Posts Tagged ‘Law School Admissions’

2012 Applicants: Time to Poke the Box

By - Apr 1, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

I just finished Seth Godin's Poke the Box, an ode to initiative, innovation, and overcoming fear of risk and failure. In this short book, which Godin alternately and accurately refers to as a "manifesto" and a "rant," he motivates the reader to just do...

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4 To-Do’s for Accepted Grad School Applicants

By - Mar 25, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Should you kick back on a beach? Or go for a latte with a colleague? Find out why both may be in order in this video from Eye on Admissions where Linda Abraham outlines four action items that should be on the to-do lists...

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Columbia Launches New JD/MBA Program

By - Dec 9, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School are accepting the first class for their new three-year JD/MBA program. The accelerated program, which will launch in the fall of 2011, is intended to give "select students the opportunity to earn degrees from both schools in just...

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The World Cup and the Admissions Process

By - Jul 9, 12:33 PM   Comments [0]

World Cup games have captivated much of the world’s attention over the past month, and Sunday’s match-up between Spain and The Netherlands will determine who wears the 2010 crown. As I followed this first African World Cup, I marveled at how close many of the games...

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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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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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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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Gen Ys Head to Grad School rather than Hit the Jobless Market

By - Dec 24, 01:44 AM   Comments [0]

The GRE exam saw a 13% increase this year, says Deb Weinstein, author of Forbes' recent "Jobless Gen Ys Turn to Grad School," reflecting that young adults are still considering the expensive option of graduate school, despite the economic recession. One cause for the increase is...

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