It’s not an application, it’s a statement.
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SCHOOL SELECTION & PROFESSIONAL AUDIT:
First, we will discuss your career and long term goals in the context of obtaining a masters degree. This includes your specific goals, resume strengths and weaknesses, and personal and professional ambitions. Then, we’ll develop an idea of the type of programs that will suit you best, while also recommending those that actively seek candidates like you. Finally, we will direct your search and school selection through our extensive knowledge of top programs in the US and globally, while advising on the best presentation of your candidacy.
Stemming from our initial discussions we will work collaboratively to bring your personal and professional profiles to the fore in a compelling narrative that will provide the framework for each application. While the narrative may be modified depending upon the individual program, the goal is to create an accurate representation of who you are and articulate your unique personality and value to prospective programs. We expect you to actively participate in discussions about where you see yourself headed and in crafting a generalized personal statement.
Approaching superiors for recommendations can be tricky. Narrative in place, we will help you to identify your strongest champions, and develop a strategy to approach them, secure their help, and provide them the tools they need to make your application shine. We’ll find those anecdotes that best dovetail with your narrative so that you can gets the most out of each recommendation opportunity.
Essays form the core of your application, and each program has its own unique questions and requirements. Using your narrative as a starting point, we will discuss the theme of each essay, and work with you to provide strategic guidance to hone it through a number of drafts until it is sharp, focused, and articulates a clear representation of you and your candidacy.
Once invitations are secured, we will work with you in mock interviews to prepare you for any eventuality. Stemming from these preparatory sessions, we will suggest talking points and pivots that sustain the focus on your narrative and an articulation of value to admissions committees. We’ll expect active and lively participation in the faux interviews, as well as participation in developing responses that represent your voice.
RESUME & ONLINE AUDIT:
A resume, LinkedIn profile, and social media presence consistent with your narrative will round out both your application and public presence for admissions committees. We will advise changes to your resume, both in structure and language, and speak to framing that will lead to a consistent public image for online profiles. You will be expected to draft the initial resume content, participate actively in subsequent drafts, and implement any changes to social media accounts as necessary.