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Cecilia Yan

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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The Harvard writing supplement

August 16, 2016, Posted In Supplemental essays
Cecilia

From Harvard University: You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your accomplishments. You may write on a topic of your choice, or you may choose from one of the following topics. It’s important to […]

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Infographic: Your GRE questions explained

August 8, 2016, Posted In GRE
Cecilia

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test) is the most widely accepted standardized test for students pursuing their post-baccalaureate education. Find out what to expect, how to prepare and how your score stacks up against the competition!  

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