Graduate Admissions Essays Fourth Edition

Graduate Admissions Essays  Fourth Edition Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9781607743224
Year 2012-07-31
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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The fully updated fourth edition of the go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master’s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Graduate Admissions Essays Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9781607743217
Year 2012
Pages 241
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
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Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Graduate Admissions Essays Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9781580088725
Year 2008
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Random House LLC
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Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process. Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application. Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered. Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.

Graduate Admissions Essays

Graduate Admissions Essays Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 1580080421
Year 2000
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business
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Includes information on: business, law & medical schools, masters, doctoral & postdoctoral programs, scholarship, residency & fellowship applications, letters of recommendation.

Graduate School

Graduate School Author David Gerald Mumby
ISBN-10 0968217362
Year 2012-01-20
Pages 241
Language en
Publisher Proto Press
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This book provides college students with the information they need to apply successfully to graduate school. Misconceptions about graduate school are revealed and dispelled, including the most common myth – that one must have excellent grades to get in, and that excellent grades are all one needs. Other factors that may play a bigger role than GPA are discussed, and the reader discovers how the process of selecting applicants actually works in most graduate programs.

Inside Graduate Admissions

Inside Graduate Admissions Author Julie R. Posselt
ISBN-10 9780674915664
Year 2016-01-11
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Guide to American Graduate Schools

Guide to American Graduate Schools Author Harold R. Doughty
ISBN-10 9781101162958
Year 2009-02-24
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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For students planning further study after college, the Guide to American Graduate Schools puts the necessary information at their fingertips. Completely revised and updated, this long-trusted and indispensable tool features comprehensive information on every aspect of graduate and professional study, including: • Alphabetically arranged profiles of more than 1,200 accredited institutions, including enrollment, locations, libraries and other facilities, and housing situations • Fields of study offered by each institution and types of degrees conferred • Admissions standards and requirements, recruitment practices, and degree requirements • Tuition costs and opportunities for financial aid • Details on scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and internships Organized in a clear, straightforward, easy-to-use format, this is the essential source with which to begin planning for the future.

Is Graduate School Really for You

Is Graduate School Really for You Author Amanda I. Seligman
ISBN-10 9781421404608
Year 2012-01-20
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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Landing a job in today's academic job market is no easy feat. Is graduate school the answer? This informed and candid book provides anyone thinking about pursuing an advanced degree—and those who support them—with the inside scoop on what to expect in graduate school. Amanda I. Seligman helps potential students navigate graduate study—not just how to get in but how to succeed once you are there and what to expect when you leave. She weighs the pros and cons of attending graduate school against achieving a sustainable work-life balance and explains the application process, the culture of graduate school, and employment prospects for academics. This book guides readers through the ins and outs of graduate school, and no topic is off limits, including ? qualifications and admission guidelines? financial aid and graduate stipends? meeting expectations and residency requirements? coursework, theses, and dissertations? degrees, jobs, and academic careers? tenure, research, and peer review? social life (will you still have one?) Written in a question-and-answer format, Is Graduate School Really for You? eliminates the guesswork. Whether you are considering applying to graduate school, already enrolled, or would simply like to know more about continuing your education, this is the book for you.

The Social Work Graduate School Applicant s Handbook

The Social Work Graduate School Applicant s Handbook Author Jesús Reyes
ISBN-10 1929109083
Year 2002
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher
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Written by a former social work admissions director at a top-ranking school of social work, this book helps Masters of Social Work (MSW) applicants improve their graduate school applications and decide which school of social work is right for them. With examples of tracking sheets, interviews, and biographical statements, this resource reveals the qualities admissions committees look for in applicants. Included are a directory of schools accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and a checklist of questions to ask when visiting schools. Candid answers from surveys of the admissions staff at social work graduate programs throughout United States also point out the most common mistakes applicants make.

How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement

How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement Author Mark Alan Stewart
ISBN-10 9780768936735
Year 2012-03-26
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Peterson's
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The admissions process for law, business, medical, or graduate school is more competitive today than ever before. Peterson's How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement provides essential tips on how to create and write personal statements that respond to the questions that appear on the applications of many popular graduate schools. The guide also offers great insight on whom to approach for letters of recommendation and how to make the best impression at the interview. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement features 30 actual samples of successful application essays as well as recommendations from admissions officers on winning strategies that have guaranteed students admission into business, law, medical, and graduate school. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement offers step-by-step instructions on style, format, concept, and theme; preparation strategies for the personal interview; tactics on whom to ask to write letters of recommendation; top 10 DOs and DON'Ts for writing the essay; tips from admission officials from Columbia, Michigan, and other high-profile schools; and much more!

Who Gets Promoted Who Doesn t and Why

Who Gets Promoted  Who Doesn t  and Why Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9780307797698
Year 2011-06-08
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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Do your job, do it well, and you'¬?ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.Whether you'¬?re new to the workforce or feeling stagnant and overlooked, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn: why timing is more important than talent how corporations really make promotion decisions how to avoid career mistakes you don'¬?t even know you'¬?re making and the ten proven strategies for advancement regardless of your industry and experience If you want to know how to begin controlling your own destiny, the solution is not to work harder but to work smarter. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY can help you do just that! ReviewsKennedy-Krannich Top 10 career book pick of the year: "A brilliant book by a top career consultant offers startling new conclusions (timing is more important than talent, for example) based on interviews with hundreds of fast-track careerists who reveal how corporations really make promotion decisions."-Los Angeles Times Syndicate"A little book with a big message . . . Must-reading for anyone who is interested in building their career."-About.com"I doubled my income with the tips in this book!"-Adele Liss, public relations executive, San Francisco From the Trade Paperback edition.

Doing Your Research Project

Doing Your Research Project Author Judith Bell
ISBN-10 9780335264476
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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This is the market leading book for anyone doing their research project. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from start to finish. Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 6th edition includes: information on using online surveys; information on online interviewing and using online platforms for observation, e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts; new chapter on the use of social media in small scale research; thoroughly updated chapter on literature searching; revised and additional pedagogy; and a brand new text design. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health.

The Best Scholarships for the Best Students

The Best Scholarships for the Best Students Author Jason Morris
ISBN-10 0768932602
Year 2010-12-14
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher Peterson's
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With thousands of students competing each year for some of the nation's most prestigious academic and experiential awards, there is a need to offer fresh and innovative ways to help this growing field of students. Peterson's Best Scholarships for the Best Students is the source for those students looking to apply for nationally prestigious scholarships, internships, and experience-based programs. Selling Points: Valuable information on the most competitive scholarships, fellowships, internships, and experiential learning opportunities for today's top students. Strategies for winning major competitive scholarships and landing top internships and experiential opportunities-crafting a compelling personal statement and preparing an eye-catching resume Resources for international students Advice readers can relate to from current high-achieving students for parents of high school and college students

The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In Author Karen Kelsky
ISBN-10 9780553419436
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.