Author Archives: Charushilla

About Charushilla

Charushilla is the Founder and Key Mentor for University Connection - an evolving and unique education mentoring initiative. She is a College Essay Expert and a communications coach, career guide and a literary consultant. She believes that career decisions are life decisions and works with students, parents, young professionals and aspiring authors to help them help themselves.

London Calling

Armed with an Oyster card, a sling bag, sunglasses and comfy shoes – I was the happiest when I was out on the streets – Oxford Street, Downing Street, Bond Street and so many more. The etymology of simply the … Continue reading

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What’s the hardest thing to do?

Parenting is about understanding that an empty nest means that your bird is learning to fly among the clouds, at the same time, it’s to do with believing that it’s not just about giving them wings, it’s also about nurturing roots that strengthen them for life. Parents must value courage as a developed trait and wisdom as a tough lesson imbibed through experience. Continue reading

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Are you Creating a Career Enabling Ecosystem!

Even very reputed schools in India, often have no counselor or have one odd teacher with good communication skills also given the designation of a counselor. Counseling doesn’t work that way! Career mentorship today requires specialized teachers and trainers who can work as mentors with students. Continue reading

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Looking back @2017

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”- Francis of Assisi. University Connection (UC) was always developed to educate, enthuse and empower the student of today – from school-going teens to young … Continue reading

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The Steps that Build You

I reckon that there are journeys that make a vacation, a memory, a Facebook post, and then there are journeys that make us who we are. Continue reading

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Are You Feeling Trumped?

“I think we need a back-up plan. Should we also apply to Canada?” called a worried parent of a class XII student soon after the Executive order from President Trump. She’s applied for universities in the United States only and … Continue reading

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Cross Border Education

Sharing some of my thoughts in the December Issue of the Business World Magazine on Cross Border Education India is going global with a vengeance. One manifestation of this is the sheer number of youngsters going abroad for a “foreign” … Continue reading

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