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Monday, March 18, 2024
IvyWise On-Demand: Graduate School Admissions

IvyWise On-Demand: Graduate School Admissions

Events Graduate School Admissions DATE AND TIME On Demand Free Watch Now ABOUT THIS EVENT More college graduates are opting to pursue post-graduate degrees than ever before, and with a plethora of master’s, MBA, and law programs available across thousands of US universities it’s important for students to take time to evaluate the best options for their academic interests and career goals. Whether you are just beginning your college journey and keeping your options open, or a rising senior planning on applying to graduate programs this upcoming cycle, join IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselors Indhika and Nellie for an introduction to the graduate school admissions process. In this webinar, our IvyWise experts give an inside look at the current graduate school landscape, insight into how applications are evaluated, and tips on what it takes to stand out amongst the competitive applicant pool.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
How to Approach the Additional Information Prompt in Graduate Applications

How to Approach the Additional Information Prompt in Graduate Applications

By Indhika, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor Similar to undergraduate applications, graduate applications usually have a prompt to submit additional information or an optional statement. Applicants often wonder if and how they should use the ‘optional’ prompt and whether it is tacitly required. The short answer is — no.
Monday, May 16, 2022
Impactful Recommendation Letters for Graduate Admissions

Impactful Recommendation Letters for Graduate Admissions

By Indhika, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor Many graduate programs require three letters of recommendation as part of their application process. Recommendation letters are the only part of your application that you will not be able to review and, as such, it is important to identify recommendation letter writers that will most compellingly capture your skills, achievements, personal attributes, and potential contributions to the school you are applying to and field you are building a career in. While admissions committees read A LOT of recommendation letters that often sound very much alike, there are some recommendation letters that truly stand out and enhance an applicant’s profile.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
How to Maximize Your Success with Academic Advising

How to Maximize Your Success with Academic Advising

By Mike, IvyWise Academic Advisor As a former academic advisor and faculty member at a public college, I often found that this question struck fear in the hearts of first-year college students, turning a conversation about potential majors into an existential identity crisis. In high school, the conversation around college majors and career paths is typically held within the lens of graduation or college admission requirements and fails to give the requisite time to answer such a big question in a thoughtful and informed manner. If students are lucky, their high school might have one or two courses related to career exploration.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Qualities to Demonstrate Throughout the MBA Application

Qualities to Demonstrate Throughout the MBA Application

By Nellie, IvyWise MBA & Graduate Admissions Counselor Recent graduates and working professionals may be wondering what an MBA admission committee is looking for as they build the next generation of business leaders. Overall, it is important to understand that you need to tell your own unique and consistent story throughout the application. However, MBA admissions committees will also be looking for specific traits throughout your application.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Going to Graduate School vs. Gaining Work Experience After Undergrad

Going to Graduate School vs. Gaining Work Experience After Undergrad

By Nellie, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor As your college experience is nearing its end, you may be wondering about the next steps for your career. Should you apply to graduate school immediately following your undergraduate studies, or would it be better to seek full-time employment? Both options have advantages and disadvantages.
Monday, November 2, 2020
What Is an MBA Degree and Is it Right for You?

What Is an MBA Degree and Is it Right for You?

As MBA admission offices are seeing an increase in applications due to the pandemic-induced recession, you may be wondering whether now is the right time for you to go to graduate school. Before you consider applying, it's important to understand the basics of an MBA degree. MBA stands for Master of Business Administration.
Monday, June 5, 2023
What To Look For in a Law School

What To Look For in a Law School

By an IvyWise Law School Admissions Counselor There are nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved law schools in the United States. With so many options, it can be difficult to determine which law schools you should apply to. When you research potential law schools, look at their admitted student profile, such as the average GPA and LSAT score, to better understand what schools will be likelies, targets, and reaches on your list.
Monday, February 6, 2023
How Academic Advising Can Help You on Your Path to Graduate School

How Academic Advising Can Help You on Your Path to Graduate School

If grad school is in your future, it’s important to have ample preparation and support in order to have the best chance of admission to your best-fit programs. Many prospective graduate students start the graduate admissions journey while still completing their undergraduate degree. For those current college students preparing for the graduate admissions process, guidance from an academic advisor can put you on the right path to achieving your graduate education goals.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Applying to Grad School FAQ

Applying to Grad School FAQ

Applying to grad school is a big decision for many students and working professionals. Whether you’re still in college or have a few years of work experience under your belt, it’s likely been a few years since you’ve applied to school. The graduate admissions process can be daunting, but understanding how it works and when to start can make it more manageable.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Graduate School Admissions: Building a Balanced Grad School List

Graduate School Admissions: Building a Balanced Grad School List

Applying to graduate school is an intensive process, and whether you’re a current undergrad looking for tips for applying to graduate school or a professional looking to go back to school, the most important preparation you will do for the graduate admissions process is building a balanced grad school list. After finding the answer to, "should I go to grad school?" it's important that students prepare for the process properly.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
How to Best Prepare for Graduate Admission Exams

How to Best Prepare for Graduate Admission Exams

If you plan on attending graduate school, whether it’s business school, law school, medical school, or some other graduate program, you’ll most likely need to take one of several graduate admission exams as part of your application. Preparing to take graduate admission exams long after your initial undergraduate admissions process can seem daunting, but the sooner you get started the sooner you can be on your way to a rewarding graduate school experience. The entrance exam that you take will depend on the graduate degree you are seeking and, in some cases, the specific school or program to which you apply.
Friday, January 29, 2016
7 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

7 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

By IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselors For most undergraduate students, graduate school is a possibility, but many aren’t sure until closer to application time. By then, you’ve passed many opportunities to work on areas that will influence your application to graduate school. Even if you’re not entirely sure which field you’ll be pursuing in a few years, it’s important to get involved the moment you step foot on campus to ensure that you’re making the most of your time in college and that you have the best chance of gaining admission into a top-choice graduate school.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Do I Need to Go to Grad School?

Do I Need to Go to Grad School?

Graduate school is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many students, if only because it provides a sense of security and purpose in an economic climate that does not. Still, applying to grad school on a whim is ill-advised. So, how do you know when grad school is right for you?
Monday, February 3, 2020
How to Study for the GRE: 4 Golden GRE Prep Tips

How to Study for the GRE: 4 Golden GRE Prep Tips

Just as in undergraduate admissions, the graduate admissions process often requires standardized testing as part of the application process. Whether you are a current college student considering your postgraduate options, or a professional looking to advance in your current field or make a career change, studying for the GRE is an important way to prepare your strongest application to graduate school. The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test that is a crucial part of the graduate admissions process for many graduate schools in the United States and Canada and few in other countries.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Tips for Taking the Computer-Based ACT, GRE, and GMAT

Tips for Taking the Computer-Based ACT, GRE, and GMAT

If you’re looking to apply to graduate school or plan to take the ACT, you might soon be faced with a computer-based standardized test. Computer-based testing (CBT) is increasingly the norm, as test makers feel they can be delivered and administered more securely, with the trend moving towards exams entirely unique to individual test-takers. This trend accelerated with the College Board's recent move to an all-digital SAT, which involved a major overhaul of that test's content.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Understanding the Graduate Admissions Process

Understanding the Graduate Admissions Process

The graduate admissions experience isn’t that much different than the undergraduate application process, but there are several aspects that make it special. No matter what the reason may be to go back to school, it is important to understand how and why graduate admissions offices function as they do in order to maximize your chances of admission to your best-fit graduate program. Graduate programs are available for most disciplines of academic study and they generally entail research, gaining specialized knowledge beyond what is offered at the undergraduate level, or some sort of terminal qualification that imparts a specific skill set.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
U.K. vs. U.S. Master’s Degrees

U.K. vs. U.S. Master’s Degrees

By Indhika, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor If you are considering applying to master’s programs, you may have debated the merits of attending a program in the U.K. vs.
Monday, June 13, 2022
What Are the Benefits of a Public Policy Degree?

What Are the Benefits of a Public Policy Degree?

By Indhika, IvyWise Graduate Admissions Counselor and Academic Advisor In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, and rapidly changing domestic and international political landscapes, have underscored the need for a new generation of leaders who are motivated and well-prepared to address complex societal challenges. Across sectors, it is important to elevate the importance of measuring program impact, identifying policy recommendations, and contributing to the public sphere. Public policy experts can be found in roles as diverse as business analysts, artists, engineers, educators, lawyers, and healthcare professionals.
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