Coming to the U.S. for grad school

July 24, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad Admissions

For international students looking to come to the United States for grad school –  it’s a very exciting adventure. But, it can also be quite complicated. Here are 5 pre-departure “things to know” for helping students transition to life in the United States. 1. Know your resources International students should familiarize themselves with the resources […]

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Standardized test scores for Ivy League admission

July 24, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In College Admissions

The SAT is a key criterion used by Ivy League admissions offices to evaluate applications and predict college success. It measures students’ abilities in analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and reading comprehension. The test is a prominent source of anxiety among parents and students alike. Let’s begin by addressing three common questions when it comes to […]

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Analyzing sections of the GRE

July 17, 2015 By Aidan Sullivan, Posted In Grad School Planning

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is one of the most important criteria evaluated by graduate school admissions officers. Here is what to expect from the exam. Think of the GRE as basically the SAT adapted for post-collegiate students. It consists of three sections covering verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. In the first section, […]

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Three ways networking can help you get into grad school

July 10, 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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With extracurricular activities, less can mean more

July 10, 2015 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Activities List

College admissions officers consider many factors, including your GPA and rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include on your application, and why? Consider joining clubs as early as freshman year. Maybe you’re not sure which clubs you’ll like and which ones you won’t like […]

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What freshmen can do now to prepare for college admissions

July 6, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In College Admissions

It may seem early, but pre-application planning can and should begin as early as freshman year. Encourage your child to take challenging courses and to begin thinking about her extracurricular activities now rather than scrambling to get involved as a rising senior. Even though the application season seems like it’s in your child’s distant future, […]

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How is grad school different from college?

July 3, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Grad Admissions

Graduate candidates might be embarrassed to ask, but knowing what to expect, socially, academically and culturally of a graduate degree experience is hard to pin down. Applicants usually have an undergraduate degree as their only point of reference in higher education, but are the two experiences relatable? Yes and no. Here are some of the […]

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How to define your MBA career goals

July 3, 2015 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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