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November – Just the Time for a Discount!

By - Nov 15, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

It’s crunch time. Whether you’re applying to college, b-school, law school, or a masters or PhD program, deadline season is just around the corner. There are dozens of deadlines between the beginning of November and the end of January. Will your application be as strong as...

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The Increasingly Important Role of Social Media in the Application Process

By - Nov 3, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

On October 25th, Kaplan Test Prep released the results of a survey from over 150 business schools in the United States. While the survey only interviewed business schools, the implications are relevant to all college and graduate school applicants. With regard to social media, the results very clearly...

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MIT Sloan Master in Finance: How to Get In!

By - Oct 31, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This week we are pleased to welcome Heidi Pickett, Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program. Heidi worked in financial services for 20 years before becoming Director of this program in 2011. She fills us in on what the program is looking for...

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1 Doctor, 2 Entrepreneurs: Eliza Morrison & Andrew Nimmich

By - Oct 24, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Meet Eliza Morrison and M4 Andrew Nimmich, the CEOs of Tutor the People and Nerdly. Both of today’s guests attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where Eliza Morrison majored in French, Russian and Comparative Literature. Andrew Nimmich also attended the College of Charleston and...

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What are Interest Rates and APR? (And Why are They Important?)

By - Oct 15, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

Let’s face it: education is expensive. And that’s before adding in an international component. Few students can afford the cost of attendance with the money that’s sitting in their bank accounts – their bank, their parent’s bank, and the accounts of half a dozen close friends...

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Harvard Kennedy School MPP & MPA2 Application Essay Tips

By - Oct 11, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

The essays discussed below are for the MPP and the two-year MPA applications. HKS seeks well-rounded master’s students – people with proven academic success, strong leadership and career potential, and “commitment to advancing the public interest” (quoting the dean). The school also wants the student body...

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Encore: Your Past Doesn’t Define You [Episode #228]

By - Oct 10, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

This week we are airing an encore of one of the most populars shows of 2017. Many applicants focus on the past – both the good and the bad – to the detriment of their applications. Find out the role your past plays in admissions and...

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6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses

By - Oct 4, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

How do you react when you read/hear the weakness question? With this question, schools are assessing how well you self evaluate. Like a business problem, they want to hear your plan of action, your implementation, and your success rate. Here are some tips to help you...

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Ask Away at Your Admissions Interview!

By - Sep 28, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

An interview works in two directions: The interviewer asks you questions to see if you’d be a good fit for the school in question, and you ask the interviewer questions to help you determine if this program is right for you. In order to come up...

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3 Things to Watch for When Doing Rotations

By - Sep 24, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

In the past, I’ve blogged about keeping a journal during your rotations. Here are three things you can watch for during your rotations that will get you in great shape for later: 1. Watch your attendings. What did your attending do today that struck you? This can...

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