Posts Tagged ‘College Admissions’

Personal Statement Tip: Five Keys to Concreteness

By - Feb 19, 01:00 AM   Comments [0]

I am slowly (more slowly than I anticipated) applying the principles established in Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick to personal statements and application essays. For this post: Concreteness. The third of Made to Sticks six key principles, concreteness, doesn’t seem to apply to...

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Is India Paving the Way to Become a Hosting Spot for American Universities?

By - Feb 16, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Indian government has shifted around its priorities, moving the topic of higher education from a peripheral concern to its key priority, reports The Chronicle last week. In part, this reprioritization is due to India’s shift from a mostly agrarian economy to one that the...

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Another Week, Another College and B-School Round Up!

By - Feb 8, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

* Round 3 MBA Special: Save $100 on all orders over $1,000 placed by February 22, 2010. Can be used for MBA essay editing, waitlist letters, and mock interviews. Use coupon code R3100. * In the State of the Union address, President Obama urged colleges to...

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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 3, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I recently went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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Are Undergraduate Business Programs Too Narrow?

By - Jan 28, 00:37 AM   Comments [0]

There’s been a lot of talk and research recently about how to “revitalize the undergraduate business major, which is the nation’s most popular [degree],” reports The Chronicle. These students, who comprise about 20% of all college graduates, don’t seem to be receiving a very well-rounded...

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Duke University Continues to Expand Worldwide

By - Jan 27, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University is once again expanding its global footprint, by forging two new partnerships in China. The new cooperative will create new educational and research opportunities. According to a press release by Duke University’s Office of News & Communications, a groundbreaking ceremony was held last Friday...

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Another College and MBA Admissions Round Up

By - Jan 22, 02:21 AM   Comments [0]

Here are some news tidbits from last week: BusinessWeek reported some good news last week regarding the job market, particularly for new college graduates. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported a turnaround in college hiring. Surveys show that the recent economic recession hit college...

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A College and MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Jan 8, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

The New Year heralds a new MBA round up! Let’s see what’s been going on in the world of college and MBA admissions so far in 2010: The Wall Street Journal discusses Cambridge University’s potential decision to issue bonds in an effort to raise more than...

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Dealing with Word Limits

By - Jan 7, 09:59 AM   Comments [0]

Thanks, A Beautiful Mind, for bringing this up…Although these tips don’t come early enough to help you with your Ross essays, hopefully they will help you and others struggling to meet deadlines for schools with later deadlines. Some people appreciate the challenge; some people despise it....

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An Accepted Admissions Round Up

By - Dec 29, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

It’s been yet another busy week in the world of college and graduate admissions. Let’s take a look. The debate continues over the value of an MBA versus a one-year Master’s in a business-related field. The Wall Street Journal reports that many students are switching their...

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