Hi Eric, it was nice to talk to you today, I probably have a million question to ask, but I would like to ask for this first, what universities usually look for in a candidate, I mean what makes a good candidate, and what skills usually are most looked for in a future student?
- Eric Allen expert Zeina, it was a pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to connect with me. Boy, that's a tough question to ask b/c it's so broad, but you've inspired me to build a webinar topic around it. Back to your question :-). You are looking at general MS programs, but the advice is similar. Schools are looking for: candidates who have DEMONSTRATED extraordinary leadership, academic performance, capacity to perform (test scores/GPA), and passion/interest in their area of study with a clear story about why graduate school is important. Those factors are evaluated throughout the application process in your resume/CV, personal statement & essays, general application, recommenders, interview (story and key character traits), and any other touch point. Usually >65% of the candidates who apply to grad school are admissible; the key is to be differentiated enough in your brand to be successful. We'll be posting a webinar on how to build a strong brand very shortly. I'll send you an update when we do!