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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...

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....

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...

10 Tips For Shining In A University Interview

The hours spent sweating over your university application have paid off. “Congratulations. You have been selected for an interview!” You can’t wait to head out to your dream school, but before you make your travel arrangements, review these tips. 1. Read all the...

Graduate

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

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

“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...

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,...

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

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....

How To Finish Your PhD: Derron Remembered Little Derron

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Never forget the good reasons that motivated you to pursue the PhD in the first place.” Dr. Derron Wallace is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wheaton College (Massachusetts), where he studied sociology and the African diaspora. He...

Medical

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

“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...

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