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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 3:26pm On Sep 06, 2016
qizick:
thanks alot again I hv explored I
hv gotten information there please I want to ask do u know were n how I can apply for full scholarship abroad
Most schools abroad consider you for both admission and scholarship together. But you can still apply for external scholarship such as fulbright, Chevening, etc. 80% of all PhD courses in US and Canada are fully funded and you don't need to have a masters degree before applying, so I'll suggest you try PhD program especially if your course is within STEM majors

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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by qizick: 6:44am On Sep 10, 2016
adetola007:


Most schools abroad consider you for both admission and scholarship together. But you can still apply for external scholarship such as fulbright, Chevening, etc. 80% of all PhD courses in US and Canada are fully funded and you don't need to have a masters degree before applying, so I'll suggest you try PhD program especially if your course is within STEM majors
thanks alot for the info @ adetola007 yees my course is science related it's geography please can you help me with good affordable schools I can apply
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by chaiks: 11:04am On Sep 10, 2016
@adetoola007,please I I'll like to chat with u off nairaland. My contact is 08030827889.can u drop urs or reach me plus?.
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 5:34pm On Sep 11, 2016
chaiks:
@adetoola007,please I I'll like to chat with u off nairaland. My contact is 08030827889.can u drop urs or reach me plus?.
Alright, I'll send you a whatsapp message
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 5:57pm On Sep 11, 2016
qizick:
thanks alot for the info @ adetola007 yees my course is science related it's geography please can you help me with good affordable schools I can apply
Unfortunately I can't tell you specific schools to apply since our major isn't the same. This is what I'll advice you to do:
1. I can send you the list of all American universities, if you're meticulous enough, you can search the schools on Google to see if they're offering your major or better still, search for all schools offering your course in Google. For example, your search can be like this ' list of US schools offering Geography at graduate (MSc, PhD) level as not all schools have graduate programmes for their undergraduate programmes.
2. Now that you know the schools offering your course, search for the school on Google, include your major in the search to expedite the process. Most times Google will bring the address of the graduate programme, if it doesn't, enter the general departmental website and navigate to graduate study.
3. Carefully read their admission requirements such as gre and TOEFL (if necessary) that you need. Let's say if the school needs 310 on the gre, your target should be 315+.
4. Read their FAQS to get further information, if need be, contact the graduate coordinator, his/her email address will be on the site.
5. Now read their funding opportunities, most schools will tell you all PhD students are fully funded, others may say they fund top 20 or so. Some will explicitly tell you that there's no funding for MSc students while others fund but priority given to PhD students. With this you can decide whether to apply for MSc or PhD program. NB MSc is not a prerequisite for PhD program in most schools.
6. Based on the above information, you can start eliminating schools from your list. With these, I believe you'll be able to make better, informed decision.
Good luck to all of us

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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by qizick: 12:32am On Sep 12, 2016
adetola007:

Unfortunately I can't tell you specific schools to apply since our major isn't the same. This is what I'll advice you to do:
1. I can send you the list of all American universities, if you're meticulous enough, you can search the schools on Google to see if they're offering your major or better still, search for all schools offering your course in Google. For example, your search can be like this ' list of US schools offering Geography at graduate (MSc, PhD) level as not all schools have graduate programmes for their undergraduate programmes.
2. Now that you know the schools offering your course, search for the school on Google, include your major in the search to expedite the process. Most times Google will bring the address of the graduate programme, if it doesn't, enter the general departmental website and navigate to graduate study.
3. Carefully read their admission requirements such as gre and TOEFL (if necessary) that you need. Let's say if the school needs 310 on the gre, your target should be 315+.
4. Read their FAQS to get further information, if need be, contact the graduate coordinator, his/her email address will be on the site.
5. Now read their funding opportunities, most schools will tell you all PhD students are fully funded, others may say they fund top 20 or so. Some will explicitly tell you that there's no funding for MSc students while others fund but priority given to PhD students. With this you can decide whether to apply for MSc or PhD program. NB MSc is not a prerequisite for PhD program in most schools.
6. Based on the above information, you can start eliminating schools from your list. With these, I believe you'll be able to make better, informed decision.
Good luck to all of us
thanks alot dear u have said it all I wish I could give you a hand shake I will do as u hv said
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by cbravo(m): 1:39pm On Sep 12, 2016
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by QSFemi(m): 1:57pm On Sep 12, 2016
From your expressions, I just got to know that MSC is not needed to pursue a PhD program. That caught my attention. Can you please give me sound advice on the following scenario? I have a B.Tech in construction economics, second class honours upper division (4.06/5.00) and would like to pursue a career in academics, up to PhD level. My first instinct is to enrol for MSC before going for PhD. Now that I got knowledge of this direct access to PhD program, I was impressed. How do you think I should go about it? Thanks
adetola007:

Unfortunately I can't tell you specific schools to apply since our major isn't the same. This is what I'll advice you to do:
1. I can send you the list of all American universities, if you're meticulous enough, you can search the schools on Google to see if they're offering your major or better still, search for all schools offering your course in Google. For example, your search can be like this ' list of US schools offering Geography at graduate (MSc, PhD) level as not all schools have graduate programmes for their undergraduate programmes.
2. Now that you know the schools offering your course, search for the school on Google, include your major in the search to expedite the process. Most times Google will bring the address of the graduate programme, if it doesn't, enter the general departmental website and navigate to graduate study.
3. Carefully read their admission requirements such as gre and TOEFL (if necessary) that you need. Let's say if the school needs 310 on the gre, your target should be 315+.
4. Read their FAQS to get further information, if need be, contact the graduate coordinator, his/her email address will be on the site.
5. Now read their funding opportunities, most schools will tell you all PhD students are fully funded, others may say they fund top 20 or so. Some will explicitly tell you that there's no funding for MSc students while others fund but priority given to PhD students. With this you can decide whether to apply for MSc or PhD program. NB MSc is not a prerequisite for PhD program in most schools.
6. Based on the above information, you can start eliminating schools from your list. With these, I believe you'll be able to make better, informed decision.
Good luck to all of us
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 6:10pm On Sep 12, 2016
QSFemi:
From your expressions, I just got to know that MSC is not needed to pursue a PhD program. That caught my attention. Can you please give me sound advice on the following scenario? I have a B.Tech in construction economics, second class honours upper division (4.06/5.00) and would like to pursue a career in academics, up to PhD level. My first instinct is to enrol for MSC before going for PhD. Now that I got knowledge of this direct access to PhD program, I was impressed. How do you think I should go about it? Thanks
It's no longer news that people are doing PhD without masters. I have 2 senior colleagues currently enrolled at University of Texas at Austin and University of Kentucky. That being said, I believe you're qualified to applying, all US schools require a minimum of 3.0 on a scale of 4. Try converting your score to a scale of 4 online here http://www.wes.org/students/igpacalc.asp .This will be you a rough estimate on how your grade correspond to US grade. Then you'll need to write GRE and make at least 320. You can get help on gre from here https://www.nairaland.com/1832477/how-achieve-high-scores-gre You'll also need to write a statement of purpose, a letter explaining your motivation for graduate school. You'll also need to write TOEFL and you need 3 letters of recommendation from your former school. If you have a publication, it'll further enhance your chance.

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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 6:11pm On Sep 12, 2016
qizick:
thanks alot dear u have said it all I wish I could give you a hand shake I will do as u hv said
Alright, all the best
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by QSFemi(m): 6:34pm On Sep 12, 2016
Thanks for that invaluable information. I will work on the areas you suggested and keep you posted about my progress.
adetola007:

It's no longer news that people are doing PhD without masters. I have 2 senior colleagues currently enrolled at University of Texas at Austin and University of Kentucky. That being said, I believe you're qualified to applying, all US schools require a minimum of 3.0 on a scale of 4. Try converting your score to a scale of 4 online here http://www.wes.org/students/igpacalc.asp .This will be you a rough estimate on how your grade correspond to US grade. Then you'll need to write GRE and make at least 320. You can get help on gre from here https://www.nairaland.com/1832477/how-achieve-high-scores-gre You'll also need to write a statement of purpose, a letter explaining your motivation for graduate school. You'll also need to write TOEFL and you need 3 letters of recommendation from your former school. If you have a publication, it'll further enhance your chance.

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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 8:05pm On Sep 12, 2016
QSFemi:
Thanks for that invaluable information. I will work on the areas you suggested and keep you posted about my progress.
Alright, all the best
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by QSFemi(m): 9:55pm On Sep 12, 2016
Please keep me posted on PhD fully funed scholarship abroad. Thanks
adetola007:

Alright, all the best
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 6:05am On Sep 13, 2016
QSFemi:
Please keep me posted on PhD fully funed scholarship abroad. Thanks
Virtually all PhD programs are fully funded. The only thing one needs to do is to hustle for admission. Funding will sort itself out.
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by QSFemi(m): 7:47am On Sep 13, 2016
Okay. Thank you.
adetola007:

Virtually all PhD programs are fully funded. The only thing one needs to do is to hustle for admission. Funding will sort itself out.
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by shakol91(m): 1:10am On Oct 02, 2016
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by darellrivers: 8:22pm On Oct 21, 2016
Hello everyone,

I have been away from Nairaland for most of the year. I also did not have access to the associated email address until today. I have tried to reply all mails in my inbox. apologies for being away for so long.

Wishing everyone a great career...

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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by nwakaegoabisola(f): 5:38pm On Oct 30, 2016
darellrivers:
Hello everyone,

I have been away from Nairaland for most of the year. I also did not have access to the associated email address until today. I have tried to reply all mails in my inbox. apologies for being away for so long.

Wishing everyone a great career...

Welcome back Darellrivers! Please kindly share your email address with me. Cheers
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 4:43pm On Oct 31, 2016
shakol91:
I'm a follower of this thread and what I cherish most here,is the level of kindness and generosity shown here. Pls I need someone on this thread to assist me review my application letter with Cv for an internship job (it's an outside job,that's why I need an experienced person to assist me,since no chance of getting an internship/job here). I've created thread but nobody is ready to assist for free,I've been asked to pay but I don't have money. Please I need your help bothers and sisters... Thanks

Try n contact @yorex2011, he is a nice guy he may assist...cheers
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Ademat7(m): 3:24pm On Nov 02, 2016
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Longman6(m): 7:56pm On Mar 10, 2017
Lynuche:
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by ogunsinamayowa(m): 11:48am On Apr 27, 2017
xfire:
I continue.....

One major mistake I made was that I allowed my personal/social life to suffer as a result of my ambition to get a first class. Though I was lucky to have kept in contact with the good ones, it affected my social life adversely. I will elaborate on that later in the thread. I had poor presentation skills and I was very shy. I am gradually recovering. While I was in school, I enjoyed two major scholarships. Fortunately, I had friends with similar ambitions. It was my friends that informed me and later helped me drop my hardcopy applications for both scholarships. The annual scholarship awards provided some needed fund. I bought my first laptop which helped me greatly. It also sustained me during my agonizing 5 months of joblessness. I was able to apply and travel for job tests/interviews from money I saved as a result of the scholarships. There were moments I also had to sleep over in friend's places when I travel for job hunting. A friend of mine also gave me materials for a particular job skills test I wrote. Indirectly, my friends have played their active role in assisting me to achieve my dream career. This leads to lesson #3 and #4:

LESSON 3: Always try maintain social contact and network as you pursue your career ambitions. Never ignore the power of networking. Your social contacts may help you in little ways that may have significant impacts in your career and life. I am ever grateful to my friends. Social networking also helps in job hunting. My close relative (who incidentally is an engineer with a third class degree) got his first major financial breakthrough through a friend of his. Today, he is a successful contractor who relies on the various relationship he built as far back as his undergraduate days.

I'm a 200 level student of one of the top federal university in Nigeria. I have poor communication skill, which is becoming a great deal of source of concern for me. I have prioritized my plan to overcome the weakness, but I lack the path to follow, the procedure and efficient method to adopt.

Thus, I'm seeking for your help. I want you to put me through on the necessary path to follow, and the kind of activities that I need to get myself engaged into, as to conquered the weakness within 2 years. I'm aware that the mission will require sacrifice and patience. I'm ready for it, Sir. The only thing I need, now, is to know the method to adopt.

Thank you, Sir .
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by LovesonBlezz(m): 12:16pm On Apr 27, 2017
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Nobody: 5:51pm On Apr 27, 2017
xfire:
I continue.....

One major mistake I made was that I allowed my personal/social life to suffer as a result of my ambition to get a first class. Though I was lucky to have kept in contact with the good ones, it affected my social life adversely. I will elaborate on that later in the thread. I had poor presentation skills and I was very shy. I am gradually recovering. While I was in school, I enjoyed two major scholarships. Fortunately, I had friends with similar ambitions. It was my friends that informed me and later helped me drop my hardcopy applications for both scholarships. The annual scholarship awards provided some needed fund. I bought my first laptop which helped me greatly. It also sustained me during my agonizing 5 months of joblessness. I was able to apply and travel for job tests/interviews from money I saved as a result of the scholarships. There were moments I also had to sleep over in friend's places when I travel for job hunting. A friend of mine also gave me materials for a particular job skills test I wrote. Indirectly, my friends have played their active role in assisting me to achieve my dream career. This leads to lesson #3 and #4:

LESSON 3: Always try maintain social contact and network as you pursue your career ambitions. Never ignore the power of networking. Your social contacts may help you in little ways that may have significant impacts in your career and life. I am ever grateful to my friends. Social networking also helps in job hunting. My close relative (who incidentally is an engineer with a third class degree) got his first major financial breakthrough through a friend of his. Today, he is a successful contractor who relies on the various relationship he built as far back as his undergraduate days.
I really like to know you, you're the kind of person I like networking with, someone that would advance my reasoning and challenge me 24/7. Noticed you laid much emphasis on graduating with a first class, I consider that important too but trust me, it isn't all about the grade. I graduated with a first class from a highly recognized institution in Nigeria, I always thought I will have it easy after graduating with such grade but alas ! It hasn't been easy. The most important factor in really achieving one's dreams in a chosen career depends largely on self development, that's the aspect I 'm working on, would appreciate more advice from experienced minds.
Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by cappon1954: 11:06am On Apr 28, 2017
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Re: Achieving The Dream Career: My Story, My Lessons by Gerrard59(m): 12:33pm On Apr 28, 2017
Destinyy22:
I really like to know you, you're the kind of person I like networking with, someone that would advance my reasoning and challenge me 24/7. Noticed you laid much emphasis on graduating with a first class, I consider that important too but trust me, it isn't all about the grade. I graduated with a first class from a highly recognized institution in Nigeria, I always thought I will have it easy after graduating with such grade but alas ! It hasn't been easy. The most important factor in really achieving one's dreams in a chosen career depends largely on self development, that's the aspect I 'm working on, would appreciate more advice from experienced minds.

I will suggest Jarushub. Trust me, your life will never remain the same.

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