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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

By - Nov 3, 13:04 PM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: You are trying to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while also trying to impress upon the adcom that you have desirable character...

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Harvard Kennedy School MPP & MPA2 2016 Application Essay Tips

By - Oct 30, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

The essays discussed below are for the MPP and the two-year MPA applications (essay questions are different for the MPA/ID and mid-career 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...

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The Schwarzman Scholars Program: Leaders of the Future Unite [Episode 126]

By - Oct 28, 11:55 AM   Comments [0]

This is the opportunity of a lifetime. When fully set up, 200 students every year will learn how to lead the world into the future at an innovative (and all expenses paid) program. Listen to our conversation with Dr. Rob Garris to learn all about...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Oct 18, 09:07 AM   Comments [0]

Always be honest (admissions committees can smell exaggeration from a mile away!). The personal statement is a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. How much should you tell, and how much is too much? When I applied to...

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MIT to Offer Online Courses for MA Credit

By - Oct 15, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

Introducing the “MicroMaster’s” degree. MIT announced a new program this week which will allow students to take one semester of online courses that will count towards a “MicroMaster’s” degree. The courses will be free, but if you want them to count towards a degree, there will...

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An Interview with Our Own: Cydney Foote

By - Oct 15, 09:04 AM   Comments [0]

Cydney “goes orange” for Second Harvest Foodbank’s End Hunger campaign. Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Please enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Cydney Foote. Accepted: Can you...

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New PA Program at Georgia’s Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

By - Oct 13, 10:16 AM   Comments [0]

Next June, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia will launch a two-year’s physician assistant master’s program. The first class will have 20 students.   Some interesting PA stats (from a Georgia Health News article): • In Georgia, the number of PAs has increased 67% in...

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Are You A Leader?

By - Oct 12, 11:06 AM   Comments [0]

Of course you are – but do you know how to present those impressive leadership skills and experiences in your application essay? For many applicants, writing the “leadership essay” is one of the most challenging aspects of the application process, mainly because the concept of leadership...

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An Interview With Our Own: Cindy Tokumitsu

By - Oct 8, 09:06 AM   Comments [0]

Curious about the life and times of our spectacular admissions consultants? Please enjoy our newest blog series in which we interview the fabulous people who make up the Accepted.com staff. Next up is…Cindy Tokumitsu. Accepted: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where and what...

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Passion = Action + Dedication

By - Oct 4, 09:04 AM   Comments [0]

When one thinks of passion, one doesn’t generally think of investment bankers. But the admissions committees are looking for passion in their applicants; so how are you – a computer guy, an engineer, a biology major, or yes, an investment banker – going to show...

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