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How to Make Your Graduate Business School Personal Statement Persuasive

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 20th, 2018

You already know that your MBA personal statement needs to be persuasive, but many applicants fall short in making an impression on the admissions officers. Persuasiveness is an imperative aspect of showing that that you have the vision and leadership to make a difference in an MBA program and in the world of business. In [...]

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Making the Most of Your MBA Personal Statement Package

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 20th, 2018

MBA schools typically ask applicants to write more than one essay. Sometimes, they ask for a lot of essays. Your MBA essay package should work together, like chapters in a book, to provide the admissions officers with a complete picture of your potential and an understanding of why you are excited about the opportunity to [...]

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Making the Connection with Your Nursing School Personal Statement

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 16th, 2018

As a nurse, you will need to manage multiple work streams, including both administrative tasks and patient care, as well as organize proper treatment steps and potentially other members of the healthcare team. Therefore, a well-developed nursing personal statement that is logical and polished reflects that you have the right mindset for the profession. Follow [...]

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Writing an Internal Medicine Personal Statement that Stands Out

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 16th, 2018

Because an IM residency is an essential step towards a career in numerous sub-specialties, IM residency matching is particularly competitive. Therefore, including an internal medicine personal statement in your application package that helps you stand apart from the crowd is especially important. Despite so many applicants with a variety of long-term goals either in IM [...]

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The AMCAS Essay: Gaining Distance When You Are in a Hurry

By Don Willard + updated on April 11th, 2018

As we all know, good writing is actually rewriting. And the best time to rewrite something is not right after you have written it. You have to gain some distance from it. If you can set your AMCAS rough draft aside for a week, that is ideal. Two weeks would be even better. But what [...]

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The AMCAS Essay: A Killer Anecdote

By Don Willard + updated on April 9th, 2018

There are a few things to remember about killer anecdotes: 1. If you do not know whether or not you have one, you do not have one. 2. If you have been told that you have one (by someone other than an admissions officer), you still may not have one. 3. If you are sure [...]

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What To Do If You Don’t Have Shadowing Experience

By Amber Funderburk + updated on April 6th, 2018

Shadowing a dentist is an important step in the dental application process, but dental school admissions officers understand that someone without shadowing experience can still be a great candidate with strong potential to excel in their program. Due to financial, family or travel limitations, gaining shadowing experience isn’t realistic for every dental school applicant. However, [...]

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