Articles tagged with Graduate School

How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

The sooner you figure out exactly what it is you want to do, the better. Then, you can start marketing yourself as a budding chemist (for example). And that is exactly how to perk up a grad school admissions counselor. Graduate schools don’t want students who are still trying to figure out what they want to do. They want students who are set on a field, and are now doing everything they can to get there. There’s one simple way to show you’re one of those students: take a GRE subject test. A GRE subject test measures your knowledge/analytical thinking skills in a specific field and is much more specialized than the standard ... Read More About How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

Improving Your Graduate School Application

Improving Your Graduate School Application

On your application, great test scores and grades speak for themselves, and everyone knows how important those are. But, there are a lot of other factors that can boost your application and ultimately your chances for acceptance. Most grad schools require a transcript, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and admissions essay(s). Make sure you include all these components, or you may be automatically rejected. Transcripts: It’s not all about your GPA. Grad schools want to see a challenging undergrad curriculum. So, if you earn a 4.0 with a bunch of easy classes like “The History of the Alphabet 101,” you will rank lower t ... Read More About Improving Your Graduate School Application

How To Improve Your GRE Score

How To Improve Your GRE Score

Update: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the GRE. A more recent article on the exam can be found here.First things first: the GRE is for graduate schools, but not for MBA programs (that requires the GMAT); however, some business schools may accept it. Background: The GRE is a computer-based test that generates questions based on your previous answers. If you continue to correctly answer questions, they will get harder. The test has three sections: quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing. The test was updated in August 2011 to more accurately reflect the current thinking skills needed in g ... Read More About How To Improve Your GRE Score

Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

Employers have raised their standards to the point where many now require a master’s degree instead of a bachelor’s degree, according to an article in the New York Times. Employers can be very selective in whom they hire as the unemployment rate rises. Combine that with the fact that a higher percentage of people now have bachelor’s degrees than they did 10 years ago, and careers are just looking bleak for recent college graduates. The master’s is now the fastest growing degree, as 657,000 were awarded in 2009, twice as many since the 1980s. The rate has skyrocketed in the past few years as many with bachelor degrees ... Read More About Why Advanced Degrees Are Becoming More Popular

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Employment rates and starting salaries for graduating college students entering the job market have fallen drastically in the last few years, according to an article in the New York Times. Only 55.6% of 2009 college graduates found jobs that actually used their degrees; 22.4% are unemployed, and 22% are working jobs that do not use their college degrees. Students were surveyed in the spring; so these numbers could have changed by their graduation dates. However, 90% of graduates in 2006-2007 had jobs (that were relevant to their degrees) during the spring before their graduation. The median starting salary for 2009 and 2010 college graduate ... Read More About Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market