Posts Tagged ‘Grad School Admissions’

Enjoy an Early March Round Up on College and MBA Admissions News

By - Mar 5, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most people think that if you’re undergoing the Greek system’s recruitment and pledging trials, focus on your studies, and consequently your GPA, are bound to plummet. However, according to Penn’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the opposite occurs with University of Pennsylvania Greeks. A...

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Catch Up on College and MBA Admissions News with a Round Up!

By - Feb 23, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

According to the Financial Times article “MBA degrees more popular than ever,” the financial crisis seems to have barely affected the opinions of prospective MBA students. More than 80% of the 723 students surveyed reported that “they were inclined to think of the degree in...

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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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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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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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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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Over-enthusiastic Recommenders, Sterny’s Guide to B-School Application, the Evolution of your B-School Pursuit

By - Jan 2, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

Over-Enthusiastic Recommenders - do they help or hinder you? Sterny’s Guide to B-School Application - how to focus and select your target schools The Evolution of your B-School Pursuit - how has your B-School plan evolved?

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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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