Hello, and welcome back to our Schools and Scholarships spotlight series! Throughout the last few weeks we’ve shown you top business, policy, and law schools around the country, as well as scholarships that are available from each of the schools. If you aren’t caught up, check them out on our blog! For this week, we’ve… Continue reading
Are you passionate about social change and creating a lasting impact? If you’re answer was yes, then read on as we introduce you to: The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Whether you’re looking to develop some hardcore analytical skills, or acquire expertise in data science, public health, international development or environmental policy, Harris has a program for you!
Welcome back, everyone! This week we’re shifting to a topic that we know is on your minds: which schools should I apply to??? We’ve been there. It can seem that there’s an endless pool from which to pick, so for the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting some fantastic programs across multiple disciplines, including business,… Continue reading
Here at The Art of Applying, we believe that every person applying to graduate school should have a mentor, and here’s why. A mentor will provide two things: new ideas and accountability. Even throughout this blog series you’ve learned secrets that you wouldn’t know without some form of mentorship from us. We follow the results of the people who commit to working with us, as well as the people who reach out to us but ultimately employ a DIY strategy or purchase a lower priced package from one of our competitors. When we checked back in with the people who used a cross- your-fingers DIY strategy or a la carte services from another company, we consistently found people had been admitted to less prestigious schools than our clients with similar profiles, they received less funding, or they weren’t admitted at all.
Something we’ve found to be true for all applicants is that even if everything else in your application is perfect, but your essays are lackluster, you will not get into your dream school. Every year when we’re reading about the clients of other consulting firms, we see people with these extraordinary GMAT scores and really high GPAs, and they’re baffled as to why they didn’t get into their dream schools. Many of these individuals ask us to review their submitted applications and tell them what went wrong. And you know what it almost always is? It’s that they underestimated the importance of the essay.
That’s right. You have the power to determine just how ready the admissions committee thinks you are for the Ivy League experience. We know that everyone thinks you need to have an insanely high GMAT score to get into Harvard Business School, but we’re gonna let you in on a bonus secret. This simply isn’t true.
Welcome back to our blog series, Six Secrets to Ivy League Acceptances! For today’s post, we’re going to be discussing secret #3. Ready for it? Aspiration beats achievement. So what does that mean? It means that your past matters; but the way you communicate the past matters way more than what you’ve actually done. The… Continue reading
Welcome to the second installment in our video series with myself (Kaneisha Grayson) and our most experienced consultant, Judy Kugel! In this video, Judy and I discuss how to make your application essays stand out using techniques such as to show (as opposed to tell) your story. Disclaimer: Judy does NOT work at Harvard Kennedy School… Continue reading
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By: Brian Prestia of ReasonGMAT When people first encounter the GMAT in their business school admissions process, they are often surprised to learn that the GMAT doesn’t directly test anything about business at all! So why do schools require the GMAT in the first place if it doesn’t seem to be at all related to… Continue reading