Afreen Fatima | November 25, 2016
Third day of the Mentorship Program to Study Abroad was organized by the Club for Short Evening Course (CSEC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at the Kennedy Auditorium, AMU, Aligarh.
Theme for the third workshop was to inform the audience about various English Proficiency Tests and Competitive Exams. The program started with a welcome speech by the host, Adil Parvez, a student of commerce department, who then invited Zulfiquar Sheth, a Research Scholar of Department of Economics, AMU and mentor of the program, to commence with the workshop. Sheth started the workshop with a feedback session from audience. Students asked their queries about the things they didn’t understood the last time and also their expectations about coming workshops.
He said, ‘It is very encouraging to see this incredible participation by everyone especially the undergraduates because this is the best time for them to prepare for entering into the various study-abroad tests as they still have plenty of time.’ He emphasised that students interested to study abroad need to harness their core competencies with team spirit.
“Play with your strengths and then fix your weakness”, was mantra of the day.
He explained in detail about the two English Proficiency Tests, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Sheth talked about the different points to keep in mind before appearing for the tests. He also discussed the format of Tests and told about many websites and apps that can help in enhancing their competency.
Furthermore, to keep the audience’s interest alive he showed videos of students who have cleared tests and exams to study abroad and are moving towards the achievement of their dreams. Mr. Sheth professed that, ‘One should play with his strength and then try to fix their weaknesses.’
Later he also informed about the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). ‘If you want to get big, just start, start with all you have, but start. Because opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long you might miss them.’, he focused.
The third day of the mentor-ship program ended with a question-answer session with the audience. He strived to provide answers that could help the questioner and would solve their query.