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Grad Admissions

How a personal statement is different from a college essay

August 15, 2016, Posted In Grad Admissions
Aidan

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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The top 5 statistics programs in the U.S.

October 23, 2015, Posted In Grad Admissions
Aidan

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 […]

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How to get great letters of recommendation for grad school

September 20, 2015, Posted In Grad Admissions
Aidan

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 […]

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5 keys to a compelling personal statement

August 28, 2015, Posted In Application Essay
Aidan

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 […]

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