Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Joan DeSalvatore is the founder of college admissions consultancy College-Bound Advising Today. Joan previously served 17 years as an Assistant Dean at Columbia University and five years as the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. As an insider and a parent of three recent college graduates, Joan has unique awareness and understanding about the college application process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College and ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Joan DeSalvatore

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sherri received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Alfred University and her master’s degree in special education at Simmons College. She is currently a tutor in Atlanta specializing in first grade reading, phonics, special education, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Alfred University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Sherri: Alfred University in Alfred, New York, was a small liberal arts college that shared the same town as Alfred Stat ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Alfred University?

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

For the majority of students, MCAT prep requires hundreds of hours of dedicated review. Often, this study occurs over several months. In addition to lengthy review sessions and practice tests, studying material in short snippets throughout the day can help pre-medical students fortify conceptual understanding and memorize key facts. Thus, incorporating MCAT prep into your daily routine can be a valuable strategy. Below are four ways to incorporate MCAT prep into your daily routine. Create a set of high-yield MCAT flashcards and review them every night Though the MCAT is largely rooted in understanding fundamental principles and problem-solvi ... Read More About 4 Ways to Incorporate MCAT Prep into your Daily Routine

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

Students transfer colleges for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it is less expensive to get basic credits out of the way at a community college and then transfer to the school of your dreams. Other times, a college may simply be a poor fit for a particular student. But transferring schools can be a lot of work, and can even put students on a different timeline for graduating. Is a transfer the right decision for you? Maybe. Here are four things to consider before transferring colleges: 1. Why do you wish to transfer? If you’re considering a transfer, it is important to think about why you want to leave – and if your ne ... Read More About 4 Things to Consider Before Transferring Colleges

5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World

5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World

Congratulations! You have successfully earned your MBA, and you are now ready to move into the true business world. But life after business school might not be as easy as you think. Translating your higher education into the day-to-day realities of your new career can prove challenging for any individual. Here are five ways that you can make your transition from business school to the business world a smooth one, and these tips on how to master an interview may be useful as well. 1. Learn from your coworkers Your corporation may have a different culture than the one that you enjoyed during your MBA program. Besides potentially hosting f ... Read More About 5 Tips to Ease the Transition from Business School to the Business World