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How to Have the Best First Day at Your Internship or Job

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Put Your Best Foot Forward With These First Impression Musts

Whether it’s the first day of school or the start date at your internship or job, there’s no doubt that the beginning of something new can be intimidating. For students who are new to internships or just entering the workforce, the sense of anxiety can increase tenfold.

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The Common App Is Getting a New Look

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

The New Common App Site Will Launch in July 2019

College-bound students looking to get a head start on their college apps this summer will be met with a refreshed Common App website, according to the popular college application platform. The new Common App site will launch in July, giving students a chance to become familiar with the new look before the 2019-20 application officially opens Aug. 1.

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Guide to the MCAT

By IvyWise on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s What Pre-Med Students Need to Know About the MCAT

As part of the medical school admissions process students need to take the MCAT, which is a seven-and-a-half-hour exam (including breaks) with four sections. The MCAT is an intensive exam and students need to understand the content and formatting in order to prepare.

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5 Essay Writing Tips for Rising Seniors

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Take Your Writing to The Next Level With These Pointers

Compelling writing won’t only help you earn top marks in English – it’s also an important part of the college application process. In addition to grades and test scores, college applicants must submit a personal statement, which can be excellent opportunity to convey your personality, differentiating factors, and big-picture goals.

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain with These Thought-Provoking Podcasts

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 10, 2019 @ 02:51 PM

Stay Academically Sharp By Tuning into These Fun Podcasts

Once school is out for the summer it can be all too easy to go on autopilot. Even if you’ve planned jam-packed summer break filled with internships, test preparation, or maybe working a part-time job, it is important to stay curious and keep learning – just as you would during the school year.

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Exploring Your Interests Through Reading and Research This Summer

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 @ 12:23 PM

Use Your Summer to Pursue an Easy College Prep Task

Summer break is a great time for students to relax, but summer shouldn't be spent just lounging around! Students should use this break in their academic schedule to pursue their interests and one way to do that is through reading and research.

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Application Strategy: Rolling Admissions

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 03:13 PM

Learn How Rolling Admissions Work and How to Use Them in Your Application Strategy

When it comes to preparing college applications, there are many factors to consider. In addition to crafting a personal statement and narrowing down your best-fit list, students need to decide if they will apply early, in the regular rounds, and/or to colleges with rolling admission.

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5 Tips to Make Test Prep More Fun

By IvyWise on Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Studying for the SAT and ACT Can Be a Lot More Enjoyable with These Pointers

For many students, the premise of passing up movie nights and weekends with friends for practice tests and study sessions is far from appealing. While test preparation will probably never become anyone’s go-to leisure activity, there are ways to make studying for the SAT or ACT more enjoyable.

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Resume Tips for College Students and Recent Graduates

By IvyWise on Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Use Downtime This Summer to Revamp Your Resume

In addition to pursuing activities that interest you and catching up on some reading lists, the summer can be an excellent time to revamp your resume. A solid resume can help students land internships and future jobs and also serve as a useful resource when reviewing what kinds of learning and professional opportunities you wish to pursue next.

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2019-20 Coalition App Guide

By IvyWise on Fri, May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Everything Students Need to Know About the 2019-20 Coalition Application

Current high school seniors may be done with the college admissions process, but it’s already starting for juniors who will be applying in the fall. For those planning to apply to college this fall, it’s important to understand the different application options available and how they can impact your application strategy. While the Common App is by far the most popular, there are still over 140 schools that use the Common App’s alternative, the Coalition application.

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