Journey of Transition from School to College

Jatin Aggarwal from 2nd year has shared his thoughts about the transition he felt, moving from school to college through our platform.

Every year, many high school graduates go to college to continue their education and thus pursue their
life-long dreams. Despite many commitments, the college has many advantages that we realize in our
later life.
To begin with, I was not much used to interacting with strangers. With a limited circle of friends, I was
comfortable with my small world considering it to be the best and could not see it changing. However,
all this changed the day I stepped into the campus of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and
Technology.
During school life, most of us were always dependent on our friends or teachers, whereas college life
teaches us how to be independent, stronger, and thus fight our own battles. It makes us ponder about
our careers with much more seriousness. The decisions that we shall be making now will affect our
future only because during school life it was our parents who always took care of all our demands.
College life is one of the biggest transitions from school life. We go through many changes when we
enter college. The schools where we spent half our lives were a safe place. Now the transition to a
college is so sudden that we are no longer protected by our teachers or friends as it was during school
time.
Stepping into totally new surroundings was an amazing experience. Though shy at first, I met and
interacted with many students from all over the country. Becoming friends with people having common
interests was the best thing as we all shared our different stories and experiences, and hence increasing
our world views.
College life has always posed a lot of challenges in front of us. We get to know how to socialize and form
opinions of our own. Students learn their free will and they go on to become more confident and
composed individuals.
Moreover, in schools, we viewed our teachers as our mentors and sometimes even our parents. We
respected them a lot and kept a distance. While in college life, the the relationship between teacher and
student becomes a bit informal. More or less, they become like our friends and we tend to share all our
happiness and trouble with them as we use to do with our friends.
Indeed college life experience is truly one of its kind. The most common memory of mine is goofing
around with my friends and bunking some of those boring lectures. One will never forget how the group
of friends walked around the college in their style and played silly pranks on one another.
Now coming to the most important hub in every hosteler’s life, which is none other than the MESS. It is
that place where every student has enjoyed eating though with some criticism always, and chatting
away with their friends on endless topics.
Another college life experience that I shall always cherish the most in my life is the annual tech-fest. The
fest created so much excitement and buzz amongst the newcomers. The best part was to be in the
organizing team of this fest. All the participants were welcomed with open arms with the competitions being carried out in the best of spirits. I learned a lot from the mistakes that were committed. Most
importantly the memories made with my teammates were the best; from organizing the events to our
seniors’ expectations and then going for after-parties with them for the hard work that had been put
into.
Concluding, college life shall remain a memorable time for all of us. It is entirely different from school
life. The college life exposes us to many new experiences and things that we were not familiar with
earlier. Not every person is lucky enough to experience the taste of college life. For some people, college
life is a time to get serious about their career and study thoroughly for a brighter future, while for
others; it means enjoying life to the fullest and partying hard. The ones who have had experienced a
college life will always wish to turn back time to live all those days once again.

–  Jatin Aggarwal

First Year @ Thapar University

[Blog Submitted by Rajat Batra: Student of 1st year at Thapar University]

A flashback-

Going through quora feed to get to know more about the college which I was going to join- Thapar University, Patiala.

Mom- “Its good that you’ve decided to go to a decent college. Pack your bags and leave your mobile.”

The feeling that a person who hasn’t even gone on a school trip alone would live away from his home in a hostel.The feeling that now I’m free from the tensions that I was facing from the last two years. The feeling that now I would be away from the friendship and the comforts that I’d been provided by my family. These all things made me a bit nostalgic.

Present-

The first year is just going to finish. It’s been an amazing year so far. A year filled with enthusiasm, friendships, workshops, fun activities going around the clock and many more. Thapar University has changed it all for me. From being a person who was too apathetic to a person who now takes part in most of the workshops being organized in the campus. The hostel life has been pretty much great. Meeting and interacting with different kinds of people who’re in the hostel and in college have definitely boosted my confidence. I’m a part of Team Fateh. The amount of experience and knowledge which I’ve got from this society has been immense which would definitely help me in the coming years. The endless nights before the MSTs and ESTs, to enjoying playing mini-militia and Counterstrike with my roommates a week before the semester papers, getting caught for bunking classes to somehow completing 75% attendance criteria, the experience has been great and worth remembering. Now when I see myself I can see the difference which has happened with me over the last 10 months. Thapar University has changed it all for me.

Here’s some the advice which I would like to give to the upcoming batches-

  1. If possible (for boys) do consider hostel B/C in your first year. Trust me you would get enough amount of exposure and would make a lot of friends. You would experience the best of hostel life in these hostels.
  2. Participate- Your first duty would be to find yourself. Find what’re you good at. For every interest, there’s a society at Thapar. Join it and explore. This would definitely help in building up your confidence and nourishing your technical as well as your communication skills.
  3. Meet new people. Try to know their perspective on different things. Learn to tackle different types of people in your hostels. Remember, you’d not always meet good and sober people.
  4. You’ll be your own boss and will be on your own. Be careful here. Don’t go flying off the end of the pier. Enjoy your newfound freedom and remember that with freedom comes responsibility.
  5. Always keep your parents on a speed dial. If you’re not in the same city talk with them every day, Discuss with them about what’s happening and never lie to them.

Try to be yourself and make lifelong friends. College is not only about learning but it’s also about growing socially. You’re embarking on a very exciting part of your life. It can be difficult sometimes but these moments would be best and worth remembering.

Article by Rajat BatraStudent of 1st Year @ Thapar University (Class of 2021)


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“HANDLING THE STRESS” by Aastha Mahendru

Handling the stress during placement season becomes as important as placement preparation when you are going through tough placement procedures. I know this is a stressful phase for many of you. So, article is not about how you should be preparing for placements but rather how you should be dealing with the stress. Don’t let the stress engulf you. There’s a long way to go ahead.

I will divide the placement semester in three parts: –

  1. Before you get placed
  2. Immediately after you get placed
  3. After your placement (when the feeling of getting placed finally seeps in) till the end of the semester

There will be a lot of anxiety before you get placed. Many of you must be under stress at this moment also.

You must have seen many people getting placed. It’s good for them but don’t let that hamper your motivated self. That might start to weigh you down but that weight is not yours to carry. It’s an achievement for them but it must not be a formidable accomplishment for you. At these times, you may also feel mystified as to why you are not able to crack company papers or interviews. Either way you must try to ameliorate your skills. Talk to your seniors. They are the best guides. You can review all the interview experiences of your seniors for the company that you are preparing for from our website. Appear for every company with same enthusiasm that you had in the beginning of placement season. Trust your skills and your hard work. Have faith in God.



Not everyone gets placed in the first try. So, if you are one from that lot, don’t worry, take a deep breath. It’s just a difficult day. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. You don’t need to reach the zenith of perfection, just make all your arduous efforts. Don’t worry, your day is coming closer. Before appearing for any test or interview just remember you just need one perfect shot to be a champion. And that one perfect shot can take many tries before it happens. Learn from every failure and don’t let that mistake happen again. Analyze yourself after every test that you were not able to clear or interview you were rejected.

The day you get placed is the day you feel an inexplicable euphoria. It’s the most beautiful time of the semester. You will start feeling light headed. It will take a few days for the feeling of getting placed to finally sink in. But don’t let this feeling get to your head. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Be humble and benign. One year from now, you will realize that getting placed was just a beginning, there’s still a long way to go. Avoid that headstrong phase where you feel that you have conquered the world. Try to help and motivate your companions who are still on the other side of the fence.

As far as the remaining semester is concerned, enjoy it to the utmost. You will never get this time back. Roam around the campus. Eat your heart out. Spend time with your friends. Make some amazing college ending memories. Trust me, this time is never going to come back. Few months down the lane, you will crave for your college days. Emboss these memories in your heart.

All the best for this semester and all your future endeavors. Always remember one thing, you will get placed only on the day it is supposed to happen. No sooner or later. And on that day, the dots will join themselves.



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This was Aastha Mahendru- 2017 ECE Alumni. Feel free to contact me at “aasthamahendru94@gmail.com”. I thank you so much for reading. 🙂

FIRST STEP TOWARDS A DREAM PLACEMENT

Finally, the thing you have worked so hard and always dreamt of is approaching- YOUR DREAM PLACEMENT. But there are certain things you need to know before you get it. You will get to know about 100s of companies this placement season. Now the question is how you can choose from those companies which one is most suitable for you? A good placement is not only about bagging maximum package but it is getting placed in a company which goes with your skill sets. Work that suits your personality should be the focus not the package. So, know yourself better and the company you apply for. A coder can’t live his life happily in consultancy and an orator can’t make a good career making circuits in a core company. So, first thing you need to know is how to match yourself with company from pool of companies.

This article aims at providing you knowledge about types of companies that visit Thapar University and the skills they look for. These companies can be broadly categorized in 3 types namely software, consultancy and core (mechanical, electronics, electrical companies). Now let us discuss about these companies briefly.

  1. Software companies: – You can simply call them coding companies. All they require is good coding skills. Such companies are generally for computer science students and maximum of them allow students of ECE (not all) and rare are open for all branches. So, if you are a person who is interested in coding or has a past related to coding you should apply for them. These can further be categorized as: –
  • Companies that requires hardcore coding skills and vast knowledge of frameworks. Such companies expect complete knowledge of computer science subjects like operating systems, computer architecture, data structures, c, c++, java, oops, databases and few others. Also, they require you to have knowledge of some scripting language like java script or any framework using them like angular. Companies mention them in their requirement document that you will receive via mail from placement cell. Such type of companies are generally product companies means they make software for their own use.

 

  • Some companies can compromise on knowledge of frameworks. All they require is person with logical mind and good knowledge of basic computer science subjects. So, for such companies you just need to be a moderate to proficient level coder and rest they will teach you in training period. Such types of companies are generally software outsourcing companies which means they make software for other companies.

Hence before applying for a software company know your skill set well. If you are student of branch other than computer science companies generally lowers their expectations in terms of knowledge of frameworks and some computer science subjects like operating systems, databases. But then prepare yourself to be grilled in terms of basic c, oops, data structures and other logical coding problems.

2) Core companies: – Such companies seek candidates with good knowledge of core subjects. ECE, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical students will get their core companies on campus which will allow only their branch to appear. These companies require candidates to have deep knowledge of core subjects. Also, they require candidates with good cgpa as a good cgpa is reflection of seriousness towards core subjects. So, if you are willing to apply for core company know your core subjects well and have a good cgpa. To know more about core companies, visit our interview section and find interviews of core companies and tips to prepare for them.

3) Consultancy companies: – The main purpose of Consulting firms is to provide professional advice to other companies. Those other companies can be from different sectors like Software, finance, Management, Airlines, Healthcare etc. If you have excellent communication skills and love to work with people, manage teams and have analytical mindset to tackle problems then this category of companies is for you. Mainly these companies focus on following qualities during recruitment:

  • Great Interpersonal Skills
  • Confident Personality
  • Analytical Mindset
  • Team Working ability

They will test these skills by analyzing you on following things:

  • How you tackle and solve Puzzles. This will help them know how you handle yourself in uncomfortable situations.
  • How much have you actively participated in your college events?
  • What has been your role in various projects? Make sure you have at-least 1 technical project in your CV. You are from engineering background is still expected to be little tech-savvy.
  • The way you proceed in solving guesstimate questions. This will help them know how whether you have a systematic approach in moving forward with problems.

 

To know about interview preparation tips for any of these company types visit our interview section: –  http://unsaidtalks.com/interviews/

To get guidance to prepare resume for any of these companies read this article: – http://unsaidtalks.com/art-resume-writing/

5 steps to getting a Summer Internship

Interning in a Company is probably the best thing you can do while being in College. During my time in Thapar University I had no idea about how to move forward for getting an internship. Now that I am in the Corporate Industry, I can surely give you assured 5 step guide to successfully landing an Internship. If you follow these steps with full dedication, nobody can stop you from getting your dream Internship:

Step 1: Select your Profile – Depending upon your branch/Interest select the profile for your Internship. It can be Computer Programming, Electronics, Marketing, Mechanical etc.

Step 2: Build your Skills around that profile – For eg. If you want to intern as a programmer then select one coding language and start improving your coding skills. If you don’t have basic skills in your particular domain then getting an internship in that specific domain gonna be bit tough for you. Check out courses from coursera, edX, and udemy. Don’t focus on getting only certificate from such sites. Rather focus on actually learning something. Keep in mind, As an intern, the company won’t expect much from you. All they want is a proof that the profile for which you are applying is actually what you want to get into. Here how to do that – see step 3!

Step 3: Build a Project

If you have required skills but don’t have a proof to showcase your skills then having those skills is useless. This is the most important point. Having worked on project shows that you are ambitious and actually enjoy your domain area. The only reason I landed my internship was this website – Campus Kiosk which I build using Python. I had a proof of my technical skills. This also showed my eagerness to self-learn. Many of my friends knew multiple programming languages yet they were facing problems while getting an internship. Reason being – Lack of Proof to display their Skills. You can google ‘Coding projects’, ‘Electronics Projects’, etc. and select one as per your interest and skills. Check out this post to see what other students have built – Amazing Projects by Thapar University Students.

Step 4: Build your CV – It’s time to put up your skills and Projects in your Resume. You can refer this post to learn to make your Resume – The art of Resume Making.



Step 5: Apply Online – The best website for applying to various Internships is www.internshala.com . Be consistent and keep applying. Don’t worry if you get rejected. Keep in mind that they need you more than you need them.

I assure you that on following above steps you will surely land into internship of your choice.

Keep patience and be persistent!

All the Best!

Regards,

Raghav Chopra

The Art of Introducing Yourself

Many hiring managers will start an interview with an open-ended question “Tell me about yourself”. So, before reading further I would like you to stop here. Pen down an effective introduction. If it is your first time that you are facing this question then you can take few minutes to think and write something about yourself. Remember what you say during the first phase of the interview will make an enormous difference in the outcome – in an effective way or in a bad way.

Now coming back to article. This article deals with the art of introducing yourself. What’s the best way to introduce yourself at a job interview? How can you start off an interview making the best possible impression? We will find answers of such questions in this article. So, sit back and relax. We will crack the trickiest question of an interview “Tell me something about yourself”

What should your introduction include?

You’ll have an opportunity to introduce yourself on an in-depth basis during the interview. First impressions can play a significant role in how an employer perceives you as a candidate. In fact, some hiring managers may decide to reject a candidate based on what they didn’t do when they met them. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to interview manners and to carefully think through how you will introduce yourself during a job interview.



Most people will try to google this question and will end up finding thousands of tips heading in same direction. They will end up with introduction like “Good morning. My name is ABC. I am pursuing my BE in ECE from TU Patiala. My cgpa is __. My father’s name is ____ and my mother’s name is ____. My hobbies are ______.”

Now what’s wrong with this introduction? Or we can discuss what’s right with this introduction because this can end up discussion fast. Only good point was last line which was said in wrong way. Interviewer already know about your college, degree and he will hardly bother about cgpa since you have already met eligibility criteria. And regarding your family background, if interviewer is interested he will ask. So, it is irrelevant to speak these points.

The core of your response should focus on the key elements in your background which will enable you to excel in the job for which you are interviewing. Your answer should reflect who you are. Remember you need to speak something that will drive the interview in your direction. Your goal is to connect with the interviewer, as well as to show that you’re qualified for the job and would make a great new hire.

Remember following points

  • If you are a technical person introduce yourself as a technology lover. How you are influenced by latest technologies and what makes you crazy about innovative technologies.
  • If you are in a consultancy company interview introduce yourself as a person with strong interpersonal skills. Mention yourself as a team player, and talk about how your cocurricular activities helped you to develop a personality suitable for job.
  • Coders’ introduction should speak about how learning various technologies helped them to make projects that solved some problems. They should speak about how good and passionate they are in learning and project work that makes them suitable for job.

Remember, your resume should also talk about all the skills you will mention in your introduction. This will drive interviewer’s attention to your resume (build awesome resume: http://unsaidtalks.com/art-resume-writing/) and he will have no option except to discuss points in your introduction and in your resume. Be prepared to provide specific examples of how and where you have utilized your assets to successfully carry out work or volunteer roles, academic projects, or other productive endeavors.




How long should be your introduction?

Your introduction should be concise enough to hold the interest of the interviewer and long enough to cover all points about you.

Generally, a quick recap of your most compelling qualifications will suffice. You could also mention a couple of tidbits which are not essential to the job, but reflect your persona like the fact that you are an avid skier, have performed at comedy clubs, or collect African art. Of course, your initial comments should show your enthusiasm for the job and organization.

These are all points you need to make an impactful introduction. Remember one last thing. Know yourself better before preparing an introduction. You should know all your strengths that will ultimately make up a great, impactful introduction.



In case you are reading my writings for the first time- this was Sahil Gogna. A passionate writer with inquisitive mind and believes in sharing life experiences with other people and learning from life experiences of others. This is how I introduce myself.

 

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The Secret to trasform yourself by Harjas Singh

Before you start reading this post, let me tell you I haven’t included any of the cliché advices which you’ll get from your parents, teachers, and seniors at the beginning of your college life. I have included certain things which I was lucky enough to come across, and these will help you transform yourself as a person by the end of four years.

When you take admission in college, don’t forget what you’re there for. You’re there to attend classes and study so that you can get that degree.

But is it wise enough to only study your textbooks in college? Definitely not.

So rather than just spending your time in college attending classes, studying, and then watching TV shows in your hostel room, you should get different experiences.

During the entire course of your college life you’ll study 42-45 subjects. A very few of these, and in most cases none of these will have anything to do with what you do in future. You may not even remember what you learnt in these subjects one week after the exam.

So don’t spend your entire college life isolated in the library or your hostel room studying. Instead, try out different things you wouldn’t normally do. When you have different experiences than the normal course of events, you can look back at them and make connections that other people can’t. This will make you innovative and creative in life and separate you from rest of the crowd.



You can read books on self-help, spirituality, or biographies. You can go traveling with your friends or all by yourself. Fall in love and get your heart broken. You’ll learn a lot from these things.

Another way to get different experiences is to participate in co-curricular activities that enhance personal growth.

18 to 22 are the years of personal transformation. One way to transform yourself into a better person is to look out for opportunities and participate in co-curricular activities in college.

I’ll give you an example. If you join the Debating Society of your college, you’ll learn

  • Effective public speaking
  • An effective way to put across your views
  • Fluency in English language
  • How to expand your knowledge base
  • How to work in a team

These are some of the things that formal education will never teach you. Participating in such activities in college is a way of investing in yourself.



Also, try to build a network.

Always interact with people around you – your batch mates, seniors, and juniors. These are the people who’ll hold good positions in big companies in future. Some of them will have companies that they’ve built from scratch. Some of them might be in creative fields.

You never know whom you might need at what point of time. So it is always good to be in touch with such people – they be your friends or mentors.

If you’re in first year of college, you can find friends and mentors from the fourth year, third year, second year, and your batch. Once you are in fourth year, you can interact with people from the three years junior to you. If you do this, you’ll have a network spread across 7 years in total.

Again, building a network happens outside of the classroom. And one very effective way to do the same is to participate in co-curricular activities.

Finally, if you really want to learn the value of money early on, get different experiences, enhance personal growth, and build a network outside of college – try earning some money. It doesn’t matter what amount you earn, just earn something.

A few ways to earn money while in college are:

  • Give tuitions
  • Build an Application
  • Build a startup
  • Write a book
  • Become a freelancer
  • Invest in stock market
  • Join a Multi-Level Marketing company

If you read biographies of successful people, most of them started earning and learnt the value of money early on in life.

But even if you’re not able to earn money in college, prepare yourself to earn money. For this, learn a skill. This could be a coding language, marketing, or anything at the intersection of your interest and success in professional career.

Real learning happens outside the classroom when you experiment with life because life is the greatest of all teachers.



Again, in this short span of college life we don’t get to do many things. So whatever we’ve chosen to do, let’s do that in a great way.

All the best.

Harjas Singh (2017-Alumni)

Quora Profile: https://www.quora.com/profile/Harjas-Singh-4

The art of resume writing

Many people must have suggested you to prepare a good resume. Most of you might have started making one and others are yet to figure out what this resume is and why this is so important. If truth be told, your resume is more of an advertisement about you. Imagine you are going to a market where companies purchase candidates. Before you could even meet the buyer or have words, you are asked for a written document specifying the features of product and quality assurance. And that document is product’s resume – your resume. So, you can say resume writing is like creating a work of art. You need to present yourself with minimum use of words. It’s simply writing a poem – writing in strictly limited space and conditions, you try to say who you are expressively.

This article introduces you to art of resume writing. If you are about to prepare a resume, I would suggest you to go through this article once.

Writing objective statement of resume:

People always think that only projects and co-curricular activities are important for an impressive resume. But trust me objective statement is equally important as other parts of resume. When starting to design the resume, you need to start with a title that would summarize your professional skills and immediately grabs the attention of the screening team in the organization. Make sure it is not superfluous and avoid exaggerations, as companies generally do not fall for such things.

Let’s take an example. Assume a fresher applying for some job writes following resume objective. I have copied this one from internet.

Objective: To pursue a highly rewarding career, seeking for a job in challenging and healthy work environment where I can utilize my skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth.



At first it seems to be a good and attractive objective but trust me it’s not! But why? Its first part “To pursue a highly rewarding career” reflects greed for money and rewards which at first look provides a negative impression. Second part seems to be a generalized part without summarizing any professional skills. So, it’s a total flop. Now what is a good resume objective. Avoiding all above-mentioned mistakes and keeping in mind about reflecting your skills in objective I came up with this objective for my resume when I prepared resume for first time.

Objective: As an electronics and communication engineer, with an all-round performance, good technical and team working skills I wish to join your organization as a Software Engineer.

Wasn’t it simple and covering all above-mentioned points?

Now your resume should support all key points written in objective like “all-round performance”, “technical skills”, “team working skills”. I summed up my whole resume in these three words. Be smart enough to represent your skills from first line that you can write. Good objective is like a summary statement which highlights your strengths and gives a clear picture of what career goals you have. Try to sum everything up in three or four lines, as it is easier to scan through.

How to structure your resume?

Once you are done with a good and catchy career objective it’s time to put your technical and other skills on paper. Follow these points while adding information about yourself.

  • Start by writing your name, email id, sex, age and contact details.
  • Objective followed by education qualification and internship details.
  • If you are applying for a software company internship column should be followed by software skills, followed by project details, followed by achievements and extra-curricular activities.
  • A consultancy company requires internship column should be followed by achievements, followed by extra-curricular activities, software skills and project details.
  • If you are applying for a core company write about industrial trainings followed by 4-5 good projects and good technical skill sets.
  • At last write about additional information about you. It should include your unique abilities, interests, hobbies.

Important points to remember

  • Generally any email id would work but if you are applying for a consultancy company prefer using email id with your name only and should not include any numbers like sahil01@gmail.com, gogna889@gmail.com. Try finding email ids on other email provides like outlook, Hotmail or yahoo. Some examples of good email ids can be sahil.gogna@xyz,com, sahil_gogna@xyz.com, gogna.sahil@xyz.com, sahilgogna@xyz.com , gognasahil@xyz.com, sahil.gogna.sahil@xyz.com .
  • If you are applying for a software company stress more on describing your internship learning, software skills and projects. Projects forms most crucial point of a resume for software firm. Try to put at least two projects. There is no upper limit. Describe those in just one-two line. Just mention software technology used, IDE used and databases used. Do not describe anything in detail as this would make your resume look bulky and moreover you will fall short of points to explain if you write everything on resume. Also, write all the technologies you have worked upon and IDE used for development.
  • If you are applying for a consultancy company highlight your achievements and extra-curricular activities more than your projects and software skills. Your resume should focus more on team work, event management and any public speaking experience. Don’t put more than two projects and a lengthy list of software skills as they are not looking for a technical person. And, don’t miss to write about projects and software knowledge as interviewer can be judgmental regarding your dedication and work ethics as you are an engineer if you don’t write those points.
  • Do not go for superfluous fonts to write in the  Theideal fonts for resumes are Times New Roman, Verdana or Arial. Also, make sure to stick to font size 10 or 12 as this makes for a professional look and is easy to read.
  • The length of the resume matters too. It should not exceed more than two pages, as this may get boring for the employers when screening it.
  • Most people still stick to the belief that a resume should be a single page, so make sure you know what is expected in company you are appearing for.
  • Have someone review what you have written. A good teacher or a senior who knows about your potential and skill set can prove helpful.
  • Always make 3 different resumes for core, software and consultancy firm. Or amend the resume according to the points discussed above before sending it to company or carrying before interview.
  • Resume should be chronological resume. A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with most recent positions listed first.

What things you should avoid while writing a resume?

When the number of qualified candidates far outweighs the number of open positions, recruiters and hiring managers need to use the resume as a screening device. Don’t be screened out of that position because you didn’t take the time to transform your resume into a piece of art!



In case you were reading my article for first time this was Sahil Gogna – a candidate with damn good resume. Hope you liked this article. Don’t forget to subscribe to our website so that you won’t miss such beneficial articles.

Knowledge sources: various workshops on resume writing held in Thapar University, Patiala and guidance from my seniors and teachers.

Exploring Thapar and the world around!

So now the time has come, you have become undergrads! Welcome to Thapar University , Freshers!

Getting into that extreme feeling of freedom, where you have to plan your time, you have to plan your priorities and you have to plan your life! Great one it is! You feel like the free rover on the breezy common of the universe. Time has come to explore yourself and the world around you. It’s been a year I have spent in Thapar University and there’s a lot I have explored about myself and the people around me. For now is the time to realize that there’s a beautiful world beside your books, exams and competitive world.

Well let me tell you, it’s not an easy task to find some places worth embracement, in Patiala. Ask your seniors! But then if you got a caravan of rovers, believe me you’ll know Patiala better than localities.

For this one year of my life, I have been lucky enough to get those free rovers with me. So I have explored some places in Patiala which are worth visiting.

But there’s no universal bucket list, you need to be done with. Each n’ everyone of us has a unique taste of travelliasm, but since you have made efforts to search for this topic, so I must get you with the best possible places you can hang out with your friends in Patiala.

Leela Bhawan zone– Tired with a messy mess food, and want to hang out with friends? Leela Bhawan got some of the awesome places to feed your stomach with Pizza Hut’s Pizza’s or Subs from Subway or chilling Sundae’s at Havmor or bucket of chickens at Kfc. And most importantly Boston Bites, this place is so popular among Thaparians, that Boston Bites provide free Chocó Lava Cake to their Thaparian Customers. We have always believed in maintaining a legacy all around.

Feeling stressed out! Need a perfectly peaceful aura around you, visit Dukhniwaran Sahib Gurudwara, I and my friends usually used to visit this place after our exams in early mornings. Watching the rising sun with your feet in cold water is an amazing way to depart all your worries. Another place to enjoy the nature around are Baradari Gardens, but better to visit these gardens in a cool weather.

The only place where you can watch movies is SRS cinemas in Omaxe Mall.

Sheran Wala gate: Just wait for few months and you’ll be used to this place. Soon you’ll be given a lot of projects to work upon, and you’ll need a lot of electronic stuff, Sheran wala gate has got the most needed Electronics Hub of Patiala. You’ll get any electrical component you need, at a reasonable price.

Sheran wala Gate also has a very popular Chole-Bhature point. Real fun is to have it in breakfast in early mornings before classes. You’ll love cycling out in breezy early morning and then getting a yummy breakfast.

Well you won’t need to get out of Thapar always. You’ll find a lot many things to explore in Thapar itself.  Join societies, visit places, make friends, have fun!

Well as I said there’s no universal law of exploration. There are a lot many other places which will suit your interests. But the key point is to keep exploring and keep learning. For me there’s nothing as good as learning from the world around you. Well 60% (just an estimate) of your friends will end up their lives on bed with earphones plugged in the ears and finishing web series. It’s not like you should not watch of course you should! But spending entire year with this virtual world would not be a cool option.

In the span of one year, I have observed people under three categories, Introverts (their world lies within them), ambiverts (they like socializing to some extent) and extroverts (they never land on a lone planet). It’s tough for an introvert to socialize with people and to have the kind of fun they need. But if you won’t open, you won’t be able to get your preferences. Interact with people around you; be they your classmates or your seniors. Interaction is an most necessary key to widening opportunities. After all when your juniors ask, you must not end up with the thought in your mind that what I did except sleeping.

Have a wonderful year ahead! There’s a lot much waiting for you ahead. Share it with your friends and keep exploring!



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