7 Simple Steps to Writing an Excellent Diversity Essay

By - May 9, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

What is the diversity question in a school application, and more importantly, why does it matter when applying to leading programs and universities? A diversity essay is an essay that encourages applicants with minority backgrounds, unusual education, distinctive experience, or unique family histories to write about...

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Insider Tips on Applying to PsyD Programs

By - Apr 11, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

You need only to poll other prospective applicants to realize that applying to a PsyD degree program cannot be “boiled” down to a simple formula or fit together like a perfectly constructed puzzle. The equation may not balance out and one puzzle piece may not...

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Applying to Wharton Lauder? Do Your Research!

By - Apr 5, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

Discover what opportunities the Wharton Lauder MBA program offers [Show Summary] Kara Keenan Sweeney, Director of Admissions Marketing and Financial Aid at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Penn Law School shares how the program continues to offer global opportunities during...

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How This Student Got Accepted to MIT’s Engineering Program and Landed a Job at Apple

By - Mar 8, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Join us for some insights into MIT’s Engineering Program [Show Summary] Syed Shayan Zahid moved to the United States from Pakistan to pursue an education in engineering. He shares his journey from an undergrad at Purdue to a master’s at MIT and his next step, a...

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Writing a Lead That Pops

By - Feb 25, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

How many times have you wandered through a bookstore or library, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you tested a free sample on your Kindle only to decide after a paragraph that...

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How to Apply Successfully to Grad School Despite a Low GPA

By - Feb 22, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

What steps can you take to get accepted despite a low GPA? [Show Summary] Linda Abraham outlines five steps for mitigating the impact of a low GPA so that you can move forward with a successful graduate school application. Linda Abraham, Founder and CEO of Accepted shares...

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Revise and Polish Your Application Essays

By - Feb 20, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve got your first draft ready – this is a great milestone! Now it’s time to revise and edit. Outstanding essays are not sprung into the world on the first draft. Here’s how to edit and polish until your essay shines: 1. Let your essay rest...

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How to Create the First Draft of Your Application Essay

By - Feb 14, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

You now have a clear sense of what makes an essay effective. You have reflected on the questions that helped you identify and develop your theme. Now it’s time to start writing. Before you begin, draft an outline, even if it’s only a very informal list...

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Writing Your Career Goals Essay

By - Feb 10, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The career goals essay–a close cousin to the graduate school statement of purpose–also demands a laser-like focus. Unlike personal statements that may discuss career goals but also allow for more flexibility in content, the career goals essay has a specific and packed agenda. In fact,...

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Finding a Theme for Your Statement of Purpose

By - Feb 6, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

All effective essays have a distinctive theme. Referring back to the essays we read in the previous post, we might say that our MPH candidate’s theme was her passion for finding answers to significant public health issues. Our law school applicant’s theme was his yearning...

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