Category Archives: Interviews, Resumes, & Essays

Don’t Let Ivy League Dreams Lead to Sleepless Nights

Did you know Warren Buffett was rejected from Harvard Business School? Yes, the most successful investor of the twentieth century was once upon a time turned down by admissions officers from Harvard before his last-minute application and acceptance to Columbia University … Continue reading

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College Admissions Essay “Do”s and “Don’t”s

I can still remember sitting down at the computer the weekend before college apps were due to write my admissions essay. I had sufficiently procrastinated to the point where my parents might actually take disciplinary action if I didn’t write my … Continue reading

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Personal Essay Mistakes that will Get You Rejected from College (Mistake No. 1)

For those of you who will not be interviewed, your personal essay will be one of the very few moments throughout the entire application process that you may speak directly to the people who will decide whether or not you … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: Getting into Columbia

Reader Kayla asks, “Hi, so I have been reading your articles and I was starting to panic. My freshmen year didn’t go that well and I have just started getting more involved with extracurricular activities this year, as a sophomore. … Continue reading

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Improve Your College Application : Extracurriculars

Hey everybody! It’s Ridge with another post about the college admissions process. This time, I’ll be talking about extracurricular activities. I hope you enjoy it! As high school droned on, I found it important to take on some activities just … Continue reading

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What I have Done for College : Improve Your College Application

Hi everyone! I’m Ridge Liu and I got a Perfect Score on the SAT. After going through Test Masters’ SAT course and getting a perfect score, I accepted Test Masters’ invitation to intern with them this summer. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your College Essay

A personal statement is a statement of purpose; think of it as your mission statement. Ideally, it is an adroit articulation of dreams, goals, and plans. It is your personality, personal history, and everything else that makes you who you … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways NOT to Embarrass Yourself during a College Admissions Interview (cont.)

As we reach the conclusion of this illustrious series on avoiding embarrassment in an interview setting, we would like to point out that most (if not all) of these sagacious tidbits can be applied to other aspects of your life … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways NOT to Embarrass Yourself during a College Admissions Interview

The College Admissions Interview is an opportunity for you to be more than a GPA and list of qualifications and accomplishments. However, in the world of high-stakes academia a misstep or poor Admission Interview can spell disaster. Most interview blunders … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways NOT to Embarrass Yourself during a College Admissions Interview

The College Admissions Interview is an opportunity for you to be more than a GPA and list of qualifications and accomplishments. However, in the world of high-stakes academia an incidental misstep or poor Admission Interview can spell disaster. Most interview … Continue reading

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