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Cecilia Yan

Master of Finance (MSF) class profiles

May 16, 2017, Posted In Admissions Trends
Cecilia

Interested in pursuing an MS in finance? If so, it’s important to observe what recent class profiles look like and how your own profile compares to admitted students from recent years. Here are five class profiles from last year that are worth a look! MIT (Sloan) Class size: 114 Average GPA: 3.7 Average GMAT: 740 Percentage of female […]

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How to get graduate school funding

March 12, 2017, Posted In Grad School Planning
Cecilia

As a graduate student, applying for funding for research can be a long, difficult and uncertain process. Many fellowships are out there – but you’ll need to do your research to find the right ones! Even as an applicant to graduate programs – especially those in the sciences and in engineering – you should apply […]

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Questions you should be asking about graduate school

December 5, 2016, Posted In Grad School Planning
Cecilia

Whether at a graduate school fair or during an on-campus visit, the opportunity to talk with an admissions officer is an important opportunity to take advantage of. Moreover, there are certain questions that all prospective applicants should be asking: Do you evaluate how a student’s skills and interests will align with potential research efforts of […]

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Master’s programs with the highest salary potential

November 21, 2016, Posted In Grad School Planning
Cecilia

While earnings potential is just one of many factors to consider before attaining your master’s degree, it is an important consideration amidst increases in tuition. According to PayScale’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report, here are the highest paying master’s degree programs: Nurse Anesthesia Computer Science & Engineering Operations Research Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) Taxation Electrical […]

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Advantages of taking the TOEFL

September 20, 2016, Posted In Grad School Planning
Cecilia

As an international applicant applying to U.S. graduate schools, there are five distinct advantages of taking the TOEFL exam: First and foremost, the TOEFL helps an admissions officer determine how your language skills will apply to an academic setting. Parts of the exam will test your speaking and reading skills in a similar fashion to […]

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