Prospective graduate students are sometimes interviewed before a final admissions decision is made, usually when the admissions committee is split on opinions. If you are invited for an interview, it may be because they want more information about something in your application package, like a low grade or a gap in your educational history. The … Continue reading The Grad School Interview: How to explain a flaw in your record
Whether you are interviewing for your dream job, or as part of your application to get into graduate school, you will likely hear the question, “Tell me about yourself.” Amazingly this is one of the questions people struggle with most. There is no excuse for hesitation when answering this question — it is usually the … Continue reading Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself
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 … Continue reading How is grad school different from college?
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 … Continue reading How a personal statement is different from a college essay
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