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Starting Your Application Essay: Three Tips

By - Feb 22, 09:44 AM   Comments [0]

If you haven’t yet read the other blog posts in this series, go ahead and check them out: Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Essay Finding a Theme for Your Statement of Purpose Writing Your Career Goals Essay How to Start Your First Draft of an Application Essay Revise and...

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The Inside Scoop on Duke’s Master of Engineering Management (MEM) [Episode 564]

By - Feb 20, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Show Summary Are you an engineer who wants to use your technical skills and move into an entrepreneurial or managerial role? Well, Duke’s Master of Engineering Management or MEM may be just the ticket for you, and it provides two options, on campus and online. The...

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The Resilience Factor: How Flaws and Failures Can Strengthen Your Application

By - Feb 14, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Resilience Factor: How Flaws and Failures Can Strengthen Your Application A speaker recently told a story about traveling in Asia, where he saw a stunning emerald. Enchanted by the stone’s beauty, he decided to buy it on the spot. He returned home and took the emerald...

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Strategy for Writing an Accomplishment Essay (with examples)

By - Jan 31, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Maybe you’re familiar with macros – the nutrients your body needs to function. Achieving the proper balance of macros leads to optimal health. When it comes to writing your MBA personal statements and application essays, it might be helpful to think of your accomplishments as...

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Michigan Ross’ Master in Management (MM): All You Need to Know [Episode 560]

By - Jan 30, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Show Summary Are you a college junior or senior with an interest in business and a non-business major? Or perhaps you recently graduated and realized you need to boost your business knowledge to propel your career?  Tune into this episode with Julia Hoffert, Director of Admissions &...

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Writing Your PA School Personal Statement with Impact [Including a PA Personal Statement Example]

By - Jan 26, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

There are approximately 300 accredited PA (physician assistant) schools in the United States. In the most recent application cycle, these schools received more than 27,000 applications. The matriculation rate for PA schools hovers near 30%, which is lower than the approximate 40% matriculation rate for...

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Get Off That Waitlist!

By - Jan 19, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

Landing on a school’s waitlist can be disappointing and even nerve-racking. As a result, waitlisted applicants sometimes let their anxiety or disappointment cloud their thinking, but if you’re waitlisted, try to stay calm and focused.   Remember, if you’ve been waitlisted, you have not been rejected. If...

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How to Prepare for Your PhD Interview

By - Jan 18, 07:36 AM   Comments [0]

Although not all PhD programs require interviews, most do, and you will  usually interview with the faculty member who will be supervising your research. If you’re invited to a PhD interview, you want to take full advantage of the opportunity you’ve been given by preparing...

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Advice for Applicants: Moving from 2023 to 2024 [Episode 557]

By - Jan 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Show Summary In this episode of Admissions Straight Talk, host Linda Abraham looks back at her predictions for the 2023/2024 application cycle and offers advice for current and future applicants. She reflects on her previous predictions, such as the increase in test options and waivers and...

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Five Tips for Writing Compelling PsyD Personal Statements

By - Dec 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“What should I include?” “How do I start?” “What will impress the admissions committee?” These are the most common questions PsyD applicants ask about their application essay. What makes this task even more confusing is that different programs refer to this same essay as a...

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