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health and Medical Admissions

Do These 3 Things As You Work On Your Residency Application

Do These 3 Things As You Work On Your Residency Application

Whether you’re just thinking about your ERAS application, recently started working on it, or are halfway through, if you don’t have a good idea of what the entire process will require of you, Ambitious IMG, and how to get from point A to Z, you’ll most likely come...

Do You Have This Skill, Ambitious IMG?

Do You Have This Skill, Ambitious IMG?

Being successful in the residency match process as an International Medical Graduate will require you to use some key skills. Maybe you already have these skills or maybe you will have to develop them.   These include the ability to: make a strategic plan build...

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

“Doing extensive research into the curriculum ahead of enrollment is a critical step in being well prepared for absorbing and managing your MPH academics.” Tigest Tamrat is a Consultant at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and...

How To Get A Strong Recommendation Letter: 4 Tips

How To Get A Strong Recommendation Letter: 4 Tips

Strong recommendations are key to winning competitive undergraduate and graduate study admissions, as well as volunteer, scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The recommendation provides a third-party assessment of you that the admissions or selection committee...

How To Finish Your PhD : Laura Used “Everything”

How To Finish Your PhD : Laura Used “Everything”

"Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Dr. Laura Edwards graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in 2008, and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a doctorate in Human Development and...

Graduate School Admissions

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part II

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part II

You are finally applying to grad school, but you have just about three months in which to do so. If you missed Part I in this two-part series about how to accomplish this feat, you can find it here. Part I covers how to use month 1 to strategize and start. With a strategic plan tailored to what you must accomplish, and the discipline to follow it, you can apply on time and even submit an application that stands out for the right reasons.

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part I

How To Apply To Graduate School In Three Months – Part I

Ideally, you will apply to pursue a master’s degree in a paced manner—over 6–12 months. Having ample time allows you to do several rounds of work on each component; it also enables those helping you to do their best work. However, circumstances are not always ideal....

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

Get The Most Out Of Your MPH: Tigest’s Masterclass

“Doing extensive research into the curriculum ahead of enrollment is a critical step in being well prepared for absorbing and managing your MPH academics.” Tigest Tamrat is a Consultant at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and...

Scholarship Interview? Make Yourself A Must-Have

Scholarship Interview? Make Yourself A Must-Have

Think about your scholarship interview like this: Have you ever driven or flown into a city for a special occasion and had to decide what to do with a little time that remains after the main event? Maybe you went on a school or business trip, or you took a vacation....

Earning A Master’s But Crying : Ashley’s Story

Earning A Master’s But Crying : Ashley’s Story

“Assess how you are going to pay for school, research scholarship opportunities, be frugal with living expenses if need be, and design a future plan for paying off loans that you are committed to working towards.” Ashley Szczesiak describes herself as a visual artist,...

college admissions

5 Beliefs That Will Prevent You From Getting Into College

5 Beliefs That Will Prevent You From Getting Into College

Getting into a four-year U.S. college is a competitive process. Data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) show that 66 out of every 100 U.S. students who apply to college for the first time are admitted; that ratio falls to 34 out of...

3 Tips To Make Your Personal Statement Stronger

3 Tips To Make Your Personal Statement Stronger

Writing a personal statement can feel like an onerous assignment. Myriad questions swim around in your mind: How do I condense years of accomplishments into a few hundred words? How do I explain a motivation that is emotional and personal while remaining professional?...

Do These 3 Things Before You Write Your Admissions Essay

Do These 3 Things Before You Write Your Admissions Essay

Think of writing your admissions essay like building a house. No matter how quickly you want the house to be ready, or how much you want to be able to show off the finished product to your friends, you would not start building before you prepare a construction plan....

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