Does legacy matter in college admissions?

March 24, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

When filling out college applications, among listing qualifications and GPA, your child will also have to check a box indicating if someone in your family attended the school. Why? Legacy admissions. Legacy admissions is the practice of giving preference to an applicant who has parents or other family members who graduated from the particular school. […]

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Four questions to ask during an MBA interview

March 24, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

For MBA admissions interviews, most applicants usually prepare responses for questions they expect to receive from the interviewers. However, applicants often miss the fact that the questions they ask during and at the end of an interview can be equally – if not more – important. Here are four questions to ask during an MBA […]

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How can my child decide on an academic interest?

March 20, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Academics

If your child is like most, he or she may have several academic interests. How are students supposed to select a major and demonstrate interest when they’re curious about two or more subjects? Encourage your child to further explore his or her current academic interests and consider the opportunities for continued study through a college […]

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Is an MBA right for me?

March 20, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

If you’re thinking of applying to MBA programs, it is important to keep in mind the biggest difference between MBA applications and other graduate school applications: professional experience. For masters programs in the arts and sciences, a recent college graduate with a strong transcript and some internship experience stands a good chance of being accepted. […]

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What should I do on a college visit?

March 13, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Visits

As you’re busy planning your itinerary and packing suitcases for college visits, it’s easy to forget what to actually do on your visits to make them successful. What makes a college visit successful is doing the very things that your child would be doing every day as a student there. In other words, spend a […]

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Presentation: MBAs for Engineers

March 13, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

In this presentation, led by Marc Zawel, co-founder of AcceptU, learn why an MBA is right for engineers and how engineers can utilize their unique backgrounds to stand out in this highly competitive process. To download the presentation, please click here. MBAs for Engineers from AcceptU on Vimeo.

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Three ways networking can help you get into grad school

March 6, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Grad Admissions

While many grad school applicants focus on their personal statement, résumé or transcript, it is also important to remember the value of a strong network. It is never too early or late to build your professional network. Here are three ways a strong network can help you get into grad school. 1. Improve your letters […]

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Presentation: Inside the Admissions Office

March 5, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

In this presentation, led by Stephen Friedfeld, co-founder of AcceptU and former admissions officer at Cornell University and Princeton University, learn how applications are reviewed, the way admissions decisions are made and what your child can do to stand out in this highly competitive process. To download the presentation, please click here. Inside the College […]

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5 questions for a current master’s student

February 27, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Grad Admissions

Olivia Armstrong is a second semester PR graduate student at Boston University’s College of Communication. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from The College of William & Mary. Why did you choose to go to graduate school directly out of college? I chose to go straight to grad school from college primarily to get it […]

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