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5 TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A COMPETITIVE APPLICATION
Admissions officers will all want to know why you want to attend their school, why school is the logical next step for you, and how your degree will benefit your master career plan. Practice telling your story to family members, friends, mentors, professors, and career counselors. Ask for help to refine your pitch, and look out for any parts that people find particularly engaging. Be sure to highlight those parts for admissions officers!
1.) APPLICATION ESSAY TOPIC – Don’t just pick something that would be easiest to work on. It is more important to choose a topic that will tell the reader something about you. Pick an experience that moved you and talk about how it changed you. Or pick a learning experience and talk about what you learned from it. Emphasize what you will bring to the school and what you hope to get from the time spent at that college.
2.) STRONG LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION – Colleges look for students who show initiative, leadership qualities, and a strong community spirit. Reflecting on your extracurricular activities is a great way to show them that you have what they are looking for. In the absence of extracurricular activities, Choose a teacher who knows you well enough to write a compelling letter recommending you as an asset to any college that accepts you. Ask early so your chosen writer has sufficient time to think about what to say. Provide the chosen writer with all relevant details about your grades, achievements, strengths and goals so that they can write a letter that reflects all of these qualities.
3.) PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS – With all other aspects being equal between you and your competitors, it comes down to the little details and these can make or break your application. Before submitting your application to any college, go through the college website and re-check their requirements. Have they asked for one recommendation letter or two? Do they require you to submit ACT / SAT scores? Make sure your application complies with all of their requirements.
4.) REVIEW YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE – Almost everybody has done it at some time or the other—posted embarrassing photographs on Facebook, made inappropriate comments on other people’s posts, and generally used social networking sites for our personal amusement. It may have seemed like harmless fun at the time but from a college’s perspective, your online presence is a reflection of who you are. And yes, they will check to see what they can find about your social media pages.
5.) LINKEDIN – Building a Student Profile. Your profile headline gives people a short, memorable way to understand who you are in a professional context. Think of the headline as the slogan for your professional brand, such as “Student, University USA.” Check out the profiles of students and recent alums you admire for ideas and inspiration. LinkedIn is not Facebook. If you choose to post a photograph — and we recommend that you do — select a professional, high-quality headshot of you alone. That means no party photos, cartoon avatars, or cute pics of your puppy.
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