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Tips for International Students after arriving in Canada

1.Register for Fall/Winter using U my.calgary account 2.Collect you ID card from University: collect your uCalgary Id from mac-wan centre. 3.Contact with your supervisor. You should take $10 with you to get the keys of your lab. 4.Buy Bus ticket book of 10 for $25. You will receive bus pass from September. Opening a Bank account: 1.Open an account (checking/savings) with a Bank (BMO and TD will be good choice) . Make some initial deposit that you have brought with you. They will provide you a Debit card. 2.If you need a Master Card you can apply for that. If you are not a Permanent Resident of Canada most of the time they will only provide you secured credit card. Secured Credit Card means they will held some money as security and will give you a credit limit. For example they will held CAD 625 and provide you a credit limit of CAD 500. If you choose the SPC Master card specially for students you do not have to pay any annual fee for the service :-). 3.It is always a good idea to r

Grad admission process: reflections of an MIT student

I want to share some important tips collected from CSE BUET yahoo groups about graduate admission process in top rank university. I personally find it very helpful.. The following post should be helpful for our Fall 2011 applicants: along the same line, Jeff Erickson's December'09 post is equally valuable (Ragib bhai had sent the link previously to this group): (and please do not skip the subsequent comments on this post). --Samee Dear future applicants, I am probably writing to this group after a long period of time. It might be a long mail. I would like to express some of my suggestions on graduate admission process, more specifically on selecting universities/ research groups. I think past and present graduate students will agree with me. So you might consider them as 'reflections of past/present graduate students' :) Usually, when people from BUET

Learning Microsoft Surface

If you are a beginner like me this link will be really helpful for you to get some good start in learning Microsoft surface.... Thanks and have a nice time.


Recently i have appeared for TOEFL ibt exam. I want to share my experience and some tips to those who are willing to appear for TOEFL. I think most of us will agree that speaking is the toughest section in ibt, if you do well in Speaking then your score will certainly be 100+. To improve speaking i suggest to follow these steps which i really found very helpful... 1.Practice Speaking with some common topic for question 1 and 2 , like your childhood memory, most favorite person, your favorite place to visit..etc I have attached a pdf where you will find several such topic.. practice those first. 2.Record and listen to your speaking again and again try to improve it. Speak slowly but cohorently. 3.(**Most important) install Skype and add some friends who will also appear for TOEFL and talk with them at least 1hr a day.(You will find several person and their skype id who will also appear for toefl in various blog just google TOEFL speaking partner and visit some of them.) . It will gr