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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Are internships important when applying to grad school?

February 20, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Grad Admissions

Graduate admissions committees are mainly interested in two factors: your academic performance (GPA, standardized test scores) and your experiences outside the classroom. When it comes to experiences outside of the classroom, admissions officers do tend to prefer applicants that have work or internship experience. Here’s why. Internships improve your communication skills.   By interacting with […]

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Do rankings matter for MBA programs?

February 20, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Academics

If you’re thinking about applying for an MBA, then the importance of rankings is likely a question you’ve considered. Despite hearing adamant responses from both sides, you still don’t have a clear answer one way or the other. That’s because both sides have a point. Answer: Yes and no. There are many different rankings, each […]

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How is grad school different from college?

February 16, 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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Is an EMBA right for you?

February 16, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Academics

Some prospective MBA students may have been told that, due to their amount of work experience, it makes sense for them to consider an Executive MBA (EMBA). In fact, the EMBA is a degree for a very specific type of candidate. Is it right for you? 1. What is Executive MBA?   The EMBA is […]

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Seven tips for success in grad school

February 5, 2015 By Stephen Friedfeld, Posted In Grad Admissions

Research-driven graduate programs are very different from undergraduate studies. One primary difference is the degree duration – because of the research component, the date of completion is not known. If you’re in a master’s program, you might expect to finish in two or three years. And if you’re in a doctoral program, the time to […]

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Is an online MBA right for you?

February 5, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

You have decided that you want to earn an MBA but your lifestyle is not conducive to physically going back to school for two years. You may have a mortgage, kids or don’t want to uproot and move. You have seen commercials for online MBA programs but are skeptical of their legitimacy. Is an online […]

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What should I know about extracurricular activities?

January 30, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Activity Involvement

All parents and students know the importance of extracurricular activities in college admissions. However, with all the talk about extracurricular activities, it’s hard to determine what’s fact and what’s fiction. What are admissions officers really looking for in extracurricular activities? How can you guide your child to appropriately select the best types of activities? We’ve […]

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The MBA Tour Hosts Events Across North America in 2015

January 28, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In MBA Admissions

If you’re considering pursuing an MBA degree, attending an MBA fair is a great place to start. The MBA Tour is hosting 6 events across North America this winter 2015. What are the benefits of attending an MBA Tour conference? Hear from students who have attended: 1:1 INTERACTION WITH ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVES MeetUp Sessions provide an […]

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Should I work before going to graduate school?

January 26, 2015 By Marc Zawel, Posted In Grad Admissions

If you’re a junior or senior in college and thinking about life after graduation, this is a question you likely have asked yourself. While continuing your education and going directly to graduate school may seem like a comforting and secure alternative to applying for jobs and joining the “real world,” there are some distinct advantages […]

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