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Law School Recommendations: How to Receive a Strong Letter
July 11, 2019
After months of deliberation, you’ve decided to go to law school. As you go through your checklist, you stop to think about the letters of recommendation and wonder exactly which professor to ask. While your law school recommendations aren’t as highly weighted as your GPA, LSAT score, or personal statement, you shouldn’t take the recommendations lightly.
High GPA but Low SAT Score - What's Next?
July 5, 2019
If you’re a top student and have an impressive GPA in high school, you deserve to be very proud. When it comes to preparing for college, you spend your time working hard and preparing for the SAT, and may take it with great expectations. But on the fateful day when it’s time to see your score, your stomach drops.
Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School
July 3, 2019
You’ve been working hard on the pre-med track through college for a couple of years, when you’re faced with an important question: should you apply to go to medical school immediately after graduation? Or would you be better off taking a gap year before medical school? As the medical school admissions process becomes more and more selective, students are increasingly
Submitting SAT Scores: Strategizing Which Results to Send
July 2, 2019
When putting together applications, students have so much to think about, from essays and extracurricular activities, to transcripts and letters of recommendation. This often means dedicating countless hours to an application that, in the end, admissions officers spend just 10-15 minutes reviewing. I
Medical School Secondaries Timeline
July 1, 2019
Once you’ve sent in your medical school primary application, you’ll probably be very sleep-deprived and need a break ASAP. But, you’ll have to wait a few more months for that nap, because the medical school application grind is far from over. After hitting the submit button on the AMCAS, your secondaries will slowly start rolling in.
LSAT Prep: How to Get Ready for the Test
July 1, 2019
As you embark on your law school application journey, the LSAT is a looming, important obstacle standing in your way. While taking the LSAT only lasts a bit over two hours on a single day, LSAT prep takes much longer. Since the LSAT is one of the few quantitative components of your law school application
Weirdest College Majors: 17 Quirky Fields to Consider
June 28, 2019
You might have had a dream career goal that your friends have always laughed at, such as learning how to become a skilled winemaker, becoming known as the world’s best puppet master, or even completely reinventing the container packaging industry in a way that maximizes environmental sustainability. But when you
Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile
June 27, 2019
The impact of social media is ever increasing in the professional world, with almost all companies marketing to current and potential customers through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. In addition, LinkedIn has evolved into an essential recruiting tool for job seekers and employers, alike. I
Twins Applying to the Same College: How to Approach the Admissions Process as Siblings
June 26, 2019
You’re comparing your college list with your twin, and surprise! You both have the same dream school. Science hasn’t identified the genetic code behind college selection, but your lists may be remarkably similar. There are a lot of questions on your mind, and naturally so. Are twins applying to the same college a good
Strategies for Writing Secondary Essays for Medical School
June 25, 2019
If you’re reading this blog, congrats! You most likely submitted your primary application and are now thinking about writing secondary essays for medical school. You’re probably well aware by now that applying to medical school is a long, grueling process. After spending sleepless night after sleepless night perfecting your personal statement and experiences section