Interview Outfit? Hint: Don’t Remix the Suit & Tie

Interview Outfit? Hint: Don’t Remix the Suit & Tie

The interview is one of the rare times when you don’t want to differentiate yourself – sorry fashionistas! No matter your long-term goals, aim for assimilation in dress. Success is when the interviewer doesn’t take stock of your outfit.   When I interviewed applicants, my expectations changed based on whether I was an alum or […]

Research Your Interviewer – just try not to be too creepy

Research Your Interviewer – just try not to be too creepy

The Successful Interview – It’s not just about You! Congratulations! You’re invited to interview. Now what? As experts, we can prepare you with a list of likely questions. We can also conduct a mock interview to give you feedback on your content and approach. While the content of your answers is important, how you speak […]

Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

Pretend They’re Your Uber Driver: Tell Admissions Officers Your Whole Story

An optional essay is always “optional,” so if you have the opportunity to showcase yourself further on your application–DO IT! It can be a valuable and additive component to your application; however, you must use it to your advantage in the right way. Many optional essays are open-ended, asking you to include anything additional that […]

Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Death, Taxes, and MBA Admissions Essays

Writing MBA admissions essays seems like a giant, time sucking, stress inducing experience that admissions committees created to amuse themselves by inducing your suffering (the word is ‘schadenfreude’ if you want to sound smart). However, the reality is that they use the essays to separate the men and women from the boys and girls.   […]

Raising Your ACT Score: Do’s and Don’ts

Raising Your ACT Score: Do’s and Don’ts

This post was written by our friends at Magoosh Test Prep. Once you register for the ACT, the clock starts ticking. Whether you have six weeks or six months, you can’t afford to waste your time with ineffective prep materials. But how can you know which materials to trust—and, what’s more, how to use them […]

10 Tips for Smooth-Sailing on ACT Test Day

10 Tips for Smooth-Sailing on ACT Test Day

This post originally appeared on the Magoosh ACT blog. It’s ACT test day! You’ve studied thoroughly, reviewed key resources (like a math problem or two from Magoosh’s free ACT eBook) and have packed your backpack with your sharpest #2 pencils. You’re aiming for a good ACT score, but really, you just want to get through […]