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Tips for Your Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program Application

By - May 16, 09:01 AM   Comments [0]

Do you aim to improve the world? Would you like to earn your graduate degree at Stanford — tuition free? Then you may be an ideal candidate for Stanford University’s Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a program that will cover 100 Stanford graduate students’ tuition for up...

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Applying to Mechanical Engineering Programs: Graduate School Admissions Overview

By - May 15, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Mechanical Engineering has been labeled as the liberal arts of engineering because it is such a broad field that can result in a wealth of career paths. A few examples of areas entered by program graduates include product design, or structural engineering, construction management, clean...

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Applying to Computer Science Programs: Graduate School Admissions Overview

By - May 12, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Are you are thinking about applying to computer science master’s degree programs and wondering which schools are the best fit for you? Are you wondering whether you meet the criteria to be admitted? What are computer science programs looking for? First, let’s look at what skills top...

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Activity Descriptions for Med School: 4 Questions That Will Make Yours Awesome

By - May 8, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Having worked in admissions for over a decade, I have probably read thousands of activity descriptions for medical school and related healthcare fields by now. While this part of the application may not seem very important, it can actually be the component that makes or...

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What Do You Need to Know to Get Accepted to a Physician Assistant (PA) Program?

By - May 5, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Your goal is to complete a top physician assistant program and move into a dynamic and exciting professional role as a PA. What are the steps you need to take to achieve this goal? What can you do to sharpen your competitive edge and get...

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You Can Get Accepted Off the Waitlist! Here’s How

By - Apr 28, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

The application process is not over for waitlisted applicants. You’ve still got a chance of getting into your dream school. Now’s not the time to slack off, and it’s certainly not the time to give up. Continue fighting for that acceptance! Your waitlist updates (you write...

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Three Community-Based Scholarships That Will Change How You Search for Scholarships

By - Apr 25, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

The vast majority of first-time scholarship searchers believe they either have to be brilliant or belong to certain ethnic, racial, religious, or financial communities in order to qualify for merit, need, or identity-based scholarships. I prefer to think about organizations and individuals who have created scholarship...

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What Do You Need to Know to Get Accepted to a Master’s in Finance (MFin) Program?

By - Apr 23, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Your goal is to obtain a graduate-level finance degree. By choosing, applying to, and getting accepted to a top Master’s in Finance (MFin) program, you’ll be propelling your exciting career in finance forward. What are the steps you need to take to reach this goal?...

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How to Perform an Effective Scholarship Search

By - Apr 18, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most students who are looking for scholarships start with a simple question: “Where can I find a list of scholarships that are perfect for me?” During my time at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center, I used to swivel around in my chair and say, “This...

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What Is a Scholarship? And Why Didn’t I Get One?

By - Apr 12, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

This time of year is the most popular time for students to start asking questions about scholarships. Admission notifications have gone out for most graduate programs, and offers related to financial aid packages, admissions-based scholarships, and teaching positions quickly follow. For many recent admits, the...

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