Posts Tagged ‘applying to graduate school’

International Application Volume Drops At U.S. Grad Schools

By - Feb 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

CGS (Council of Graduate Schools) has been conducting surveys since 2004, providing dependable information regarding international students applying to and attending graduate programs in the U.S. According to CGS’s 2018 International Graduate Applications and Enrollment report, the 240 schools participating in the International Graduate Admissions...

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The Most Important Asset in Grad School Applications: Time [Episode 276]

By - Sep 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Most Important Asset in Grad School Applications: Time [Show Summary] This episode is devoted to how the precious and finite asset of time can help you get accepted when applying to graduate schools. Linda Abraham, Founder of Accepted, Discusses the Importance of Following a Graduate Application...

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Should You Apply to a Safety School?

By - Jun 24, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Many applicants who are targeting top ranked programs wonder if they should consider adding a lower-ranked school to their list as a “safety school.” Should you? And is there such a thing? What is a safety school? A safety school is one where you are highly competitive,...

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Why Should I Apply to Graduate School Now?

By - Feb 26, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

When is the best time to apply to graduate school? This is going to depend on a number of very individual factors – your goals, your experience, your qualifications, and others. Are you ready to take on the application process? Are you ready to go...

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Optimize Your Graduate School Application: Grades, Scores, Essays, Resume, Activity History, and More [Episode 247]

By - Feb 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

This show was triggered by a question asked on a recent webinar that I gave when a member of the audience, Glenn, asked “Are there any podcasts or resources that focus specifically on rounding out the application - recommendations, extra-curriculars, etc.” There aren’t. I decided to...

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The Rise of Masters Programs in Data Analytics and Related Fields

By - Jan 18, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

As companies and institutions are increasingly able to collect vast amounts of information about their suppliers, processes, and customers, they have sought to recruit professionals who are able to extract, represent, and interpret this “big data,” transforming it into usable patterns that can help them...

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3 Tips for Parents of Grad School Applicants

By - Aug 29, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

I’ve been working in graduate admissions for more than 20 years so I have witnessed a change in this trend firsthand: Parents are playing a much larger role in the application process these days than they used to. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – parents...

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Will Your Graduate Education Pay? [Episode 195]

By - Mar 6, 07:20 AM   Comments [0]

Saving money on your student loans, ranking grad programs based on salary-to-debt ratios, plus life as a Columbia Business School grad. All in today’s show. Today’s guest, Amanda Wood, graduated from Vassar College in 2009 with a degree in social psychology and economics. After graduation, she...

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“What Next….” Is Graduate School For You?

By - Feb 22, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

I was grading midterm exams in my office one frigid day in March when I was surprised to see Marco, a former student, standing in my doorway. He had that all too familiar “deer in headlights” look on his face. I invited him to step...

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How To Think Like A Dean Of Admissions

By - Jul 8, 12:20 PM   Comments [0]

If you could pick one person to provide insight into graduate admissions, who would it be? A dean of admissions, of course! Applicants, rejoice! The guest on this week’s show is a former dean of graduate admissions who has reviewed and signed off on over 45,000...

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