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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 under Blog, Graduate School

girl considering filling out an application to grad school

Applying to grad school is a step many college students and graduates alike think about taking. But as good as the payoff usually sounds, it’s actually not right for everyone.

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How to Contact a Previous Professor for a Letter of Recommendation

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016 under Blog, Graduate School

contacting a professor via email

Considering how competitive the grad school admission process often is, it’s common to need at least one glowing recommendation letter. And who better to get this from than one of your past professors?

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3 Tips for International Students Attending Grad School in the US

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Living in the US

international grad school student tips

Some students feel they can relax a bit once they get their admissions letter for grad school.

But for international students, the pressure stays on until they arrive at school and become familiar with both the campus and the country.

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International Grad School Applications from Chinese Students Decline, While Others Rise

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Living in the US, News

girl standing in campus corridor

International students applying for grad school in the US might benefit from the latest trend: applications from overseas candidates have decreased considerably over the past year.

At the same time, schools in this country are showing more interest in international students, resulting in increased admissions.

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3 Reasons to Consider International Medical School in Eastern Europe

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 under Graduate School, International Students, Study Abroad

medical schools in Eastern Europe

According to The New York Times, the number of students choosing to go to medical school in Eastern Europe is increasing. This means they are finding international schools in countries that include Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland.

If you’re considering going to medical school, you might be interested in learning what Eastern Europe has to offer when it comes to education.

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3 Budgeting Tips for International Grad Students

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 under Choosing a College, Graduate School, International Students, Money, Paying for College

grad school budget

Going to grad school in the US as an international student can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

But if you’re not prepared for the the financial burden of graduate school, it could keep you from being able to complete your studies. Don’t let this happen to you!

Before you choose a grad school in the US, you should keep the following tips in mind as you prepare your budget.

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What’s Next After You Get a BA or BS Degree?

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 under Graduate School, Graduation, Jobs

BA or BS degree

If you are about to graduate from college with a BA or BS degree, you’re probably thinking about what is going to happen next.

Some students have had their next steps mapped out for years and even have a job lined up starting the day after graduation. But let’s face it — that’s not exactly the norm among college students!

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How to Plan for International Graduate School

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 under Graduate School, Study Abroad, Travel

going to grad school abroad

If you decide to earn your graduate school degree abroad, you have the enviable opportunity of gaining international experience while furthering your education. But you’ll have to do some homework first.

Learn what steps to take before heading off to the international graduate school of your choice.

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A CV vs. a Resume

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 under Graduate School, Jobs

the difference between a cv and a resume

The difference between a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and resume can be hard to grasp without some explanation. While some countries use these terms interchangeably, CVs are considered different from resumes in the US.

If you want to make sure you submit the correct document when applying to school or a job, you should keep the differences in mind.

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Your Must-Have Graduate School Application Timeline

Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 under Applying to College, Dates to Remember, Graduate School

following a time line to apply to grad school

If you’re considering applying to graduate school, you need to plan at least a year in advance. This means that if you plan to enroll in Fall 2017, you need to start planning now!

Get an idea of the timeline you should follow to make sure you feel prepared — and not rushed — during your last year of undergraduate studies.

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GRE Score Reporting Changes: Good or Bad?

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 under Graduate School, Testing

If you plan to take the GRE test, you may be interested to know that soon you can select your best score to send to colleges.

Educational Testing Service will roll out the new option, called ScoreSelect, in July 2012.

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Graduate School Applications from International Students Increase

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 under Graduate School, International Students

Koka, Japan

The number of graduate school applications submitted by international students to US schools has increased over the years. In fact, the number of applications from students outside of this country has increased steadily for seven years in a row.

Though China seems to have the highest number of students that submit a graduate school application to US schools, several other countries feature students who are also apparently interested in going to graduate school here.

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Should You Get a Post-Baccalaureate Degree?

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 under Academics, Graduate School

professor teaching students in lecture hall

A post-baccalaureate degree is the preferable alternative to graduate school for many students … but is it the right choice for you?

And what is a post-baccalaureate degree anyway?

From pre-med to IT, a variety of post-baccalaureate programs are available and may give you the boost you need to succeed in future academic or career pursuits!

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International Grad School Applications Rise

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 under Graduate School, International Students

Buildings in Glasgow, Scotland

Look out, graduate school applicants — you have more competition this year than ever!

In 2010, the number of international graduate school applications has increased by a whopping 7%, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.

Find out which countries saw an increase in applications, and which didn’t do as well.

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What is a Graduate School Resume?

Posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 under Applying to College, Graduate School

applying to grad school

Writing a resume for graduate school is not the same as writing a resume designed to get you a job interview.

Usually, a graduate school resume accompanies your application to a college/university, and is designed to give the admissions committee some extra info for deciding whether or not to admit you.

Don’t know what to include? Stay calm! We’ll tell you what you need to know.

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