How to define your MBA career goals

September 21, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Defining your career goals can be a daunting task. As a kid, you may have wanted to be a cowboy or firefighter. But now, your true career path is coming into view. If you are looking beyond business school, you must be prepared to talk about your career goals, in both the short- and long-term. […]

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Why universities want “active” students

September 21, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Activity Involvement

College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are […]

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Inside the College Admissions Office

September 7, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

What happens after you submit college applications? What are admissions officers really looking for in applicants and what can your child do to best differentiate him or herself? In this white paper, presented by Stephen Friedfeld, co-founder of AcceptU and former admissions officer at Cornell University and Princeton University, learn about how applications are reviewed, how […]

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Planning for the college admissions process

August 31, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

As August arrives and back to school lingers on the horizon, now is the right time to begin planning for the college admissions process. Whether your child is a rising 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or even 12th grader – there’s a real benefit to proactively and strategically preparing. The earlier you begin planning, the less […]

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Should you visit business schools?

August 4, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

Are you excited to move forward with your MBA applications? After narrowing down your search to a handful of programs, it is time to start thinking about visiting. Many applicants wonder if it is necessary to travel to each school, some quite far away, in the application process. But visiting a school can offer key […]

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How to prepare your child for college

June 30, 2014 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In College Admissions

It’s never too early for you and your child to start thinking about college. In reality, most freshmen and sophomores consider college to be far off in the distance, and don’t get serious until it’s too late. If you have a junior, it’s essential to start thinking about the college admissions process now. For parents […]

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Four tips for approaching your college activities list

June 23, 2014 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Activities List

College admissions is a holistic process – when evaluating your application, admissions officers consider many factors, such as GPA, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include? Maybe you’ve been involved in a variety of activities throughout your four years of high school. Whether you’ve been a JV […]

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