Application Consulting: Is Graduate School Right for Me?

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 11/8/13 12:09 PM

For the past year, I’ve been preparing myself to apply to business school. I’ve spent countless hours doing GMAT prep with a GMAT tutor (i.e. an enormous amount of math problems), and reflecting a lot about why I was even pursuing business school admissions.

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Tags: MBA admissions, graduate admissions

Career Advice: The Benefits of Networking

Posted by Sarah Woolsey on 10/21/13 9:41 AM

 

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Tags: career advice, graduate admissions, graduate school

Business School Admissions: Recommendations - the what and the who?

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 9/3/13 8:22 AM

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PhD Admissions: Faculty Recommendations

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 6/17/13 10:08 AM

In my last post I focused on the absolute importance of the writing sample for a Ph.D. application in philosophy and other humanities, as well as the need to begin developing strategies and skills for writing your best possible one early on. Today I would like to focus on the other crucial element in your graduate school application: the faculty recommendations.

Normally you will need letters from three of your professors. If you are applying to a philosophy program they should generally all be philosophy professors.  The same should usually apply to many other kinds of humanities graduate programs, though there may be some exceptions (e.g., in some situations a letter from a professor in a closely related field that you plan to continue relating your work to may attest to your abilities in that field).

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Tags: graduate admissions

Application Consulting: Writing Samples in PhD Applications

Posted by Enoch Lambert on 6/11/13 9:18 AM

People often ask me what I did to get into my graduate program and assume that I must have scored very well on the GRE and probably worked with a GRE tutor.  What they don’t know, and what every potential Ph.D. applicant in the humanities should know, is that top GRE scores are not usually the most important component of a successful application.

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Tags: graduate admissions

Making the Jump in Chemistry – PhD Application Consulting

Posted by The Chemistry Lab on 10/29/12 9:17 AM

We’ve previously spent some time here discussing how to approach a degree in chemistry and what to expect from graduate school. But the one thing we haven’t addressed so far is what these graduate schools are looking for from you.

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Making the Jump in Chemistry – Selection & PhD Admissions

Posted by College Corner on 10/16/12 12:36 PM

Let’s say that you’re a junior or senior in college, and you’ve pretty much decided that you’re heading to graduate school for chemistry after you finish your studies.That means it’s time to consider where to apply and what your application package will look like.

In contrast to applying to colleges, applications for graduate schools are much more straightforward (no agonizing over penning the perfect personal statement!), and in some cases, deciding where to apply is just as hard as actually applying.

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Tags: graduate admissions, chemistry

Writing Help in Cambridge: A Tutor shares Tips on Expository Writing

Posted by College Corner on 6/8/12 9:58 AM

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Tags: college admissions, graduate admissions, expository writing