Articles tagged with Resume

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last piece on writing a medical school personal statement. As I mentioned then, I wrote my personal statements for medical school and emergency medicine residency without much of a clue as to what went on behind the closed doors of medical admissions committees. But I quickly gained a lot of insight when - years later - I found myself reading ... Read More About What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

The following piece was written by Eddie LaMeire. Eddie has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and has previously worked in admissions at Loyola University and University of California at San Diego. He is also the founder of LaMeire College Consulting.  There are not many people who need to be told that the past 20 years have seen college admissions become alarmingly selective. Even as recently as the early 1990’s, admissions were conducted largely on the basis of grades and test scores. Back then, to provide a reference point, Stanford University had a freshman acceptance rate of over 20 percent.  Stanfo ... Read More About How to Choose Your Extracurricular Activities

How to Create a Linkedin Profile

How to Create a Linkedin Profile

Too many students are under the impression that Linkedin is only for adults with jobs who are already well established in the workforce, but this is a simple misconception. One of the best resources Linkedin provides is personally tailored job listings that reflect your career interests, so this is basically a haven for aspiring professionals. To make this simple: if you are a college student who is beginning to put together a resumé and think about internships, you should create a Linkedin profile. One reason you may feel silly getting on Linkedin at this stage in your life could be that you haven’t yet held a role that you feel ... Read More About How to Create a Linkedin Profile

Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

To be frank, journalism is a tough job market – especially now.  The field is changing and positions are being eliminated.  Yet, this is also one of the fields that offers a great deal of opportunities for students to take advantage of to build up their resumé before they even graduate.  This should be a particularly appealing concept right now since the ability to build experience in the actual workforce after graduation is dwindling before our eyes – for several fields.  But thankfully, there is still a lot of freedom for journalism students to get their bylines out there. The most obvious go-to is the ... Read More About Things To Focus On as a Journalism Major

Why Junior Year of College is Important

Why Junior Year of College is Important

Although many college students may view senior year as the time to start thinking like an adult, junior year is really the time to do it.  By no means does this imply you are obligated to stop engaging in student life and must spend all your time networking in business suits, but you do need to start shaping your mindset for that reality.  Otherwise, you will enter senior year with no preparation for the real world that is ever so quickly approaching you. Possibly the biggest reason for all this is the fact that internship season is falling upon you.  If you haven’t had an internship already, the summer between junior and ... Read More About Why Junior Year of College is Important