Thanks to their international reputation, our master's and PhD degrees are recognised by the University of Geneva with which the Institute has concluded a bilateral convention.


There are three categories of scholarship:

* Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees; however they are still required to pay University of Geneva tuition fees. Some full grants are awarded subject to special conditions (duration of study and/or geographical origin of students).

* Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay.

* Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.

Scholarships are awarded for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Apply HERE!!

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Tips on Applying for a Scholarship

[Source: Scholarship-Positions]
Wrote on August 12, 2010


In today’s world employers receive about 200-500 applications for each scholarship opening. They just received a bunch of dates and numbers and little personal information of candidates. Therefore is it very difficult to judge a potential candidate without having interview and personal discussion. But calling for interview is expansive and it’s not possible to call every candidate for the Interview. Therefore it is very important that your scholarship application should stand out exceptionally in the crowd and get selected for the next stage. Scholarship-Positions.com is trying to provide helpful tips about how to apply for scholarships.
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Watch out for scholarship scams: Each year many students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. Never pay for a scholarship search. There is never a good reason to pay for a scholarship search. The information you will need is available for free.

Get full scholarship information
Each scholarship has its own application procedure. It is important to read the materials carefully and to understand what information is requested. Make sure you get as much information about the scholarship as possible. Write, call or e-mail the provider of the scholarship to ensure you have full details of application procedures and what will be expected of the successful applicant. If the scholarship entails a particular project, find out the full objectives and intended methodology of the project. If the scholarship is being funded by a private enterprise, gather as much information as you can about the company, its philosophy and its goals. You can never have too much information. Carefully typed applications make the best impression.

Eligibility

Apply only for those scholarships for which you are eligible. It is highly doubtful that you will be awarded if you are not eligible for a scholarship. Check thoroughly to ensure that you are actually eligible for the scholarship before you embark on the application process. It is pointless to submit an application, no matter how perfect it may be, for a scholarship for which you are ineligible. Check for any gender, age, nationality, indigenous or other special group restrictions on applications and only apply if you definitely match the eligibility criteria. If in doubt, check first.

Things to consider for your before applying for scholarship


People who will judge your application don’t know you. They will just get a bunch of dates and numbers and little personal information. Even grades might be difficult to judge for them if they don’t know how they compare to those of other students in your local education system. Therefore, try to make as much of the more “personal” information as possible including your academic transcripts (but quality, not quantity!).

Take your time to write about “research experience” and “scientific interests”. Provide adequate reasoning as to why you want to do a study particular course and state your motivation in your own words. Marketing yourself is the key for a successful application.

But don’t overdo it! It is interesting to see applications from potential Nobel-prize candidates wishing to start a Masters/PhD thesis, but not even big leaders will buy this. After all, people don’t expect you to know everything before you have even started your PhD. What most group leaders are looking for are smart and open young people who show some enthusiasm for science and research or any other area you are applying for scholarships.

If you are applying from a country whose diverse educational system might not be very familiar to group leaders (e.g. China, India, Africa etc.), we encourage you to support you candidature with scores of internationally valid exams (GRE for aptitude and TOEFL/IELTS for English). However, this is NOT mandatory every where.

Prepare a resume/CV

Some scholarship applications will ask for your resume or CV. If you worked previously, list your experiences, but don’t sweat it if you don’t have much (or any!) work experience-many students don’t. Use your resume/CV to point out any awards and honors you’ve received, community service you’ve been involved with, and activities you’ve participated in.

Activities and Honors

List all relevant activities and honors, but be selective. If you have more activities than can fit in the space provided do not include the ones that are not significant; the two days you spent last spring on a community clean-up day, for instance.

Read the criteria for selection carefully to understand what the reviewers are looking for. For instance, the Presidential Scholarship looks for applicants who can show “leadership experience with [an] outstanding extracurricular record,” so include your volunteer and community service activities, emphasizing those in which you took a leadership role.

Most importantly, your activities should represent your varied talents and passions outside the class room. The reviewers are trying to get a sense of who you are and what you believe in. Make sure your activities reflect that.

Carefully choose your referees. Make sure the referee knows you well enough (e.g. from undergraduate work in his lab, multiple lectures, seminars, etc.) to give an opinion about you and write something on your behalf. This may be better than trying to get a letter from a “big fish” who might have seen your face but doesn’t know much about you and thus doesn’t need to have an interest in providing you with a good reference.

The ideal letter of recommendation
Your letters of recommendations should come from teachers or academic advisors who are familiar not only with your academic abilities, but with your personal interests and background and how those relate to your ability to carry out the program of study you wish to pursue. If the teacher or academic advisor is familiar with your extracurricular activities and leadership abilities, s/he should also incorporate that into the letter.

The letters should address the qualifications sought. Recommenders should address only those elements of your application on which they can comment confidently.

How to ask for a letter of recommendation

Start early. Discuss your plans with your recommenders now, before the application is even available. Let them know what you would like to study and why you want to apply for the scholarship. These discussions can help you clarify your goals and plans as well.

As soon as you have the application forms (applications for Incoming Freshmen Scholarships are available at your high school counselor’s office, the Office of Recruitment Services and the Scholarship Office around early October), schedule a meeting with your recommender. Give your recommender a written description of the scholarship and a copy of your personal statement and proposed academic program. You may also want to provide a copy of your transcript and an autobiography or resume highlighting activities and honors. You should also give your recommenders appropriately addressed envelopes with postage, if necessary. Be sure to also give them plenty of time to write the letter, do not wait until the last minute.


You may also want to remind the recommender that it should include your full name with middle initial. You would be surprised on how many include only the first name of the student within the body of the letter.

The Personal Statement

The Statement of Purpose (often called “letter of intent” or “application essay” by various educational institutions) is one of the most important components of your application process. This document provides the admissions committee with information that allows them to become more acquainted with who you are; what you want to study at graduate school and why; experiences you have in the field; and what you plan on doing with the degree once you have mastered it. A statement of Purpose also serves as a writing sample and interview.

The following section is an excerpt from the Yale University Undergraduate career Services’ publication entitled Applying for Fellowships.

“The personal statement presents an opportunity for you to speak about yourself. Your essay should show that you have ideas and opinions, are able to think logically, and can express yourself clearly, with economy and elegance.

Clear writing is the result of clear thinking. The first and most important task is to decide what you want to say. This is a short essay. You must be highly selective. Consider carefully what you wish to impress upon the reader. Remember the nature of your audience. It is composed of people who are probably as intelligent as you are, well educated, and vastly experienced in this work. Do not try to fool or second guess your reader; you will seem silly if you do. Do not write in a cute, coy, or gimmicky style: selection committees have heard it all already. Do show that you have thought deeply and broadly about what you have learned in your academic career and what you hope to learn next.

When you have written a first draft, start the work of refining, simplifying, and polishing. Do you say exactly what you mean? Is any section, sentence, or word superfluous, ambiguous, or awkward?
Are your verbs strong and active? Have you removed unneeded qualifiers? Are you sure that each accomplishment and interest you mention supports one of your main ideas? Do not apologize. Do not misrepresent yourself. You are writing as an adult who wishes to join the community of scholars and other professionals. You must write as a peer and potential member of such a community.

Correctness and style are vital. Neatness counts. Check and check again your spelling, the agreement of verbs and persons, syntax. Your thoroughness demonstrates that you have learned and mastered this art and that your future teachers and colleagues will not be troubled with sloppy thinking or writing.
Ask several individuals whose judgment you respect to read and criticize a draft of your essay. Possible reviewers include faculty members, writing tutors, and friends who can assess how well your essay represents you.”

Transcripts: If the application requires a transcript from all the schools you have attended, request this information as soon as possible. Whether you e-mail, fax, or call in your requests, mail a letter as a backup. Some schools charge a nominal fee for official transcripts. After a few weeks have passed, call the schools to ensure that the transcripts have been sent to the proper address. If by chance you have to hand-deliver a transcript, do not tamper with the seal – this may render the transcript invalid.

Proofread Your Application Carefully

Use your computer’s spelling and grammar check features. Let someone else (parent, teacher, or friend) read and evaluate your application, another set of eyes always helps.

[This article was submitted by Ankita Singh, an International Student, to help students in applying for admissions and scholarships in USA. Ankita have B.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and recently completed MS in Environmental Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, USA.]

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Bolsas pro México

[Fonte: Universia]

Ministério de Educação do México
O Ministério de Educação do México oferece bolsas de estudo destinadas para cursos de especialização, mestrado, doutorado, estadias de curta duração, cursos de criação artística de curta duração e programa de professores visitantes.

Prazo: 15 de outubro de 2010

Requisitos: Terão prioridade no programa aquelas pessoas que já possuem experiência com os temas abordados em seu pais de origem, que tenham projetos de pesquisa envolvendo o tema e que já tenham se envolvido com causas sociais.


Os bolsistas terão direito a auxílios mensais que variam de 6.895,20 a 8.619 pesos, seguro médico e passagens aéreas.

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TWAS-CONACYT Bolsa para Pesquisa de Pós-Doutorado no México


A TWAS - em cooperação com agências nacionais de Ciência e Tecnologia, universidades e centros de pesquisa - oferece, anualmente, mais de 280 bolsas de estudos no Brasil, China, Índia, Malásia, México, Tailândia e Paquistão. As inscrições para o ano acadêmico de 2011 já estão abertas.

Dentre as opções está o Programa de Bolsa para Pesquisa de Pós-Doutorado no México, desenvolvido em parceria com o CONACYT (Conselho Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia).

Prazo: A previsão para abertura das inscrições é 1º de julho de 2011.

Requisitos: A iniciativa é destinada a cientistas de países em desenvolvimento (exceto o México) que desejam realizar a pesquisa de pós-doutorado na área de Ciências Naturais Básicas. Os candidatos devem ter no máximo 40 anos.


O programa terá duração de seis a 12 meses.

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TWAS-CONACYT Bolsa para Pesquisa de Pós-Graduação no México

A TWAS - em cooperação com agências e organismos nacionais de ciência e tecnologia, universidades e centros de pesquisa - oferece, anualmente, mais de 280 bolsas de estudos no Brasil, China, Índia, Malásia, México e Paquistão.

Dentre as opções está o Programa de Bolsa para Pesquisa de Pós-graduação no México, desenvolvido em parceria com o CONACYT (The National Council on Science and Technology).

Prazo: A previsão de abertura das inscrições é 1º de julho 2011.

Requisitos: A iniciativa é destinada a cientistas de países em desenvolvimento (exceto o México) que desejam obter o PhD na área de Ciências Naturais. O candidato deverá ter no máximo 30 anos de idade.


O programa terá duração de quatro anos.

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TWAS Bolsa de Pesquisa e Treinamento Avançado


A iniciativa visa subsidiar os custos de treinamentos avançados para cientistas de países subdesenvolvidos realizarem pesquisas em uma instituição pertencentes a países em vias de desenvolvimento (à exceção do país de origem).

Prazo: Até 1º de outubro de 2010.

Requisitos: A iniciativa é destinada a cientistas de países em desenvolvimento (exceto o de origem). Não há restrição de idade para os candidatos.


O programa terá duração de três a 12 meses.

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OEA - Organização dos Estados Americanos


A OEA oferece auxílios para estudantes interessados em fazer cursos de graduação, pós-graduação e de curta duração no exterior. Há oportunidades de estudos em países de língua inglesa, espanhola e francesa. Estão abertas as inscrições para novos cursos a distância.

Os candidatos têm 13 opções: "Planificação e Rendição de Contas por Resultados e Tabuleiros de Controle", "Elaboração de Indicadores de Produtos, Resultados, Efeitos e Impactos", "Elaboração de Planos Estratégicos de Unidades de Gestão", "Indicadores da Qualidade Ambiental", "Indicadores ORH (Gestão de Organizações e Recursos Humanos) em Âmbitos Públicos", "Elaboração de Contratos de Gestão por Resultados" "Ética Pública, Transparência e Anticorrupção", "Experimento Universitário em Informática Educativa (Programa Modular Tecnologias para a Educação e o Conhecimento", "Ética Pública, Transparência e Anticorrupção", "Curso de Economia em Telecomunicações" "Professor para o século XXI", "Redes Lan e Corporativas", "Redes e Tecnologias de Banda Larga" e "Introdução ao Marco Tecnológico Atual das Novas Tecnologias".

Prazo: O prazo para as inscrições varia de acordo com o curso. Há opções em que as candidaturas vão até 13 de outubro. Fique de olho no cronograma.

Requisitos: A iniciativa é destinada exclusivamente aos alunos residentes em um dos países membros da Organização dos Estados Americanos: Antígua e Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolívia, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Colômbia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Equador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guiana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicarágua, Panamá, Paraguai, Peru, República Dominicana, São Cristóvão e Nevis, Santa Lúcia, São Vicente e Granadinas, Suriname, Trinidad e Tobago, Estados Unidos, Uruguai e Venezuela.

O candidato deve ainda ter o nível de ensino necessário para ser admitido no programa acadêmico desejado e fluência no idioma do país de destino.

Candidatura: No Brasil, os formulários de inscrição, bem como os documentos comprobatórios, devem ser enviados para a Divisão de Temas Educacionais do Ministério das Relações Exteriores

Forma: Para se candidatar as bolsas da Organização dos Estados Americanos, os estudantes devem preencher os formulários de inscrição disponíveis no Portal Educacional das Américas, no endereço www.educoas.org. Os interessados devem encaminhar as propostas de candidatura para os ONE`s (Órgãos Nacionais de Enlace) de seus respectivos países.


Endereço de envio da documentação:
Ministério das Relações Exteriores - MRE
Divisão de Temas Educacionais - DCE
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco H, Anexo I, Sala 432
70170-900, Brasília-DF

A bolsa oferece recursos para o transporte aéreo, fundos para a matrícula e as mensalidades, seguro-saúde, aquisição de material. O auxílio oferecido cobre aproximadamente 60% dos gastos dos estudos e os benefícios terão duração de três meses a dois anos.

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A EXPO Estude No Exterior

A EXPO Estude No Exterior é uma feira de intercâmbio cultural, onde você poderá conhecer diferentes opções de cursos e ter contato direto com os diretores de instituições de ensino da America do Norte e Sul, Europa, África e Oceania, e tirar todas as suas dúvidas sobre como estudar em outro país.

Cada expositor tem seu próprio espaço, onde você poderá sentar para conversar, pegar material promocional, ver fotos da escola e das acomodações, consultar testemunhos de ex-alunos e todas as informações que você desejar.

Dentro da feira, teremos vários tipos de cursos para você escolher, dentre eles cursos de línguas, ensino médio, graduação, pós-graduação, especialização, MBA, estágios e trabalhos remunerados no Exterior.

Na EXPO, você encontrará instituições dos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Austrália, Nova Zelândia, Espanha, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Suíça, Itália, África do Sul, e outros destinos diferentes.

A entrada é GRATUITA.

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Buying Air Tickets – How to find the best flights and cheapest fares

[Source: mylittlenomads]

Purchasing your airline ticket is typically the first thing travelers do when they decide to go on a trip. It’s also often the biggest single expense for most travelers.

Having a good idea of how the industry works, the different options for buying tickets and how to get the best deal and cheapest price on a ticket can make the whole experience a fun first step into planning your trip. I’ll describe here my thoughts on buying an airline ticket and how I go about planning a route, picking an airline and searching for the best ticket deals online. Different types of Airlines: Legacy and Low Cost Carriers

Picking the best airline and flights for your trip starts with your decision to fly with a legacy carrier (sometimes called a major) or with a low cost carrier (sometimes budget or charter airline).

The legacy carriers are typically the big names you first think of when you consider airlines: United, Delta, British Airways and Lufthansa. The low cost carriers (or LCC from here on) are the upstarts with the hip new names: Jet Blue, Ryan Air, Virgin Airlines and Air Asia, for example.

The two types of carriers often act like two parallel travel worlds that rarely cross paths with each other. The carriers often fly from different airports, sell their tickets in a different manner, offer different inflight options and can have very different prices. And that’s just a start.

Here are the key points that define legacy and low cost carriers:

Legacy Airlines


* Generally have better and more complete service than LCCs — e.g. transfer bags between connecting flights, serve meals, offer in-flight entertainment.
* Typically offer passengers different classes of seating (e.g. first class, business class), airport lounges and frequent flyer programs.
* Most legacy airlines are a member of an alliance whereby partner airlines share routes, offer connecting flights and issue boarding passes for other airlines.
* Work on the hub and spoke model between major cities.
* Tickets for missed flights (because of a missed connection) are usually honored.

Low Cost Airlines

* Known for cheap — often ridiculously cheap — ticket prices. Some of the European LCCs have offered flight promotions with tickets across the continent for as little as €1. But even non-promotion ticket prices are regularly in the €10-30 range. (These ticket prices however, often don’t include the high taxes and fees that LCCs usually charge. Be sure to compare the total ticket cost not just the initial quoted price when booking.)
* Usually fly shorter trips and routes (e.g. Amsterdam to Rome) — though this is changing and it’s now possible to complete an Around The World trip solely on Low Cost Carriers.
* Large fluctuations between ticket prices by the hour, by the days of the week, by high and low season.
* Must book through each individual airline’s web site and usually no ticket issued (i.e. only paperless ticket).
* Flights are point to point, so you don’t get a discount for flying from point A to B, and then B to C like you would on a Major airline
* Return tickets (i.e. a typical roundtrip ticket) are usually the cost of 2 one way tickets.
* Luggage is rarely conveyed from one flight to another connecting flight even when both flights are with the same airline. Passengers will need to collect their bags and re-check them at the baggage counter.
* Often use smaller airports that can be quite a distance from the city and the city’s main airport. Check transfer times and distances carefully if you’re connecting to a flight on a different airline.
* Baggage restrictions are often stricter on low cost carriers and checked baggage will usually entail a charge of €5-20 euros and then an excess baggage charge for heavier bags.
* Some Low cost Carriers have credit card charges (Ryanair has a €5 charge for credit cards) on top of the fees, taxes, and baggage costs.
* Usually no in-flight entertainment
* Not always the cheapest. The majors have become more competitive with pricing so don’t automatically assume that the budget airline has the cheapest ticket.
* LCCs can and often do change times, dates and routes with little or no notice. You’ll have the choice of rebooking or getting a refund but if your entire vacation is dependent on getting from, say, London to Mykonos, this could be a major interruption to your plans.

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