At any level of higher education, the ability to convey your candidacy in writing is an essential skill. For prospective graduate students, understanding the ins and outs of a personal statement is the first step toward increasing your chances of admission. With that in mind, let’s compare a familiar ‘known’ (the college essay) to a […]
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Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) – Located in Northern California’s Silicon Valley, Stanford now offers a “Data Science” concentration for students to pursue. With a focus on computation, students from engineering, math and applied science backgrounds can benefit from such a degree. University of California – Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) – Also located in the Bay […]
Letters of a recommendation are an important part of graduate school applications. Letters – typically from current/past professors, coaches, mentors or employers – assess an applicant’s character, skills and abilities. Why are letters of recommendation necessary? Letters of recommendation provide admissions officers with a fuller picture of the student – as well as aspects of […]
Step into the world of a graduate school admissions officer and what do you find? For starters, you’re tasked with reviewing hundreds of transcripts, GRE scores and a number of equally glowing resumes and letters of recommendation. These accolades, while important, are often diluted by their consistency year in and year out. For an admissions […]