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Self-Care Tips for High School Students

December 12, 2019

We all know that high school can be a rough time. It’s always important to make sure that you take time for yourself so that you don’t stress out too much during finals or the college application process. Of course, it helps to start acting on self-care tips for high school students from the very beginning so that you

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Gap Year Jobs Before Law School: What to Do Before You Apply

December 11, 2019

As your senior year of college rolls in, you might have second thoughts on whether law school is the right next step for you. Or, if you’re tired and would just like a break, preventing burnout is one of the main advantages that comes with taking a gap year before law school. But when you take a gap year, you don’t just want to spend it hanging out with friends. Plus, with graduating comes expenses such as rent, groceries, bills, and the need to save up for a hefty tuition bill.

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STEM Summer Camps: A Look at the Top Programs

December 10, 2019

If you’re a prospective STEM major, you might be looking at summer opportunities that can help you stand out besides participating in the top high school science competitions. STEM summer camps, usually hosted by prestigious universities, offer productive ways to spend your time off from school, as they often provide you with valuable opportunities to engage in the sciences with greater focus and use your knowledge of STEM towards real-world applications.

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Colleges That Use ZeeMee: A Guide to the App

December 9, 2019

While Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are big parts of our everyday lives, a lot of high school students maximize privacy settings on their social media accounts throughout the admissions process. But if you’re applying to one of the colleges that use ZeeMee, you can actually curate your account on this app to enhance your applications. Many schools such as WashU St. Louis, Carnegie Mellon,

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What to Do During a Gap Year Before Medical School

December 9, 2019

If you’re a college junior trying to decide whether you should take the plunge and apply to medical school right after college, you should take time and reflect on your experiences so far. With medical school acceptance rates becoming more competitive than ever, the landscape has become increasingly cutthroat. As a result, most students decide to take a gap year between their time in undergrad and

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Should You Apply to an Early Decision II School?

December 4, 2019

You might be anxiously awaiting your ED I decision, or you might not have applied in the first ED round at all. No matter what your circumstance, you may be wondering whether you should consider an early decision II (ED II) school. But how do you know if you’re ready to commit to an institution, especially

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Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind for Your MBA Resumé

December 3, 2019

I’m sure you already know that work experience is a key component at almost every top business school. So, it should come as no surprise that your MBA resumé is important, as it conveys the work you’ve done so far to the admissions committee members so that they can determine your fit as a candidate

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How Admissions Officers at Top Schools Manage College Yield Rates

November 27, 2019

This may come as a shock to many of you, but highly selective colleges and universities do worry about getting you to say yes and actually attend their schools. In fact, schools admit far more students than they actually have space for, because they know not all students will accept their offers. The word that we use in the industry to refer to the percentage of students who accept an offer of admission is called “yield.” College yield rates matter primarily

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A Guide to Combined BS/MD Programs

November 27, 2019

You might have had your heart set on becoming a doctor your entire life. If you’ve already started pursuing extracurricular activities in the medical field such as shadowing doctors and volunteering at hospitals, you might be wondering if there are any options for you beyond just regular pre-med. This is where combined BS/MD programs come into play. If you’re a strong student, have pushed yourself to earn high scores, and engaged in relevant extracurriculars, you might be a good fit for combined BS/MD programs. Moreover, if you’re passionate about medicine, know that this is the only career for you, and can’t wait to start your medical education, this is a good route to explore. But note that it is by no means easy.

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Junior Year Checklist: Staying on Track for College Application Season

November 27, 2019

I work with students from all over the world and I can tell you with certainty that no matter where you are located or what type of school you attend, junior year will be the hardest year of high school. Some students think that college application season is far away. However, if you are a junior, you don’t have as much time as you think. You spend your freshman year learning the ropes of high school. By sophomore year, you feel a bit more comfortable and should start getting actively involved in your community. But, by 11th grade, there will be plenty to do and you should have a game

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