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Acing That Interview

Acing That Interview

Students who interview with admission officers or alumni from American colleges are often surprised to find that the interviewer made the process much less intimidating than they had anticipated. Interviewers are not trying to trip you up; they simply want…

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Majoring In Actuarial Science

Majoring in Actuarial Science

The Wall Street Journal, CNN/Money, Payscale.com, Business Insider, Time, and other publications all agree: when it comes to pay, job satisfaction, and employability, actuaries have one of the best careers available. Actuaries predict the future. They use statistics, mathematics, business…

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College Admissions Courtship

College Admissions Courtship

The college admissions process has occasionally been likened to an old-fashioned mating ritual. It starts out with mutual flirtation: student flirts with colleges, requesting information and perhaps visiting campuses; colleges flirt with students, sending emails and a forest-full of brochures,…

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How Colleges Evaluate Transcripts

How Colleges Evaluate Transcripts

Imagine the dilemma. College admissions offices must somehow make sense of the myriad of ways that students from the more than 25,000 U.S. high schools report student achievement on their high school transcripts.—to say nothing of the many different ways that international applicants from dozens of…

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