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Personal Statement vs Statement of Purpose… What’s the Difference?!?!?

By - Jan 26, 08:44 AM   Comments [0]

At Gurufi, we help hundreds of applicants every year get into top Masters and PhD programs. Whether you’re applying to a STEM, humanities, or social science program, we have editor-consultants with the experience and skill to transform your personal statement or statement of purpose into...

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Is Grad School Worth It? This ROI Formula Can Help You Decide

By - Jan 25, 08:44 AM   Comments [0]

         Every year, Gurufi helps applicants write powerful personal statements that earn them admission to top Master’s and Ph.D. programs in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences. As part of our commitment to providing free and affordable resources, we also offer insights into other aspects of applying to graduate...

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The Crucial Role of Contacting Professors in Grad School Admissions

By - Nov 30, 07:39 AM   Comments [0]

Since 2006, Gurufi.com has helped over 5,000 applicants get into their dream schools. In the 2022-’23 admissions season, we helped earn admission into Ivy League STEM programs, elite humanities PhD programs, and Master’s programs at all levels. In this video series, we provide comprehensive advice...

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The Three Most Important Things to Consider on Your Grad School Application

By - Nov 28, 07:58 AM   Comments [0]

Since 2006, Gurufi.com has helped over 5,000 applicants get into their dream schools. In the 2022-’23 admissions season, we helped earn admission into Ivy League STEM programs, elite humanities PhD programs, and Master’s programs at all levels. In this video series, we provide comprehensive advice...

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Don’t Use OpenAI to Write Your Personal Statement

By - Mar 2, 08:04 AM   Comments [0]

Colleges and universities are freaking out because students are beginning to use ChatGPT to do their academic work. A recent poll of Stanford students found that 10% used it to create homework that they turned in without additional alteration. Now, many people are turning to...

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Twenty Tips for a Great Personal Statement

By - Feb 22, 11:25 AM   Comments [0]

I used to teach a summer seminar to aspiring MBA, law school, and college students about how to write a powerful personal statement. While transitioning my material to a new laptop, I recently discovered my old notes on “Twenty Quick Tips for a Great Personal...

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Building Your Graduate School Personal Statement

By - Feb 20, 06:18 AM   Comments [0]

In our last video, we talked about how to brainstorm and generate content for your personal statement. This video builds on that exercise, so make sure that you check that out before watching this video! The personal statement is one of the most important -and stressful-...

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Don’t Let Jargon Kill Your Personal Statement

By - Feb 14, 10:08 AM   Comments [0]

I often advise my clients to write like a human being, and NOT like a corporate video whose script was written by AI. What does this mean, concretely? Start by eliminating jargon in your personal statement. Using jargon can make a personal statement seem stiff,...

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Diversity Statements: Tips from Top Schools!

By - Feb 10, 10:35 AM   Comments [0]

  Next week, I’ll be releasing two longer videos with some strategies, tips, and insights on how to write effective diversity statements. For many applicants -especially those from outside the United States- this is the most confusing and opaque part of the application process. How Americans...

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How to Write About Your Blemishes in Your Personal Statement

By - Feb 9, 12:43 PM   Comments [0]

  At Gurufi, we help applicants of all backgrounds write powerful and compelling personal statements, but if I had to pick our specialty, it would be helping people with blemishes on their record. Maybe you had a bad first year in college; maybe you got arrested...

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