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The Impact of AI, Automation and Machine Learning in Education

The buzz around AI, machine learning and automation has pervaded corporate boardrooms, gripping the imagination of the media, tech enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs alike. The swift proliferation of these technologies across industries is set to usher in a more productive, profitable and efficient era. Marketing, retail, investment banking, healthcare, and other fields are already participating in a rapid transformation through automation. However, the impact and acceleration of Industry 4.0 in education is not as clear as in other industries. Industry 4.0 aims to create ‘smart factories’ in which cyber-systems combined with the internet, cloud computing and machine learning algorithms make decentralized decisions with minimal human input.

The education giant, Pearson, took note of the sluggish pace of AI progress in education in its 2015 report, Intelligence Unleashed: An argument for AI in Education. “Despite nearly three decades of work, AIEd [AI in education] is in many ways still a cottage industry, and the benefits and enormous potential of the field remain mostly unrealized. Sadly, many of the best ideas in AIEd currently make it no further than the lab or perhaps a lecture hall,” the report states. (more…)

What’s On Your Favorite Business Leaders’ Bookshelves?

To make an impact in the business sphere, students need to stay on the pulse of latest business strategies, market dynamics, and evolving business models. As the saying goes “those who read shall lead”.

There’s no shortage of content so the first question is – where to start? Leaders like Bill Gates, Ben Horowitz, Elon Musk, etc. have all carved out a niche for themselves through their innovative business endeavours. Following their reading routine and recommendations is a great first step.

We curated a list of books that are packed with insights and should be a worthy addition to your personal library. All recommendations have been highly touted, garnering rave reviews from industry experts and business professionals alike. (more…)

Navigating The First Semester At B-School

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” –  Nelson Mandela.

For someone looking to pursue higher education or make a career switch, an MBA can be a major milestone, one that will significantly impact one’s career and future. Stepping into the role of a b-school student involves embarking on a vital phase of your career journey. And the first semester can prove crucial in shaping the next two years and the lessons you take beyond the classroom.

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Leveraging First Year Internships To Propel Career Growth

Students venturing into college life arrive with a lot of excitement, energy, and are simultaneously a bundle of anxious nerves. The first-year academic calendar is a rollercoaster ride, packed with activities like social mixers, club auditions, guest lectures, seminars, early morning classes and tests. Frenzied students can be seen sprinting around the college campus, trying to stay on top of it all. As a first year student, you know what we’re talking about; the transition is anything but easy!

Being swamped up year-long leaves you with little time to map out your career with the theories and lessons of the classroom. To fully comprehend the lessons and develop your skill sets, practical experience is vital. An internship at the end of your first year can open up opportunities that might otherwise be missed with so many things vying for your attention. (more…)

The Actuarial Science And Risk Management – Career Landscape

The recent trend in the widely-coveted jobs market has been an increasing interest in actuarial science and risk management. Every industry or company is confronted with the challenge of handling big unstable numbers and thus, the need for professionals who can predict and supposedly control these numbers is direly felt. BeAnAcruary.org has gone as far as proclaiming an actuary as “part super-hero, part fortune-teller, part trusted advisor.” Since actuaries and risk managers today are so important for the financial analysis of every project, company or venture, they are highly revered and substantially remunerated.

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Questions To Pose And Avoid At Career Fairs

To make an impact in the business sphere, students need to stay on the pulse of latest business strategies, market dynamics, and evolving business models. As the saying goes “those who read shall lead”.

There’s no shortage of content so the first question is – where to start? Leaders like Bill Gates, Ben Horowitz, Elon Musk, etc. have all carved out a niche for themselves through their innovative business endeavours. Following their reading routine and recommendations is a great first step.

We curated a list of books that are packed with insights and should be a worthy addition to your personal library. All recommendations have been highly touted, garnering rave reviews from industry experts and business professionals alike. (more…)

5 Exciting Careers To Pursue In Technology

It’s an exciting time to be in the tech-industry! Forces of automation, big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are unleashing a new wave of revolution, popularly called as the Revolution 4.0. Consequently, many interesting technology careers have emerged in a variety of spheres like engineering, marketing, network security, designing, etc., which promise an unrelenting pursuit of innovation and development for the professionals.

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Resume Tips For Engineers

Resume Tips for Entry-level Engineers

When foraying into the job market, a strategically planned and well-crafted resume is the most powerful marketing weapon in an applicant’s arsenal. Awareness about this fact is the first correct step towards a job meant for you.

Despite a wide array of specialised skills under their belt, many engineers tend to pitch and sell themselves short. Not only that, an engineering resume is slightly difficult to pull off as engineering jobs are technical in nature, and people screening these resumes are usually from non-technical backgrounds, due to which a levelling ground needs to be created. (more…)

What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. – Jack Welch

The shape of workforce demographics has undergone a vast shift in the recent decade, globally. Understandably, career aspirations, interests and trajectories have seen a marked transformation as a result of heightened global connectivity and the significant rise of a segment of job seekers known as the ‘Millennials’. (more…)

How To Break Out Of A Career Rut

How To Break Out Of A Career Rut

There comes a time in our lives when challenges appear to be never-ending and insurmountable. As you trudge along to another Monday morning, do you feel a sense of constricting dread to enter your work premises? Do you enter into a ceaseless debate with yourself to find one exciting activity to undertake during the day? Disengagement with work can show up in many forms. From stretching a two-hour task to a 10-hour exercise fraught with revisions and queries to rushing to submit a project at the last minute.
When you are struggling to reach the end of the week and then praying against all odds to have a peaceful, work-free weekend, you are swimming in the tides of what is called a ‘career rut’. (more…)