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NYU grad student says thanks

By | Gen Next Student Advising

“The process of applying for a masters degree is a long and tedious one. There are a lot of tests to prepare for, a lot of research to find colleges which match our interests and preparing the statement of purpose and other relevant application material for each individual college. Furthermore, students are plagued with countless questions in each stage of the process. Gen Next provides counselling in each stage of the application process. They clear all questions students have during the application process and give advice on how to proceed forward. Moreover, the review sop’s and give tips on how to improve them. Not to mention, everything they do is for free! while other counselling institutions charge an absurd amount of money, Gen Next provides counselling free of cost. Special thanks to Sheela Thyagaraj who built this confidence in me and guided me throughout . I would recommend Gen Next to every student who aspires to study abroad.”

-Mohammad Affan
NYU Tandon School Of Engineering
Computer Science

Letter from a Grateful Parent

By | Uncategorized

Who will guide you and your family through the study abroad advising process? Part of what makes Gen Next different and stand out is our incredible team of dedicated advisors. Here is what one parent had to say about Sheela, Director of our Center for Global Education (Reprint here with permission):

Hi Sheela,

I just wanted to put in some words which I feel would come close to my experience in working closely with you as my go-to person @ Gen Next who facilitated the guiding sessions for my son (Nitya) who has greatly benefitted from the association and is finally going to IUPUI (Indianapolis) for his Bachelors in Computer Engineering.

As an advisor you have always delivered and provided us the answers and solutions required. I had contacted you multiple times during the last few months sometimes even after the close of business for a problem I was facing and you were able to give me very helpful advice and information, demonstrating that you are clearly an expert in the field. I always found it a pleasure to communicate with you who goes above and beyond, both in terms of work and in terms of thinking creatively about a problem to come up with solutions that will help the students to succeed.

My highly favorable view of Gen Next as an organization was largely influenced by my interactions with you, as your communication and follow up were consistent and demonstrated great initiative. Sheela you are a true professional. It was a true pleasure working with you, Sheela.

Thanks & look forward to your continued support.

Warm regards,

Anuranjan Gautam

Are students transferring to universities abroad?

By | Gen Next Student Advising

Students in India typically start as a freshman, first-year bachelor’s student abroad or they wait to pursue a master’s degree abroad. However, it is possible and sometimes advantageous to look at becoming a transfer student. Transfer student scholarships tend to be few, but they are out there. Then there is the question of whether or not courses will transfer without having to start all over. The process of transferring can be complicated and seem overwhelming, but in this student’s case, they used our free counseling services and are now bound for the University of Delaware this fall!

My name is Yusra Qureshi. I am 19 years old. I was a student at Ahmedabad University, pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Commerce. I decided to get a degree in communication, abroad. With no clue about the entire process of transitioning from my University here in India to a completely different educational institution overseas, I came in contact with Gen Next. My university counsellor recommended it to me. My experience with Gen Next has been wonderful. My counsellor, Bhumi has been more than helpful to me. She guided me throughout the process, right from searching for appropriate colleges and writing my SOPs to preparing me for my visa interview. She was always a call away. As of now, I am going to the US to study communication at University of Delaware. I couldn’t have done this without her help and guidance.

Be a “Pillar of Strength” for your child !!!

By | Parent Coaching | No Comments

Be a “Pillar of Strength” for your child !!!

The above letters have been received by all parents – But never have they been given IMPORTANCE – Never have we as parents taken the much needed awareness to read it aloud – Comprehend its inner meaning & apply it to our journey of PARENTING.

Let us OPEN the letter and see what lies within…


We often consider our children as a “Second Chance”– a Blessed Opportunity – that life gives us to fulfill our personal dreams. The day our children are born, we start building a road map to fulfill our dreams through them. Honestly speaking – I don’t identify with this repetitive rhythm that is being royally followed generations after generations in our society – GUILT FREE.

My firm belief of this disapproval arises from the fact that we have our own capacities and limitations. We are different – we think and act differently and so to expect our children to fulfill our dreams sounds totally incorrect.

Our children are unique and they have their own Goals and Ambitions

We are excellent in our own special ways and have our specific talents and aptitudes, likewise our children too, have their specific aptitudes that are unique. To expect our children to accomplish our goals would then be totally unfair and imbalanced.

When we expect our children to be the go-getters of our dreams – we are, sometimes unknowingly being a road block in the path of their dreams.

Instead of being a pillar of strength in their lives we end up being an obstacle in the path of their vision and ultimately we pass on the legacy of “Carry forward your Dreams to the Next Generation” to our children.

The cycle needs to STOP – for it is not an advantageous inheritance – that we should be proud off. Someone has to start a new trend – a new perspective has to be shared with the world. Why not it be YOU & MEand we ALL work together and pass on the legacy of “Live your own DREAMS” to our Children.

As parents we should be proud of the privilege we have been awarded by God ….The responsibility of nurturing little angels – Let us not only encourage our children to DREAM BIG but also support them positively and sincerely in accomplishing their targets and living the life of their dreams. And when we do so – We are sure to reap the fruits of this positive deed in the future.

I speak these lines with a personal experience. I am fortunate to be a mother to two daughters both unique in their own special ways.

As parents we have always been supportive of their dreams and therefore when my elder daughter decided to pursue a career in research in the field of Math & Physics (very rare for a girl) we stood by her decision. We took a step further to send her to the United States to pursue her dreams as it is one of the best places for Research and Education in this field.

Together WE – Parent & Child worked as a TEAM – to fulfill the Dreams of this angel – Our most Cherished Gift from GOD.

Leaving you with a connect to take you forward in this new legacy –“We parents have been bestowed upon with a sole responsibility :

  • Firstly to encourage our children to DREAM BIG and
  • Secondly be a Pillar of Support & Strength in the journey of their DREAMS

Nurturing these little angels with this understanding is to make God feel proud of his choice… Of us as parents to this little angel !!!

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