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Should I Go to Law School? 50 Questions to Ask Yourself

February 26, 2020

As you try to figure out where your next steps lie, one of the options in front of you is the question of “should I go to law school?” Making a call that not only shapes the next few years but the rest of your career isn’t an easy task by any means. You need to think about whether

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How to Launch a Podcast

February 25, 2020

“Hey, let’s start a podcast!” is this generation’s version of “We should start a band,” and it’s easy to see why. Unlike getting a TV show on air or a book on the shelves, podcasts offer an extremely low barrier to

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How to Get Into USC

February 24, 2020

Whether you’re an aspiring actor, dancer, filmmaker, or screenwriter, the University of Southern California has a specialized undergraduate college for you. Regardless of where your interests lie

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Dos and Don’ts of Shadowing A Doctor Before Medical School

February 20, 2020

During your time as a pre-med student, you’ve probably heard that you should shadow a doctor at some point. This isn’t advice that you should take and run with right away, however. Considering that most medical school applicants pursue the shadowing route, the question is, how can you tailor

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Capstone Projects for High School Students

February 20, 2020

As colleges get more and more selective, you might be worried about how you can stand out among the thousands of talented candidates. One useful tip to keep in mind is that admissions officers want students who are truly passionate about what they do,

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How to Get Into Yale

February 14, 2020

So, you’ve got your eyes set on attending Yale University, one of the most prestigious academic institutions anywhere in the world. It might have been your dream to be a Bulldog since you were young, or you might have grown fond of the New Haven school as you learned more about it in high school. Regardless of when you started wondering how to get into Yale,

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Which Colleges Should I Tour? A Comprehensive Guide

February 13, 2020

If you’re in or approaching your junior year of high school, you’re probably aware that this is an important time for taking the next steps towards your college applications. Alongside preparing for the SAT and solidifying leadership positions, 11th grade is also ideal for thinking about the question, “which colleges should I tour?”

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ACT Test Dates 2020: When to Take the Exam

February 12, 2020

As junior year knocks on the door and you start thinking about college applications, one of the ways you can take advantage of the time you have before the pressure of senior year kicks in is by getting standardized testing out of the way. If you think that you’d benefit from a science

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Extracurriculars for MBA: What Admissions Committees Look For

February 12, 2020

The typical business school admissions officer does not rely solely on GPA, test scores, or work experience of a candidate when making application decisions. Although these factors are important, there are other criteria that MBA admissions committees look closely at, such as the candidate’s intellectual curiosity, unique personal qualities, leadership potential, and past and present engagement in

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Research for Pre-Med Students: How Important is this Application Component?

February 10, 2020

If you’re currently a pre-med student, you’re probably aware of exactly how cutthroat the admissions landscape has become. Admissions committee members don’t just look for students with the best numbers – they also expect you to bring hands-on experience in the medical field, demonstrating your commitment to the profession. As a result, research for pre-med students

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