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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jan 16, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own...

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4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities

By - Jan 13, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

You want to write about all your fantastic non-school and non-work endeavors so that you really stand out from your competition, but when you start to think about it…you draw a blank. There must be SOMETHING you can show for how you use your free time,...

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5-Step Checklist Before Submitting Your Applications

By - Jan 12, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you’re applying to b-school, law school, med school, grad school, or college, this checklist will be the same. Don’t hit that “submit” button until you’ve completed the following 5 steps: 1.  You’ve made sure that your application presents a holistic, multi-dimensional picture of you. Each section of your application should not just present you as a strong candidate on its own,...

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Top Graduate School Admissions Directors Share the Inside Scoop

By - Jan 12, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to graduate school and overwhelmed by your options? Don’t know how to find the right program for you? Or have you already found your dream program, and need guidance for applying successfully? For the past few years, Linda Abraham has been interviewing the director of admissions at top graduate...

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10 Tips to Help You Ace Your PhD Interview

By - Jan 9, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

While not all PhD programs require interviews, some do (including many overseas). If you’re invited to interview, take full advantage of the opportunity you’ve been given by preparing effectively—review your research on the department, prepare to talk about your PhD research goals, etc. (a mock...

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4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future

By - Jan 8, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Schools are looking for applicants who can show that they have strong leadership qualities and experiences, and demonstrate that they will actively contribute to their student/alumni communities, not to mention to the greater community and society. Yet grandiose, declarative statements and promises to be a superlative...

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You Can Do It: Reject Rejection!

By - Jan 5, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

For some, the new year is a time for hearing good admissions news; but for others, 2017 may be off to a grim start. If you’ve received a rejection letter from your target school (or – sigh – from all your target schools), then you...

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A Review of the Magoosh GRE Prep Program

By - Jan 2, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants preparing for the GRE have a lot of options – from self-study using books and practice tests, to in-person courses, to private tutoring. Today I’m reviewing one test prep option: Magoosh’s online GRE prep course. What is it? It’s a comprehensive, flexible online GRE prep course,...

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My Reflections of 2016

By - Jan 1, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

I just want to take this time to wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. I think that as the year draws to a close, it’s important to reflect on the good that has come one’s way in the preceding year and...

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Why London Business School Might be the School for You! [Episode 186 – Encore]

By - Dec 28, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

As most of you slow down for the holiday season, and some of you speed up to make the upcoming admissions deadlines, we thought it would be a great opportunity to do an encore of Linda’s excellent interview with Jamie Wright, the Senior Recruitment and Admissions Manager at...

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