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A Guide to The Art of Getting a Summer Internship
May 9, 2017
So you’re at a great school, and you’ve been breaking your back to get perfect grades. Just as you’ve gotten into a rhythm, and things are starting to feel a bit easier, the career services office at your university starts blasting out emails left-and-right about “summer internships” and “resume workshops” and “on campus recruiting.” Naturally, your first instinct is to panic about how to get an internship.
10 Journals Where You Can Get Published in High School
May 2, 2017
Do you have a great story to tell? Do you want to study creative writing in college? Are you itching to become the next Veronica Roth who was only 22 when her New York Times Bestseller Divergent appeared in print? Are you interested in getting your writing published in high quality journals while you’re still in high school?
The 5 Worst Things You Could do as a Parent During College Applications
April 27, 2017
Being a parent is always challenging, but certain points in your children's lives stand out. The college application process is definitely one of those points. When my kids were applying, it often felt as though I couldn’t do anything right!
36 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Personal Statement
April 25, 2017
In less than 650 words, you have to persuade a stranger to care about you and your application. That’s why the Common App personal statement is one of the most discussed aspects of the college application. Think about how much time you spend on homework, standardized testing, and extracurriculars. This single essay will influence admissions officers as much as these other factors.
6 Tips to Increase Your ACT Score Today
April 21, 2017
Maybe your exam is this weekend, or maybe you're just looking for an immediate boost in your score. In any case, you might wonder whether it's even possible to improve your ACT results right now. It is—but you need to be strategic about how you approach your prep. With that in mind, here are six tips to increase your ACT score today.
Breaking Down the Quantitative Section of the GMAT
April 17, 2017
Math on the GMAT can be very challenging, but we can take comfort in the fact that it tests the same concepts over and over again. By familiarizing yourself with that content, you can face the GMAT Quantitative section confidently.
How to Market Yourself to an MBA Admissions Committee
April 12, 2017
MBA admissions can feel pretty daunting – especially when you consider some of the leading schools’ acceptance rates (Stanford GSB says its rate is typically 5-7%, for example). From GMAT scores to letters of recommendation and those often-imposing MBA essay questions, it’s not only important to have everything in place before the deadline, but also to differentiate yourself from other applicants in the process.
Forget Rankings: Choosing a College that's Right for YOU
April 12, 2017
I can't stress this enough: choosing a college that's right for you is extremely important. As an Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College, one of my favorite responsibilities was connecting with students at school visits, college fairs and on-campus events. During my time in the admissions office at the College, I met students who thought deeply about what they wanted in a college experience, and through research, realized that Dartmouth was a perfect fit.
InGenius Prep's 2017 College Admissions Results!
April 12, 2017
Congratulations to all of our students on their 2017 college acceptances! You have all put in a lot of hard work, dedication, and even some late-night essay editing,
4 Quick Essay Review Tips for the ACT Writing Section
April 7, 2017
The ACT Writing section really stands out. It’s far more complicated than the multiple choice questions in the other sections. And it’s even scored differently. (See this article on ACT Score range for details on essay scoring vs. multiple choice scoring for the exam.)