I was initially disconcerted to read in The Wall Street Journal that the largest public and private companies, nonprofits and government agencies favor graduates who did not attend Ivy League Colleges. But upon further investigation, it appears Ivy League is still the best path to success.Details
Letters of Recommendation (LORs) are ranked as the 5th most important part of your college application. Most LORs make no difference because they sound like everyone else’s. They don’t hurt, but they don’t help. To make sure you get LORs that actually help you get into a top college, follow these guidelines.Details
The misconception that a resume is supposed to make you look good can lead to mischaracterization of job duties, inflation of accomplishments, and flowery, high-falutin language. None of those things belong on a resume! Stick to the truth instead.Details
You can do anything you want to do! This quiz is designed to help you think about the college majors that are available to you. It will also make you think about your own personality traits and how they may fit well within different areas of study.Details
Succeeding in these areas requires some planning ahead. If you are not a harp player already by the time you are entering your senior year of high school, it is unlikely that you will become one. If you haven’t been deeply involved in a student organization, it might be difficult to take on leadership suddenly. It’s more important than ever to find your passion early and follow it.
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If you are applying to grad, law, business or medical school, the rankings diverge even more widely from a straight Ivy League ticker, and it would be a huge mistake to choose a program simply for its name, without investigating the reputation of the specific program that interests you. Different schools are known for their programs in different areas. The top schools are frequently not Ivy League; in the job market for each industry, the top programs are known and respected.Details