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February 1, 2020
Are You Interested in the Harvard/MIT MD – PhD Program?

Perhaps immersion in both clinical and scientific education appeals to you. A classmate of my son in the Harvard Medical School’s Graduate Program in Medical Immunology, Bob, suffered with a personal battle with Type I Diabetes. As many of you know, this form of diabetes carries a heavy cost to the pancreas does not properly[…]

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February 1, 2020
The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Education

“A liberal arts education means a lot of things to a lot of people. But at its foundation is the concept of gaining appropriate, general knowledge in a free society that allows free citizens to navigate within it effectively.” Paraphrased from Nathan Glazer Introduction In today’s globally, sophisticated society, it is paramount for individuals to[…]

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January 1, 2020
Which is the Best College Ranking Service?

Introduction As stated last month, there are a plethora of college ranking services, with US News being the most popular. Others include Forbes, NICHE, Times Higher Education, and Princeton Review. You’ll not only find listings for the best colleges, but rankings for the best medical schools, law schools, graduate programs, academic departments, global universities and[…]

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December 1, 2019
What Makes a Good College Anyway?

Intro College application season is in full swing. High school seniors from around the country and around the world are gearing up to begin writing their college personal statements and narrowing those college lists. But, what constitutes a good college? There are numerous ranking lists, US News, Forbes, Times Higher Education, NICHE and QS to[…]

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November 1, 2019
Superior Resumes: What You Need to Know to Present the Best Version of You to Employers and Graduate Schools

Introduction The resume is a brief summary of your education, experiences, activities and accomplishments. Your main goal must be to highlight your strongest assets and skills in order to distinguish yourself from other highly qualified applicants. Best to tailor the resume to the type of position you seek. Not to be underscored is the opportunity[…]

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October 1, 2019
How to Get into Elite Colleges – Marketing Yourself

Introduction You do not have to be in business, economics or finance to need to market yourself like a Fortune 500 company. Just apply to college and you need to market yourself. This is a difficult concept for many. Have you ever noticed the smartest students are often stunned when the “lesser qualified” applicant gets[…]

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September 17, 2019
Eleven Ways to Declutter Your Mind: In Order to Think Clearly & Make Better Decisions

Eleven Ways to Declutter Your Mind: In order to think clearly & make better decisions By Marelisa Fabrega ________________________________________________________ 1. Declutter Your Physical Environment Physical clutter leads to mental clutter. First of all, clutter bombards the mind with excessive stimuli, which forces the brain to work overtime. Secondly, physical clutter signals to the brain that there’s[…]

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July 15, 2019
College Admissions and Social Media: The Internet Doesn’t Forget

Introduction You will soon be applying to college in earnest. There are a few things that can sink your ambitious college plans, or even a college acceptance letter already in your possession faster than an inappropriate post on from one of your social media accounts. Whether you frequent Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, “Big Brother” is[…]

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June 15, 2019
Stand Out from the Competition Series: Earn a Double Major or Joint Degrees

Why is it so difficult to get into elite colleges and universities like Harvard, Princeton and Yale (HPY)? The fundamental reason is that more students than ever are getting both exceptional GPAs and perfect or near perfect SAT/ACT/MCAT/GMAT scores. In addition, applicant’s personal and athletic achievements today are unparalleled. Colleges that used to attract students[…]

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June 1, 2019
Freshmen Applying to the University of California?

The verdict is out and the rankings agree: University of California campuses are among the best universities in the world. With ten campuses located throughout California, whether you cite US News, Times Higher Education, Forbes, or a dozen other rankings, the UCs are consistently at the top. For example, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking[…]

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