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The next few weeks are crucial for millions of students as they step out of the sheltered confines of school into the exciting world of colleges. For some this would be a time of smooth transformation while for others it could be a time of great dilemma. To clear some of those career confusions, try http://www.youngbuzz.com.

On youngbuzz.com, readers can explore different careers, read interviews of professionals, clarify doubts with counsellors, get tips to prepare for entrance tests and be updated about events in various universities and institutes across India.

The website is the online face of youngbuzz, a Mumbai-based career and admissions counselling company set up in 2001. The site provides options to mentor, guide and help students choose the right career path.

The best way to clear any kind of confusion about careers is to read about the various professional options available. Youngbuzz.com provides the perfect platform to explore these options. Career profiles are broadly categorised on the homepage under the explore careers section as well as under the section titled counselling. Each career overview comes with information about job requirements, career prospects, career map, money factor, interviews and a discussion forum.

If you still have queries, click on the “ask a counsellor” link to get personalised answers. Don’t miss the short, insightful write-up in this section that tells students to consider aptitude and not marks while choosing a career. Readers can also access answers to queries asked by other students.

Youngbuzz offers a list of college profiles across India, replete with contact details, application info and placement facts. The colleges can be browsed by location or by area of specialisation.

The site also has a section dedicated to study options abroad. You will find facts and figures on studying in the US, the UK, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand and Ireland. Besides information about the education system in these countries, other topics covered include tuition fee and living costs, list of universities, admission procedure, scholarship details, visa requirements and student life in these countries.

On Youngbuzz you also get tips to prepare for tests and interviews. In the prepare section students can find a brief overview of the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). In interview tips, read about various interview stages, types of interviews and possible questions asked by interviewers.

Get the latest updates on events on campuses in the community section. The Youngbuzz community blog also has several insightful posts on career topics. For instance, read about the need for career planning, a guide to various colleges in Mumbai or about hot careers among several other topics.

The information provided is concise but without an in-depth understanding of careers. Some features on several career profiles are incomplete and information in some links is yet to be uploaded. One big disappointment was the “take a test” link, which could have otherwise given a personalised aptitude analysis for the student. Understandably the thrust of Youngbuzz is on one-on-one counselling and the website is just a piece of the bigger pie. We recommend browsing it for a comprehensive overview of several careers and colleges.

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WHAT IT IS
A site that offers career counselling


ADDRESS
http://www.youngbuzz.com/

DOWNSIDE
Incomplete features and links yet to be uploaded

Tessy Koshy
tessy_koshy@yahoo.com

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