You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GRE can be found at www.yocket.in
Extracurriculars are always an add-on to your profile. Any achievements at the state or national and international level are considered important. Working for social causes such as for an NGO or charity trusts on a regular basis
Assistantship is a kind of grant which is a little bit difficult to live with as it requires your time of the day on physical work while you apply your brain in studies. Assistantships is that extra step you take to save up on your expenses abroad. There are different kind of assistantships available at most of the universities in USA and three of such types are stated below:
Assistantships are on campus employment for students who are providing some service to the University’s functioning. Scholarships on the other hand are fee waivers offered to students without any student service. Scholarships are something you get by studying hard but assistantship doesn’t only help you with your tuition fee but also saves a lot on your daily expenses. In case of US, you might find assistantship availability more than you find scholarships.
Various kind of assistantships available in US for international students are as follows:
TA is a sort of Teaching assistant to a professor. Usually every professor has some work to do apart from conducting classes, most of them choose to pick an assistant to teach the classes when they are not present. The duties of the teaching assistants in US Universities generally includes assisting students, checking assignments, helping professor with daily activities and other similar responsibilities. Most professors in US look for a dedicated and eager student who wishes to work long hours and give the desired results to the Professor. Now the next question that might pop in your mind must be how to apply for a TA’s post! Well, you can apply for it the moment you apply for admissions but you can only be on that post once you complete your first semester. Post completing your semester you need to go through profile of the professors from your course and choose them wisely. The funds that you get are not from professor’s pocket, instead they come from the university which in turn are provided from the government or other personal trustees. In some universities you might get full tuition waiver and that is pure luck. Else on an average you might get paid somewhere between $550-$1200 per month depending on your work hours and quality. Your pay and working hours depend entirely on the kind of work you are offered. But, before applying for a TA’s post you must consider that you will have to give in your long hours and in return you will learn a lot while you earn enough.
Every professor studies and researches about a topic before they actually go to teach it, so Research Assistantship is basically about helping professor with their research and put down their work load. The grants are provided by the University funds which are in turn sponsored by the government of USA or other private agencies. You can apply for this post when you apply for your university, but you will only get the job once you finish your first semester. This is a standard procedure that everyone follows and while selecting your professor you must consider that the professor is specialized in a field of which you have some knowledge. This job might add a sum of total between $500-$1500 monthly by working up to 10 to 20 hours weekly which differs from subject to subject.
GA are same as RA and so is their process of application, but the only difference in these two are that GA are paid more than that of RA and TA as they are graduated and have more knowledge of the field.
The general guidelines to be followed for obtaining an Assistantship are as follows:
The professor will make the final decision whether to employ you or not and he is the one who will decide your pay. This is far most the best way to take care of your expenditure as you will be getting money in your hand unlike scholarship and this can be used at any place such as rent of your room or your monthly food expenses. If you are sure of being a Newton in studies, then you must consider Assistantship’s option apart from Scholarships and Grants as this will really help you learn while you make some money for living in an unknown space.
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