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4 Extracurricular Activities That Boost Your Law School Application
August 19, 2014
Gone are the times when law school admissions were only based on your LSAT scores and your undergraduate GPA. While those two factors still remain extremely important, admission committees now seek qualities that make you stand out among a diverse swath of candidates.
9 Business School Application Mistakes You Need to Avoid
August 13, 2014
In speaking with my colleagues – former admissions officers from many of the most competitive business schools – there are some very common mistakes that applicants make that turn an otherwise highly competitive application into one that is thrown into the “maybe” list or worse, passed over completely.
Early Decision vs Early Action: Which Option Is Best For You?
August 12, 2014
Applying to college requires making many decisions – which college to attend, which program to take, and when to apply. While admissions committees of different colleges and universities do their best to make college admissions process as simple as possible, applicants are still left with several important decisions to make.
Your Medical School Essays: Show, Don't Tell
July 29, 2014
“Show, don’t tell” is frequently delivered advice for medical school personal statements and secondary essays. What exactly does that mean? This is a common problem in personal statements, and I’ve been struggling with how to better convey this idea to applicants. So, I will take that advice and “show” you, rather than “tell” you the difference.
Thomas Kang Joins InGenius Prep as Co-Director of InGenius Korea
July 21, 2014
Thomas Kang, an expert in the private education sector in Korea, is the newest addition to our InGenius Prep team. Kang, a graduate of the University of Chicago, Stanford, and Harvard, thoroughly enjoys working with hard working and ambitious students seeking to attend college and graduate degree programs. With hopes of helping more students fulfill their academic hopes and potential, he has committed to become the new Co-Director of InGenius Korea.
The MBA Grads in the Military - Where Are All The Applicants?
July 15, 2014
Were you at all surprised by the President’s recent choice to overhaul the VA System? Military officers know a lot about the needs of servicemembers and how the government operates and have been well trained in leadership and the value of team. However, when it comes to running a multi-billion dollar enterprise, they just can’t speak the language.
MBA Rankings: Friend or Foe
July 14, 2014
More than likely when you started the process of looking into MBA programs, the vast array of business school rankings were a great source of information for many of you. And truth be told the rankings offer a good place to start your search and can help you potentially narrow down the schools to which you may apply. MBA rankings will come in every shape, size and color that you can imagine and the variety of information given within each ranking can be very helpful in one part of the application process.
3 Scenarios of What to Do While Waiting For Your MCAT Score
July 10, 2014
Submitting your AMCAS application as early as possible is highly recommended because many medical schools operate on rolling admissions. One reason an applicant might delay their AMCAS submission is because they are retaking their MCAT exam and want to know their score before committing to the current application cycle. For this current application cycle, a repeat MCAT exam should be taken by August to improve your chances of admission.
Getting Great Letters of Recommendation: What You Need to be Doing
June 26, 2014
In this article, we discuss why getting great letters of recommendation depends on how you perceive and interact with your professors. Specifically, the kinds of student behaviors that make professors eager to help students.
Kevin Pho, MD Talks Med School Admissions and Social Media
June 25, 2014
Kevin Pho, MD is an internal medicine physician and co-author of Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. He is founder and editor of KevinMD.com. InGenius Prep: Can I hurt my medical school application chances by being involved in social media?