How to Choose a Major, Field or Specialization? 7 Tips

Selecting a major sounds like a big deal, probably because it is. Once you have chosen a particular career, it is very hard to switch. Imagine if a doctor wants to be an engineer. If you are indecisive and cannot make up your mind about choosing a particular field, major or career, here are some …

How to Stand Out in a World Full of Competition?

(Shortcut to success) It was a beautiful sunny day at Punjab University. A soothing breeze woke me up. I took a shower, got ready and walked from my dorm to the campus. It felt like a race between thousands of students rushing to the campus. Students of all backgrounds, poor and rich, black and white. …

Writing Expected Results of a Research Proposal

Nobody knows the future. At least not the scientists and students. They are not “peer-fakeer” or prognosticators. Yet, many students already know what will be the result of their research. I tell them, “If you already know the result of your investigation, there is no point in doing it in the first place.” Predicting the …

Materials and Methods of a Scholarship Winning Research Proposal

Ali wrote an excellent proposal but still could not get a Ph.D. scholarship. His profile was also outstanding. So it was hard for me to identify a problem with his application. His proposal also appeared to be sound, especially the introduction part. Then I had a look at the materials and methods section of his …

How to Write the Introduction of a Research Proposal?

It is raining. You are enjoying the cold breeze, clouds and drizzle. Finally, a break from the scorching heat. You are feeling a little romantic. You go to your room and observe that your lightbulb is not working. What the hell! You say. And think; Why is my bulb not working today? (Scientific question) You …

How to Write a Ph.D. Proposal to Win a Scholarship?

Every year thousands of students apply for Ph.D. scholarships. Still, many students fail to win a scholarship and secure admission. Many rejected candidates have good profiles, high-quality motivational letters and CVs. However, they lack the most important thing; a quality proposal. Most of the universities evaluate your applications with a point system. A proposal typically …

Arranged Marriage vs. Love Marriage? According to the Biology

Your parents believe that they can find the best girl/guy for you. You might agree and let them select your partner. Or you might think how can we let them take this important decision. So-called religious scholars add fuel to the fire and further tense up the situation. If you are a girl, you might …

No Scholarship For You? Freelancing Can Save Your future

Regardless of which political party you support, we can agree on one thing: Pakistan’s economy is deteriorating. Last year our GDP growth was -0.6%, whereas population growth was 2%. This means that Pakistan needs at least 2% of GDP growth per year just to maintain your living standards. As there are fewer and fewer jobs, …

My Experience With Freelancing: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It Too

Some months ago, I submitted my Ph.D. thesis. My scholarship was finished and I did not have enough money to survive in Europe. Even after doing my bachelor’s (exchange), master’s and Ph.D. under fully-funded scholarships in Europe, I was unemployed. It reminded me of my time in Pakistan when I just finished my bachelor’s and …